Comedy Dance Music Performing Arts The Pit Vaudevisuals Interview

Vaudevisuals interview with Billy Schultz – “Dancify That”.


Billy Schultz talks about his “Dancify That” show coming up on Friday, May 26th at The Pit Striker theater @123 E 24th St.

~For more information/tickets go here.~

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Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Revue @ Galapagos Art Space

With the news that Galapagos Arts Space is moving to Detroit, I wanted to post a series of photographs that I took while I documented the Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Revue there.
Here is a video collage and a few images from that series.
Currently Bindlestiff is presenting it’s monthly series (1st Monday of Every Month) at Dixon Place.

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Jen Slaw – Juggler

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Keith Nelson – Host of Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Revue

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Catahoula Cajun Music Band

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Stephanie Monseau on the ‘Rola-Bola’.

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Magician/Ventroliquist Dave Cremmin

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Aerialist Amy Chen

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Clown/Comedian Jeff Seal

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Zero Boy with Tanya Elchuk

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Rob Lok

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Michael Richter

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Jan Damm

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Ekat MissEkaterina

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Magic Brian

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Sincerely Yours

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Le Gateau Chocalat

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Amazing Amy

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Cast of Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Revue at Galapagos Art Space.
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“Whoa Wednesday” – A Variety Review at Triskelion Arts – May 15th, 2013

Billy Schultz introduces the MCBilly Schultz introduces the MC Tanya Solomon

2013.05.15_WhoaWed.012Tanya Solomon begins the show with some  introductions.

2013.05.15_WhoaWed.035Jessina Jessina impersonating the artist known as ‘Shakira”.

Adina Valerio as Agnes OlmsteadAdina Valerio as Agnes Olmstead performing a new piece for her upcoming show.

Kareem Woods performs a hip-hop danceKareem Woods performs a hip-hop dance.

Adam Torres performs a funny standup routine.Adam Torres performs a funny standup routine.

Audrey Crabtree performs as a abandon baby.Audrey Crabtree performs as a ‘abandon’ baby.

Barbara Como sings an Irving Berlin song.Barbara Como sings an Irving Berlin song.

Zhanna Gomanenko and Bon Provenzano perform a tango.Zhanna Gomanenko and Bon Provenzano perform a tango.

2013.05.15_WhoaWed.244Curtain Call for the Whoa Wednesday cast of performers.

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Clown Cabaret 9/27 – hosted by Billy and Audrey – 2012 NY Clown Theatre Festival

Billy Schultz (Phil) and Audrey Crabtree (Maggie) attend an evening performance in the park.

While attending the performance in the park they host the cabaret.

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Carol Sirugo and Jonathan Kaplan

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Will Shaw

Will Shaw gets the spinning top moving in space.

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Maggie and Phil get closer together on their date in the park.

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Zero Boy

Zero Boy performans his magical voice sound effects.

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Pearl the Mime

Pearl the Mime arrives on stage with a beautiful white costume.

Pearl the Mime performs a lovely mime tale.

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Dante – The Magician

An amazing talent for magic and close up.

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Jeff Seal and Buttons

Buttons and Jeff perform some funny comedy.

Jeff Seal and Buttons stir up the audience with laughter.

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Sampo Kurppa

Sampo Kurppa entertains the audience with his ridiculous coat hang up.

Sampo Kurppa juggles with amazing finesse.

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Maggie and Phil get crazy when they get a bottle of wine.

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Miguel Suero cleans up the mess as a janitor character.

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Helen Donnelly

Helen Donnelly performs an excerpt from her ‘Foo Musical’.

Helen Donnelly is Foo in this delightful excerpt from ‘Saucisse. A Foo Musical.’

Helen Donnelly’s “Foo” strikes a pose for the photographer.

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2012 New York Clown Theatre Festival – Clown Cabaret – Sept 13th, 2012

Hosted by Fantasy Grandma

Fantasy Grandma hosts the NY Clown Theatre Festival CABARET

Summer Shapiro dances with audience volunteer in excerpt from IN THE BOUDOIR

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Billy Schultz performing as Gooper Junior in the “Re-enactments of Country Life”.

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Karim Muasher and Carrie Brown perform in the “Vindlevoss Family Circus”.

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Z Smith performs as Pepito in ‘Pepito’s Big Date’.

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Fontaine and Bernie are Emily James and Ishah Janssen-Faith in “We’re Not Here”.

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Mona Ray performing an excerpt from her one-woman show “Don’t Run, RUSH!”

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Mister & Missus Clown perform in “Blind Love”.

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Check out the upccoming shows and Cabarets at The New York Clown Theatre Festival.


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2012 New York Clown Theatre Festival – PIE FIGHT – at The Brick Theater

PIE FIGHT @ New York Clown Theatre Festival

Every two years the BRICK THEATER in Williamsburg produces the NY Clown Theatre Festival. As part of the OPENING DAY Celebration they have a “PIE FIGHT”.
Inside the theater a plastic tent is constructed and many contestants await their turn to get their pie and enter the tent to COMPETE in the Pie Fight.
The referee for this event was none other than Hilary Chaplain ( and the event was coordinated by Billy Schultz. (
The festival is codirected by Audrey Crabtree and Robert Honeywell.
For more information about the Clown Theatre Festival visit The Brick website.
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Bindlestiff Open Stage Variety Show – Sept. 3rd, 2012 at Dixon Place

Keith Nelson warms up the audience with his opening act.

Keith Nelson is always adding new moves to his amazing diabolo act.

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Audrey Crabtree and Billy Schultz

Audrey Crabtree and Billy Schultz performing “No Reservations Needed”.

Directed by John Towsen and Piano by Will Shaw.

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Torkova performs amazing tricks with money.

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Helena Reynolds

Helena Reynolds performs her hula hoop act.

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Gustavo Pace Estefan

Gustavo Pace Estefan performing a new piece of monolog.

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Joe Showers

Joe Showers performing with his own kendama.

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Josh Bisker prepares the silk fabric for the next act.

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Amanda Hackman

Amanda Hackman performing on the silks.

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Keith Nelson – Plate Spinner

Keith completes 7 spinning plates.

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Alberto Burgos

Alberto Burgos performs a funny monolog skit.

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Amazing Amy

Amazing Amy performs contortions with disbelief.

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Helena Reynolds

Helena Reynolds amazes the audience with her skill.

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Travesties of 2012 – A Vaudeville Extravaganza

For 16 performances Trav S.D. hosted the “TRAVESTIES OF 2012” .

Part of the NY Musical Theatre Festival which was being held at numerous venues across Manhattan.

The evening was great with wonderful acts. comedy, ensemble skits and general fun times for all.

Here are a few photographs from the last show on Sat.

(Some Acts were not photographed due to unforseen circumstances)

Trav S.D. hosts the show with a great big ‘vaudeville’ opening song and smile.

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AJ Silver performing rope ‘magic’ opens the show.

AJ Silver finishes his act with a roar of applause.

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Trav S.D. and  company offer lots of funny songs and dance.

Okies trying to sing and make music.

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Jenny Lee Mitchell sings up a storm and gets the audience into a hysterical laughter.

Jenny Lee Mitchell gets a little drowsy after a champagne.

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Dandy Darkly tells some amazingly horrifying tales!

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Meghan “Big Red” Murphy sings a “Passing Show” song.

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“The Crime of the Rhyme” performed by the ensemble.

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Audrey Crabtree and Billy Schultz perform their “No Reservations Needed” piece.

Things get out of hand on this ‘first date’ as Billy and Audrey get entangled.

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Sarah Malinda Engelke: Piano (banjo)

Dennis Buck: Piano for Jenny Lee Mitchell and Dandy Darkly

Isaiah Tanenbaum: Piano on “New York Town”.

Trav S.D: Guitar on “New York Town”

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For more information on TRAVESTIES OF 2012 click HERE!

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‘tinydangerousfun’ – June 26th, 2012

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Billy Schultz with a Haut Violin piece about his Pappi Gooper

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Marina Tsaplina

The True meaning of Love is explored by Marina with the help from an audience member.

Watermelon is shared with Marina and all those audience members who helped her out.

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Oleg Roitman (the Human Computer) ask the audience member what year, month and date of their birthday and then tells them what the day of the week it was!

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John and Andy tease the audience members up to the stage with delicious cupcakes!

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Gio Gaynor

Everyone was asked to participate by taking a few sheets of paper towels. Then they danced!

Morris dancing.

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Arlee Chadwick‘s puppet had some awesome moves!

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The 13th Act volunteers were glad to enjoy the cupcakes. Then they were told what they needed to do!

Nobody puts baby in the corner!

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Chispi el Payaso‘s flower shop.

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Shameless Promotional Vehicle with an advertisement for their Kegel Kat App

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Mariko Iwasa with a tiny, dangerous, fun act.

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Cowboy Frank (Karim Muasher) leads everyone in a hysterical, and touching square dance!

Andy and John doe see doe-ing.

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John Leo ends the night with the watermelon on his head and a smile on his face!


GO HERE for more info.

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Interview with “One Man, Two Guvnors” Physical Comedy Director Cal McCrystal

Last Wednesday I accompanied John Towsen, (with Riley Kellogg and Billy Schultz) to the Music Box Theater to see a show that was to become one of my favorite shows on Broadway!


Here are the reviews. They can explain it better than I.

New York Times

Hollywood Reporter

John Towsen (blog author ALL FALL DOWN) and I went to meet with the physical comedy director Cal McCrystal and John did an informative interview with him.

Cal McCrystal is the Physical Comedy Director for the Broadway hit “One Man, Two Guvnors” playing at the Music Box Theater.
Having worked with Philippe Gaulier and Pierre Byland in the past, Cal’s sense of timing and comedy are delightful.
He discusses with (physical comedy blog ALL FALL DOWN) author John Towsen the work he has done on the show and the challenges he faced.

Video © 2012 by Jim Moore

“Mr. Hytner and Cal McCrystal, the physical comedy director, keep their cast on a taut tightrope between order and disorder.”
Ben Brantley, NY Times

Thanks to Hilary Chaplain for making this interview possible!

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