Friday, August 25, 7:00pm
The WYO Performing Arts & Education Center will celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the original Lotus Theater – now the WYO – with a performance by the WYO’s New Vaudevillians. The event recalls the original opening of the Lotus featuring the New Vaudevillian Band accompanying an impressive cast of local talent performing a variety of acts including comedy, magic, singing and dancing! And, to add to the fanfare, the evening will include free giveaways and a walking history of the Lotus/WYO with a chance to learn even more about the WYO Theater and what’s in store for the upcoming 2023-2024 season.
When the WYO Theater opened in 1923 as the Lotus, newspaper headlines proclaimed it “Wyoming’s Wonder Picture Palace!” The opening night audience was entertained by a program of singing, dancing, and comedy acts, musical selections by the 15-piece Lotus Orchestra, and feature movie, Enemies of Women, starring Lionel Barrymore and Alma Rubens.
Take a step back in time and join the celebration with the WYO’s New Vaudevillians and the WYO/Lotus 100-year Anniversary performance on August 25!
$20 per person
$100 for 100 Years!
You can honor the 100-Year Anniversary of the WYO/Lotus with the purchase of $100 ticket! With your contribution you’ll receive one bottle of Italian Prosecco with the WYO/Lotus 100-Year Anniversary logo and a Centennial Celebration t-shirt. The perfect way memorialize this historic event!
Featuring the talents of:
Ryan Legler / Danielle Law / Ian Garrison / Dave Munsick / AJ Longhurst / Kelly Miller-Smart / Phillip Carlton / Chuck Magera / Paul Pswaray / Pollyanna Averett / Stephanie Zukowski / Sam Hoffmann / Martha Castillero / Jordan Davis / Jennifer Reed / Rob Psurny / Tammy Doke / Stephanie Koltiska / Paige Maynard
The New Vaudevillian Band led by Kathy McNickle with Lori McCormick, Leslie Viren, Nolan Billings, Daniel Bleak, and Tyler Rogers