HELP ME, WANDA!
CAPITAL FRINGE FESTIVAL 2017
Gutsy, original, boundary-busting, bad-ass.
One of the original rock n’ rollers, Wanda Jackson toured with Elvis and Jerry Lee Lewis while making records as uninhibited as any of her male counterparts. Inducted into the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame in 2009, Jackson created a powerful legacy that can be heard in everything from the in-your-face attitude of the riot grrrl movement to the raw emotion of Adele.
Taking inspiration from the “sweet lady with the nasty voice,” veteran entertainer Toni Rae Salmi performs her original one-woman rock cabaret celebrating the barrier-bashing Queen of Rock as part of the 2017 Capital Fringe Festival.
Inspired by Jackson’s far-reaching influence, Help Me, Wanda! includes interpretations of both rockabilly favorites from Jackson’s catalog to more contemporary songs from the likes of Jack White and Elle King.
All performances are Solly's U Street Tavern, featuring a full bar, BBQ favorites by Sloppy Mama's Barbecue, and air conditioning.
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Creator: Toni Rae Salmi
Director: Shane Solo
Music Director: Felix Pagés
Technical Director: Mike Salmi
Toni Rae Salmi (Vocals)
Hector Moncada (Guitar)
Moe Hendawi (Bass)
Ryan Ciliax (Drums)
Felix Pagés (Keys, Vocals)
Brittany Alyse Willis (Vocals)
FRIDAY 7/14 @ 8PM
HELP ME, WANDA! is presented as part of the 2017 Capital Fringe Festival, a program of the Washington, DC non-profit Capital Fringe.
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