"Dancing Though Life: The Dorothy Toy Story" Debut Screening & Cabaret Show
$10 – $15
"Dancing Though Life: The Dorothy Toy Story" Debut Screening & Cabaret Show

"Dancing Though Life: The Dorothy Toy Story" Debut Screening & Cabaret Show

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Great Star Theater

636 Jackson Street

San Francisco, CA 94133

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Bay Area broadcaster and sports reporter Rick Quan has just completed his first documentary film about the incredible Asian-American dancer Dorothy Toy. Dorothy Toy, one of the greatest dancers of the 20th century, was half of the pioneering Asian-American dance couple Toy and Wing. Dorothy is 99 years old and a living dance legend!

She began as a child after a vaudeville theater manager noticed her dancing in front of her parent's restaurant. During the 1930s, 40s and 50s, she teamed up with Paul Wing. The dance team of Toy and Wing would eventually become the most famous Asian-American dance duo in this country's history, billed as the "Chinese Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire."

Admission includes:

  • Screening of filmmaker Rick Quan's documentary of the incredible life of dance-sensation Dorothy Toy
  • Cabaret show (including cabaret dancers the Grant Avenue Follies, burlesque dancer Frankie Fictitious, Doris Grover and Hank Quock)
  • Q&A session with the filmmaker Rick Quan and talent
  • Refreshments (including pastries from Sugar Bowl Bakery
  • Free raffle for fun prizes!!

The City will also be honoring Dorothy Toy with a lifetime achievement award at the event.

$3 validated all-day parking is available at the Golden Gateway Garage, 250 Clay St, San Francisco, CA 94111

Optional Fun: There will be an 8-course dinner get-together after the show at the Utopia Cafe, located just a stone's throw away from the Great Star Theater on 139 Waverly Place. For $20 you'll get to eat, drink and make merriment with the filmmaker Rick Quan and the entertainers from the show. We'd love to hang out with you and hope you can make it! Call (415) 793-1183 for reservations and info!




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