Welcome to Prairie Vaudeville .com!

The Crescent Arts Centre Follies  is a Vaudeville Camp where seniors and older adults come together to learn new skills, sharpen old ones, stage them and use them to entertain others.

Over 12 weeks, you will learn about the history of vaudeville and the discover the spirit of the performers who brought it to life. 

“Diversity is our strength” is as true in Vaudeville as it is in life.

Music, Magic, Comedy, Juggling, Dancing, Acting in Skits and playing in novelty orchestras that use only household items to create a Vaudeville Symphony.

Be a part of the team that creates the sets, the backdrops, the props and the costumes.

During November and December we will participate in several zoom calls that will cover the history and the spirit of Vaudeville.    We will use Zoom to start planning the productions and learn the skills needed to make this one of the finest and interesting projects imaginable.

Introductory meetings are being planned for mid-November.

The camp will culminate in a full Vaudeville Production for family, friends and public at the Crescent Fort Rouge United Church in the Spring of 2021.

The Vaudeville camp is directed by Grant Simpson with over 40 years of Professional Vaudeville Productions under his belt.   He produces the Vaudeville Podcast and the Prairie Vaudeville Radio Show.   www.prairievaudeville.com

Cost of the 12 week camp is $20.00

Call for more information or to sign up

Contact:  Sandi Howell by email:  sandihowell@shaw.ca or by phone 204-990-4895

The Crescent Arts Centre is  working diligently to bring this program to you in a safe and Covid responsible way.

Grant performs for the 55 Plus groups and at Senior Care Facilities bringing both his one-man vaudeville show to older adults and also his Silent Movie Hour where he brings silent movies and then plays silent-movie-piano behind them. Two great ways to bring something different to your communities.

“Grant Simpson recently led our 55 Plus group on a fun-filled musical romp through the glory days of vaudeville. His talent and ease with multiple instruments is evident as he tells stories of the early days of vaudeville. He weaves jokes and novelty numbers spontaneously into his show while playing ragtime piano, banjo, guitar and even the musical saw. With his engaging and personal manner, he connects easily with any audience, and we can’t wait to invite him back again.”
Linda Thorlakson, Crescent Fort Rouge 55 Plus Program

“The residents of Riverwood Square love the variety of entertainment that Grant Simpson provides.  Grant engages them with musical favorites, Vaudeville music or simple piano background music.  We surprised our residents with a Silent Movie theme and we knew which entertainer would captivate our resident’s attention.  Grant was a huge hit!  He is a skilled piano player and entertains our residents with music and stories.”     – Shannon Gaulke, Health & Wellness Director at Riverwood Square

“Thank you for recommending Grant. He was a real hit! Many attendees spoke to him afterwards about how much they enjoyed his performance or to ask him about future gigs. He was so popular, he was given a standing ovation!! That hasn’t occurred in over 13 years.”    – Kathy Deyman RWTA

For booking and inquiries contact us at prairievaudeville@gmail.com
or phone/text 431-373-3108