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December 31, 2017
@ FIRST NIGHT NORTH
in St. Johnsbury

7pm & 8pm in Fuller Hall
admission with First Night North button
get the full lineup at First Night North St. Johnsbury

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.

Here’s where the money is going:
$1000 to ConPRmetidos
$1733 to The Hardwick Town House (a record donation from the Vaudeville shows)

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What is Vaudeville, anyway?

“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

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