Who says vaudeville is dead? It’s just been updated for the ‘90s.
Traditional vaudeville arts, high-tech lasers and sound effects have been combined to create Lazer Vaudeville, which comes to The Met on Saturday for two shows.
The show brings a fresh approach to conventional vaudeville performances that appeals to modern audiences, says Carter Brown, founder of Lazer Vaudeville.
Featured entertainment includes juggling, audience participation, acrobatics and comedy, with lasers, black lights and sound effects highlighting the show.
Alfonso, a 7-foot-tall fluorescent, fire-breathing dragon, will be master of ceremonies. He performs feats that range from break-dancing and ballet to dramatic poetry reading. A wizard performing magical illusions is one of the fantasy characters who will lead the audience on journeys through their imaginations.
The event has been successful with the TV generation, says Brown. “Kids are used to video and film, so they really respond to this. Part of our mission is to introduce young audiences to the art of live performance.”
Saturday’s performances are at 3 and 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 for adults and $6 for children and senior citizens, available at G&B; Select-a-Seat outlets or call (800) 325-SEAT.
, DataTimes ILLUSTRATION: Color Photo
Subscribe to the Morning Review newsletter
Get the day’s top headlines delivered to your inbox every morning by subscribing to our newsletter.