An actress costumed as MAE WEST will take to the stage in Indiana — — performing at a fundraiser that will benefit the local youth theatre.
• • According to The Evening Forum: Born in the vaudeville era and the son of a theater manager, Harvey Cocks spent his youth moving from town to town with his family as his father opened theaters. He never stayed in one place long enough to make friends with kids his own age, so the vaudevillian performers became his friends. ... When he grew up, he moved to New York, where he spent 30 years performing on Broadway, TV, and radio. Now the 85-year-old director of Fort Wayne Youtheatre has channeled that love of show business into a stage production to benefit Youtheatre titled “Hollywood Cavalcade.”
• • Harvey's talented line-up will include Mae West, Charlie Chaplin, Bette Davis, Mickey Rooney, George Burns and Gracie Allen, Carmen Miranda, Hedda Hopper, Bob Hope, and Elvis.
• • "Hollywood Cavalcade" • •
• • WHAT: A musical review celebrating show business legends from the past — — written and directed by Fort Wayne Youtheatre’s Harvey Cocks. All proceeds benefit Fort Wayne Youtheatre.
• • WHERE: The Arts United Center | 303 E. Main St., Fort Wayne, IN | 260-422-6900
• • WHEN: 8:00 PM on 22 May 2010. [Ordering tickets in advance is advisable.]
• • Tell them you heard about it on the MAE WEST BLOG.
• • Come up and see Mae every day online: http://MaeWest.blogspot.com/
• • Photo: • • Mae West • • none • •
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