Carroll Dodd is well known in the Vancouver area as the "clogging teacher". At 68 years old, she dances with flexibility and energy much beyond many people years her junior. She has danced since the age of five and has been in shows at fairs, residences, senior and recreational centers, and for private parties. She teaches aerobics and clogging. Her experience also includes acting, singing and writing.
Thelma Scoville is a vibrant 74-year old thespian, currently performing with VA VA VOOM. She has been performing since the age of 5. Thelma is well-rounded as a local theatrical performer. Not only does she sing, she is skilled in make-up application, backstage management, costume design and choreography. Thelma recently performed in "An American Quilt" and The Marshallaires.
David Owens is a newcomer to the vaudeville stage. Joining us for the 2012 holiday season David brings acting, comedy and, of course, singing. His rendition of Elvis is worth the trip to see the show.
Harriet Walker is the organizer of this Vancouver and vicinity-based vaudeville theatre company. She spent 9 years with Northwest Senior Theatre as President of the Board of Directors, Business Manager, Costumer and entertainer. After retiring this 2011 holiday season from NST, Harriet takes her performing and coordination experience to the task of producing shows for VA VA VOOM. A 21-year veteran of Barbershop singing , she came to the Vancouver community yearning for entertainment "on this side of the bridge."
Vancouver's very own Nancy Rickard has been pleasing audiences for 75 years. Starting at 3 years old she continues to perform with her one-woman show "Nancy and Friends". Her most recent theatrical contribution was to the "American Quilt" performed this summer. Nancy enjoys country and western singing, and even though she says she is 'somewhat of a performer' her stage presence is engaging and her voice is beautiful.
Bill Lynch is a 68 year old, guitar-playing, behind the scenes cast member. Bill played guitar in his 20's for a few years. Five years ago he started the journey of learning the 5-string banjo, and three years ago he purchased another guitar and dusted off his playing. Bill has taken over as sound technician for the company and has created a sound system appropriate for the senior audiences.
began performing in front of live audiences very early in her life. At 16 years of age she recorded her first record with a singing group. She has performed in many groups around the Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego areas. Ali moved to Oregon in the 1990s and performed in dance and vocal groups around Portland. Ali has so much talent and VA VA VOOM has benefited by Ali’s joining the troupe.