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Flashback! Introducing Vaudephone – Episode 1 – Poor Baby Bree

Originally posted on April 12, 2012.
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Vaudephone is a co-production of Vaudevisuals.com and the American Vaudeville Theatre/Travalanche

Recorded at Dixon Place on October 25th, 2011.

Travis and I both really enjoyed making these Vaudephone videos but couldn’t find a ‘sponsor’ to finance the continuation of the productions. Based on the Vitaphone series that is currently being packaged on DVD. So here is the first one and I will be posting more of them in the coming weeks! Enjoy!

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Coney Island USA presents “Dead End Dummy”

Coney Island USA has been defending the honor of American Popular Culture for years. Using innovative exhibitions, and performances. Their ‘Funhouse Philosophers‘ is the resident theater company of Coney Island USA and it is under the direction of Artistic Director Dick Zigun. It is Dick Zigun who has authored this play “Dead End Dummy”. Directed by Trav S.D. with a stellar cast. I got to photograph the OPENING NIGHT performance and also got a few video clips which are presented below. 

GO SEE IT! A ROLLER COASTER OF A SHOW…

Scott Baker in "Dead End Dummy'Scott Baker and his vent dummy Moe in “Dead End Dummy” on Opening Night.

Poor Baby Bree with Poor Baby Bree singing a song with Scott Baker and his dummy Moe close behind.

Becca Bernard performs live music with the show.Becca Bernard performs live music on piano and cello in the show.

2014.10.10_Dummy_216Scott Baker in a tense moment with his dummy Moe.

Douglas Mackrell with Scott Baker threatening him.Douglas Mackrell (playing Thomas Edison) with Scott Baker (Max) threatening him.

Scott Baker with his new companion.Scott Baker with his new companion Plugger McPat.

Trav S.D. performs as the radio DJTrav S.D. (Director of the play) performs as the radio DJ who introduces Max to the radio audience.

2014.10.10_Dummy_167Poor Baby Bree (playing Sara Hartburn) beautifully sings up a storm in the show.

2014.10.10_Dummy_145Curtain Call photo with primaries of the show. (L to R) Bree Benton, Trav S.D.(with Moe), Scott Baker, playwright Dick D. Zigun (with Plugger McPat)

CAST:

Scott Baker (Max), Bree Benton (Sara Hartburn), Douglas Mackrell (Edison), Becca Bernard (Beethoven) Arianna Geneson (Shadow), Rhiannon Schaefer (Shadow) Dick D. Zigun (Playwright), Trav S.D. (Director and DJ), Kate Dale (Scenic Designer), Marie Roberts (Art Designer), Alix Martin (Master Carpenter), Sarah Lahue (Stage Manager).

Video Excerpt with Douglas Mackrell and Scott Baker.

DEAD END DUMMY is coming to La Mama if you can’t make it to Coney Island.

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100th Anniversary of The Palace Theatre -The Theatre Museum Excellence Awards @ The Players Club

100th Anniversary of The Palace Theatre in New York City. June 3rd, 2013

Palace Theatre 100th Anniversary

An evening of Awards of Excellence from The Theatre Museum and A Variety show like those presented at The Palace Theatre.

2013.06.03_PlayersClb_013An Award was given to Helen Marie Guditis for Distiguished Service to the Theatre. It was accepted by her brother Albert.

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Emerson College was given the Award for 'Theatre Arts Eduction".

Melia Bensusssen accepted the Theatre Arts Education Award for Emerson College.

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A Vaudeville Tribute to The Palace Theatre’s 100th Anniversary

Producer/Aufhor and Performer Trav SDTrav S.D. introduces the evening of festivities for the 100th Anniversary.

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Master of Ceremonies Todd Robbins tries to hypnotize the audience.Master of Ceremonies Todd Robbins tries to hypnotize the audience.

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Rope handler and whip cracker Chris McDaniel opened the show.Rope handler and whip cracker Chris McDaniel opened the show.

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Ariela Pizza performed a delightful song with some dancing.Ariela Pizza performed a delightful song with some dancing.

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Poor Baby Bree took us back in time with her  songs.Poor Baby Bree took us back in time with her  songs.

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Rod Kimball and Andy Sapora performed a wacky act together.Rod Kimball and Andy Sapora performed  together.

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Rebecca Joy Fletcher dancing with Theatre Museum Chairman Stuart F. Lane during her act.Rebecca Joy Fletcher dancing with Theatre Museum Chairman Stewart F. Lane during her act.

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2013.06.03_PlayersClb_259Ron Hutchinson introduced some video clips of the Vitaphone Project of vaudeville stars projected at the end of the evening.

The Theatre Museum Awards were produced by Alyssa Renzi

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Also at the evening’s festivities was Joe Franklin and Will Jordan. Both spoke about their days in show business.

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For more information on The Theatre Museum go here.

For more information on Trav S.D go here. (Producer of the Vaudeville show this night)

For more information on The Vitaphone Project go here.

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Poor Baby Bree – A Vaudephone Presentation

Poor Baby Bree

Opening on April 13th and running until April 29th POOR BABY BREE will perform her one-woman show “I Am Going To Run Away”

At LaMama – First Floor Theatre – The Club

Her performances have been quoted as follows:

“When I first saw Bree it was like being transported into another era. What an amazing performer!” — Laurie Anderson

ticket information here!

We have her singing one of her most wonderful songs right here!

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

Recorded at Dixon Place on October 25th, 2011.