FIFTH AVENUE THEATRE.
AN INSTANTANEOUS SENSATION.
A TRIPLE ENCORE EVERY NIGHT.
Every scene new! Every tableau new! And a cast and completeness never equaled!!!
Bijou Heron as Oliver.
Must interest was felt in the appearance of Bijou Heron as Oliver. The little artiste acted the part with quiet unconsciousness of the audience, and we know of no child who could so win the hearts of the audience as she did last night. Her touching melancholy and misfortunes served, by way of contrast, to show to better advantage the gay human of Mr. Lewis’ Artful Dodger [. . .]—Sun.
In dealing with such a characterization we find ourselves looking through the actor at the part, and we forget the presence in the contemplation of the conception. Such language is high praise, but it is deserved, and the like may be said of Bijou Heron’s Oliver Twist.— Graphic.
The entire truthfulness and naturalness of the performance are worthy of all praise. Indeed, they are almost above praise [. . .] The three scenes in which Nancy struggles with Bill Sikes in behalf of little Oliver, was the recognition by the public of the fact that a charming actress had suddenly become a great one.— Herald.
New York Times 5/24/1874: 11. Print.