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Vaudeville DVD!

Yes, we did it!

We made a DVD of the Roving Hysterical Theater Vaudeville Revival and Old-Time Nonsense Revue!

Recorded by Caitlin Davis!

And you can get a copy!

For only $20!

(All exclamation points free!)

Such a deal!

Send a check or money order to SCCA, PO Box 243, Dushore PA 18614!

Simply multiple the number of copies you want by $20 to arrive at the correct figure if you plan to pick up your copies!

Or toss in an extra $2 per copy for shipping and fondling!

Lucky, lucky you!

A Side-Splitting Vaudeville Review
The Roving Hysterical Theater Vaudeville Revival and Old-Time Nonsense Revue made its second appearance August 27-28 in St. Basil's Hall, Dushore.
The RHTVRAOTNR, as it is known to its friends, reeled off a continuous buffoonacious mix of comic routines and off-key musical numbers. We thought you might like a quick review of the skit "The Watch Children," a one-act salute to signs and sign language.
EMCEE: On my way in today, I decided to stop by to visit my old friend, Methuselah. Just before I reached his house I passed one of those "Watch Children" signs. You see them all the time, so I paid it no particular mind, which was my undoing. For as I turned the corner, there they were: the Watch Children, straining at their leashes, gnashing their fangs and making threatening lunges. Naturally, I backed off, but I was trapped. They broke free, ripped my pants, lacerated my ankles and pummeled my hands with sticky lollipops. I'm still sticky.
a rattle of chains, high-pitched yet guttural shouts and general childish hullaballoo
EMCEE: Good lord, they've found me! Guards! Security! I have to escape! [dashes around madly disoriented]
LEAD WATCH CHILD: [peering out from backstage] There is no escaping the Watch Children.
Emcee leaps off stage and into the audience. The Watch Children, collars and chains hanging from their necks, boil up the center aisle, chasing him as he ducks in and out of the rows. Miss Marginella runs back and forth in front of the stage, then reaches into a pot and dashes into the aisle.
MARGINELLA: Treat! Treat! Here, children, treat!
She holds out several fortune cookies. She raises her hand above each Child's head, making them jump to get their snack. They chew the cookies rapidly, scratching themselves and snapping at each other.
MARGINELLA: Good child, good!
Emcee half sneaks back to the stage.
EMCEE: Good thinking, Miss Marginella. But ... how can we get them out of here?
MARGINELLA: [thinking for a moment] I know. Children! I heard an ice cream truck, a BIG one. Go get it!
Watch Children lope out the door at a dog-like run
MARGINELLA: They just love to chase cars.
EMCEE: It's a shame when they bite the tires.
MARGINELLA: But they're so cute when they've finished eating their Child Chow and curl up at your feet.

Welcome to the Sullivan County Council on the Arts

Looking Forward to
Local Arts in 2016

The Sullivan County Council on the Arts (SCCA) is an umbrella organization working to foster and preserve the artistic and cultural lives of the residents of Sullivan County, a rural community of small towns, hemlock forests and serenity in the heart of the Endless Mountains.

For a pdf copy of our 2016 brochure, click here.

For an SCCA membership form, click here.

For an Art Expo application, click here.

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Looking Ahead

This Is the Weekend That Was
For the Ultimate Musical Theater Weekend, the Sullivan County Council on the Arts filled St. Basil's Hall with music and nonsense almost nonstop from Friday evening, August 26, through Sunday night.
First came the annual explosion of Irish music and dance by the Celtic Martins on Friday, followed on Saturday by the Martin Sisters Band doing swing and Western swing, the Roving Hysterical Theater Vaudeville Revival and Old-Time Nonsense Revue and, last but far from least, folk and blues singer Geoff Muldaur, who drew fans from as far as Virginia.
The Sunday wrapup featured a fiddle workshop for kids and adults and a second appearance by the Vaudeville Revue.
The new, bigger, higher stage installed by the Arts Council brought the Martins' spectacular step dancing up to eye level and gave the Vaudeville Revue a two-level performance space for its multiple restaurant scenes and the engaging presence of Oatley the Mathematical Horse. Repeat appearances by Sir Geoffrey Svelte and Ayhaitcha Gutz smeared insult and arrogance across the audience, and the fearsome Watch Children threatened to dissect beleaguered emcee Tom Jones until tempered by Miss Marginella.
Muldaur, who spends much of his time these days in Amsterdam and Iceland, found an appreciative audience here, several of whom have seen him perform over half a century, his voice stunningly alive and undiminished by the years.
As for the Martins ensemble, its nine members both entice and enliven, bringing out the kind of immediate enthusiasm that other groups can only envy.
What's on for next year's celebration? Good question. Answers will be coming soon.
2016 Fall Art Expo
The SCCA is accepting entries through September 23 for jurying in its annual Fall Art Expo. To simplify the jurying, artists can send photos of their work, either by email or standard mail. There is no fee for jurying, but if the artwork is accepted there will be a $20 entry fee for up to three pieces.
One of the longest-running programs the SCCA has undertaken in its 26-year history, the Art Expo is open to our widest audience of working artists. This notice is being sent to artists throughout the Northern Tier of Pennsylvania and the Southern Tier of New York, and to galleries in several counties.
At least $1,200 in cash prizes will be awarded, along with the usual People's Choice Award. Categories include painting, drawing, photography and three-dimensional art - basically, anything an artist of quality can produce.
Art Expo at the Forksville Fairgrounds, Rt. 154, Forksville, PA, during the Sullivan County Fall Festival, October 8-9, 10 am-5 pm. Click here for a PDF application. Questions concerning the Expo should be directed to Helen Day, helenday139 at or 570-245-5694.
PS: If this notice has reached a gallery or arts association, please distribute to your membership. 

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