New Old Time Chautauqua to play from screen to shining screen

Posted 6/12/20

Everyone is staying home, but the show must go on. 

Online, that is.

This summer’s New Old Time Chautauqua won’t hit the road this year. Even so, the evening of vaudeville, …

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New Old Time Chautauqua to play from screen to shining screen

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Everyone is staying home, but the show must go on. 

Online, that is.

This summer’s New Old Time Chautauqua won’t hit the road this year. Even so, the evening of vaudeville, magic and music will still hit close to home, as the show will be offered on Zoom with artists performing from their own digs.

The event is planned for 6 p.m. Sunday, June 14, and tickets to the virtual show are available by donation to NOTC at $20 per screen, through Brown Paper Tickets at notcvirtual.brownpapertickets.com. (Each “ticket holder” will be sent a Zoom ID and password one hour before the show.)

NOTC organizers said the nonprofit had to cancel its benefit shows and summer 2020 to Wisconsin to register voters for the November General Election.

Chautauqua is an all-volunteer organization of educators and entertainers, directed by Paul Magid, a Flying Karamazov Brother and co-founder of NOTC, that travels for a month each summer to collaborate with diverse communities and present educational workshops.

This year’s benefit will again boast an impressive lineup of entertainers. The show includes Godfrey Daniels, everyone’s favorite 8-foot clown; The Flying Karamazov Brothers; international eccentric performer Poki; Tom Noddy, the “World’s Best and Most Famous Bubble Guy”; evocative singer/songwriter Jan Luby; funny man and physical maniac Frank Olivier; Artis the Spoonman of Soundgarden fame; award-winning magician Joey Pipia; Fiona Rose, a multi-instrumentalist with hands and feet; social clown Kristin Crowley; band composer and tune savant Thaddeus Spae as the incorrigible “Uncle Pappy”; swinging singing troubadour Harry “Boom Boom” Levine; Barnum & Bailey clown Chris Bricker; aerialista Tayna Gagne; whistler extraordinaire and “The Voice of Woodstock” Jason Serinus; physical comedienne Sayde Osterloh; and beltin’ balladeer Kym Trippsmith. Also on the bill: The Virtual Fighting Instruments of Karma Marching Chamber Band/Orchestra.

All donations to NOTC are tax-deductible; go to chautauqua.org to learn more.

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Marge samuelson

What has happened to Kirk Boxleitner? I hope he hasn't left the paper, he was an excellent writer and funny too.

Tuesday, June 23