Aimee German, one of Jacksonville's original art hipsters left for Cali in the 90s and created a quirky, amazingly fun career in scream flicks and alternative culture. This month she returns to Jacksonville with a hilarious, out of the box act: Canarsie Suite, based around old Vaudeville schtick and the real life stories of performing girls from the last century. Welcome Aimee back home and go see this show, performed at an alternative performance space in Riverside's Yesterdays.
Canarsie Suite is a Vaudeville Noir that celebrates the gritty, courageous stage life of female entertainers in the early 1900s.
It chronicles the madcap adventures of the LeRoy Sisters in the final days of Vaudeville and the gilded dreams of small-time performers Birdie and Gladys LeRoy.
Inspired by the audacity and struggles of historical figures such as the young Frances Gumm before she was Judy Garland, the Cherry Sisters who dodged many a rotten tomato and Georgia Lee, the great Lady of the Evening on the Alaskan frontier, Canarsie Suite weaves a darkly contemporary tale of crisis and discovery through a side-splitting carnival of dance, song, knife throwing, acrobatic gorillas and High Melodrama.
Aimee German trained at the prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts and Circus Space in London and has appeared on the London stage in The Music Man, Che Melange, School for Scandal, and Play On!, Film credits include, Identity, 5 Aces, Hellraiser III, and Disneys Running Wild.
In the NYC cabaret scene Aimee is know as Marachino from The Fabulous Cherry Sisters, a group she co-founded. Aimee also coaches and teaches gymnastics and tumbling.
Friday, November 6, 2009
Time: 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Yesterday's Social Club in Avondale!
3638 Park Street