Throwback theater

Sean Rowe will be the featured performer at the inaugural Red Jacket Jamboree at the Calumet Theatre.

By Noah Hausmann

The Red Jacket Jamboree, a live old-timey radio variety show, will feature stories, songs and humorous sketches about the Keweenaw Peninsula at its upcoming, premiere performance October 14 and 15 at the historic Calumet Theatre.

The jamboree was inspired in part by the Red Metal Radio Show, which ran 2009 to 2013 and also broadcast from the Calumet Theatre. The Red Metal Radio Show dramatized stories from the lives of Calumet residents around the year 1909. The Red Jacket Jamboree revives this concept while also combining it with traditional folksy or jazzy tunes and original material from contemporary writers, poets and songwriters, as well as a kind of “Prairie Home Companion” vibe, focused more on 1914 Calumet.

The event, hosted by Real People Media and Main Street Calumet, will also celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Keweenaw National Historical Park. The park will provide a humorous and history-inspired skit of its own. The jamboree will emphasize narratives that are heritage-themed but contemporary in relevance.

“Our purpose is to enrich, educate and entertain,” Real People Media Executive Director Rebecca Glotfelty said…

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