Vaudeville was a genre of stage entertainment which was prevalent in the United States of America and Canada in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Each evenings performance was made up of a variety of separate, unrelated acts. Among the variety of acts were musicians, dancers, comedians, trained animals, magicians, male and female impersonators, acrobats, one act plays or scenes from plays, athletes, lecturing celebrities, minstrels and short movies.

By the 1930s, vaudeville had become a dying art thanks to the advent of cinema and motion pictures. However, vaudeville was partially resurrected in the 23rd century by companies such as the Warp-Speed Classic Vaudeville Company which was operated by Amelinda Lukarian in the 2260s, but established by her father. Amongst the acts performed by the company in the 2260s were: an actor, tap dancers, a mime artist, performing dogs, a juggler, and a singer, amongst others. (TOS novel: Enterprise: The First Adventure)

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