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Praise for Glenwood Vaudeville Revue

Dear Editor:

For Aspen locals and regular visitors who miss the zany skits and talented song-and-dance routines at the former Crystal Palace Dinner Theatre, make the drive to Glenwood Springs for the equally excellent (perhaps even funnier?) Glenwood Vaudeville Revue.

With a cast comprised of seasoned Crystal Palace and Aspen Community Theatre performers, the show is full of top-notch talent. I took my 9-year-old daughter to a show last week, and both of us giggled til our bellies hurt. (While some of the jokes are adult humor, nothing is too bawdy – no foul language – and some just went over her head.)

We both loved the current-day riff on “Who’s On First;” a rap about black bears rifling through downtown restaurant Dumpsters (relevant to me, with a recent bear-in-my-garage incident); a clever tap-dance number about 1930s movie production “code” (on-screen kisses can last no more than six seconds) and the Masterpiece Theatre-like reading of The Beatles’ “I Am the Eggman” lyrics. Silly, silly stuff.

Like the old Crystal Palace format, the actors and actresses also serve as waitstaff prior and during the show – these folks work HARD. Unlike the Crystal Palace, this night out is actually affordable! The “pub style” menu (with full bar) features sandwiches, salads and appetizers like chicken wings and quesadillas. No menu item costs more than $9. Ticket prices are only $18 per adult, $15 per child.

The Glenwood Vaudeville Revue only runs weekends through September, with Friday and Saturday night and Sunday afternoon performances. I highly recommend making the effort to drive downvalley to Glenwood for this top-notch, family friendly, affordable entertainment. Your funny bone will thank you.

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Kara Williams

Carbondale