OK, so the week's not over but there's so much burlesque going on that I have to talk.
Where to start?
First there was Kingsized / Dames-A-Flame's Holiday Spectacular at the Variety Playhouse on November 25. It was spectacular in every sense of the word. I took some out of town guests to the show and they were speechless. Big Mike and Kingsized band (2 backup singers, a 3 piece horn section, Sweet Dick on keyboard, an acoustic bassist, and a lead guitarist) swung through the holiday standards with precision, humor and general rockabilly mayhem.
Backing the band were the Dames on a raised platform twirling and jumping to the delight of the audience. My only complaint was that we didn't get to see the Dames out front until the very end of the show. I recognize it was a Kingsized event but one never gets enough of Luna Lux and the gang.
From there I was supposed to go see Sadie Hawkin's new BLAST OFF BURLESQUE at the Plaza Theatre but I was too late. Next time I swear I'll be there on time!
On Wednesday it was another burlesque double-header. This time I didn't miss.
First I stopped by THE STAR BAR to see a brand new burlesque troupe culled from the waitstaff at Apres Diem restaurant called BLACK SHEEP BURLESQUE. They went the naughty school girl route with a fair amount of success and a very large crowd.
I didn't stay to see the entire show because I was due to see my favorite model CALU and her Peep Show at DJANGO BAR. This was particularly cool because the woman who brought the burlesque revival to Atlanta was set to perform. Yeah, I'm talking about the original original Dame-A-Flame TORCHY "FUCKING" TABOO!!!
CALU did a number that I call "Kitten Dangerous" revealing that
A. She's not afraid of the floors at Django
B. She's part funky funky cat
C. She's not missing her morning workouts
I'll report back with more picture links and stories from tonight's festivities.
Saturday, December 02, 2006 | Posted by --Marc Turnley--- at 8:59 AM |