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Vaudeville’s return to stage

To the editor:

The Calumet High School Drama Club would like to thank all those who performed, attended or supported us in our Vaudeville productions this summer. For those who do not know, Vaudeville is a series of unrelated acts performed in rapid succession, somewhat similar to a talent show. This type of show was very popular during the 1920s, and the CHS Drama Club brought it back to the Calumet Theatre stage for a five-week run in July and August.

We featured a wide variety of acts during our five shows, including solo singers and instrument players, several musical groups of an assortment of genres, belly dancers, theatrical skits, magic acts, stand-up comedy, poetry, and more. The entire show was planned, produced, and put together by CHS Drama Club students as part of a leadership grant by the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs (MCACA). The opportunity allowed us to develop our leadership skills as well as collaborate with local talent. We appreciate the support of everyone in the Copper Country in making our summer program a success.

Special thanks to The Calumet Theatre for allowing us to use this incredible historic venue for the shows, and to Keweenaw Coffee Works for sponsoring Vaudeville this summer. The event was a huge success, and we plan to do it again next summer. Keep your eyes peeled for next year’s Vaudeville and other future events put on by the CHS Drama Club.

Lori Weir

Calumet