Cyclonic: Readings from ‘Queen of Vaudeville: The Story of Eva Tanguay’ Text Size
Event takes place on April 18, 2015 at 7:30 PM
Wistariahurst Museum, 238 Cabot Street, Holyoke
Join us for an unforgettable evening of a unique musical experience titled Cyclonic. Cyclonic is a dramatized stage rendering of four scenes from the book The Queen of Vaudeville, told with music and pictures. Holyoke’s own Eva Tanguay (1878-1947) was the biggest star of the vaudeville stage, a variety-format entertainment that was hugely popular in the years 1880-1920. Eva took vaudeville by storm and was soon the highest-paid performer in vaudeville.
Author Andrew Erdman came up with the idea of turning an ordinary book signing into a something livelier – a musical show. Acclaimed songwriter and musician, Mary Lorson, has written songs inspired by Eva, as well as interpreted a number of the tunes that helped Tanguay to become the “cyclonic comedienne” of the vaudeville stage. Cyclonic not only gives a taste of the book Queen of Vaudeville and a sample of Mary Lorson’s performing talents, but also revives the spirit of Eva Tanguay, the mighty queen of vaudeville—if only for an evening.
This event is sponsored by MIFA, Massachusetts International Festival of the Arts. Reservations required and can be purchased online at wistariahurst.org. Tickets are $20 general / $15 members, please click here to reserve your tickets.
Posted on January 8, 2015 by Wistaria Hurst