Yes, we did it!
We made a DVD of the Roving Hysterical Theater Vaudeville Revival and Old-Time Nonsense Revue!
Recorded by Caitlin Davis!
And you can get a copy!
For only $20!
(All exclamation points free!)
Such a deal!
Send a check or money order to SCCA, PO Box 243, Dushore PA 18614!
Simply multiple the number of copies you want by $20 to arrive at the correct figure if you plan to pick up your copies!
Or toss in an extra $2 per copy for shipping and fondling!
Lucky, lucky you!
- A Side-Splitting Vaudeville Review
The Roving Hysterical Theater Vaudeville Revival and
Old-Time Nonsense Revue made its second appearance August 27-28 in St. Basil's Hall,
- The RHTVRAOTNR, as it is known to its friends, reeled off a continuous buffoonacious mix of comic routines and
off-key musical numbers. We thought you might like a quick review
of the skit "The
Watch Children," a one-act salute to
signs and sign language.
EMCEE: On my way in today, I decided to stop by to
visit my old friend, Methuselah. Just before I reached his house I
passed one of those "Watch Children" signs. You see them
all the time, so I paid it no particular mind, which was my undoing.
For as I turned the corner, there they were: the Watch Children,
straining at their leashes, gnashing their fangs and making
threatening lunges. Naturally, I backed off, but I was trapped. They
broke free, ripped my pants, lacerated my ankles and pummeled my
hands with sticky lollipops. I'm still sticky.
a rattle of chains, high-pitched yet guttural shouts
and general childish hullaballoo
EMCEE: Good lord, they've found me! Guards! Security! I
have to escape! [dashes around madly
LEAD WATCH CHILD: [peering out
from backstage] There is no escaping the
Emcee leaps off stage and into the audience. The
Watch Children, collars and chains hanging from their necks, boil up the center aisle, chasing him as he ducks in and out of the rows. Miss Marginella runs
back and forth in front of the stage, then reaches into a pot and dashes into the aisle.
MARGINELLA: Treat! Treat! Here, children, treat!
She holds out several fortune cookies. She raises her hand above each
Child's head, making them jump to get
They chew the cookies rapidly, scratching themselves and snapping at
MARGINELLA: Good child, good!
Emcee half sneaks back
to the stage.
EMCEE: Good thinking, Miss Marginella. But ...
how can we get them out of here?
MARGINELLA: [thinking for a
moment] I know. Children! I heard an ice
cream truck, a BIG one. Go get it!
Watch Children lope out the door at a dog-like run
MARGINELLA: They just love to chase cars.
EMCEE: It's a shame when they bite the tires.
- MARGINELLA: But they're so cute when they've
finished eating their Child Chow and curl up at your feet.
Looking Forward to
Local Arts in 2016
Sullivan County Council on the Arts (SCCA) is an umbrella organization
working to foster and preserve the artistic and cultural lives of the
residents of Sullivan County, a rural community of small towns, hemlock
forests and serenity in the heart of the Endless Mountains.
For a pdf copy of our 2016 brochure, click here
For an SCCA membership form, click here.
For an Art Expo application, click here.
Our Archives page holds links to all our theater scripts and prize winners.
Look for the the Sullivan County Council on the Arts on Facebook!
2016 Fall Art Expo
- This Is the Weekend That Was
For the Ultimate Musical Theater Weekend, the Sullivan County
Council on the Arts filled St. Basil's Hall with music and nonsense
almost nonstop from Friday evening, August 26, through Sunday night.
- First came the annual explosion of Irish music and dance by the
Celtic Martins on Friday, followed on Saturday by the Martin Sisters
Band doing swing and Western swing, the Roving Hysterical Theater
Vaudeville Revival and Old-Time Nonsense Revue and, last but far
from least, folk and blues singer Geoff Muldaur, who drew fans from
as far as Virginia.
The Sunday wrapup featured a fiddle workshop for kids and adults and
a second appearance by the Vaudeville Revue.
The new, bigger, higher stage installed by the Arts Council brought
the Martins' spectacular step dancing up to eye level and gave the
Vaudeville Revue a two-level performance space for its multiple
restaurant scenes and the engaging presence of Oatley the
Mathematical Horse. Repeat appearances by Sir Geoffrey Svelte and
Ayhaitcha Gutz smeared insult and arrogance across the audience, and
the fearsome Watch Children threatened to dissect beleaguered emcee
Tom Jones until tempered by Miss Marginella.
Muldaur, who spends much of his time these days in Amsterdam and
Iceland, found an appreciative audience here, several of whom have
seen him perform over half a century, his voice stunningly alive and
undiminished by the years.
As for the Martins ensemble, its nine members both entice and
enliven, bringing out the kind of immediate enthusiasm that other
groups can only envy.
- What's on for next year's celebration? Good question. Answers
will be coming soon.
The SCCA is accepting entries through September 23 for jurying in its annual Fall Art Expo. To simplify the jurying, artists can send photos of their work, either by email or standard mail. There is no fee for jurying, but if the artwork is accepted there will be a $20 entry fee for up to three pieces.
One of the longest-running programs the SCCA has undertaken in its 26-year history, the Art Expo is open to our widest audience of working artists. This notice is being sent to artists throughout the Northern Tier of Pennsylvania and the Southern Tier of New York, and to galleries in several counties.
At least $1,200 in cash prizes will be awarded, along with the usual People's Choice Award. Categories include painting, drawing, photography and three-dimensional art - basically, anything an artist of quality can produce.
Art Expo at the Forksville Fairgrounds, Rt. 154, Forksville, PA, during the Sullivan County Fall Festival, October 8-9, 10 am-5 pm.
for a PDF application. Questions concerning the Expo should be directed to Helen Day, helenday139 at gmail.com or 570-245-5694.
PS: If this notice has reached a gallery or arts association, please distribute to your membership.
email: info at sullivanarts.org