The Eddie Cantor Vaudeville Show by Aviva Ravel
Songs, sketches, and comic routines illustrate the life of Eddie Cantor. Born on New York's lower East Side to immigrant parents, poverty and hunger was the family's lot. Shortly after their arrival, Eddie's parents died and he was raised by his grandmother. Eddie became a street singer and comedian while a child, earning the few coins thrown to him and honing his craft. We follow Eddie's life experiences to fame when he has his own radio show. The songs, popularized by Cantor, carry the story forward and make for an exhilarating evening of theatre. Four actors: a singer who plays Eddie Cantor; a pianist who also takes character roles in the play; two supporting actors, male or female. One hour and fifteen minutes long. First performed by Cameo Productions, Montreal in 1993. Among subsequent performances: Solar Stage, Toronto; Deerfield Beach, Florida.
Year Printed: 2015
First Produced: 1993 at Cameo Productions, Montreal, QC.
Running TIme: 75 minutes
Other Cast: 4
Casting: 4 actors: a singer who plays Eddie Cantor; a pianist who also takes character roles in the play; two supporting actors, male or female.