- Event dates: February 11 & 12
- Showtimes: Sat 7:30pm, Sun 3:00pm
- Featured Artist:
Barnstable Performing Arts Center
744 West Main Street, Hyannis MA 02601
We’ll jump in a time machine full of musicians and arrive in that glamorous era known as the Roaring ‘20s! Enjoy the silent screen magic of Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton and the music that made those early Hollywood films come alive, plus the radio plays and dances like the Charleston that revolutionized the youth of the age.
This fun variety show, a pastiche of music and culture from the 1920s, was created by two enormously talented young men, Drew Zaremba and Kyle Gordon. Both are incredible composers, arrangers, performers, and conductors. These two great friends are so passionate about the Roaring ‘20s, they developed a whole show about about the age of speakeasies, early Hollywood, jazz, and wild parties! This glitzy trip will be the cat’s pajamas and the bee’s knees!
Drew and Kyle as hosts and conductors will take us back 100 years in a time machine where we’ll experience the culture and entertainment of the 1920s as though we were there live. We’ll listen to a gripping “Tarzan” radio drama, and dancers join the orchestra to perform the Charleston! Visit a speakeasy and listen to a torch singer perform “It Had to be You.” while watching out for the Keystone Cops.
We’ll also present two short silent films from Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton with new scores written by Drew and Kyle. “The Immigrant,” written and directed by Chaplin, stars his Little Tramp character as an immigrant on a voyage to America, who meets a young woman and later reunites with her at a New York restaurant. Many silly events ensue!
“One Week,” is another memorable comedy of the era, written and directed by Keaton. In it, Buster’s character and his new bride receive a build-it-yourself house as a wedding present. The house is supposed to be easily built in one week, but an old boyfriend of Buster’s wife renumbers the packing crates. The walls revolve, doors go nowhere, and in one of the most famous scenes in silent film history, the house falls down around Buster.
"The Roaring ‘20s" captures the glitz and glamour of a time when new forms of entertainment appeared and the music of the past evolved into something new. Join us for this extraordinary, high-energy variety show!
FANFARE & OVERTURE
CHARLESTON/SPEAKEASY/IT HAD TO BE YOU
TARZAN RADIO DRAMA
L IS FOR LOVE