Donny Vomit

Strange For Hire – The Oddest Acts Money Can Buy

Monday, July 8th, 2013
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Every Thursday night, past skeletons, skulls, and spooky candelabras, a group of entertainment’s more curious exceptions to the rule, purvey circus, sideshow, magic and burlesque


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Kipp Osborne and Canal Park Playhouse –
Home to Variety Vaudeville

Monday, February 11th, 2013
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When Kipp Osborne was ten, he taught himself ventriloquism. At 14, his clever mom bought one of Paul Winchell’s Jerry Mahoney dummies, took it to


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Travesties of 2012—Vaudeville Shenanigans

Sunday, July 22nd, 2012
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“Welcome to the strangest comic relief available without prescription” begins our Host, Trav S.D. in full Captain Spaulding* regalia- pith helmet, painted mustache and all.


Cheryl Howard in The Sensational Josephine Baker 3 - Photo By Ned Thorne

The Frenetic Side of Josephine Baker

Tuesday, September 21st, 2010
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Josephine Baker (1906-1975) dropped out of school at 12, living on the streets and busking (in this case, dancing) for change. At 15, she joined


Lily and Sunflower

The Lily’s Revenge—A Flowergory Manifold

Sunday, November 8th, 2009
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Taylor Mac may just be alternative theater’s answer to Orson Welles. He conceptualized, wrote both libretto and lyrics for, and stars in this lollapalooza fable


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