Kelly and Leon’s Minstrels

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Kelly and Leon's Minstrels Hall (720 Broadway)

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Last Updated:
25 November 2015

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

21 Jan 1867, 7:45 PM
22 Jan 1867, 7:45 PM
23 Jan 1867, 7:45 PM
24 Jan 1867, 7:45 PM
25 Jan 1867, 7:45 PM
26 Jan 1867, 7:45 PM

Program Details

Cinderleon includes "Demon dance."

Performers and/or Works Performed

aka Cinder-le-on


Advertisement: New York Herald, 21 January 1867.
Advertisement: New-York Times, 21 January 1867, 7.

“CINDER-LEON AND MADAGASCAR BALLET TROUPE, under the sole direction of Mlle. KELLIFANTE. THE ONLY LEON, Premier danseuse assoluta: Mlle. NELSE SEYMOURGALI, Mlle. ALLENALINA, Mlle. PRICINI, and imported gentle Coryphees.”

Review: New York Herald, 22 January 1867, 5.

“A full house assembled at the neat little hall last evening. The first parts of the evening’s entertainment passed off smoothly and were very well received; but the most amusing portion was the burlesque entitled Cinder-Leon. Although not bearing the slightest relation to Cendrillon, it was nevertheless sufficiently comical to create laughter, and as mirth was that sought for by the audience, those present were satisfied with having something to laugh at, without caring whether the burlesque in any way resembled the piece being performed at the New York Theatre.”

Review: New York Clipper, 26 January 1867, 331.

“‘The Demon Dance’ is one of the latest novelties produced by Kelly & Leon’s Minstrels, and introduced in their burlesque of ‘Cinderleon,’ which has made quite a hit at 720 Broadway, and in which all the semi-demoiselles of the troupe appear. ‘The only Leon’ figures as first figurante, and the only Kelly does the graceful as Kellefanti [sic]. In keeping with the act it burlesques, the ‘Demon Dance’ is on at 9:30.”