Children's Summer Pirate! Vaudeville Workshop

This summer we will be creating our vaudeville acts with pirates in mind...ay' mateys - yes that's right, pirates!! We will learn some pirate songs, try our hand at pirate themed skits, and perhaps some stage combat skills.  Our pirates will also probably unicycle, tumble, dance and juggle too in this two-week workshop. 

For children ages 8-13 (CITs age 14-18).

Weekdays July 10 - 21 , 2017

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Be a Revels Pirate this summer.

Yo-ho, yo-ho a pirate's life for us!  This year, PIRATES at Vaudeville. Last year we had an Austrian bent to our Vaudeville workshop, complete with yodeling, comedic skits from the Austrian Alps, and marionettes.  This summer we will be creating our vaudeville acts with pirates in mind...ay' mateys - yes that's right, pirates!! We will learn some pirate songs, try our hand at pirate themed skits, and perhaps some stage combat skills.  Mark Jaster and Sabrina Mandell will join us again for acting coaching and comedic timing, in addition to some other surprise artists. Yes, our pirates will also probably unicycle, tumble, dance and juggle too!! 

 

What is Vaudeville?

Vaudeville was a theatrical genre of variety entertainment, popular in the U.S. from the early 1880’s until the early 1930’s.  Each performance was made up of a series of separate unrelated acts grouped together on a common bill.  Types of acts included musicians, dancers, comedians, trained animals, circus tricks, magicians, impersonators, acrobats, one act plays etc…

Our workshop will consist of the exploration and practice of many different avenues of live entertainment, based on the Vaudeville Tradition: singing, dancing, comedy skits, magic, circus acts, clowning, miming etc…  Our goal at the end of the two weeks will be to put together a Vaudeville show for the enjoyment of family and friends.

 

For further details contact Revels Education director Emily Williams at 617-972-8300 ext. 26 or ewilliams@revels.org