May 10-12, 2018 (Mother’s Day Weekend)
@ The Hardwick Town House
in Hardwick, Vermont
our annual spring show in our hometown theater
tickets go on sale in April
Donations for Puerto Rico & The Hardwick Town House
Thanks to the generous support of the audience at our Fall shows in Hardwick, we raised $4733 for the ongoing restoration of the Hardwick Town House and for reconstruction and humanitarian efforts in Puerto Rico.
“I appreciate your work on so many levels.”
– Rob Mermin, Founder of Circus Smirkus
It’s a variety show made up of many unrelated acts. These acts are usually funny, often spectacular, and always memorable. We’ve had people doing flips on pogo sticks, ballet dancers, singers, giant unicycles, jugglers, magicians, sword swallowing, mimes, storytellers, and just about everything in between. The show is tied together by our illustrious emcee.
One of Vermont Vaudeville’s goals is to create an event that leaves a lasting impression for people of all ages. To that end, our shows are community-oriented professional variety shows, we use old theaters that have great atmosphere, we have popcorn popping in the lobby, sometimes we have food trucks parked on the lawn, and the Vermont Vaudeville house band is playing when you enter the theater. It’s an experience.
Stuck in Vermont did a great job of catching what we do in this video:
Vaudeville has been around for a long time. Many of the old theaters, granges, and halls in Vermont were stops on the Vaudeville circuit. W. C. Fields, Mae West, Buster Keaton, the Marx Brothers, Abbott and Costello, Kate Smith, Cary Grant, Bob Hope, Judy Garland, Rose Marie, Sammy Davis, Jr., Red Skelton, and The Three Stooges all got their start on the vaudeville stage.
“You remind us every time of the power and joy to be found in a collective theatrical experience.”
– Joyce Mandeville, NEK Arts Board of Directors