FUSEBOX Festival’s 60 in Sixty!

Vaude Villa will be performing as one of the 60 in Sixty for the FUSEBOX Festival Benefit at The North Door!



Published in: on December 16, 2013 at 9:10 pm  Leave a Comment  

Repeal Day Soirée (1930’s Costume Party)

Repeal Day Soirée

1930’s Costume Party  Sponsored by Drambuie


WHEN:        9:00 PM – 12:00 AM on December 5th, 2013

WHERE:    Firehouse Lounge at 605 Brazos St., Austin, TX 78701

ADMISSION:    $5.00 or FREE with Password at the Bookcase

FACEBOOK:    https://www.facebook.com/events/193142484208087/?source=1

Come Dapper, Flapper, and Night-Capper! Jump in the jalopy with your doll and your pal and head on down to the Firehouse Lounge. Every dame in town knows it’s all the cat’s meow, so be sure to wear your best 1930’s costume out. On December 5th, we’ll celebrate the end of Prohibition and if you know the password, you get FREE Admission! What could be more of a Bootlegger’s dream than an underground Repeal Day Soirée sponsored by Drambuie with all the esteem?

Join your hostess with the mostess, Vaude Villa with Who Said Vaudeville Was Dead?, she’ll be singing and tap dancing like Ginger and Fred. Avant Glam stars Roxie Moxie and Sassy Delure will entertain you for sure, with burlesque and performance in vintage couture. Dapper Dames are gaining fame with their flapper routine, you’ll see that they make quite the pip team. The World’s Most Daring Sword Swallower will surely make you holler! Erin Freeman will sing you a song that won’t steer you wrong. The Great DJ Gatsby will be turning on the mix with tunes to meet your dancing fix. And special guests will have you wondering “What could possibly be next?”.

Now listen up, cause here’s the catch, that is if you want us to lift the latch. You’ve gotta be keen, you know what I mean? To get yourself behind the bookshelf, remember the Password is “Alabaster” to get you in faster. And keep it on your kisser and yes, we mean at a whisper.  For if you come to the door and you don’t know for sure, you’re a paying a $5 dollar spot and we won’t budge if you holler. You know it’s just as well that we keep it swanky and swell for the Repeal Day Soirée that’s sure to compel. Abyssinia on December 5th, so don’t miss it!


Published in: on November 18, 2013 at 10:47 pm  Leave a Comment  

Vaude Villa on KOOP Radio!

WIN Full Event Passes to Art Outside by tuning in to KOOP Radio 91.7FM TODAY (Saturday, October 12th, 2013)

9:00-10:00AM with Corrina Rachel’s Dreamland Jazz

1:00-2:00PM with Winovino and Vaude Villa (Jessica Ryan) from Who Said Vaudeville Was Dead? singing Helen Kane classics!

THE Who Said Vaudeville Was Dead? SHOW will take place after midnight on Saturday night at Art Outside 2013 on the Pavilion Stage.

Stream online at: http://www.koop.org/pages.item.86/stream-koop-listen-online.html


Published in: on October 12, 2013 at 1:59 pm  Leave a Comment  

We Made the A-List

Austin 360/Austin Statesman listed Bread & Circus: A NIGHT UNDER THE BIG TOP & DisDish SideShow AfterParty on the A-List!

Check out the amazing photos by Arnold Wells:


Published in: on October 8, 2013 at 3:33 pm  Leave a Comment  

Bread & Circus in the Austin Chronicle

Austin Chronicle (Wayne A. Brenner)


Circus sideshow delights! The boldest of burlesque! Aerial acrobatics and belly-dancing and sword-swallowing and a zombie marching band! Look: Aetheria Lovecraft. The Barebones Orchestra. Bethany Summersizzle. Erinina Marie Ness. The Astounding Alfredo Marinara. This is a one-time-only night of spectacular entertainment at The Palm Door, and the five-course meal (from Pink Avocado Catering) that accompanies it all will send your tastebuds to a gastronomical nirvana. King Crab? Pork belly? Lamb Two Ways? Oh, oh, yes, this second anniversary event from the Bread & Circus Supper Club is definitely recommended. Fri., Sept. 27, (7:00). $65-90.


Published in: on September 25, 2013 at 12:50 am  Leave a Comment  

A NIGHT UNDER THE BIG TOP & SideDish SideShow AfterParty

Bread&Circus-LogoBread & Circus Supper Club’s 2nd Year Anniversary Party



& SideDish SideShow AfterParty

produced by Who Said Vaudeville Was Dead?


Date: Friday, September 27, 2013

Time: 7:00PM-10:00PM Dinner & Entertainment & 10:00PM-2:00AM After Party & Entertainment

Where: Palm Door 401 Sabine St., Austin, TX 78701

Tickets: https://breadandcircus.ticketbud.com/circus-circus

$65.00 – $90.00 5 Course Dinner & Entertainment (includes entry to After Party)

$8.00 Pre-Sale for After Party & Entertainment (after 10:00PM)

$10.00 Door Price for After Party & Entertainment (after 10:00PM)

A NIGHT UNDER THE BIG TOP: 7:00PM-8:00PM  Cocktail Hour, 8:00PM-9:45PM  Dinner

SideDish SideShow AfterParty: 10:30PM-2:00AM  After-Party

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/events/541074509298678/

Feast your eyes on the spectacular entertainment and circus sideshow delights, while dining on the finest delicacies provided by Pink Avocado at the Bread & Circus 2nd Anniversary Party, A NIGHT UNDER THE BIG TOP served up with the SideDish SideShow AfterParty!!!

Bread & Circus invites you to attend a two-part night of splendor and enchantment. Either come early for dinner and entertainment during A NIGHT UNDER THE BIG TOP or magically appear just for the SideDish SideShow AfterParty. Tickets for events are sold separately (Dinner Tickets include free entry to the After Party).


by Pink Avocado Catering

~ Cantaloupe Cooler ~ Hendrick’s Gin, Fresh Cantaloupe, Campari ~

~ King Crab ~ Grapefruit, Crab, Avocado Mousse ~

~ Corn Velouté ~ Seared Scallop, Chive Chantilly, Popcorn ~

~ Crispy Pork Belly ~ Pickled Watermelon Rind, Mint, Red Onion ~

~ Lamb Two Ways ~ Brown Sugar-Molasses Ribs & Grilled Chops, Sweet Potato Greens, Purple Majesty Potatoes ~

~ Caramel Pudding ~ Berries, Coconut Sesame Cake, Banana ~

The Palm Door will be transformed into a big top circus stage with live music, live painting, and death-defying performances. Dinner will be paired with sword swallowing and tasteful burlesque that will whet your appetite!  Save room for dessert, because we’ll be serving up some mouth-watering belly dance, contortion and aerial performances on the pole, trapeze and lyra. Need help stretching your stomach? We’ve got just the Strong Man to do the job!

Still hungry … for brains? So is the zombie marching band! They’ll be kicking off limbs for the SideDish SideShow AfterParty. The magic will continue throughout the night with an orchestra of the undead. Aerial performers will be dropping from the ceiling and flying around poles. And if you still have room for more, stick around for the electro vaudeville DJ Dance Party!

YOUR HOSTS: Alfredo Marinara & Lil' Bit the Clown

Step into the circus ring with your magical Host & Magician, THE ASTOUNDING ALFREDO MARINARA (Steve Harwood: Host of “The Dress Rehearsal” Austin’s Most Unpredictable Variety Show) and his lovely assistant Lil’ Bit the Clown (Jessica Ryan)

Aetheria Lovecraft

Aetheria Lovecraft

Aetheria Lovecraft walks on broken glass, dances with fire, and lays across a bed of nails, all for your delight!



Analy's Art

Analy’s Art

Analy Nakat’s original artwork will come to life right before your eyes!



Barebones Orchestra

Barebones Orchestra are bringing the brass back from the dead and into the night!



Bethany Summersizzle

Bethany Summersizzle bends and bridges in contortion, aerial acts, and lets it all go for the final shabang!


Ben Cloutier

DJ Human VS Computer

Human vs Computer is swinging electro vaudeville in all directions!




Dead Music Capitol Band

Dead Music Capital Band will be marching out of the grave to kick off the SideDish SideShow AfterParty!



Eric Odditorium

Eric Odditorium

Eric Odditorium, “The World’s Most Daring Sword Swallower” will FREAK you out with his sideshow acts!



Erinina Marie Ness

Erinina Marie Ness swings from the trapeze by her knees and she knows how to please any audience!



Fifi Switchblade

Fifi Switchblade takes a stab at the stage with burlesque and finesse, putting the tease to the test!



Sarah Sparkles

Sarah Sparkles slips and slides around the slippery pole so fast, it’ll make your head spin—completely off!


Laurice Barakat

Laurice Barakat

Laurice Barakat shakes and shimmies, while her belly dances and her hips take control—of the room!


Published in: on August 25, 2013 at 3:28 am  Leave a Comment  

Vaude-Villa opens for the C.O.R.E. BAD Talent Show



Saturday, July 27th, 2013


Spider House Ballroom at 2906 Fruth St., Austin, TX 78705

It’s a Variety Show! 

Come show off your talent … 
We’ve got rap, comedy, dueling Ukes, vaudeville, boylesque, self-suspension, and more. 

We have Celebrity Judges!

Show us whatcha’ got — you just might go home with an awesome, custom trophy!

Spiderhouse Ballroom (2906 Fruth St., Austin, TX 78705). Door is $10 

All proceeds support Austin’s Burning Man 2013 CORE Project :: Temple of Times


Cash bar
Silent auction
SWAG for sale

Published in: on July 22, 2013 at 8:01 pm  Leave a Comment  

Vaude-Villa opens Russian Roullette Variety Show at PEX Festival

Published in: on July 22, 2013 at 7:59 pm  Leave a Comment  

Who Said Vaudeville Was Dead? takes Austin with 3 shows in 1 week!

Who Said Vaudeville Was Dead? Produce & Performer, Jessica Ryan, will be performing a variety of acts in three shows this week at Spider House Cafe & Ballroom.

The Dress Rehearsa: Austin’s Most Unpredictable Variety Show!
9:00-11:00PM on Wednesday, June 5th, 2013
Spider House Ballroom at 2906 Fruth St., Austin, TX 78705
Kabarette with a K!: Historical Acts
8:30-11:30PM on Thursday, June 6th, 2013
Spider House Ballroom at 2906 Fruth St., Austin, TX 78705
Wonder Space CARNIVAL
1:00-7:00PM on Sunday, June 9th, 2013
Performance @ 5:00PM
Spider House Cafe at 2908 Fruth St., Austin, TX 78705
Published in: on June 4, 2013 at 2:01 pm  Leave a Comment  

Marfa and Terlingua Texas Tour 2013

THE Who Said Vaudeville Was Dead? SHOW heads back out west in Texas this MLK Weekend (Jan 18th & 19th, 2013).  The first stop will be in Marfa, TX for a show at Padre’s on Friday Jan. 18th, 2013, before returning to The Starlight Theatre in Terlingua, TX on Saturday, Jan. 19th, 2013.  Contact the venues for tickets and showtimes, have dinner before the show, and stick around for drinks to meet the Austin-based cast after the shows.

THE Who Said Vaudeville Was Dead? SHOW

Pardre’s Marfa (Friday Jan. 18th, 2013)

8:00PM on Friday, Jan. 18th, 2013Padre’s Marfa209 West El Paso, Marfa, TX 79843Tickets are available athttp://padresmarfa.com/

8:00PM on Friday, Jan. 18th, 2013
Padre’s Marfa
209 West El Paso, Marfa, TX 79843
Tickets are available at

The Starlight Theatre (Saturday Jan. 19th, 2013


8:00PM on Saturday, Jan. 19th, 2013
The Starlight Theatre
631 Ivey Road, Terlingua, TX 79852
Tickets are available at

THE Who Said Vaudeville Was Dead? SHOW is Austin’s vintage musical variety show, reviving vaudeville from the dead and coming back to life in the spotlight.  Both highbrow and lowbrow performers will be abandoning their empty graves to perform at Padre’s Marfa and Terlingua’s finest dinner theater, The Starlight Theatre.  Join the charismatic cast for a night of side-splitting, jaw dropping, musically and visually delightful vaudevillian entertainment.  You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and perhaps, you’ll die… begging for more!

Producer and Performer, Jessica Ryan, hosts the show as her well-rounded lovable character of the undead, Vaude-Villa.  She will be singing her cold dead heart out, covering Helen Kane aka “Betty Boop” tunes.  Her classic old-timey monologues from the the dust bowl era and original silent films will return the audience to a long-lost time almost forgotten, “the golden age”.


1930’s classics will be performed by the legendary brassy voice of Ol’ Bruce Salmon on his steel guitar, accompanied by the quick-fingered Austin Smith on the violin.


Bruce Salmon & Austin Smith

The variety entertainment entails circus aerial trapeze acts performed by the stunning and daring Erinina Marie Ness, hailing all the way from New York City.

Terlingua’s Firefly, Sandi Turvan, will be sailing high into the heavens on aerial silks and spinning flames straight from the gates of hell.


Sandi Turvan

Come one, come all, dead or alive!

Who Said Vaudeville Was Dead?

Read the Austin Chronicle’s Interview with Jessica Ryan, Producer and Performer with Who Said Vaudeville Was Dead?

Published in: on December 31, 2012 at 5:28 am  Leave a Comment