Vaudeville to come to the Buskirk-Chumley Theater


The Buskirk-Chumley Theater will host "Va-Va-Va-Vaudeviller", a variety show featuring local performers on August 19th. Sanya Ali / Indiana Daily Student Buy Photos

Starkey the Wonder Horse is coming to the Buskirk-Chumley Theater this August.

The theater will play host to “Va-Va-Va-Vaudeville,” a variety show featuring local performers. Two shows are scheduled for Aug. 19, the first a kid-friendly matinee at 2 p.m., followed by an evening show which includes a burlesque act at 8 p.m.

Joseph Ermey, who’s performed in Bloomington’s theater circuit, will host the matinee alongside pianist Ross Martinie Eiler. The People’s Diva Argenta Peron and two-time Bloomington Comedy Festival winner David Britton will host the evening show.

Both shows aim to put on a performance that “harkens back to early 20th century vaudeville troupes that crisscrossed the country by train, entertaining young and old alike,” according to a press release from the Dance Network Alliance.

Performers include members of AsaBela Aerial Circus Academy, The Hudsucker Posse, Windfall Dancers, Jan Lucas Belly Dance, Puppeteer Terri Klingeihoefer , Bloomington Acro Yoga, The Dance Center, the Delightful Regina Sweet, Mad 4 My Dog, Charlie the Parrot, the Stardusters Swing Band with the Lady Lucks and Starkey the Wonder Horse.

Both shows are produced by the Dance Network Alliance in cooperation with the Bloomington Arts Commission and the Buskirk-Chumley Theater Arts Start Up Program.

Tickets are available online or at the BCT Box Office. Advance tickets are available for $5 for chidlren and $10 for adults.

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