Holiday Vaudeville



Biography

Who are today’s Vaudevillians? In the late 1970s and early ‘80s, there emerged an eclectic street theater: Varied performers, who with a hat and a prayer, would set up shop on a street corner, create a stage and gather an audience. This “vaudeville without walls” was the only avenue a lot of performers had – there were no stages (they were turned into movie houses) and no variety shows on television (gone were Ed Sullivan and Sonny & Cher). What was left? The days of Commando performance with the grit and integrity of a bygone era. What was old is new again. I personally feel that if I am ever too proud or “too good” to perform on the street, I’ll quit. Tonight you will experience the raw energy of performance and tradition embraced, and see its results when presented in the intimacy of the Millennium Stage. The boundary of the stage will rise and fall, as you, the audience, are brought into our world…Welcome.

Watch Past Performances

Video 12/28/2014: Holiday Vaudeville

Cajun cellist Sean Grissom hosts an evening featuring modern-Klezmer quartet the Alexandria Kleztet and world-class comedian/variety entertainer Will Shaw, blending holiday music with non-stop laughter.

Video 12/27/2014: Holiday Vaudeville

Cajun cellist Sean Grissom hosts an evening featuring modern-Klezmer quartet the Alexandria Kleztet and world-class comedian/variety entertainer Will Shaw, blending holiday music with non-stop laughter.

Video 12/30/2011: Holiday Vaudeville

Cajun cellist Sean Grissom hosts an evening featuring Mallory Lewis, daughter of entertainer Shari Lewis, appearing with the classic children’s puppet Lamb Chop and modern-Klezmer quartet—the Alexandria Kleztet.

Video 12/29/2011: Holiday Vaudeville

Cajun cellist Sean Grissom hosts an evening featuring Mallory Lewis, daughter of entertainer Shari Lewis, appearing with the classic children’s puppet Lamb Chop and modern-Klezmer quartet—the Alexandria Kleztet.

Sean Grissom