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February Vaudeville Frolic
February 24, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
BENSON â€“ Looking for a little variety in your entertainment options?
Benson Theatre is pleased to present A Vaudeville Frolic at B Side â€“ the second in its series of monthly vaudeville showcases â€“ Friday and Saturday, Feb. 23rd & 24th, at 7:00pm at The B Side of Benson Theatre, 6058 Maple Street. Tickets are $10 in advance or $15 day of show at the door. All proceeds benefit the theater’s capital campaign.
â€œBack in the day, a typical vaudeville performance was made up of a series of separate, unrelated acts grouped together on a common bill,â€ said Benson Theatre Executive Director Amy Ryan. â€œOur goal is to use this format to introduce new audiences to a diversity of local talent while raising funds for the renovation of our future home at 6054 Maple Street.â€
Aly Peeler will emcee the February showcase, which will include performances by Travis Newcombe (magic), The Omaha Jitterbugs (swing dancing), Erin Feichtinger (comedy), Justin Holman (poetry & American Sign Language interpretation, a performance by Dawaune Lamont Hayes, and more TBA! Friday night will also include a brief presentation from Aaryon Bird Williams about the important efforts of local organization Fliye Arts.
The entertainment lineup is the same both nights, Ryan said, and includes an intermission. The B Side bar will be open for business.
Support for Benson Theatreâ€™s monthly vaudeville showcases is made possible in part by the Douglas County Visitors Improvement Fund. For more information about Benson Theatre, visit www.bensontheatre.org.