Tony Pastor’s Opera House

Event Information

Tony Pastor's Opera House

Event Type:
Minstrel, Variety / Vaudeville

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
13 Feb 1867, 2:30 PM
14 Feb 1867, Evening
15 Feb 1867, Evening
16 Feb 1867, Evening
16 Feb 1867, 2:30 PM

Performers and/or Works Performed

Participants:  Thomas Grattan Riggs (role: Dunduckedy);  George W. Thompson (role: Shane MacCollum);  Jennie Engel (role: Norah);  George F. McDonald [Tony Pastor's] (role: Hugh Campbell);  Mrs. Frank McDonald [Tony Pastor's] (role: Mrs. Dunduckedy)
aka Jim Crow alive
Text Author: Cavanaugh


Advertisement: New York Herald, 11 February 1867.

“New scenery, appointments, music”

Review: New York Herald, 13 February 1867, 7.

“This popular place of amusement was thronged, as usual, last evening. The perplexity of the simple German who found his tobacco sign dubbed ‘Jim Crow’ transferred into a real live jumping blackamoor who hurled cigar boxes at every one, formed a source of intense and hearty merriment. Keno versus Rondo brought out the most lively exhibition of Ethiopian humor; and Shan McCollum, the Irish Refugee, was equally replete with Celtic drollery.’  

The entire performance was replete with unintermitting novelties, some of a side aching tendency, and others of a more sober though not of a much less amusing character.”

Announcement: New York Clipper, 16 February 1867, 358, 3d col., middle.
Advertisement: New York Clipper, 16 February 1867, 359.
Review: New York Clipper, 23 February 1867, 366, 2d col., top.

No mention of music.