Victorian English music hall revue from the Old Howard Theatre in Boston! As the crier outside the hall might say: "Roll up, roll up, hear the entertainment! This is not a dry lecture or a workshop, it's a SHOW! Our vintage ensemble style features some old favorites of the music hall stage: rousing chorus songs, songs that might make you blush, and bittersweet but tender songs that tug at the heartstrings. There's literally something for everyone in our fast-paced and fun performance. Have no fear, our steadfast Chairman will keep things moving along smoothly with his keen wit and saucy comments, and you will be delighted by the Professor's smooth handling of the piano keys! ? (Note to parents, the Troupers add: The show contains a good deal of rapid-fire innuendo, most of which will fly over the heads of innocents in the audience but might give you a chuckle.) "The Old Howard Troupe: Often Notorious. Frequently Glorious. Sometimes Hilarious. Curious? Follow us! ?
You might know some of the Troupers from TradMAD, Mystic Sea Music Festival, Youth Trad Song Weekend, Arisia, or the morris community; Angela Kessler performed here last year as a Kalevala bard, and Lynn Noel kicked off the Washington Revels' rehearsal season with traditional songs of the French-Canadian Voyageurs. They return with Lynn Feingold, Anabel Graetz, Jeff Keller, Jeremy Kessler, Jean Monroe and Philip Nimerskern.
This rousing trip back in time is FREE (fine bowler hats will be passed for donations). No tickets required, but plan to show up early to get a table and order appropriate victuals and libations. This will be one of the four events at which nominations for the FSGW board of directors will be accepted.