Vaudeville IS Alive and Well

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There is an old theater in Raton called the Shuler Theater. It is a state landmark has been restored to something so stunning it sends all your senses back to the 1918’s of top hats and chandeliers. The ornate decorations on the walls tells of an era gone by. The ceilings were painted with scenes of angles and clouds. It was all quite breathtaking.

Locals have taken advantage of this grand old place by putting on a vaudeville show each weekend. On Mother’s Day we became one of an audience of about 30 people to laugh and clap, boo and hiss the villian and watch Dale as he went on stage to take part in the major production of “Frankie and Johnny.” He was the bartender that ratted out Johnny and Nellie Bly. BUT, he never got to say his line. The conductor forgot that part!

It was great to see kids from the community take part in all the silliness. Oh, and if you don’t know what vaudeville is. Vaudeville was a theatrical genre of variety entertainment in the United States and Canada from the early 1880s until the early 1930s. Each performance was made up of a series of separate, unrelated acts grouped together on a common bill.

We enjoyed ourselves immensity.  For photo’s, I am taking you back to Dale’s website. I forgot my camera and it was very difficult taking a good photo anyway, as you will see. Click here.

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