Vaud & the Villains performs: freewheeling big band and cabaret

13-copy-140x140On October 9, straight out of the 1930s, the Los Angeles-based Vaud & the Villains perform in the University of Nevada Reno’s Nightingale Concert Hall at 7:30 p.m.

Vaud & the Villains deliver a rollicking, hip orchestra-and-cabaret stage show full of vintage-costumed musicians, dancers and singers, earning major cred from the L.A. Times: “L.A.’s invigorating jazz-swing-gospel-theater collective generated a storm of energy and freewheeling musicality.”

The group’s saxophonist/actor/cofounder Andy Comeau (aka Vaud) and his wife, actor/cofounder Dawn Lewis (aka Peaches Mahoney), have appeared in such TV series as Showtime’s HUFF and Fox’s House, and toured/recorded with Bruce Springsteen’s Seeger Sessions large-scale band, which was the inspiration for Vaud. (Thank you, Bruce!).

52-140x140Vaud and his troupe of nearly 20 “villains” rock the University of Nevada, Reno’s 2014-15 Performing Arts Series, Thursday, October 9, at 7:30 p.m. in Nightingale Concert Hall in the Church Fine Arts Building on North Virginia Street.

Parking is free in the University’s Brian J. Whalen Parking Complex, just north of the Church Fine Arts Building and south of Lawlor Events Center.

Editor Dawn Garcia of ATOD Magazine has raved, “Vaud & the Villains may very well be the coolest band I have ever seen live. Not only is the music like a buzz that infiltrates your entire being, the whole ‘outfit’ is straight out of a high-end vaudeville show one would only dream of having had seen back in the day. They blew the lid off that place!”

For more about Vaud & the Villains, click here.  Individual tickets: Adult $24/ Senior $20 (age 62 and over) / Youth (ages 3-17) $12. For individual tickets and more about the Performing Arts Series visit www.unr.edu/pas.

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Miriam Hodgman is originally from San Francisco. She previously was the communications coordinator for the largest hunger-relief organization in Sonoma County, California. She has a bachelor’s degree in American history, with a minor in American Indian studies, from San Francisco State University, and has a master’s degree in public administration from Sonoma State University. She enjoys training a variety of martial arts.