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Vaudevisuals Year in ReviewVaudevisuals Year in Review – July 2016

July is always a ‘hot’ month in New York. I was in Seattle and visited the wonderful Pike Street Market‘s “Can Can” show, photographed the delightful Gustavo Pace’s “Naked Brazilian” performance and NY’s Fringe Festival and video taped the hot jazz group “The Brooklyn Blowhards” at The Waterfront Barge Museum.

 VAUDEVISUALS BOOKSHELF – “MONSTROUS PROGENY”

1974 INTERNATIONAL MIME FESTIVAL IN LACROSSE, WISCONSIN

‘CAN CAN’ IN THE PIKE STREET MARKET, SEATTLE

CLASSIC ANTIQUE STREET MAGICIAN ILLUSTRATIONS

NAKED BRAZILIAN – GUATAVO PACE @FRINGE FESTIVAL

VAUDEVISUALS BOOKSHELF – “ORIGINALS” BY ADAM GRANT

“THE BROOKLYN BLOWHARDS” – A JAZZ ENSEMBLE @WATERFRONT BARGE MUSEUM

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Naked Brazilian – Gustavo Pace @Fringe Festival

Gustavo Pace

I have been photographing Gustavo for quite a few  years now. I shot one of his first performances in NYC in 2011.

He has been dedicated and very busy. Here is a glimpse of his bio:

He attended a full two years course at AMDA – American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York. Graduated in acting with a Master of Fine Arts from The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University.

Gustavo Pace was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship for Theater/Acting. He obtained the Extraordinary VISA for Arts, based on shows and theater activities performed in the United States and Brazil.

He is now performing his new ‘original’ play “Naked Brazilian“.  Written, and performed by him. Directed by Stephen Brown-Fried.

We went walking around NYC yesterday and I did some shots to capture the mood of this play. Here is the description:

“Struggling against his father’s wishes to become a lawyer, a young man journeys from Rio to NYC  to make a case for his own destiny.”

Screen Shot 2016-07-22 at 1.11.16 AMGustavo Pace arrives in NYC with a Brazilian flag and his suitcase.

Screen Shot 2016-07-22 at 1.12.23 AMHurtled into the train station with doubts and concerns for what the future holds in this grand city.

2016.20.Gustavo_119Gustavo Pace relaxing after the photo shoot.

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His show Promo Card! You can find more information and/or tickets HERE!

“It is a delightful show! I highly recommend it.”  Jim Moore

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“I’ll Say She Is” – The Lost Marx Brothers Musical at The Connelly Theater

First of all…there is this wonderful NY Times review!

“Mr. Diamond himself plays Groucho, and he might as well be Groucho. Matt Roper’s Chico and Seth Shelden’s Harpo are also meticulous, and Matt Walters completes the quartet with the less well-known Zeppo, the male romantic lead in the story but certainly not the center of attention.”

Next..you better get tickets NOW before it is TOOO late!

I was delighted at be able to photograph the show early in the run. I did the NY Fringe Festival two years ago and again this year with the ‘full production’.

Here are some moments for this funny, charming, hilarious, musical, Marx Brothers show!

2016.06.01.MarxBros_026The chorus line is wonderful!

2016.06.01.MarxBros_074Matt Roper (Chico), Seth Shelden (Harpo) and Noah Diamond (Groucho) are great!

2016.06.01.MarxBros_248Singing and dancing and fooling around. What else would you want from an evening of theater?

2016.06.01.MarxBros_252Noah Diamond (Groucho) in a moment of distress.

2016.06.01.MarxBros_204 Melody Jane (Beauty) sits and watches in amazement at Seth Shelden (Harpo) and Matt Roper (Chico) dance a bit!

2016.06.01.MarxBros_327Melody Jane (Beauty) sits with Kathy Biehl (Ruby) in the drawing room ‘love chair’.

2016.06.01.MarxBros_404Melody Jane (Beauty) with Matt Walters (Zeppo) singing one of the original songs from the show.

So many other great shots of the show BUT I suggest you see it for yourself!

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Musical Direction and Arrangements: Sabrina Chap
Choreography: Shea Sullivan
Directed by: Amanda Sisk

“it reminds us how brightly the Marx Brothers’ brand of lunacy once blazed.”

NY Times

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ONLY UNTIL JULY 2nd, 2016

Tickets and more information here!

 

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Cabaret Fringe Festival Performing Arts Story Teller Writer

Lord Buckley – ‘Dig Infinity’ @ The Fringe Festival

Having done the video taping for previous Lord Buckley ‘Birthday Bash’ at the Bowery Poetry Club and also being a big fan of Lord Buckley I had to ‘plug’ this play written by my friend and neighbor Oliver Trager (author of the definitive biography on Lord Buckley).

 

EPSON MFP image

EPSON MFP image
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http://diglordbuckley.com 

https://twitter.com/diglordbuckley.com

Tickets here!

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Burlesque Clown Comedy Marx Brothers Music Performing Arts Photography Variety Arts

“I’ll Say She Is” – A collection of stills from the video shot at the 2014 Fringe Festival

THE MARX BROTHERS LEGENDARY 1924 Production returned to the stage for the first time in 90 years!

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Video taped on the last night of the Fringe Festival’s production of “I’ll Say She Is” by Jim R Moore

Stills excerpted from the video by Noah Diamond.

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Screen Shot 2014-08-28 at 1.56.00 AM“Welcome to the lowest dive in the city, where creatures of the underworld drug their brains with poisonous poppy.”

Screen Shot 2014-08-28 at 2.02.25 AMPictured are: Melissa Roth, Kita St. Cyr, Emily Turner Marsland, Francine Daveta, Amber Bloom, Alexis Thomason and Lefty Lucy.

Screen Shot 2014-08-28 at 2.04.32 AM“They are devastating the dining room. I fear for the silver.” with Kathy Biehl and C.L. Weatherstone.

Screen Shot 2014-08-28 at 2.06.45 AM“We’re alive, and what a thing to be!”

with Amber BloomC.L. WeatherstoneKita St CyrAristotle StamatFrancine DavetaKathy BiehlBob Homeyer,Melody JaneMelissa Roth and Alexis Thomason.

Screen Shot 2014-08-28 at 2.09.04 AMThe Inception of Drapery.

with Melody JaneKathy BiehlMelissa RothKita St CyrEmily Turner MarslandLefty Lucy and Alexis Thomason

Screen Shot 2014-08-28 at 2.12.07 AMThrills: The beautiful chorus of “I’ll Say She Is,” the beautiful choreography of Helen Burkett, the beautiful musical direction of Sabrina Chap, the beautiful costumes of Jlz Kro!

 with Kita St Cyr,Francine DavetaEmily Turner Marsland and Amber Bloom.

Screen Shot 2014-08-28 at 2.16.48 AMIn this scene, Harpo is ostensibly auditioning, and this is pretty much what Seth‘s audition was like. 

with Aristotle StamatSeth Shelden and Bob Homeyer.

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GREAT REVIEWS!

CurtainUp Review 

Theater is Easy Review 

The Examiner Review 

McGovern Review 

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For more information about upcoming productions of this show follow the Facebook page here!

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Vaudevisuals Interview with Noah Diamond – “I’ll Say She Is”

Noah Diamond plays GROUCHO and also had his hand in recreating the lost Marx Brother’s show “I’ll Say She Is” which is opening at the Fringe Festival in NYC on August 10th, 2014.t 10 – 22

Here is an interview with Noah talking about all things Marx Brothers and the upcoming delightful “I’ll Say She Is” Marx Brothers lost play.

Screen Shot 2014-08-05 at 3.49.12 PMNoahChanged

For more information about the play and to get tickets go here.
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Directed and Produced by Trav SD.