Griffin and Christy’s Minstrels

Event Information

Fifth Avenue Opera House

Manager / Director:
George W. Howard Griffin

Event Type:

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 Naughty girls
Participants:  George N. Christy


Advertisement: New York Herald, 11 February 1867, 1.
Advertisement: New-York Times, 13 February 1867, 7.
Review: New York Herald, 14 February 1867, 8.

“Affairs—both musical and monetary—are apparently running in a very smooth channel, and crowded houses are the order of the night at this popular resort of our up town play-goers. The ‘Naughty, Naughty Girls’ loses nothing of its popularity, and is encored every evening the inimitable manner in which George Christy renders it provoking the most stolid to laughter. ‘The Four Birds of Paradise’ make the most ludicrous flights before the footlights every night to the infinite amusement of the audience; and the ‘Grand Orchestral Rehearsal,’ under the leadership of George Christy, still entrances all who assist at it.”

Announcement: New York Clipper, 16 February 1867, 358, 3d col., middle.

“Griffin & Christy’s Minstrels are doing ‘Four Birds of Paradise” at their Fifth Avenue House, and they are all done to a nicety, we are told.” 

Advertisement: New York Clipper, 16 February 1867, 359.