Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Upcoming: Can Can, a 1940's floor show at Palm Door, The Exchange Artists, November 15 and 17

The Exchange Artists


Can Can The Exchange Artists Austin TX


A 1940s style floor show

Tuesday, November 13 and Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 8 p.m. at Palm Door, 401 Sabine Street, Austin, TX.
Tickets are $15.00 or $25.00, each ticket containing a buil-tin donation to local charities, Equality Texas and H.A.N.D., Helping the Aging, Needy, and Disabled.

Tickets can be purchased in advance at www.brownpapertickets.com. Visit exchangeartists.org for more information.

Brush off your three-piece suit or your sequined gown and step into a late 1940s floor show. Presented by The EXCHANGE ARTISTS and hosted by the inimitable Noel Gaulin, CAN CAN features song & dance numbers, tap dancing from Tapestry, Too and Romulus Linney’s short play of the same title, not to mention vintage music, costumes for all, themed drinks at the bar and the hottest dance floor in town. Performances are Tuesday and Thursday, November 13 and 15, 2012 at 8:00pm at Palm Door (or, as we like to call it, the “Palm D’Or”), 401 Sabine Street, Austin, TX. There will be a cash bar, and tickets are $15.00 or $25.00. A portion of all ticket sales will go to local charities Equality Texas and H.A.N.D. (Helping the Aging, Needy, and Disabled). Tickets can be purchased in advance at

CAN CAN revisits both the entertainment and emotions of the post World War II years in the United States. Bars in the late forties and fifties amplified their patrons’ nights on the town with live performances at intervals throughout the night, allowing guests the opportunity to mingle and dance in between sets of entertainment. Our modern floor-show contains a showcase of Billboard charting songs from 1945-1950 and dazzling boogie woogie tap numbers from Tapestry, Too dancers. In a slight change to the traditional floor show, our night will include the short play Can Can, a remembrance of two love stories: one is between a young G.I. and a French student he meets in the French Riviera, and the other of two Southern women who meet one summer at a cafe. Both reflect the juxtaposition of joy and loss that characterized the emotion of Americans in the post-World War II era.

Romulus Linney’s short play Can Can is directed by Katie Richter and features Will Brittain, Bridget Farr, Jonathan Itchon, Michelle Keffer, and Cassie Stewart. Custom Millinery and Costume Design is by Laura Del Villaggio, hair styling is by Katie Scott, and makeup is by XXX.

About The Exchange Artists: As Exchange Artists we create theatre inspired by cultural exchange at home in Austin, TX and abroad. Through international collaboration and community engagement we empower our artists and audiences with fresh perspectives, new perspectives and a strengthened sense of

About Tapestry, Too: Tapestry, TOO is Tapestry's Adult Student Company. Tapestry, Too operates under the umbrella of Tapestry Dance Company's Co-Founders, Executive and Artistic Director, Acia Gray, and Tapestry Educational Director, Deirdre Strand and is directed by former TDC principal dancer,
Brenna Kuhn.

About the Charities: Equality Texas is the only nonpartisan statewide political advocacy organization lobbying the Texas Legislature for the elimination of discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity/ expression. We envision a state where all Texans are treated equally, with dignity and respect.
H.A.N.D. (Helping the Aging, Needy and Disabled, Inc.) has been providing attendant services to the elderly and people with disabilities since 1972. We incorporated as a nonprofit agency in 1976 and are licensed by the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services to provide Personal Assistant services. The mission of H.A.N.D. is to enhance dignity and independence for the elderly and people with disabilities by providing compassionate, quality care.

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