Burlesque Comedy Music Performing Arts Photography The Slipper Room Variety Arts Vaudeville Video Women

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

# # # # #

Clown Comedy Video

Happy Holidays to Everyone!

All of us at would like to wish you and yours a most Happy Holiday.
Thanks to Glen Heroy for helping make this video.
Cheers Everyone!

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!

Screen Shot 2014-08-28 at 2.20.05 AM

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.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~

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.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~


CurtainUp Review 

Theater is Easy Review 

The Examiner Review 

McGovern Review 

~ ~ ~ ~ ~

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

~ ~ ~ ~ ~

59E59 Theaters Abrons Art Center Aerial Acts Big Apple Circus Celebration Barn Circus Eloise Clown Coney Island USA Dixon Place Film FringeNYC 2013 IRT Theatre Joe's Pub Juggling Photography PS122 Puppetry Silent Film Strange for Hire The Clown Un_Mask The Tank tinydangerousfun Variety Arts VAudephone Vaudevisuals Interview Video Year in Review

2013 – Highlights of the Year

Below is a list of ‘Highlights’ from the 2013 posts.

The categories are all here. Vaudevisuals Interviews, Clown UnMask, Performance documentation, Silent Movies etc.

November 2013 marked the 4th Year Anniversary of Looking forward to what 2014 will bring!


Tammy Faye Starlite @ Joe’s Pub

 Circus Panel Discussion – From Egypt to Eloise @ La Maison Francaise.

Vaudevisuals Interview with Glen Heroy – Talking about Santa

Vaudevisuals Interview with Phoebe Legere

Vaudevisuals Interview with storyteller Slash Coleman

1922 Max Fleischer Animation – Koko Bubbles

Vaudevisuals Interview with Ryan Landry – The Gold Dust Orphans

 Vaudevisuals Interview with Bushwick Starr Artistic Director – Noel Allain

 ‘tinydangerousfun’ at Cloud City

 Vaudevisuals Interview with Jeff Wirth – Interactive Acting

 Scandinavian Clown group ‘Member of our Limbs’ performs at Amuse Bouche

 ‘The Sister Rosettas’ perform at IRT Theater

 Vaudevisuals interview with Celebration Barn board member Fritz Grobe

 Vaudevisuals interview with Hilary Chaplain

 Vaudevisuals interview with actor Jeremy Crutchley and director Geoffrey Hyland

 Vaudevisuals interview with Josh Luxenberg – Co-founder of The Tank

Vaudevisuals Interview with Steven Samuels – ‘Magnetic Field Theater Company’

Kinematik Dance Company performs at The Fringe Festival

Vaudevisuals Interview with Lone Wolf Tribe Artistic Director Kevin Augustine

Vaudevisuals interview with Svea Schnider – Kinematik Dance Company

Vaudevisuals interview with ‘La Piara’ – Mexico City based Clown Troupe

Vaudevisuals Interview with Ben Model – Ernie Kovacs DVD Curator

Alfred Hitchcock’s films BLACKMAIL and EASY VIRTUE.

Vaudevisuals Interview with Clay McCleod Chapman

Charlie Chaplin’s first silent film “Making a Living”.

“Juggle This” – Miller Theater @ Columbia University

Vaudevisuals Interview with Gregg Mozgala – Apothetae Theater Company

“Strange for Hire” at Times Scare with Todd Robbins

Kawana Trio – Foot Jugglers circa 1919.

Screen Shot 2013-12-31 at 4.14.55 PM

Tom Murrin Performance Awards @ Dixon Place

The Clown Un_Mask – Didi Sanchezco from Mexico

Vaudevisuals interview with Rob Drummond – Bullet Catch @ 59E59 Theaters

PS122 ‘Avant-Garde-Arama’ at Abrons Arts Center

Pierre Etaix films @ Film Forum

Vaudephone – Michael Townsend Wright performing ‘Smith and Dale’.

Vaudevisuals interview with Kendall Cornell – Oil of Ole’.

The Clown Un_Mask – Avner the Eccentric

Vaudevisuals interview with Armitage Shanks

Bill Irwin and David Shiner in “Old Hats” at Signature Theater

Marcel Marceau teaches at City Center – June 1999

Vaudevisuals interview with performance group ANIMALS.

Vaudevisuals interview with magician Albert Cadabra

PS 122 – COIL FESTIVAL – The Curator’s Piece -Video excerpt

Vaudevisuals interview with Nancy Giles

Peggy Shaw solo performance at Dixon Place – “RUFF”…

The Big Apple Circus _ LEGENDARIUM _ Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

Big Apple Circus at Lincoln Center

~ ~ ~ ~ ~






Circus Clown Performing Arts Photography The Clown Un_Mask Variety Arts Vaudevisuals Interview

The Clown Un_Masked – Glen Heroy

Originally posted in Feb. 2010. My first of the CLOWN UN_MASK series.

One of the most interesting performers that I have photographed recently is Glen Heroy. He is a cameleon! In one show he is Dame Edna and in another show he is Elton John.(along with many others.) He plays the spoons like nobody I know and is an amazingly funny clown. I ask Glen to work with me on a new project I am doing. THE CLOWN UNMASK. A photographic study of the eccentric clown performer as himself and in character.

I am posting 3 shots of him in character personas. I did a photograph of Glen in a nice quiet apt. with beautiful window light.I think the visuals tell the story about a very talented and extremely versatile performer.

Glen Heroy as Dame Edna at the 2007 New York Downtown Clown GOLDEN NOSE AWARDS


Glen Heroy relaxes with a smile!

He worked with the Big Apple Circus Clown Care Unit for many years.  And has worked in the ring with The Big Apple Circus. Along with all his character performance work currently he also works with The Maestrosities. (The Coolest Band Ever!)

Glen Heroy as Santa ClausRecently I did a video interview with Glen about his years performing as Santa Claus during the Christmas holidays.   You can see it here.

It is performers like Glen that inspired me to photograph clowns and eccentric performers in the first place. I look forward to seeing him again soon  on stage and off.

All Photographs © 2013 Jim Moore / All  Rights Reserved
Big Apple Circus Circus Clown Mask Performing Arts Photography Video

Vaudevisuals and Santa wish you The Very Best Holiday and New Years!

I wanted to post a very special Holiday Greeting for all my viewers.
So I decided to get my good friend SANTA to do the greeting for me..
If you want to hire SANTA, he can contacted here…

Circus Clown Performing Arts The Clown Un_Mask Vaudevisuals Interview Video

Vaudevisuals Interview with Glen Heroy – Clown, Character Actor, Musician

Featured in the PBS Documentary "The Big Apple Circus" Glen Heroy is a man who wears many hats.
Be it Elton John, Ozzy Osborne or his clown character. He performs in many venues and works in the Big Apple Circus "Clown Care Unit" helping children laugh while in extreme medical conditions.
In this interview he discusses 'clown' and some of his thoughts on the different types and how they compare.

For more information on Glen Heroy go to:

Glen Heroy – The Clown Un_Mask


Glen Heroy in the PBS Special on Big Apple Circus.

~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Clown Frigid Festival Music Performing Arts Photography

Bathtub Jen and the Henchmen @ The Frigid Festival – March 2013

Bathtub Jen and The Henchmen

Glen Heroy, Charley Layton and Jennifer Harder performing at The Frigid Festival.

Jennifer Harder sings and plays the trumpet.Jennifer Harder plays the trumpet and sings a few songs in the show.

Glen Heroy tries to find paradise.Glen Heroy tries to find paradise with a tool of the trade and Jen is enjoying every minute.

Charley Layton looks up in disbelief at the bear.Charley Layton looks up at the height of the bear in disbelief.

Glen Heroy is hysterical as the police man.Glen Heroy is hysterical as the police man.

Bathtub Jen and the Henchmen was a riot of laughter.Bathtub Jen and the Henchmen was a riot of laughter.

Written by Jennifer Harder, Glen Heroy, Charley Layton, and David Rosen.

Directed by the Ensemble, Fight Choreography by Adam Swiderski

Bathtub Jen is based on Bathtub Jen, a character originally created by Chris Van Strander

~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Amercian Vaudeville Theatre Dance Music Photography Variety Arts

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!


~ ~ ~ ~ ~



Clown Dixon Place Music Performing Arts Photography Variety Arts Video

Jim’s Dyslexic 56th B’day Party at Dixon Place – May 10th 2011

What a wonderful Birthday Party!

A great community of performers and friends gathered together on Tuesday night May 10th to help Jim Moore (Me!)

celebrate his(my) birthday.

Starting with Channel One‘s Emily James and Ishah Janssen-Faith performing a delightfully funny excerpt from their show.

Emily James and Ishah Janssen-Faith performing at the party.

Next up was one of the funniest men around these days. Glen Heroy!

He performed this night as Elton John and serenaded the audience with a few wonderful songs.

Glen Heroy singing up a storm at the party as Elton John

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Photographs by Candice Strongwater.

Video tape of Glen Heroy by Sophie Nimmannit.