Photo Flash: The Edge Theatre Presents Hilarity and Vaudeville in THE NANCE

The Edge Theater Company presents the Regional Premiere of "The Nance" March 3 through April 2 with performances on Fridays and Saturdays and Monday, March 20 at 8:00 p.m. and Sundays at 6:00 p.m.

No performance on Sunday, March 19.

In the 1930s, burlesque impresarios welcomed the hilarious comics and musical parodies of vaudeville to their decidedly lowbrow niche. A headliner called "the nance"-usually played by a straight man-was a stereotypically camp homosexual and master of comic double entendre. "The Nance" recreates the naughty, raucous world of burlesque's heyday and tells the backstage story of Chauncey Miles and his fellow performers. At a time when it was easy to play gay and dangerous to be gay, Chauncey's uproarious antics on the stage stand out in marked contrast to his offstage life. Embedded within this show are 12 hilarious vaudeville and burlesque acts.

Director Rick Yaconis has cast Warren Sherrill (Chauncey Miles), Jihad Milhem (Ned), John Ashton (Ephram), Patty Ionoff (Sylvie), Emily Tuckman (Carmen), Amy Gray (Joan) and Emily Gomes (Rose).

The Edge Theater, 1560 Teller Street, Lakewood CO 80214. Free Parking.

Photo Credit: Rachel D. Graham Photography

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Warren Sherrill Photo Flash: The Edge Theatre Presents Hilarity and Vaudeville in THE NANCE
Patty Ionoff, Warren Sherrill, John Ashton, Amy Gray, and Jihad Milhem Photo Flash: The Edge Theatre Presents Hilarity and Vaudeville in THE NANCE
Warren Sherrill Photo Flash: The Edge Theatre Presents Hilarity and Vaudeville in THE NANCE
Jihad Milhem, John Ashton, Warren Sherrill Photo Flash: The Edge Theatre Presents Hilarity and Vaudeville in THE NANCE
Emily Tuckman, Amy Gray, Patty Ionoff

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