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Vaudeville in the Catskills’ summer production celebrates the Golden Age

May 7, 2014

HURLEYVILLE, NY — Vaudeville in the Catskills is holding auditions for its 2014 summer production, “Vaudeville in the Catskills Celebrates the Golden Age!” Vaudeville in the Catskills is a lively theatrical production that takes place in the Borscht Belt and presents entertainment as it occurred throughout the Catskills’ rich history.

This year’s theme will center on the 1940-1950s. This is part of the Hotel Era known as the Golden Age, when resorts such as Grossingers, The Concord and The Nevele were at their prime and a major driving force for tourism. It was a time when big name entertainers like Milton Berle, Sammy Davis Jr., Frank Sinatra, or Judy Garland would be booked to perform at any one of these places.

Vaudeville in the Catskills is seeking performers of all types—comedians, singers, dancers, musicians and novelty acts. Those who can portray legendary entertainers from the 1940-1950s are a plus, but not mandatory.

Auditions and performances are at the Sullivan County Museum, 265 Main St. Auditions are May 15 (6 to 8:30 p.m.) and May 17, 31, June 1, 7 and 8 (1 to 4 p.m.). There will be an accompanist for singers for the May auditions. Performances are slated for August 22, 23 and 24.

For more information, email or call 917/531-6689.