Charley White Company

Event Information

Mechanic's Hall

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Record Information


Last Updated:
19 November 2015

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

11 Feb 1867, Evening
12 Feb 1867, Evening
13 Feb 1867, Evening
14 Feb 1867, Evening
15 Feb 1867, Evening
16 Feb 1867, Evening

Performers and/or Works Performed

aka Sheep trial; Great mutton trial
aka Clog reel
Participants:  Broadway Boys, The
aka Grand fancy dance
Participants:  Helene [dancer] Smith
Participants:  George R. Edeson
Participants:  Frank Kearns


Advertisement: New York Herald, 11 February 1867, 1.
Review: New York Herald, 13 February 1867, 7.

“This house is by no means large enough for its popularity and the patronage bestowed on it. ‘Standing room only’ is the order of each evening at the hour of beginning the performance, which consists of an agreeable variety of burlesque acts, negro comicalities, dancing and dramatic novelties. The ‘Mysterious Head’ trick and the farce of The Stage-Struck Chambermaid were the most prominent point of last evening’s performance, which was first class in every respect and in all its departments.”

Advertisement: New York Clipper, 16 February 1867, 360.
Review: New York Clipper, 23 February 1867, 366, 2d col., bottom.

“A brilliant bill was that given at Charley White’s last week. Some of the most laughable and popular acts in the variety business were given, introducing the entire company. The act called ‘The Mutton Trial, with Charley White as the culprit, Josh Hart as the Judge, Winship as the lawyer, and Warren as the prosecutor, created roars of ‘lafter.’ A couple of youngsters called ‘The Broadway Boys’ did a clever clog dance and a song and dance. Helene Smith executed a fancy dance; George Edeson opened his budget of comic songs, and Frank Kerns did a song and dance. The farce of ‘The Stage Struck Chambermaid’ closed the entertainment, with Laura Le Claire in a variety of characters.”