Vermont Vaudeville members entertain with a wealth of talents from juggling to pantomime and improv
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BRATTLEBORO- If anyone hasn’t heard of Vermont Vaudeville yet, chances are it won’t be long. The NEK-based company is touring all over Vermont, funded in part by a grant from the Vermont Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. They’re bringing their cutting-edge variety entertainment to New England Youth Theater on Saturday, February 22, at 7 pm.

Vermont Vaudeville has produced shows at the majestic Hardwick Town House. They have built a reputation for hilarious and spectacular variety entertainment, with sold-out weekend-long runs. Every performance features an eclectic blend of performing styles and skills. The intensity of live music, the spectacle of circus stunts, and the spontaneity of audience interaction deliver a feeling that no on-screen entertainment can match. Audience members report a post-show condition known as “vaudeville face”: painfully sore smiling muscles after every performance.

Founding members Rose Friedman, Justin Lander, and Brent and Maya McCoy combine a wealth of talent and years of experience to make every production professional, original, and unique. They each showcase a variety of skills, from music and juggling to pantomime and improvisation. Also featured in every show is the rowdy Vermont Vaudeville Gorilla roustabout, with Goddard professor Dr. Otto Muller on the piano, and multi-instrumentalist Geoffery Goodhue. Add a different regional guest at each venue, including the most talented circus and comedy performers that Vermont has to offer, and you’ve got a show unlike anything else.

The show at NEYT will feature the antics of local favorites Gould & Stearns as well as the yo-yo stunts of YoYoGuy, a four-time Guiness World Record holder who has performed with his yo-yo in over 25 countries.

For tickets and information visit VermontVaudeville.com or call (802) 382-9222.

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