60 Years of Ukulele!


After my Mom died in 2014, one of our daughters found this great photo in one of Mom’s scrapbooks.  It was taken in June 1956 at our rural home in Southern California.  I’m playing a “Mauna Loa,” made in the USA by B.W. Molded Plastics, of Pasadena.  I fondly remember the uke, and that it was given to me by our wonderful Aunt Nini (who died in 2013).  It’s likely that I’d received it as a gift for my 7th birthday, just a few weeks before.  Within a few years I’d switched to a Sears-Roebuck Harmony acoustic guitar and also taken up the cello, later adding electric jazz and rock guitar, bass, and other instruments.  It wasn’t until 2007 that I returned to the ukulele as a primary instrument (and by then, sadly, the Mauna Loa was long gone – but hey, I now have one of Kala’s cool “Waterman” plastic ukes!).  With this photo as evidence, in in particular confirmation that even at age 7 I was paying attention to the importance of costuming as part of musical performance, I can honestly say that 2016 is indeed the 60th Anniversary of Ukulele Rob!

Tickets Available Now!


Don’t be left out.  Tickets for our upcoming VerteFée Cabaret show, “How the West Was Wild,” are on sale now at https://greenvalleytheatre.com/tickets.

And coming up next month, it looks as if our Cabaret crew will be back at the Crocker Art Museum for its June 9th ArtMix.  This month’s was a ton of fun, and we’ll have even more in store for the next one!


Lots of Fun, Coming Right Up!


The VerteFée Cabaret gang from the Green Valley Theatre Company will be part of the entertainment this coming Thursday evening May 12th at the Crocker Art Museum’s monthly ArtMix!  We’ll be part of a big show, the theme for which is Bike Month!  If you’re a Crocker Member, admission is free.  If not, why not join and support the Crocker Art Museum?   Or simply pay the low-low-low ticket price.  Reservations at http://tickets.crockerartmuseum.org/Info.aspx?EventID=18


And then Memorial Day Weekend, May 27 & 28, the VerteFée Cabaret is back, with “How the West was Wild!”  Music, dance, burlesque, comedy, and a whole lot more.  Tickets available now at https://greenvalleytheatre.com/tickets/

From all of us buckaroos and cowgirls at the VerteFée Cabaret, here’s hoping to see you there!