Local musician Diggy Lessard – a Woodstock Day School alumnus and go-to rock-stud performer for the Paul Green Rock Academy for years – is enlisting some influential connections to cast his “Star-Studded Night of Modern Vaudeville” in support of the Woodstock Day School’s music program. Based on the short story “The Scarlet Ibis,” which Lessard read as a young teen, “Modern Vaudeville” features a variety of performances: circus, comedy, dance, drama, music and magic as well as some pretty fabulous guests, including Lessard’s father, bassist Stefan Lessard of the Dave Matthews Band. Other performers include Bobby Tisdale of Bob’s Burgers, pianist Marco Benevento, firewalker and burlesque performer Veronica Varlow, Ripley’s Believe It or Not magician Albert Cadabra and the Strangecoats, a house band made up of some of the area’s favorite musicians, new and seasoned.
“Modern Vaudeville” happens at 7 p.m. on Sunday, May 22 at BSP Kingston. Tickets cost $10 in advance, $15 at the door. BSP is located at 323 Wall Street in Kingston. For more information, visit www.bspkingston.com.