SANTA FE ― Celebrate The Lensic’s early days as a vaudeville venue with an all-new variety show, “Vaudeville at The Lensic,” created by veteran comedy and television writer Ron Bloomberg, at 7:30 p.m., Friday, June 15, at Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W. San Francisco Street, Santa Fe.
Tickets: $25 adults; $18 students under 18. Available at Lensic.org, 505.988.1234, or the Lensic box office at 211 W. San Francisco Street, Santa Fe.
When the newly constructed Lensic Theater opened in 1931, it welcomed top vaudeville performers of the era—live on stage—from Judy Garland and Rudy Vallee to Walter Pidgeon and Rita Hayworth.
In a salute to the great stars and comedy of those times, “Vaudeville at The Lensic” features some of Santa Fe’s funniest, most talented actors, singers, dancers, comedians, and jugglers, including:
“Vaudeville at The Lensic” is created by Ron Bloomberg, produced by Linda Krull, and directed by Ron Bloomberg and Barbara Hatch. Pianist David Geist serves as musical director, while actor Ali MacGraw introduces the evening and provides a history of vaudeville for the audience. The set designer is Meg Hachmann.
About Ron Bloomberg
Ron Bloomberg is an award-winning comedy writer whose TV network credits include “All in the Family,” “Three’s Company,” “Home Improvement.” Upon moving to Santa Fe in 2004, Ron began writing plays. Twelve have been produced. A reading of his full-length play, “The Queen of Madison Avenue” was held at the Lensic Performing Arts Center, featuring Ali MacGraw and Jonathan Richards.