Tony Pastor’s Opera House

Event Information

Tony Pastor's Opera House

Event Type:
Minstrel, Variety / Vaudeville

Record Information


Last Updated:
5 December 2015

Performance Date(s) and Time(s)

25 Feb 1867, Evening
26 Feb 1867, Evening
27 Feb 1867, Matinee
27 Feb 1867, Evening
28 Feb 1867, Evening
01 Mar 1867, Evening
02 Mar 1867, Matinee
02 Mar 1867, Evening

Performers and/or Works Performed

aka Back to the Bowery; Last of Libby Prison, The
Text Author: Poole
aka New songs; Foreign airs by native artists
Composer(s): Unknown composer
Participants:  Tony Pastor


Advertisement: New York Herald, 25 February 1867.
Review: New York Herald, 27 February 1867, 7.

“Last evening, as usual, Tony had a crowded house and a long variety bill, consisting of negro songs, songs, dances, grand ballet features and a finale in the shape of a local drama by John F. Poole. The first part was enlivened by the comicalities of Johnny Wild and Billy Sheppard in the negro business, and Tony himself in a new budget of comicalities. A prominent feature of the performance was a new ballet, by Monsieur Szollsky, Les Noces du Diable, in which Mlle. Bertha and a troupe of airily attired coryphées did the agile and graceful in a manner provocative of expressions of unbounded delight on the part of the audience. The new drama, The New York Volunteer, concluded the performance with the greatest success.”