America’s Got Vaudeville!

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America’s Got Vaudeville!

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Long before “America’s Got Talent,” Vaudeville ruled as America’s number one form of entertainment! Join new Vaudevillian Mark Lohr as he teaches vaudeville-style comedy and performance skills in America’s Got Vaudeville! This theatre residency teaches students performance techniques enabling them to perform their very own “REALLY BIG SHOW!” Students experience history through the introduction of the history of Vaudeville.

Sample Common Core connections
SL.5.1: Comprehension and Collaboration: Engage effectively in a range of collaborative discussions with diverse partners, building on others’ ideas and expressing their own clearly.
4.MD.A.1: Solve problems involving measurement and conversion of measurements from a larger unit to a smaller unit.


Typically, residencies range from $2,000 to $3,000, but we can use your available budget and ‘work backwards’ to create a cost-effective residency for your school. We may be able to assist you in securing grant and funding opportunities.

Residencies are tailored to your needs but usually include:

  • A kick-off assembly
  • A required orientation meeting and planning session
  • A set of workshops for classes of up to 25 students each
  • A student culminating or sharing event
  • An evaluation meeting

For a rough estimate, residency prices include:

  • Artist assembly (see artist’s page for pricing)
  • A set of workshops ($100 each)
  • A required orientation meeting and planning session ($100 each)
  • An evaluation meeting ($100)
  • Mileage and supply costs depend on artist location and the residency chosen.

"The greatest strength was Mr. Lohr's ability to communicate with students using very few words. The interactions that took place through performance were incredible."

Garrett College


Jessica, Music Teacher, Oakdale Eelementary

"A lively and entertaining performance...the kids were hooked from the moment he walked into the auditorium! It was very interactive. The kids loved every minute of if! They could relate to the performance. They talked about it the rest of the afternoon and at home."

Alice, Teacher, Church Hill Elementary