Swingin’ the Standards is a live tribute to the Great American Songbook.
We aim to preserve and share the legacy of Cole Porter, Johnny Mercer, Sammy Cahn, the Gershwins, Hoagy Carmichael, Frank Loesser, and all the talented composers who wrote what we now call Standards.
Our shows present these works interpreted in the grand tradition of Ella Fitzgerald, Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Bobby Darin, Nat “King” Cole, Peggy Lee, Billie Holiday, and so many other singers who made the Great American Songbook swing.
The Five Minute Follies Variety Extravaganza is Philadelphia’s only ongoing Family-Friendly Vintage Variety show.
We take our inspiration from Ed Sullivan’s Toast of the Town, Ted Mack’s Original Amateur Hour, The Carol Burnett Show, The Hudson Brothers Razzle Dazzle Show, and many other programs that kept the spirit of Vaudeville alive in America.
Using the classic TV Variety Show format, we present a wide array of acts, all performing in 5-minute slots. If you don’t like what’s onstage at the moment, don’t worry, something else will be along in a few minutes.
We have featured tap dancers, comics, clowns, magicians, jugglers, hoop dancers, contortionists, mentalists, belly dancers, storytellers, jazz musicians, plate spinners, improv and sketch groups, banjo players, poets, folk musicians, poi Spinners, rock musicians, pirates, acrobats, doo wop singers, and some acts beyond description. Who knows what might be next?
Help us reach our fundraising goal so we can keep bringing you the Best in Family Friendly Variety Entertainment all year long.
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Please note: Donations to the Five Minute Follies and Swingin’ the Standards are not tax deductible.
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