Travesties of 2012



Travesties of 2012 “Variety at its finest” – –Time Out New York

“One of the best entertainment deals in town” – New York Times

With your host Trav S.D. (“…an erudite evocation of the sonorus, ornate styles of W.C. Fields and Fred Allen.” –Adam Gopnick, the New Yorker)

My pal and theatrical landsman Trav S.D.’s and his long-running American Vaudeville Theatre is at it again– this year they are presenting  an eclectic mix of surreal comedy, traditional pop music and New York’s best vaudeville, circus and burlesque performers. In its 16 years of operation the AVT has presented hundreds of top variety acts from sideshow king Todd Robbins (Carnival Knowledge) to Warner Brothers recording artist Lizzie West to me!. From tap dance to magic to good old-fashioned bump-and-grind, Travesties of 2012 will present a diverse mash-up of American entertainment styles in a revue format both naughty and nostalgic.

Featuring the Cream of New York’s Vaudeville Aristocracy:

• Celebrity impressionist Bob Greenberg (as seen on Saturday Night Live)! (July 26 & 27)
• Ventriloquist Carla Rhodes! (as seen on MTV’s Weird Vibes) ! (July 28)
• Clowns Jennifer Harder and Glenn Heroy (as seen on PBS’s Circus)! (July 19, 21, 26 & 27)
• Operatic comedians Jenny Lee Mitchell & Dandy Darkly!
• Rodeo rope artist A.J. Silver!
• The sketch team of Audrey Crabtree and Billy Dee Bedlam (July 26-28)
• Contortionist The Amazing Amy! (July 19-21)
• Mentalist/Mind Reader Rory Raven! (July 20)
• Mock Star Killy Dwyer (July 19)
• And all the way from Chicago, sassy chanteuse Meghan Murphy singing our musical centennial tribute to the Shubert’s “Passing Show”!

Plus Special Performances from the casts of the other NYMF Musicals

And Sketches, Numbers and Sundry Notions by our core cast: Noah Diamond, Michael Lester, Alexander MacDonald, Shashanah Newman, Isaiah Tanenbaum, and C.L. Weatherstone

Directed by John Hurley
Musical Director/ accompanist: Sarah Malinda Engelke
Stage Manager: Audrey Marshall
Lighting Design: Olivia Harris
Costumes: Meryl Pressman and Holly Rihn

Thursday: 7/19: 9:30pm
Friday 7/20: 7pm & 930pm
Saturday: 7/21: 6pm
Thursday: 7/26: 9:30pm
Friday 7/27: 7pm & 930pm
Sat: 7/28: 6pm

At the 45th Street Theatre Upstairs (354 45th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues)

For tickets: or via Ovationtix at 212-352-3101

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