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Historic Forks to present Vaudeville

Posted: Friday, June 28, 2013

The Historic Forks of the Wabash, 3011 West Park Drive, will present a Vaudeville show on Saturday, August 3. Two performances will be held, the first at 2 p.m., followed by an evening show at 9 p.m.

The show will be a variety show for all ages according to Ruth Reed, co-director of the performance along with Rhonda Landrum. Reed said, “Vaudeville is historic and the Forks provides an avenue to perform.”

Vaudeville was a variety of entertainment popular in the United States and Canada from the early 1880s until the early 1930s. Each performance was made up of a series of separate, unrelated acts grouped together on a common program. Types of acts included popular and classical musicians, singers, dancers, comedians, trained animals, acrobats, jugglers, one-act plays and more.

Anyone can audition for the show. Those who can tell jokes, dance, sing or tell a funny story are welcome. Each individual performance will last about 3 to 4 minutes with the complete Vaudeville show lasting about 45 minutes to one hour.

Those interested in performing or for more information may contact Ruth Reed at (260) 758-2549. The cost per person to attend one of the performances will be $5. The proceeds will benefit the Historic Forks of the Wabash. Visit the website at www.historicforks.com.