Kelly and Leon's Minstrels

Event Information

Venue(s):
Kelly and Leon's Minstrels Hall

Event Type:
Minstrel

Record Information

Status:
Published

Last Updated:
22 August 2016

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

05 Nov 1866, 7:45 PM
06 Nov 1866, 7:45 PM
07 Nov 1866, 7:45 PM
08 Nov 1866, 7:45 PM
09 Nov 1866, 7:45 PM
10 Nov 1866, 7:45 PM

Performers and/or Works Performed

3)
Participants:  Francis Leon
5)
aka Musical twins
Participants:  George N. Christy
6)
aka That man with the wooden leg; Man with the wooden leg
Composer(s): Allen [minstrel/variety]
7)
aka Echo
Participants:  Sam Price [minstrel]

Citations

1)
Announcement: New York Herald, 05 November 1866, 5.
2)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 05 November 1866.
3)
Advertisement: New-York Times, 05 November 1866, 7.
4)
Review: New York Herald, 06 November 1866.

“For those who are fond of negro wit, funny jokes and unexceptional dancing, the entertainment of Messrs. Kelly and Leon last evening, was just the thing.  The overture and operatic chorus were excellent, the solos by Messrs. G. W. Jackson, George Christy, Edwin Kelly and John Allen, good—as usual.”

5)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 09 November 1866, 7.

with programme.

6)
Announcement: New York Clipper, 10 November 1866, 246.
7)
Review: New York Clipper, 17 November 1866, 254.

"The addition of Nelse Seymour to the forces of Kelly and Leon has proved a very valuable one for he was received with the heartiest kind of demonstration on his opening night, which was kept up throughout the week. He takes part in the olio business, and his acts take hugely with the patrons."