Monday, July 9, 2012

Upcoming Shows (July 2012)

Well Loves,

It looks like I'm off to a late start for July.  With a full week gone and a couple of fabulous shows already past, all I can say it move quick if any of the following piques your interests!

"Blood, Sugar, Sex, Magic" by Sinner Saint Burlesque continues through July 26th at The Noc Noc.  This adaptation of an ancient Babylonian myth follows six mortal maidens on their journey of sexual enlightenment and their quest to awaken the goddess Ishtar.

"Teenybopper Times: A Burlesque Revue" is the Back Bar Beauties' summer show.  Celebrating "a few savory months of sunshine, teeny bikinis, slow-motion bounding down the beach and freshly minted graduates seeking an exciting new world."  The Beauties will be remebering by gone days of youthful abandon, summer time icons and more.  You will find them, and special guest host Anita Goodman, on Thursday July 12th (8pm & 10pm) at Sonya's Skyy Lounge in Belltown.

It has been called the "Summer of Nerdlesque".  It started last month with a Doctor Who themed cabaret, and will continue this month.  First with...

"Stark Naked: A Nerdlesque Tribute to A Game of Thrones" by Fauxdust Presents.  On Friday 13th, and Saturday 14th at Theatre Off Jackson you will be able to catch a myriad of Seattle ecdysiasts geeking out to the HBO hit based off of George R. Martin's novel A Game of Thrones.  Hosted by The Mad Marquis of Portaland (I really hope their is a 'flaming sword' involved), Stark Naked will "fuse contemporary pop culture and social commentary with the already over-the-top elements of high fantasy, through multimedia displays of burlesque, music and varietey" sound intrigue? Yes it does!
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"Mitzy's Ditzy Glitzy Variety Show...Returns!" produced by Mitzy Sixx at the ReBar on Saturday, July 14th! Once a staple of the Open Circle Theater's cache of entertainment, Mitzy Sixx is bringing back her Variety Show for a ONE NIGHT ONLY event at the ReBar.  Her show has been called a "confusing, sexy, hysterical romp with skin, music, dancing... and beat poetry?!"  Having performed with Mitzy's crew I can attest to the accuracy of that description. :-) Fun times at the ReBAR on July 14th.
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And back to the "Nerdlesque"! There is a lot of it going on!

"JOYstick: A nerdlesque tribute to video games!" a GeekGirlCon '12 fundraiser will be held on Friday 20th, and Saturday 21st at Theatre Off Jackson.  Hosted by Vandaium Silver "JOYstick! is a full-fledged dedicated to the gaming world. The performers are gamers of all types, ready to take -1 (or more) to their armor in what will surely be an epic evening."

GeekGirlCon is dedicated to celebrating female involvement in all fields of science and technology; comics, arts, and literature; game play and design.  GeekGirlCon '12 takes place August 11-12th at The Conference Center, Downtown Seattle.

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Personal Note: I am honored to be working with the cast of JOYstick, and excited that I am going to portray one of my favorite video game characters!

"Starving Artists on Parade" on July 16th will be celebrating its 1-Year Anniversary at The Noc Noc.  Producers Mandy and Trystan have booked a number of artists including musicians: Isis and the Ghost, and Zack Wheeler, there will be burlesque by Sailor St. Claire, bellydancing by Betty Fish, rope work by Twisted Monk and side show acts by host Twisted Trystan, and more.  This is a fun show, with access to local artistic vendors, dance music and of course the Noc Noc's signature drinks all for a low cover of $5!

"Belly Night Fever" by Fleurs d'Egypte Dance Company will be held at The Can Can on July 19th.  This evening of dance entertainment will include flashy disco themed music, Egyptian belly dance, fan dance, "disco belly" and Brazilian samba.
Check out The Can Can or E-Mail the Troupe

"ICONIC A Burlesque Review" by House of Gorejess asks the question "What does it take to be an Icon?" On Thursday, July 19th head to Julia's on Broadway to discover the answer as given by some of Seattle's most charming, tantalizing, and entertaining burlesque performers.

"Burlesque and the Body Electric" at the Rogue & Peasant in Fremont on July 20th is a benefit of King County Libraries and is held in memory of sci-fi author Ray Bradbury.  Burlesque for books?! Yes please!
Tickets and Information!

"Hussies on Howell Street" is brought to you by Midnight Menagerie.  On July 20th at The ReBar local and visiting burlesque artists will explore the adage that "well behaved women rarely make history".  You will find The Divine Jewels and Crystal Explosion from Spokane, and Sophie Maltease from Portland!  Hosted by that Glamorous Gal with the Golden Gullet, Ms. Gams Galore it is going to be an historical night of brazen women, mischievous maids, and impudent girls!
Tickets Here

"Gears, Pasties, and Other Curios" a Purple Devil Production, will be a "stroll down the cobble stone streets of a history that never was".  On July 21st, at The Rendezvous/Jewelbox Theater you will have an opportunity to visit a Steampunk Curio Shoppe in glittery burlesque fashion.
Tickets Here

"The Summer SOULstice Show" by Gritty City Sirens is for any burlesque fans alive and well in Tacoma! On July 21st, and The Deltan Club, the Sirens with guest artists, Boom Boom La Roux, and The Luminous Pariah will be moving to "the smooth sounds of the 60's and early 70's"  The Sirens are donating a portion of the proceeds to a fund for local soldiers suffering with PTSD.

"The Westside Burlesque Revue" is a monthly cabaret produced by Whisper De Corvo at The Skylark in West Seattle.  Here "the talents of Whisper De Corvo and Mr. Bawdy are joined by a rotation of local burlesque, cabaret, and variety performers, and cleaned up by Huney Bush."
Tickets Here

One last event of note happening this month in Seattle is "Pink Light Burlesque" a series of classes offered for free to breast cancer patients and survivors.  Held in honor of Jennie Lee, the original contributor and visionary of the Burlesque Hall of Fame (and who succumbed to breast cancer), these classes have been very successful in New York and are now coming to Seattle via The Academy of Burlesque!  Classes will be held on July 14th, 21st, and 28th as well as August 4th.
More Information!

~ Fosse Jack

If you would like to list your shows for August on The Scarlet Curtain, send your info to Fosse Jack by Friday, July 27th.

Post Script!

Looking forward please allow me to add this show to your radar as well.

Jacqueline Hyde Presents ~ "A Burlesque Affair to Remember" will be held at the ReBar on August 1st.  "The Bicoastal Bad Ass Jacqueline Hyde, brings to Seattle a fantastic production of burlesque... End your Summer right and make it a Burlesque Affair to Remember..."
More Information! and Tickets Here!