A Toast to Prohibition
Melanie Gall Presents - St. Albert, AB
V.6 - Tom Hendry Warehouse 
Celebrate the anniversary of Prohibition with flappers, gin fizz and a cabaret of speakeasy songs. From secret cellars and doctor-prescribed alcohol to teetotallers destroying saloons with a hatchet: if it happened in Prohibition, someone wrote a song about it! Featuring (forgotten) 1920s hits: ‘Lips That Touch Liquor Shall Never Touch Mine’ and ‘Everybody Wants a Key to my Cellar’.

“An irresistible tour-de-force” – FringeFeed
5 STARS - Edmonton Journal

Show Info:
60 Minutes



No warnings

Thu July 14 6:15 PM
Fri July 15 9:45 PM
Sun July 17 8:00 PM
Mon July 18 11:00 AM
Wed July 20 10:15 PM*
*(2 for $12)
Fri July 22 3:30 PM
Sat July 23 1:30 PM
Sun July 24 12:45 PM

A Toast to Prohibition

Melanie Gall Presents—Tom Hendry Warehouse

As always, Ms.Gall is a sure bet for top quality entertainment. I still remember the excited buzz about her from her very first show here. I haven’t missed one since. She shares my love of history; and besides being treated to the loveliest voice at this year’s Fringe, you will actually learn something. Her total professionalism shows, as the heat in the Warehouse tonight was unbearable. And we weren’t under stage lights! Every minute was charming, engaging, and humorous. Imagine gangster Al Capone actually writing a love song, which was really quite charming. Melanie treated us to many other popular songs of the time, interspersed with a her tale of a strong woman running a speakeasy as the last minutes of Prohibition tick away. I’m of the opinion that until we appreciate the past, we can’t really understand the present.

This would be a perfect show to bring an older loved one to; as the venue is usually comfortable, and this wonderful production would really resonate and be quite nostalgic. I brought my Mom and Dad to her Vera Lynne show years ago and they still talk about it fondly.


Lisa Campbell

Melanie Gall Presents

A Toast to Prohibition—Tom Hendry Warehouse

Prohibition is…the best, when you run your own speakeasy! But at midnight on December 4, 1933, the party came ended. Celebrate the last hour of lawlessness by revisiting some of the quirkiest (and musical) moments of the Prohibition era. Did you know Al Capone played a banjo? That Montreal was the Jazz capital of North America? That veterinarians were allowed to prescribe alcohol? Hurry, jellybeans, grab a glass of giggle water and join Melanie Gall for a historic musical adventure!