This winter, Vermont Vaudeville is touring our unique brand of cutting-edge variety entertainment all over the Green Mountain State. This production will deliver a feeling that other entertainment just can’t match, combining the spectacle of acrobatics and juggling, the energy of live music, and the spontaneity of crowd interaction. This tour is supported in part by an award from the Vermont Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Amanda Huotari is Executive Director of Celebration Barn Theater in South Paris, Maine. With a BFA in acting from Emerson College, she’s also studied physical theater at the Lecoq School in Paris, France and trained in Commedia dell’Arte with Antonia Fava in Reggio Emilia, Italy. Mandy spent 9 years touring Add Verb Production’s one woman show, The Thin Line. Her own solo show, The Soiree, is directed by Broadway’s Avner “The Eccentric” Eisenberg and has been featured at festivals across the US and beyond including Orlando Fringe Festival, The New York Clown-Theatre Festival and Teatro R101 in Bogota, Colombia. A 2012 tour of the her Colombian-American collaboration with Daniel Orrantia and Aaron Tucker, The Fabulous Problemas, received rave reviews in performances from Indiana to Florida and is continuing to tour. She currently teaches acting at Southern Maine Community College. www.amandahuotari.com
Fritz Grobe is half of EepyBird, best known for their viral videos featuring the explosive combination of Coke and Mentos that have been seen over 100 million times. He has appeared on Letterman, the Today Show, Ellen, and Mythbusters, and performed live in London, Paris, Istanbul, Las Vegas, and more. Since 1991, Fritz has also toured internationally as a juggler and eccentric performer. He has won 5 gold medals at the International Jugglers Championships and held a world record for juggling way too many objects. Fritz was a lead actor and featured solo clown in the original cast of Birdhouse Factory, a touring Cirque du Soleil spinoff. He likes pancakes. www.eepybird.com
These “masters of mayhem” have been performing their one of a kind antics in theatres and festivals around the world for over twenty years. Their show has been broadcast on television in the U.S., Canada, France, Japan, Chile, Switzerland, and throughout the Middle East. Waldo & Woodhead have appeared together in seven feature films, and star in four family videos. After seeing their show, the legendary Gregory Hines claimed, “Waldo & Woodhead are the funniest and most original act I’ve ever seen.” www.waldowoodhead.com
Friday October 4, 2013 @ 8pm AND
Saturday October 5, 2013 @ 1pm & 8pm.
We just received word that we were awarded a Creation Grant from the Vermont Arts Council! This grant will make possible a Winter Vermont Vaudeville tour throughout the state. Yaaahoooo! Look for tour dates and venues this fall. And if you’d like to bring Vermont Vaudeville to your town, let us know.