Here we go again! The first Five Minute Follies was a rousing success with a standing-room-only audience. We just secured a date at the Rotunda in Philadelphia for the next Follies — Friday, January 14th, 2011 — and we’re looking for acts. Can you do something interesting, entertaining, dramatic, touching, surprising and/or funny in five minutes or less? Well, then, drop us a line. Please feel free to send links to audio or video.
As always, we are seeking singers, dancers, comics, clowns, jugglers, sideshow performers, contortionists, magicians, and especially hard-to-classify acts. Traditional and non-traditional performers welcome. We are paying homage to the golden age of variety — think Ed Sullivan’s “Toast of the Town”, Ted Mack’s Original Amateur Hour, The Carol Burnett Show — the shows that kept the spirit of Vaudeville alive on television. We want the full spectrum of entertainment, from the nostalgic to the weird.
No bands, but solo artists welcome with own accompaniment (live or CD with backing tracks). No pyrotechnics, no nudity, no animal acts.
Please note, this is a non-paying gig.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your links and info. See ya at the show!