Through Sunday, Sept. 29: Lord Franzannian Royal Olympian Spectacular Vaudeville Show

The Midnight Sun

By Volcano Staff on September 16, 2013

In the late 1800s and early 1900s, vaudeville was by far the most popular form of entertainment in America. Sadly, the advent of radio and talking pictures killed it off by about 1925 or so, as people became (and still are) more fascinated by compact, one- or two-dimensional forms of visual stimuli. For now at least, small, cabaret-style shows are a welcome, and burgeoning, addition to fringe culture such as the Lord Franzannian Royal Olympian Spectacular Vaudeville Show hosted by storyteller Elizabeth Lord. Lord is many things:  bartender, storyteller, gifted actor - and, once a year, Lord Franzannian, the gruff but lovable drag host of Oly's premier vaudeville revue. Now in its seventh year, the vaudeville show promises a "fast paced variety show" with "a little something for everyone." Will this mean jugglers? Probably. Contortionists? Perhaps. Rampant fun? Almost certainly. Proceeds benefit BigShowCity, a non-profit Performing Arts Organization that supports and helps finance burgeoning artists. They say laughter is good medicine. Here's a heaping spoonful of proof.

LORD FRANZANNIAN ROYAL OLYMPIAN SPECRACULAR VAUDEVILLE SHOW, 8 p.m. Friday-Sunday, 10 a.m. Saturday, 4 p.m. Sept. 29, through Sept. 29, Midnight Sun Performance Space, 113 N. Columbia St., Olympia, $15-$25,

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