April 20 – Dark Follies // Bella’s Bartok

Dark Follies 2012
photo by Dr. Payne

What: Dark Follies & Bella’s Bartok

When: April 20th, 8:00 PM

Where: Oak and Ax, 140 Main St, Suite 107-Back Alley, Biddeford, ME

Cost: $8.00 (venue is cash only)


Dark Follies, Portland’s award winning vaudeville troupe, bring their unique variety show to The Oak & The Ax in Biddeford, Maine on April 20th at 8:00 PM. Join us for an evening of live music, song, dance, juggling, and flow performances in one of Southern Maine’s most inviting performance spaces. With performances by The Dark Follies Vaudevillians: Selcouth, Solange, Petit Soleil, the Mighty Scavenger, the Lovely Janice, and The Dark Follies Not Just Rhythm Orchestra!

They will be joined by kindred spirits, the band Bella’s Bartok; a party that became a band. Varied percussion, bright pianos, scratchy guitars, scattered horn sections, and group harmonies give their dancy tunes a distinct bohemian vibe, and their raw sound gives them something of a punk edge. Seven piece, multi-instrumentalist groove-making extra-ordinaires from Northampton, MA. http://bellasbartok.com/

This is a double feature you don’t want to miss! It will be a night of fun and more than a few surprises.

Born of a love of street theater and a desire to bring together the talent in Portland’s goth community, Dark Follies began bringing its special brand of street vaudeville to life during Portland’s First Friday Art Walks in Autumn of 2008. Over the next four years they have produced multiple stage shows and have performed around the northeast at the Cape Cod Festival of Magic, The Steampunk World’s Fair, The Watch City Festival and the Shelburne Museum. They have won Best Street Performer in the Portland Phoenix Best of Portland Awards two years running (2011 & 2012).


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