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Book/Printed Material Collection [Theatre programmes] Greene's Opera House, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, season of 1890-91

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  • Greene's Opera House, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, season of 1890-91


  • Bound volume collection of theater programs for performances at Greene's Opera House, Cedar Rapids from 1890 and 1891. Includes programs for performances by Katie Emmett, Thomas W. Keene, George Learock, Lilly Clay's Colossoal Gaity Co., Milton Nobles, Miss Mattie Vickers, Master Frankie Jones, Dan McCarthy & Gus Reynolds' Co., The Ideal Extravaganza Company, Jay Simms, Willard Simms, Patti Rosa, George C. Boniface, Jr., Harry W. Rich, Wm. Barry and Hugh Fay, Frank Daniels, Bobby Beach, Otis Bowers, Ullie Akerstrom, Edward Hanlon, Gary & Stephens' New Dramatic Comedy Co., George A. Baker's Comic Opera Co., Frank Deshon, Chas. Frohman's Company, Adele Payne, Merritt & Stanley's Legitimate Minstrels, Alexander Salvini, Janauschek, A.H. Stuart, J.H. Rennie, Lyon & Boyer's Co., Henry E. Dixey, Boston Ideals, Chas. A. Gardner, Sol Smith Russell, The Original London Gaiety Girls, W.H. Powers' Company, Carroll Johnson, J.B. Roberts, Miss Marie Sailer, Sybil Johnstone, The Ferguson & Mack Comedy Company, Barney Ferguson, Rentz-Santley Novelty and Burlesque Co., Jos. J. Sullivan, Perkins D. Fisher, Richard Morosco, J.Z. Little, Joseph Jefferson, W.J. Florence Comedy Company, Cora Tanner, Frank Jones, John E. Henshaw, May TenBroeck, Peck & Fursman's New Uncle Tom's Cabin Company, Miss Kitty Edwards, Geo. T. Dorsey, Frank M. Wills, Walter Lawrence, Frances Field, Verona Jarbeau, Stuart Robson, Kimball Opera & Burlesque Co., Rhea, William Harris, The Spooner Comedy Co., Miss Edna May, B.S. Spooner, Geo. C. Staley and others.


  • Laurance, Charles A., 1855-1943, donor
  • Greene's Opera House (Cedar Rapids, Iowa)
  • Theater Playbills and Programs Collection (Library of Congress)

Created / Published

  • 1890-1891.


  • Theater programs and playbills 1890: "The Waifs of New York" (Sept. 1) -- "Richelieu" (Sept. 8) -- "Beauty in Dreamland", "Robin Hood," "Antony and Cleopatra" (Sept. 10) -- "From Sire to Son" (Sept. 16) -- "Edelweiss" (Sept. 18) -- "Disowned" (Sept. 22) -- "The Sea Waif" (Sept. 23) -- "The Little Detective" (Sept. 24) -- "The Dear Irish Boy" (Sept. 26) -- "Bluebeard, Jr., or, Fatima and the Fairy" (Sept. 30) -- "The Fakir" (Oct. 2) -- "The Modern Dromios", "Stage Life" (Oct. 4) -- "Imp" (Oct. 8) -- "McKenna's Flirtation" (Oct. 9) -- "Little Puck" (Oct. 11) -- "The Hustler" (Oct. 15) -- "Beach & Bowers' Minstrels," "Evening Chimes," "A Night in Paris" (Oct. 18, 1890) -- "Annette the Dancing Girl" (Oct. 20) -- "Hanlon's Fantasma" (Oct. 24-25) -- "A Bunch of Keys, or, The Hotel" (Oct. 29) -- "Vesper Bells" (Oct. 30-31) -- "The Old Oaken Bucket" [Nov. 1] -- "Boccacio" (Nov. 3) -- "Olivette" (Nov. 4) -- "Erminie, or, Robert Maccaire" (Nov. 5) -- "Billee Taylor" (Nov. 6) -- "La Mascott" (Nov. 7) -- "The Beggar Student" (Nov. 8) -- "A Barrel of Money" (Nov., 12) -- "The Private Secretary" (Nov. 19) -- "Hamlet" (Nov. 21) -- "Merrit & Stanley's Legitimate Minstrels" (Nov. 22) -- "Don Caesar de Bazan" (Nov. 24) -- "Meg Merriles" (Nov. 25) -- "The Kindergarten" (Nov. 26) -- "Adonis" (Nov. 29) -- "The Twelve Temptations" (Dec. 3) -- "Fauvette" (Dec. 4) -- "Fatherland, an Idyl of the Tyrol" (Dec. 5) -- "A Poor Relation" (Dec. 9) -- "Ole Olson" (Dec. 11) -- "The Artist and Model, or, The Gaiety Girls on a Lark" (Dec. 16) -- "The Fairies Well" (Dec. 17) -- "Rice's Corsair" (Dec. 18) -- "The Gondoliers" (Dec. 24) -- "The Fugitive" (Dec. 25) -- "Water Queen" (Dec. 27).
  • Theater programs and playbills 1891: "Faust and Marguerite" [Jan. 1] -- "The Clemenceau Case" (Jan. 2) -- "McCarthy's Mishaps" (Jan. 6) -- "A Sensation in Paradise" (Jan. 7) -- "Black Thorn" (Jan. 9) -- "Lights and Shadows" (Jan. 13) -- "Evangeline, or, The Belle of Arcadie" (Jan. 15) -- "A Cold Day, or, The Laplanders" (Jan. 19) -- "The World" (Jan. 21) -- "The Rivals" (Jan. 23) -- "The Refugee's Daughter" (Feb. 10) -- "Shenandoah" (Feb. 13) -- "Our Country Cousin" (Feb. 14) -- "The Nabobs" (Feb. 19) -- "Uncle Tom's Cabin" (Feb. 21) -- "The Fast Mail" (Feb. 25) -- "Great Wrestling Match between J.C. Comstock, champion of the Pacific Coast and Farmer Matt Burns, champion of Iowa" (Feb. 26) -- "The Nabobs" (Feb. 27) -- "Dan McGinty's Troubles" (Feb. 28) -- "Two Old Cronies" (March 3) -- "Kajanka" (March 5) -- "Sam T. Jack's Creole Burlesque Co." (March 6) -- "True Irish Hearts" (March 10) -- "The Ivy Leaf" (March 18) -- "Two Old Cronies" (March 19) -- "Fabio Romani" (March 21) -- "Starlight" (March 26) -- "[H.M.S.] Pinafore!" (April 3) -- "The Henrietta" (April 6) -- "Corinne," "Carmen" (April 7) -- "Josephine, Empress of the French" (April 11) -- "Crystal Slipper, or, Prince Preitiwitz and Little Cinderella" (April 18) -- "Inez, a Romance of Old Mexico" (April 20) -- "The Pearl of Savory" [i.e. "The Pearl of Savoy"] (April 21) -- "The Judge's Wife" (April 23) -- "Little Miss Mab" (April 24) -- "Uncle Josh Whitcomb" (April 25) -- "A Royal Pass" (May 8) -- "The Limited Mail" (May 11).


  • -  Theater programs--Specimens
  • -  United States--Iowa--Cedar Rapids


  • Theater programs--1890
  • Theater programs--1891
  • Theater programs--Iowa--Cedar Rapids


  • -  "Greene's Opera House, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, season of 1890-91, F.A. Simmons, owner and manager"--Label on front cover.
  • -  Includes programs for performances of plays and entertainments written by Con T. Murphy, Edward Bulwer-Lytton, Milton Nobles, J.A. Fraser, Eugene Wood, Dan McCarthy, Clay M. Greene, Paul M. Potter, Harry L. Hamlin, Jay and Willard Simms, Fred Marsden, Clay M. Greene, Edgar Sheldon, E. Solomon, Herbert Hall Winslow, William Gillette, William Shakespeare, Adolphe D'Ennery, Sir Walter Scott, Wm. J. Gilmore, Andre Messager, B.E. Wolf, R.M. Field, Edward E. Kidder, Gilbert & Sullivan, Tom Craven, Bolossy Kiralfy, Alex. Dumas, fils, Barney Ferguson, Perkins D. Fisher, Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Martha Morton, Bronson Howard, Harriet Beacher Stowe, L.J. Carter, W.H. Power, Aiden Benedict, Albert Roland Haven, J.A. Frazer, Jr., Maggie Mitchell and Emler E. Vance.
  • -  Title devised by Library staff, uniform with other bound volumes.
  • -  A portion of these items are available online on the Library of Congress website.
  • -  Printed inventory card file arranged alphabetically by title available in the Rare Book and Special Collections Division Reading Room: item level control.
  • -  LC copy: Gift: Charles A. Laurance, Mar. 17, 1943. Has handwritten list of contents on inside front cover and signature "Chas. A. Laurance, Cedar Rapids, Iowa".
  • -  In: American theater programs of the late 19th and 20th centuries (Library of Congress).
  • -  Converted from American Memory Variety Stage pseudomarc
  • -  Thr. P11


  • 1 v. ([86] items) : ill. ; 28 cm.

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  • Thr. P11

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  • 2012656140

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