Tuesday, September 7, 2010

USO Tribute Show at Cuban Revolution

Cabaret, swing dancing, '40s style attire, and pie! This sounds like it'll be a good time:
Join us on the eve of Saturday, September 11 at Cuban Revolution Restaurant & Bar at The American Tobacco Campus for Chifferobe Presents Stars & Stripes, a tribute to the tragedy that shook our nation ten years ago and to the collective spirit of those of us who are fortunate to be US citizens and residents. "Stars & Stripes" is a reflection of the spectacular showmanship, energy, and class of WWII-era USO shows and a celebration of American culture.

This series of Chifferobe events, directed by Kristen Minsky of New York's "1920s tap sensations" The Minsky Sisters, references that fabulous moment in American history when grand stage shows, supper clubs, and movie musicals were at their height and a night on the town really was an occasion to paint it red. From musical acts, grand dance numbers, cabaret performance, and cigarette girls to a Pie Baking Contest, Stars & Stripes will surely be a night to remember!

1940s attire is encouraged to truly give the feeling that you are stepping back in time. Doors will open at 6pm at Cuban Revolution, for a Beginner Swing Dance Lesson and Pie Tasting (of those entered in the contest). Though the early portion of the evening will be outdoors on the bandstand beneath the Lucky Strike water tower, we will move back indoors for more fun and entertainment later. For the show, enjoy the fantastic MISS. WENSDAY & THE COTILLIONS, who will keep us swingin' through the night. "1920s tap sesations" THE MINSKY SISTERS will be tappin' and flappin', and the lovely TROPIGALS, who will be debuting a new line-up of showgirl dance numbers.

Please e-mail CHIFFEROBEcabaret@gmail.com if you wish to bake a pie, or be a judge for the contest. The winners will each receive a special prize!
6pm Doors
7pm Swing Lesson by The Hot Club of Durham and Pie Contest
Show ‘til 11pm

$20 at the door

Please contact Kristen Minsky at CHIFFEROBEcabaret@gmail.com for more information.

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