Stingy Lulu’s Jumpin’ Jook Joint

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2329-02 - Maya Tillman

Company Name: House of Dragons

City/State: Lawrence (LFK), KS

Genre: Dance, PG

Ratings: PG - Parental Guidance Suggested

Playwright: Ernest Rayton, Maya Tillman-Rayton

Premiere: Yes

Venue: The Arts Asylum

Show Times:

Fri, 7/21 10:30 PM
Sat, 7/22 7:30 PM
Thu, 7/27 7:30 PM
Fri, 7/28 7:30 PM
Sat, 7/29 9:00 PM


Located at a crossroad lies a small juke joint. The proprietor of the joint is Stingy Lulu, a larger-than-life character and every night there is excitement and drama. Come for the fun, stay for the drama. Just make sure to not shake hands with anyone trying to make deals at this crossroad joint. This 45-minute dance show contains hip hop, street styles, and vernacular jazz movement, like lindy hop. This show was created by Ernest Rayton and Maya Tillman-Rayton.


Maya Tillman-Rayton, Ernest Rayton, Michelle Newcome, Sydney Rackham, Caitlyn Howard, Mego Londeen, Alexandria Demps, Mahika Meesa, Clair Buss

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  1. Mary W on July 22, 2023 at 9:08 pm

    Energized, synchronized really well, great variety, fun show

  2. Andi McM on July 22, 2023 at 10:25 pm

    WOW!!! I’ve been coming to FringeFest for a few years now, but this was the first dance crew I’d decided to check out. I almost think that’s a shame now, since any troupes to follow have to measure up to THIS one! Such a great cast of characters telling a story both new and old, flowing from style to style and blending them in awesome ways. And, not to spoil anything, but after a mild “costume change” by one character I just about lost my mind in awe of what they were capable of. I’ll be looking for this group’s name in the 2024 program 😀

    Make sure you sit somewhere that you can watch the footwork as much as the upper body moves (though the tutting, especially, was *chef’s kiss*). As a certified Short Person I quickly made the decision to stand and watch from the side aisle, and I’m so glad that I did! MAKE SURE TO COME SEE THIS ONE!!!

    • Derrick on July 28, 2023 at 8:31 pm

      INCREDIBLE! BEST DANCE SHOW BY FAR! The cast are so incredible in telling a story just by dancing! Love how they make the atmosphere feel so energetic and fun. AMAZING ACTING! Rock.Chalk!
      Y’all HAVE TO SEE THIS ONE!!

  3. Barbara A Rues on July 23, 2023 at 12:34 am

    I was pleasantly surprised to find that the new location of the Art’s Asylum was so close! It’s basically at the corner of 65th and Rockhill.

    Stingy Lulu was a high energy, never-stop-moving joy ride!

    • Tae Sung Cho on July 29, 2023 at 10:00 pm

      Best dance show!

  4. Kelsey on July 23, 2023 at 11:02 pm

    I am so happy I came to this show on opening night! It is such a fun showcase of different dance styles. Especially dancer Michelle, the one who played the “villain” totally blew me away!! These performers are talented and have a lot of heart. Please come back to Fringe next year, too!

  5. Lisa Coble-Krings on July 24, 2023 at 9:25 pm

    Sit up close to see those expressions. The portrayal of tension through hip hop and street moves worked well. Keep your eye on the Dealer, too. A+++
    Fast-moving, quality entertainment. This is one dance concert they expect a little hootin’ and clappin’ from the audience. Way to go Maya and all the dancers, as well as House of Dragons and KC Fringe!

  6. Catherine on July 27, 2023 at 8:34 pm

    Love the story, love the styles … Maya is a master of choreography and obviously a master of storytelling! Excellent work!!

  7. Laura Kirk on July 27, 2023 at 10:14 pm

    Energized, joy, synchronized, compelling, will draw you in and hold you then release you back into the world feeling better. Do not miss this one! Congrats to Maya and crew – unforgettable all characters!

  8. Rebecca Smith on July 28, 2023 at 7:00 am

    This show was fully lively, entertaining and impressive. Fantastic energy and enjoyment among the dancers. Great music. I loved the style of the dance and there were a few of the group who were truly exceptional and thrilling to watch.
    Fantastic show!

  9. Kelly Vogel on July 28, 2023 at 12:26 pm

    I loved this show. Great choreography, great energy, and so much talent. The story was fun to follow and watch develop. I left this show feeling so elated and energized. Go see it, you will too!

  10. Sarah Donohoe on July 28, 2023 at 10:53 pm

    Fantastic performance! This show is one of my top three Fringe favorites over the six years I’ve been going. The energy, the choreography, the story, the music…YES! There was an instant connection with the audience that didn’t stop. I was enthralled! This is a high-quality production everyone should see!

  11. Joe Potter on July 29, 2023 at 2:59 pm

    Wow! I’ve been going to KC Fringe for many years and this is one of the best shows I’ve seen. Certain Fringe shows through the years have stayed me and this will definitely be added to the list. The talent and physicality of the dancers was impressive. And their acting was very captivating. I can’t recommend this show enough!

  12. Jessica Whitfield on July 30, 2023 at 3:34 pm

    Great dancing and I loved the epic Dance Battle! My favorite was the dancer who was given the magic red sneakers. If this show is expanded, I would like to see more of her storyline and what happens to her when and if the red shoes come off.

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