Caroline of '99 by Hen. Wise and Sid. Perrin ( New York: T. B. Harms and Co., 1899). Performing Arts Reading Room, Library of Congress.
Sidney Perrin was a composer, actor, and producer for a few lesser-known shows both in the first heyday of black musicals (1898-1910) and its revival in the 1920s. He composed most of the music for The Colored Aristocrats (1909), including the songs "Why Moses Never Saw the Promised Land," and "Chocolate Mandy." This show starred the famous team of Flourney E. Miller and Aubrey Lyles.
Perrin also performed in a number of shows. He had roles in The Emperor of Dixie (1908), A Night in New York's Chinatown (1910), and No Place Like Home (1910)--the last two shows played in Chicago. He performed in Struttin' Along (1924), alongside Eddie Anderson, who later became more widely known as Rochester in Jack Benny's radio and television shows.
Perrin also had a production company. Sid Perrin's High Flyers Company produced at least two shows--Show Folks (1920) and High Flyers (1921).