2019 – Vaudevisuals Year in Review

All together I posted 73 times in 2019! Over 1000 views per month. Pretty good for an ‘eccentric’ performing arts blog!

You can use the drop-down menu for Month to Month Archive viewing. I will list some of the highlights here.

Dec 2019 – Interview with Cirque Mechanics Chris Lashua ~ Interview with Coney Island’s own Dick Zigun – Sideshow Hall of Fame.

November 2019 – Corn Mo and The Love Show ~ Vaudevisuals interview with Hilary Chaplain ~ Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Revue ~ Karen Gersch Portfolio ~ Vaudevisuals Bookshelf ~ Martin Ewen’s ‘Panto Damascus’.

October 2019 – Vaudevisuals interview with Kevin Venardos.

September 2019 – Vaudevisuals interview with Noah Diamond & Amanda Sisk ~ Vaudevisuals interview with Adrienne Truscott.

August 2019 – Vaudevisuals interview with Tammy Faye Starlite ~ Ernie Kovacs Centennial Panel Discussion ~ Vaudevisuals interview with Dick Zigun – ‘Bloody Brains in the Juke Box’ ~ Vaudevisuals interview with Sarah the Bird Girl ~ The Seashore Variety Hour

July 2019 – Southern Sideshow Hootenanny Benefit ~ Vaudevisuals interview with Amber Martin ~ Vaudevisuals interview with Tyler West.

June 2019 – Vaudevisuals interview with Trav SD ~ Vaudevisuals interview with Bill Bowers ~ Vaudevisuals interview with Mallory Catlett ~ Vaudevisuals interview with Ralph Lewis ~ Bindlestiff’s ‘brooklyn abridged’ show ~ Vaudevisuals interview with Kevin Augustine ~ Vaudevisuals interview with Everett Quinton. ‘Galas’.

May 2019 – A.J. Silver – A Cowboy from the Bronx ~ Vaudevisuals interview with Boxcutter Collective.

April 2019 – Congress of Curious People – James Taylor ~ Vaudevisuals interview with Greg Dubin ~ Vaudevisuals interview with A.J. Silver ~ Trav SD’s American Vaudeville Theatre.

March 2019 – Vaudevisuals interview with John Jesurun & Nicky Paraiso ~ Vaudevisuals interview with Coney Island Ritual Cabaret Festival.

February 2019 – Coffeehouse Chronicles: Ethyl Eichelberger ~ Bindlestiff Open Stage at Big Apple Circus ~ Lord Buckley by Heathcote Williams.

January 2019 – Vaudevisuals Bookshelf: ‘Atomic Clown’ by Sara Moore ~ Bindlestiff Open Stage ~ Tribute To Rob Torres.

~ HAPPY NEW YEAR ~ 2020 ~

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Trav SD’s American Vaudeville Theatre @The Slipper Room – April 16th, 2019

Trav SD’s American Vaudeville Theater – 10th Year Celebration

Trav SD heads up the evenings festivities! 

Jonathan M.Smith performs a wonderful version of Georgie Jessel

Betsy Propane performing a lovely Sophie Tuckeresque song.

Bob Greenberg performs his wonderful version of Jackie Gleason and Oliver Hardy.

Lady Von Tramp (Daniela Paiewonsky) turned up the heat at The Slipper Room with her lovely act.

Dana Friedman crossed a few lines with her very moving stand up routine.

Closing the show was the deliriously handsome Wilfredo with his delightfully funny songs.

The curtain call once again called out the entire cast for a bow!

Jonathan Smith and Charley Layton before the show backstage.

For more Vaudeville news and related information check out the source TRAVALANCHE

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Vaudephone presents Keith Nelson performing “Bowl Spinning”.

Keith Nelson from the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus performs “Spinning Bowls” at The Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Revue.

Keith Nelson hosts and performs on the 1st Monday of EVERY MONTH at The Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Show at Dixon Place.

For more information go here!

Vaudephone is a co-production of and the

American Vaudeville Theatre/Travalanche

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Keith Nelson performs ‘The Glass Balance’ – A Vaudephone Presentation

Keith Nelson from the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus performs The Glass Balance at Dixon Place.
Vaudephone is a co-production of and the American Vaudeville Theatre/Travalanche

Keith Nelson will be performing with the Grand 20th Annual

 Bindlestiff Family Cirkus Cabaret

 March 13 – 16th, 2014


Brooklyn Lyceum

227 4th Avenue


For more information go HERE!

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Carla Rhodes and Cecil Sinclair – A Vaudephone Presentation

Cecil Sinclair (l) and Carla Rhodes (r)

Vaudephone is a co-production of and the American Vaudeville Theatre/Travalanche

Recorded at Dixon Place on October 25th, 2011.

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American Vaudeville Theatre – August 18th, 2011 Show

Who ever wants to see Vaudeville better take this opportunity to get over to 45 Bleecker St. Theatre soon!

Only 3 more shows to go!

SUNDAY August 21st, 2011

WEDNESDAY August 24th, 2011

FRIDAY August 26th, 2011

The Last American Vaudeville Show in NYC (for awhile)

For tix and info go to or call 866-468-7619

Here are some photographs from the August 18th show~ What a blast it was!

The host for the evening TRAV S.D.

The Gentlemen of the Company(?)

Becky Byers and her FIVE SIZZLING FAJITAS keeping the energy level really high!

The delightfully funny and seriously entertaining Juliet Jeske as ‘Princess Sunshine‘.

Interlude:  Don Travo, ‘One Ball Juggler’ (played by Trav S.D.)

Juggling skulls while reciting HAMLET is the juggling pro KEITH LEAF.

American Vaudeville Theatre 15th Anniversary ExTRAVaganza

Strega Nona is telling fortunes with spagetti and finding truth. (Sarah Engelke)

Trav S.D. tries to keep Juliet Jeske from Strega Nona as two female accordion players are too much for one stage!

The uke toting Scotsman claims to be the ‘producer’ of the AVT and also happens to be Josh Hartung.

Jenny Lee Mitchell sings up a storm as the ‘diva’ who ‘loses her cool’.

Assisted by the brilliant talent of Glen Heroy, Jenny Lee Mitchell has an emotional moment.

Emotional and seriously demented ‘diva’ (Jenny Lee Mitchell) goes for the gun and makes the audience shiver.

Dancing to the ‘NY is a Patriotic Town‘ song (penned by none other than Trav.S.D.), Colin Pritchard leads the cast in the curtain call.


Don’t forget!  Only 3 shows to go!

Tickets HERE!


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American Vaudeville Theatre at Fringe NYC – Opening Day

Trav S.D. does about the most a person can do to keep the vaudeville tradition alive in New York City.

Besides writing a blog about American Vaudeville (Travalanche) also presents some of NY’s finest variety performers in his AMERICAN VAUDEVILLE THEATRE.

This year he has outdone himself by hosting, writing and performing skits in all the 5 shows he is producing at 45 Bleecker St. as part of the FRINGE NY Festival.

I was there for the OPENING night show (which was actually afternoon on the 13th) and documented the evenings performers.

Opening the show with a nice dance number TRAV S.D. gets the ball rolling.

Becky Byers and her FIVE SIZZLING FAJITAS entertain the audience with delightful dancing.

The company of comedians assist Trav S.D. with his stilt walking.

Ching Chong Song perform with male dance accompanist.

Interlude – Don Travo – ‘One Ball Juggler’ (played by Trav S.D.)

The AMAZING AMY – Contortionist Act – Truly Amazing!

Interlude – ‘The Crime of the Rhyme’ – A Sketch by the Gentlemen of the Company

Nelson Lugo – Magician – A great ease with his hands and a deck of cards. Watch him closely!

Something Special by Mr.Patrick Thomas Cann

A scottish yuke player who claims to be the producer!

Killy (Mockster) Dwyer performing her ‘shock-mock-rock’ performance art.

Trav S.D. in the ‘spotlight’ thanking all the cast members of the show.

“New York’s a Patriotic Town” sung by Mr. Colin Pritchard with cast members joining in.

TRAV S.D. waving to the audience ‘until next time’.

The Company of Comedians are: Patrick Thomas Cann, Josh Hartung, Michael Lester, Colin Pritchard, C.L. Weatherstone.

Becky Byers and her  FIVE SIZZLING FAJITAS are: Tory Dube, Shiloh Kline, Stephanie Willing, Candice Aye Yoshioka.

There are still many shows for you to attend and get your share of the American Vaudeville Theatre.

Wed. Aug 17th 9pm

Sun. Aug 21st 5:30pm

Wed. Aug 24th 4:15pm

Fri. Aug 26th 7:30pm

For tix and info go to, or call 866-468-7619