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‘Mel Malarkey Gets The Bum’s Rush’ at the Palace Grand Theatre

September 16, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Spoken-word meets vaudeville! One-person show by Berton House writer-in-residence Charlie Petch

Tickets: eventbrite.ca/e/mel-malarkey-the-palace-theatre-tickets-711674356157

The Palace Grand Theatre, Saturday September 16th, 7pm – one hour show. 20 Adv, 25 at the door, and if you can’t afford that, just come and we’ll see about getting you a seat.

Steeped in the last days of vaudeville, Mel desperately holds onto her theatre and tries to give the show of a lifetime. Raunchy and political onstage, she brings out ridiculous acts accompanied by musical saw, accordion, harmonica and more. Backstage, she is Victor, a trans man who is saying goodbye to the only place he’s felt he could be himself. Spoken word meets theatre, with an original 1930’s style soundtrack. It’s all Jake, kittens, come get the bum’s rush with us. ​

Thank you to the Ontario Arts Council, Parks Canada and KIAC for making this production happen.


September 16, 2023
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Event Category:


Klondike Institute of Art & Culture (KIAC)


This event:
Is Alcohol-Free (Dry)


Palace Grand Theatre
225 King Street
Dawson City, Canada Y0B1G0 Canada
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