with Alan Teller
Sunday, February 23, 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Distinct from Yiddish theater, Jewish vaudeville had its own flavor. Alan Teller grew up with a larger-than-life grandfather in the business — a guy who pulled quarters out of Alan’s ears and made things disappear before his eyes. He inherited scrapbooks that include photos and clippings, telegrams and contracts, playbills, and more, including an early review of his grandfather’s act in Harper’s. This class will explore the role of iconic stars such as Eddie Cantor, Al Jolson, Sophie Tucker, Fanny Brice, and the Marx Brothers in the development of
comedy, and will feature period recordings and reenactments of routines by Weber and Fields, and Gallagher and Shean.
No fee (please register) Register online, email, or call 847-869-4230 ext. 308.