John Goss - Artistic/Managing Director/Vaudevillian ~ John started his musical/theatrical life with the Albuquerque boy's choir where he quickly became a featured soprano singer representing the U. S. in a European tour in 1976. Having caught the musical bug, he became very involved with the Community Theatre in Albuquerque, having performed in 20 different productions including Bye Bye Birdie where he played the title role.
His first professional job was with the Great American Melodrama in Pismo Beach, CA. where he not only played “Fernand” in The Count of Monte Cristo but had his first Vaudeville experience. John spent the next 12 years bouncing from small resort-type theatres performing in over 100 different plays/musicals with vaudeville type after shows. Having directed and created many of these shows, this is where he learned the art of putting together a fun vaudeville type revue.
His more prominent acting roles include; “Dr. Jykle” and “Mr. Hyde”, “The Beast”, In Beauty and the Beast, “Dr. Frankenstein”, “Will”, in Oklahoma, “The Dentist”, in Little Shop of Horrors, “Matt”, in Fantastick’s and “Raoul”, in The Phantom. He later found himself at Boulder’s Dinner Theatre going to and from there, to working in Denali, Alaska and performing on cruise ships.
The Crystal Palace brought John to the Roaring Fork Valley where he met some of the most talented people in the state and decided to finally plant himself in this beautiful setting where he has directed or performed in virtually every theatrical venue around. He has choreographed many shows for Aspen Community Theatre where he directed and choreographed "The Music Man" in 2009.
John has had the dream of opening a small vaudeville theatre for over twenty years and it has finally come to fruition. With a wonderful building, in a beautiful location and an incredibly talented cast he hopes this will eventually become an icon and focal point for the people of the Roaring Fork Valley.
Tom Erickson - Vaudevillian ~ Tom is originally from Montana and acquired a bachelor's degree in music education. He performed at the Crystal Palace in Aspen for seventeen years. Tom has worked in professional theaters since he was thirteen years old, performing leading roles in Oliver, Evita, Westside Story, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Into the Woods, Grease and many more. Summer of '08 Tom played The Dentist in Little Shop of Horrors and The Cat in the Hat in Suessical with Theatre Aspen. Tom enjoys playing guitar, hacking at golf balls and playing Mr. Mom to his daughter Danielle.
Julie Maniscalchi - Vaudevillian ~ Julie is excited to be apart of this new fun filled adventure. Julie has been performing professionally for more than 20 years in the valley. She spent 15 years performing at the Crystal Palace Dinner Theatre in Aspen Colorado and has also worked with the Snowmass Repertory Theatre, Aspen’s Theatre in the Park, The Vacant Lot’s Players, Aspen Community Theatre, and The Colorado Springs Theatre. Favorite roles include; Nellie Forbush in “South Pacific”, Wendy in “Peter Pan”, Anne Egerman in “A Little Night Music”, Luisa in “The Fantasticks” ,Rosemary in “How to Succeed in Business…”, Bebe in “Chorus Line”, and Luisa in “Lady Lou”. She has taught music at Basalt Elementary, Alpine Christian Academy, and Crystal River Elementary School and has been a director for children’s theatre productions throughout the valley. Julie is happily married and has two talented and beautiful daughters.
Vid Weatherwax - Pianist ~ Like every boy in 1966 Vid played in a rock band made up of his buddies, competing in battle of the bands with Detroit up and comers like Bob Segar, Ted Nugent, Iggy Pop. Vid started his road career at the age of 18 as an accompanist for touring lounge singers and honed his “american songbook” chops over the next several years. Returning to Michigan and the Detroit music scene in the mid 70’s, Vid spent time as a studio musician as well as touring the country with different concert, club, and festival bands. Since moving to Glenwood in 2010, Vid has performed in all the Valley night clubs and occasional gigs in Denver. Vid is an avid swimmer and lover of the Hot Springs Pool, a river rat and a ski enthusiast.
And Announcing Our Newest Cast Members
Clayton Avery - Vaudevillian ~ This is Clayton’s first theatrical venture in this area, and he’s thrilled it’s at the Vaudeville! Clayton comes from Springfield, MO, where he worked as an actor, musical director, director, instructor, and box office assistant. Clayton holds a Bachelor of Arts in Acting and a Bachelor of Arts in Music from Drury University, and has enjoyed performing in numerous regional theatre productions since graduating. Last summer he spent four months doing musicals, melodramas, and comedies at The Butte Theatre in Cripple Creek, CO. Favorite roles include Rick Steadman (The Nerd); Ted (Peter & The Starcatcher); Historian/Not-Dead-Fred/French Guard/Minstrel/Herbert (Monty Python’s Spamalot); Farquaad (Shrek); John Proctor (The Crucible); Malcolm (The Full Monty); and Skeeter, the comedian, at Dolly Parton’s Stampede in Branson, MO. Thanks for supporting live theatre! Check out more at www.claytonavery.com
David Collier - Vaudevillian ~ David graduated in 2014 from CMC with an Associate of Arts and an Associate of Theatre. David most recently appeared on the stage In the Glenwood Vaudeville Review production of Little Shop of Horrors and has appeared in numerous shows with Sopris Theatre Company at CMC as well as productions with Thunder River Theatre and Defiance Community Players. A couple of his favorite rolls have been James in Red Herring with TRTC and Flaminio Scala in the Glorious Ones with Sopris Theatre. David has a black belt in Shotokan Karate, and loves to act and rock climb. He is currently a manager at Habitat Restore and lives in Rifle with his wonderful, loving wife Bella.
Eva Kosmos - Vaudevillian ~ Eva has appeared Nationally/ Internationally on the stage and screen. She toured as a Swing (covering 6 roles), Assistant Dance Captain, & Makeup Assistant on CATS. (2007-2011). Eva originated the role of 'Honeysuckle Rose' in William Baker's Burlesque Musical 'Orchid' (Miami). Television highlights include: Top 18 Finalist for CW's 'The Search for the Next Pussycat Doll', MTV VMA's P.Diddy Opening dancer, VH1 Mission Man Band, ABC's Pan-Am featured swing dancer. Love & Light to friends and family!