The Spirit of Vaudeville is a musical variety show that celebrates the vaudevillians of the jazz age. The tale is told through banjo strumming, tap dancing, storytelling, ukulele and mandolin solos, and wacky Charleston dances.
Richard performed as an actor, ukulele player and tap dancer in the Kennedy Center production of "Lady Be Good".
He was cast in the same role that Ukulele Ike did in the 1920's. Ukulele Ike appears in "The Spirit of Vaudeville". Richard Stillman- actor, banjo player, tap dancer, ukulele player Flip Peters - Guitar Accompaniment Photo- Peter Jacobs
Seeing you this evening was the most wonderful theatre experience I've had in a long time! When I read there would be a 'vaudeville' performer, I could not have imagined it would be such an incredible display of such a broad variety of talents!
Sincerely, J.W. - E. Islip, NY
The Spirit of Vaudeville has played at:
Watchung Arts Center in Watchung, NJ United Solo Theater Festival in NYC, Beethoven Pianos (Project 142) in NYC, Mondo Arts Center in Summit, NJ Luna Stage in Montclair NJ, Cape May Stage in Cape May NJ, Bayway Theater in E. Islip, NY, Mohonk Mountain Arts Festival in New Paltz, NY Burgdorf Arts Center in Maplewood NJ, The State Theater of NJ in New Brunswick NJ. Van Vleck Concerts, Montclair, NJ The Folk Project, Morristown, NJ
In addition to the Spirit of Vaudeville show, I also play the ukulele in my Broadway, World Music and Hawaiian shows. Here is a Swing tune on the uke.