Independent Shakespeare Co. has announced an expanded lineup for Vaudeville in the Park this Sunday, May 4., which will now include actors Erik Palladino (NCIS: LA, U-571, ER, 666 Park Ave.) and Missi Pyle (The Artist, Charlie & the Chocolate Factory and David Fincher’s upcoming Gone Girl). Says Managing Director David Melville, “It’s fun to be working with these actors. Erik Palladino is known to audiences with his work on one-hour dramas but he grew up wanting to be Abbott & Costello! He’s having a great time finding himself in the Vaudeville milieu. And we are fortunate to have Missi Pyle who is as accomplished a singer as she is a film and stage actress.”
And in what is sure to be a memorable moment for all of his constituents, L.A. City Councilmember Tom LaBonge will join headliner Dr. Pinch and the Pinchtones for an Elvis song! (Dr. Pinch is a minor character from The Comedy of Errors who found a new lease in life after performing at Independent Shakespeare Co.’s Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival in 2012.)
In addition, Vaudeville will feature performances from the Moscow Traveling Wonder Circus, The Jumbo Shrimp Circus and the Mitchel Evans Mime Experience. Vaudeville in the Park is a concert to benefit the Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival, the annual summer presentation of 10 weeks of 40 classical theater performances, education workshops, pre-show arts performances and salon-style discussions, all presented admission-free.
VAUDEVILLE IN THE PARK
May 4, 2014
3:00 – 6:00 pm
Old Zoo in Griffith Park
Ticket Prices: Guest $35; Guest – Family $70; Premium $100; Premium – Family $180; VIP – $250; VIP – Family $400. Tickets are available at www.iscla.org and are tax deductible.