Opera House, Virginia City, Montana


From back of postcard:
“Stage coach ride, historic Virginia City, Montana. Popular trip from the original Bale of Hay Saloon to the top of Boot Hill.”

The tonsorial misadventures of Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber, adapted to the stage several times since first appearing as the penny dreadful The String of Pearls (1846-1847).

The Virginia City Players

Postcard part of the Theatre Talks Collection, please ask permission to copy and/or use. At least give credit to source. We know that some people will not honor this but it would be nice if they did.

Cezar Del Valle is the author of the Brooklyn Theatre Index, a three-volume history of borough theatres. The first two chosen 2010 OUTSTANDING BOOK OF THE YEAR by the Theatre Historical Society. Final volume published in September 2014.

Currently editing and updating the third edition of the Brooklyn Theatre Index, Volume I.

He is available for theatre talks and walks in 2016: historical societies, libraries, senior centers, etc.

Now selling “vintage” on Etsy.

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