ACADEMY OF MUSIC—BENEFIT OF SALLIE ST. CLAIR.—A crowded and fashionable audience was present last night, on the occasion of the benefit of Miss Sallie St. Clair, Mr. Charles Barras appeared in his unapproachable character of “Vertigo Morbid,” in his own comedietta of the “Hypochondriac.” Like good wine, he improves with age, and at each repetition of this highly amusing piece, makes some new point. He was exceedingly happy last night. Miss St. Clair was very good as “Martha Snifkins,” but there are many other characters in which we prefer to see her, as for instance, the beautiful part, also played by her last night, of “Noramattah,” in the drama of “The Wept of Wish-Ton-Wish.” This is one of the finest personations in the repertoire of this versatile and talented actress, and was beautifully played. To-night a grand Saturday night bill will be presented, embracing the “French Spy,” and another piece. In both of which Miss. St. Clair will appear in the leading parts. This lady has few equals in the “French Spy;” and a rich treat will be afforded all who may attend to-night.
Daily Cleveland Herald, October 14, 1865