We will be back in Hardwick, Vermont with an all new show featuring some of your favorite local characters as well as special guests from afar.
Check back for more details in March.
New this year: Thursday is now Opening Night.
What is Vaudeville, anyway?
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.