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From Beer Halls to the Palace

December 16, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Rise and Demise of American Vaudeville


Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 1:00pm


Speaker: Dr. Alan Kreizenbeck, University of Maryland, Baltimore County


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Dr. Alan Kreizenbeck is a theatre practitioner with a love for popular entertainments. Come learn about the history of vaudeville, famous Jewish vaudevillians (in both Yiddish and “mainstream” theatres), Harry Houdini’s vaudeville career, and vaudeville in Baltimore. Corny old jokes will be re-told, songs will be presented, and many photographs will be shared.


This program is presented in relation to the Inescapable: The Life and Legacy of Harry Houdini exhibit, on display June 24, 2018 – January 21, 2019.


December 16, 2018
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm