From Press Release:
Will you be on The Laundry List?
Toronto, 1919 – Frankie’s Laundry is THE swinging hotspot – and not just for washing clothes. Frankie and his tap dancers are gunning to be the number one bootlegging operation, but his competition thinks otherwise. Can Frankie’s gals dance their way out of this one? The Laundry List will whisk you back to the golden age of jazz, flappers and gangsters. With live music, singing, and tap dancing, this cast of 13 will leave you with a song in your heart and a skip in your step.
The Roaring Twenties was the birthplace of women empowerment and the rise of tap dance and jazz music. The Laundry List is an original story that shines a spotlight on the strong female flappers who were trailblazers in women’s rights. They rebelled against gender inequality, including defying Prohibition, and bootlegging alcohol. The Laundry List is both unique and entertaining because it is a story told through tap dance. The show features 6 professional female tap dancers as it’s lead characters. Highlighting both vaudeville and rhythmical styles of tap dancing, the two are intertwined seamlessly and compliment the intriguing original story that is, The Laundry List.
Vintage Taps in association with The Toronto Fringe Festival presents
Featuring: Yarnel Bender, Christine Carr, Geneviève Fullerton, Trina Josdal, Donavon LeNabat, Amy Lintunen, Sebastian Marziali, KJ Mcknight, Andrea Pang, Gwendolyn Shin, Liisa Smith, Raoul Wilke
Musical Director: Donavon LeNabat
Stage Manager: Allison Hawkins