The Ted Lewis Museum Announces
Seeking Volunteer Performers Age 14-50
SAT. APRIL 2, 2016 2-5 PM
Studio One
250 E. Franklin Street  Circleville, OH
EMAIL or call 470-477-3630
with questions or to schedule an audition appointment

Performance Date: Saturday, June 4, 2016 at 7:30 PM at Circleville High School Auditorium. Vaudeville will be directed by Joseph Rubin and choreographed by Meghan Marshall..

To Audition: Prepare and bring sheet music for a musical theatre selection or popular song from 1890-1950. Accompanist will be provided.  Applicants should also bring a resume & headshot (if you have one).

Rehearsal Schedule (tentative)
Saturday, May 7: 6:30-9:30 PM
Sunday, May 29 through Friday, June 3: 6:30-9:30 PM

Not all performers will be required at all rehearsals. Due to the minimal rehearsal schedule, performers will be expected to come to rehearsals on week of May 29th with their lines and music memorized. All rehearsals will be held in Circleville (locations TBA).

The Ted Lewis Museum is also seeking volunteer orchestra musicians, tech crew, ushers and ticket takers. For more information email


Illustrated Song Singers
Seeking 4 singers age 16-50, male or female, to sing solos with illustrated song slides in the first act. These slides, dating from 1906, are popular songs from the era, the singer sings the verses and choruses and the audience joins in on the last chorus. As was the practice in 1906, the songs will be performed in between screenings short silent films.
These singers may also be double cast with the Vaudeville act casts below.

Click here for an video example of illustrated song slides

Vaudeville Acts
Ted Lewis (then known as Theodore Friedman) appeared in the following two Vaudeville Acts in 1909-10 and  touring the Gus Sun Vaudeville Circuit. Copies of the scripts were located at the Library of Congress and restored for this production. Each act lasts approximately 15 minutes. Links to download scripts for perusal are available below. Both acts require singing and some dancing from the performers.

“Childhood Days” 
Dolly Dimples, Age 14-30, student, soprano or mezzo
Daisy Dell, Age 14-30, student, soprano or mezzo
Violet Hill, Age 14-30, student, soprano or mezzo
Bell Clare – Age 14-30, student, soprano or mezzo
Willie Perkins – Age 14-30, student, class clown, stutters
Percy Jones – Age 14-30, student,
Paddy Murphy – Age 14-30, student, tough Irish character
Issy Goldstein O’Brien – Age 14-30, student, Jewish character (This role was originally played by Ted Lewis)
Professor Limburger – Age 22-50, Teacher, German dialect


“The Warden and the Jailbird”
by Theodore Friedman (Ted Lewis) 
The Warden – Age 16-30, tenor or baritone (this role was originally played by Ted Lewis’ brother Edgar)
The Jailbird – Age 16-30, tenor or baritone, preferably able to play clarinet/saxophone and whistle (this role was originally played by Ted Lewis) Click here for an example of period whistling to the song “Listen to the Mocking Bird”


Vaudeville is presented by the Ted Lewis Museum in collaboration with Roundtown Players and Pickaway YMCA Dance Studio.
Joseph Rubin,
Jan 10, 2016, 1:14 PM
Joseph Rubin,
Jan 10, 2016, 1:19 PM