Kelly and Leon’s Minstrels

Event Information

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

Event Type:
Minstrel

Record Information

Status:
Published

Last Updated:
26 October 2015

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

24 Dec 1866, Evening
25 Dec 1866, Evening
26 Dec 1866, Evening
27 Dec 1866, Evening
28 Dec 1866, Evening
29 Dec 1866, Evening

Program Details

Little Mac's first appearance.

Performers and/or Works Performed

2)
aka Chip of the old block
Participants:  Little [minstrel] Mac
3)
Text Author: Leon
4)
aka Ici on parle francais
Text Author: Williams
5)
aka Schmidt mit a Y
6)
Composer(s): Gung'l

Citations

1)
Advertisement: New York Herald, 24 December 1866.
2)
Advertisement: New-York Times, 24 December 1866, 7.
3)
Announcement: New York Herald, 25 December 1866, 8.
4)
Review: New York Herald, 28 December 1866.

"The attractions, musical and otherwise, presented at this snug little temple of the muses, continue to draw full houses. City Cars, an amusing sketch from the pen of Leon, was hailed last evening with tremendous applause, while the grimaces and contortions of Little Mac in the Chip of the Old Block excited the risible faculties of the audience to a positively alarming degree. The entertainment closed with the laughable farce, Ici on Parle Francais, a piece much newer than its title. Cinder-le-on, an ‘original and torrid’ spectacle, will be brought out next week.”