We were recently sent in an image by one of our regular Speakeasy audience members. She is a huge fan of history and vaudeville, and has been to nearly every show we have ever put on since Speakeasy began!
What she sent us was fascinating because it proved a point we had long suspected. In her email she sent us a picture of a vaudeville poster from a 1949 vaudeville show. What we found fascinating was how little vaudeville has changed but how much our audience has changed!
In the poster, the big words read ‘8 Acts Vaudeville!’ From what we can gather from the internet and researching the artists on the program they were also reasonably well known artists for their time. The theatre was a decent size also and to all intense purposes this was a big city show, with a clear intent to produce a show that the masses would tell their friends about and love! (Picture shows the RKO in 1943)
As we head toward the production of the last, monthly, Speakeasy Nuevo show we look at the shows from the last hey day of vaudeville and are excited by what we see! Not only are our audiences literally rushing to the online ticketing system to ensure that they get a seat at the events, but the shows we are presenting them eclipse the standards of the mainstream productions of American 1940’s vaudeville!
On May 17th Speakeasy Nuevo will present line up that concists of 14 acts! The theatre will not only seat an audience in an environment that is every bit as stylish and elegant as any theatre from any part of history, but with the addition of a suite of VIP tables that affords an added air of opulence, decadence, food, wine and an experience that has no rival. The performances given at Speakeasy Nuevo will be presented by world record holders, celebrity singers, awarded tap dancers, comedians with mass followings of their own and presented all on the same stage in a glorious cavalcade of performances that will literally leave any audience with their mouths wide open and cheering for more. Our selections of wines, champaigns, beers and ciders are complemented by the adition of the world renowned Speakeasy Slingshot and Roy Maloy’s Snake Oil!
We can’t wait to see you all on the 17th, and know that you will go crazy for our line up of some of the biggest celebrities in Australian vaudeville today!
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