Category: Burlesque

House of Thee UnHoly returns to The Triple Door

The Vikings photo by Michael Doucett

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

House of Thee UnHoly, the epic, 90-minute, non-stop, explosion of ‘70s mythology and sexually-charged psychedelia, returns to Seattle’s Triple Door stage for five nights and ten shows March 12 through 16.

Featuring Druids, Vikings, Hindu goddesses, sex, drugs, rock ’n’ roll — and a little bumble bee with a big problem – thirteen dancers, three singers and four musicians will rock audiences in a radical rocklesque celebration of the 21st Century’s most excessive decade.
The Triple Door joins creative director paulanow (formerly known as The Swedish Housewife), along with a kaleidoscope of Seattle’s most outré and imaginative choreographers, dancers, burlesque performers, musicians, costumers, stage designers and theatrical performers in the show’s first staging since 2011.

Music is your master as “Sarah Rudinoff and Jen Ayers deliver powerful, mind-blowing vocals. The band alone is worth the price of admission,” reported The Examiner during the show’s last run. “The show delivers on its promise to leave you dazed, confused, and ecstatic.”

“House of Thee UnHoly, clearly has a rabid following, if the whoops and hollers and cheers are any indicator,” said The Seattle Times. “The costumes, extravagantly fanciful.” “House of Thee UnHoly’s sheer visual and auditory spectacle cannot be overemphasized,” wrote Culture Mob, and The Seattle Weekly called it, “Broadway level Burlesque.”

The 2014 production includes; Dancers, Lily Verlaine, Waxie Moon, Indigo Blue, Inga Ingenue, Douglass Ridings, Red Delicious, Paris Original, Polly Wood, Gerard D, Heidi Von Haught, Tory Tiara, Jody Kuehner and Mimi Me.  Singers, Sarah Rudinoff, Jen Ayers and Zack Davidson. Musicians, Andy Stoller, Ryan Burns, Darren Loucas and Mike Stone.  Set design by Jim Guerci and Chris Ford. Contributing costumers include, It’s Mark Mitchell and Lisa Marie.
House of Thee UnHoly  March 12-15, 7 and 10p.m.  Sunday, March 16, 5 and 8 p.m.

The Triple Door, 216 Union St., downtown Seattle.

Tickets range from $20 to $45. Must be 17 or older to attend. Call 206.838.4333 or see www.tripledoor.com for tickets and more information.

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photos by Michael Doucett and Christopher Nelson.

STUDIO 66 May 4th

Studio66 May 4th 2013

A night of 60’s mod, psychedelic and garage rock, vintage soul, Brit-pop, acid jazz and international pop.

Featuring Live Music From –

60’s Power Pop Legends!
POWDER

and
Studio 66’s own house band – THE 66’ERS

As always with Resident DJ’s CHRISPO, VODKA TWIST, and PELVIS

Plus THE STUDIO 66 DANCERS

21 + admitted

Facebook Page:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/studio66seattle

Event Page for May 4th
https://www.facebook.com/events/184944171654828

AL-stravaganza, a burlesque tribute to Weird Al at the Rendezvous

Seattle arts and entertainment guide

If you love accordions, pop culture parodies, burlesque and Weird Al, then we expect to see you at the Rendezvous for a star-studded Al-Stravaganza!

San Francisco producer Pickles Kintaro originally staged this show at the Hubba Hubba Revue in 2012, and it delighted audiences so much that she’s taking it on the road to certified geektopias like our own Seattle.

Starring San Francisco’s own:

Lady Satan
Pickles Kintaro
Odessa Lil
Pearl E. Gates
Lola Martinet
Mistress Marla Spanx

And Seattle’s own:
Iva Hanfull
Scandal from Bohemia
Scarlett O’Hairdye
Bolt Action

Tickets at Brown Paper Tickets!

Belltown Arts Revue this Thursday July 5th

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  • Here we go Seattle!

    July is going to be the craziest Sideshow yet! Even more artists, music and some amazing vaudeville and burlesque performances.

    Also, excited to announce that the after party will be in the main room at The Crocodile this month.

    Swing by any of the participating venues to pick up your tickets which get you free food, drink specials and entry into the show at The Crocodile at the end of the night which will be especially crazy this month!

    Under the Needle Tattoo- 2118 2nd Ave
    Back Bar Beauties (facebook.com/BackbarBeauties)
    Kylie Kyote
    Candida
    Meatdraw
    Guest appearance from Don’t Talk to the Cops!
    Artwork by Chris Adams, Levi Polzin, Megan Shore
    Matt Lentz and Joel Kennedy

    The Upstairs-2209 2nd Ave
    Aaron Zig
    Razzle B Dazzle
    Brad Mariachi
    Artwork by various local artists

    Clever Bottle- 2222 2nd Avenue #100
    Back Bar Beauties (facebook.com/BackbarBeauties)
    Carolina and the Longshots
    Titillating Twins
    Nikolia
    Lily Fawn
    Smilin Scandinavians
    Artwork by Deborah Spencer and Andie Deroux @ Vice Versa Gallery

    Rabbit Hole- 2222 2nd Ave #222
    Johnny Horn
    Titillating Twins
    Back Bar Beauties (facebook.com/BackbarBeauties)
    James Apollo
    Kylie Kyote
    Artwork and live painting by Bingo

    Lava Lounge- 2226 2nd Ave
    Hank and Lily
    Back Bar Beauties (facebook.com/BackbarBeauties)
    The Whiskey Swillers
    Empire Follies
    DJ Set by Zach Van Lue and Justin Roeser
    Artwork and live painting by Kevin Drake

    Bedlam- 2231 2nd Ave
    Smilin Scandinavians
    Kylie Kyote
    Brad Mariachi (facebook.com/machetetattoo)
    Back Bar Beauties (facebook.com/BackbarBeauties)
    Artwork and live painting by Starheadboy

    The Crocodile- 2200 2nd Ave
    Back Bar Beauties (facebook.com/BackbarBeauties)
    Baby Gramps (www.babygramps.com)
    Nu Klezmer Army (https://www.facebook.com/nu.klezmerarmy)
    Nikolia
    Jesse Belle Jones
    Shanghai Pearl (www.facebook.com/TheShanghaiPearl)
    Audience Talent Competition
    Hank and Lily (www.hankandlilymusic.com)
    Artwork and live painting by 179 (onesevennine.com)

2118 2nd Ave., Seattle, Washington 98121

SURF! ROCKABILLY! WESTERN SWING! All for a GOOD CAUSE! TOYS FOR TOTS!!!

Friday, December 2nd at Highway 99 Blues Club in Seattle

Wanna dance? Wanna have fun? Wanna feel good about doing something great for others? Well, dernit, head on down to Highway 99 Blues club this Friday, Dec. 2  for our Rockin Tiki Toys for Tots! Wear your best Hawaiian garb, and be prepared for some great music, hula dancing by Essie Charm, and a burlesque act you are gonna love by Miss Kitty Baby!!! Bring a new unwrapped toy to donate! Bring a few dollars to buy Raffle tickets, lots of prizes including tiki mugs, tattoo certificates, DVDs, Sailor Jerry goodies, etc!!! Head on over to the Highway 99 website http://www.highwayninetynine.com/ and make your reservations now! Go early if you want to get yourself some vittles before the show, they have great food!

STRIP, STRIP HOORAY! BURLESQUE FILM SERIES!

STRIP, STRIP HOORAY! BURLESQUE FILM SERIES!

May 27 to June 2  —  $8 admission

The Grand Illusion Cinema, Seattle WA

The Grand Illusion Cinema and Something Weird are proud to present a full week of ultra-rare original vintage 35mm burlesque feature films and shorts! Now’s your chance to see the wonderful world of Burlesque as it really was back in the day – in a THEATRE!

Friday May 27 – 7pm & 9pm

B-GIRL RHAPSODY (1952) w/ Slick Chicks

Friday May 27 – 11pm

MIDNIGHT FROLICS (1949) w/ Beauty and the Beast

Saturday May 28 – 7pm & 9pm

EVERYBODY’S GIRL (1950) w/ Brooklyn Burlesque & Kuddle Kuties

Saturday May 28 – 11pm

DREAM FOLLIES (1954) featuring Lenny Bruce!

w/ Wild Night at the Interlude

Sunday May 29 – 7pm & 9pm

FRENCH FOLLIES (1951) w/ Can Can Follies

Monday May 30 – 7pm & 9pm

THE ABCs OF LOVE (1950) w/ Tops in Burlesque

Tuesday May 31 – 7pm & 9pm

MERRY MAIDS OF THE GAY WAY (1954)

w/ Queens of Burlesque

Wednesday June 1 – 7pm & 9pm

DREAMLAND CAPERS (1958) w/ Undercover Girls

Thursday June 2 – 7pm & 9pm

A NIGHT IN HOLLYWOOD (1953)

w/ Striptease Girl, BOTH featuring Tempest Storm!

Variety for Charity benefiting Cedar River Watershed

Join host extraordinaire Susan Harper for an extravagant evening of magic, music, drama and much more!

All proceeds benefit Friends of the Cedar River Watershed.

Suggested donation is $20 per person.

Egan’s Ballard Jam House, 1707 NW Market St


Join us for the entire evening or drop in to catch an act or two.

All ages are welcome!

Featuring:

Host – Susan Harper, vocalist and songwriter www.susanharper.com
Steffan Soule ~ Magic that Moves www.steffansoule.com
Seattle Boys Tree-Oh ~ Delicious Harmonies
Hugh Sutten ~ Modern Troubadour
Lee Robinson ~ Folk/Country
Emilia Sosa ~ Jazz www.myspace.com/emiliamusic
Kylie Koyote ~ Devious Desert Nymph
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Michael Murdock ~ Thespian

Friends of the Cedar River Watershed engages citizens to enhance and sustain watersheds through restoration, education, and stewardship.   www.cedarriver.org

BRING US YOUR TOYS!!! or Santa will only bring you coal and twigs…

HOT ROCKIN’ CHRISTMAS !!!

Toys For Tots Benefit  Saturday, Dec 11  

            Bring a New, Unwrapped Toy for our toy collection.
Music by Marshall Scott Warner & THE BLACK CRABS
Burlesque by Emerald Dollies
Hosting by Sweetpea, Kitty Baby & The Pinup Angels

Raffle Prizes! Drink Specials! RJB Photo Booth!

CHRISTMAS CUTIE PINUP CONTEST: Anything goes! Christmas Cutie, Naughty Elf, Mrs. Clause, Mistress Clause, Drunk Santa. ALL are welcome. NO PRE-REGISTRATION NEEDED. Just show up cute! No dressing room will be provided. Contest will be held maybe 11pm-ish, depending on how the night goes. Prizes TBA. 

Also, we are still accepting prizes for our raffle drawings. If you would like to donate goods, or services, please email sweetpea0821@yahoo.com, and I will get you in touch with the Pinup Angels that are organizing the event.  Thanks!

Thee 2nd Annual “Cornucopia Cabaret” Benefit for Treehouse

Thee 2nd Annual “Cornucopia Cabaret” Benefit for Treehouse at The Triple Door

Join The Basements, Lushy with Lynval Golding , and The Witness, who will be dolling out the beats and accompanying the various talents of…

Aerialist and Rope Artist – Martha Enson
The Temptress from Taipei – The Shanghai Pearl
The Man! The Myth! The Mustache ! –  Ernie Von Schmaltz
A Modern Heathen of The Burlesque World- Iva Handfull
Burlesque Coquette – Belle Cozette
The Swedish Housewife and Bertie
with special guest vocalists- Barbara Ireland and Mark Pickerel!

Co-hosted by Kaleb Hagan Kerr and The Swedish Housewife.

This event will benefit Treehouse’s “Little Wishes Program“. As Performing artists and musicians, we will be purchasing as many dance classes and music lessons as possible with the funds raised this evening.

Bring your check book and cash! You will have plenty of opportunities to GIVE to Treehouse!

Treehouse is a 501(c)(3) organization; 100% of all check and cash donations are tax deductible, ticket sales are not.

Tickets are now available online for this one-night only event HERE!
*We are also seeking volunteers for Teaching as well donations of functional Musical Instruments, please contact The Swedish Housewife directly about this paula@swedishhousewife.com

*All performers will receive a small honorarium for their participation in this event, as artists need financial support too!

*We will be joined by a representative from Treehouse who will be collecting all cash and check donations at the event.

SHOW DETAILS:
EVENT: Thee 2nd Annual Cornucopia Cabaret  to Benefit Treehouse’s “Little Wishes”
DATES: Thursday, November 18th, 8:00pm
COST: $18 (17+)
VENUE: The Triple Door, 216 Union Street, Seattle 98101

House Of Thee UnHoly IV

House of Thee UnHoly Returns!!!

And how auspicious to be opening on The Autumnal Equinox with a Spectacular Full Moon in Aries!

The Swedish Housewife Present:

House of Thee UnHoly includes 13 Dancers,3 Singers and 5 Musicians who take you on a 90 minute epic psychedelic 70?s trip down memory lane of nonstop Sex! Drugs! And Rock & Roll!! That will leave you dazed, confused and ecstatic! This collaborative production draws from a kaleidoscopic disciplinary range of virtuoso actors, singers, musicians, and talented modern, ballet and burlesque dancers.  The incredibly accomplished cast of 21 vanguard contributors each bring unique magic to this landmark Rock-lesque extravaganza where Righteous Rock meets Busby Berkeley and Benny Hill . Now in it’s 4th year!!!

Dancers- Waxie Moon, Lily Verlaine, Miss Indigo Blue, Miss Inga Ingenue, Lou Henry Hoover, Heidi Von Haught, Polly Wood, Leroi The Girl Boi- NYC, Gerard Delacroix, Douglas Ridings, Paris Original, Lydia McLane our “Living Loving Maid” and The Swedish Housewife

Sirens on Thee Rocks –  Sarah Rudinoff, Nick Garrison, Jen Ayers

Thee Mighty Arms of ThorDarren Loucas Lead – Guitar & Harmonica, Andy Stoller – Bass, Charlie Lorme – Drums, Ryan Burns – Keyboards, Paul Fisher – Rhythm Guitar

“Broadway Level Burlesque”  – The Seattle Weekly
Five shows  performed over three days –

Dates and Times :  September 23, 8PM  17+ / September 24 & 25 , 7:30 17+ & 10PM 21+

Tickets: $25 Advance/ $28 Day of
Tickets Online
Box Office: 206-838-4333

The Triple Door

216 Union Street

Seattle WA

Visit www.swedishhousewife.com for more info

The First Annual SEAFARER FOLLIES!

The Swedish Housewife Presents the first annual Seafarer Follies! An aquatic cabaret to make Flo Ziegfeld fall off his boat. Just like in the olden days when “The Aqua Follies” rocked Greenlake, the Seafarer Follies! is the perfect Seafair antidote to loud boats, loud planes and suburban parades.

For our first commemorative year, Captain Bloodbeard aka performance artist Bradford Scobie (NYC) will be at the helm. With acts by Moisture Festival favorites: Trixie Little and The Evil Hate “Sea”-Monkey (Baltimore) and Seattle debut of  Bambi The Mermaid (Coney Island), Seattle all stars Waxie Moon as King Neptune, The Shanghai Pearl, The Swedish Housewife!!! Of course, a Real Live Band with Bandleader Michael Musburger will be rockin’ the boat!

Come dressed to the nine fathoms in your most outrageous nautical, aquatic, flyboy, flygirl, sailor, sea captain, mermaid, merman, or “you make it up” costume to win prizes and the prestigious year long title of The Royal Sea Urchin!

That’s right, more flotsam and jetsum than you can shake a stick at… more crustaceans than you can put in a pot! You can’t throw a catfish on this stage and not hit a mermaid! Packed full of Sardines and Sailors!!! Blue Angels, Red Devils, and not your average Chicken of the Sea!

Guaranteed to be Off The Hook!

The First Annual Seafarer Follies

August 6 & 7

Show: at  11PM

Door: at 10PM Friday and 10:30 PM Saturday

Tickets: $22 Advance/ $25 Day of
21+
Box Office: 206-838-4333

The Triple Door
216 Union Street
Seattle WA

Lucha VaVoom

Mexican Masked Wrestling + Burlesque + Comedy = Lucha VaVOOM

Lucha VaVOOM is a non-stop, action-packed scream-a-thon, where Mexican Masked wrestlers flip and fly, performing breathtaking acrobatic feats. It’s good vs. evil played out in a one fall, Lucha Libre exhibition-style match for maximum enjoyment.

LuchaVaVoom is scheduled for Sunday May 16th at the Showbox, but will the show go on?

Last year Washington State Department of Licensing successfully shut down a local fight cabaret troupe, formerly known as Seattle SemiPro Wrestling. There was a lot of press around the issue at the time, but ultimately the performance troupe, which had been entertaining Seattle for over 5 years with their tongue in cheek parody of mainstream “professional wrestling”, ran out of money for lawyers and number of appeals available to them. This Sunday, Lucha Va Voom is scheduled to play at Showbox SODO and the DOL is at it again, trying to classify this show as “sports entertainment” and forcing them to jump through all the same hoops as the Mariners have to to play. This classification is incorrect and causes show stopping ramifications.

One of our writers here on Seattle Twist, Cissy Miller, came up with a fun women’s tag team wrestling show and performed at Neumo’s and then a 2nd show at the Showbox. Though she was never shut down, her trainers, the Seattle SemiPro Wrestling (SSP) were.

When asked about the history of her show Cissy had this to say:

The first year 2005 was a fund-raiser for the Theatre Off Jackson at Neumo’s…sold-out second year for 826 Seattle at the Showbox also at capacity…it was about a year later that the SSP (our trainers) who were a male group having shows at the Re-bar were first approached by the DOL regarding them being a “sports” event…which they were not….they eventually were faced with ridiculous amounts of fines and insurance issues which led them to their demise which is the main reason I have never brought the PDG’s back…An off shoot of the SSP has been the WXPFL Pencil Fighting Championships put together by Jake Stratton who was involved in the SSP and was the Emcee play by play caller at both PDG shows.

I came up with the idea for the show at a Girls Party I was having in my yard in summer 2004 when one of my guests insulted my taste in music–Niko Case– Really? (Doga instructor Brenda Bryan aka Chunga of Las Diablitas) and I had to take her down….in came Adrienne Taggart (an ex-model turned high-end carpenter) aka Crazy Fucker of the Mother Fucking Fuckers whose tag team partner was Ellen Forney (cartoonist) aka Mother-Fucker…who told me to “pick on some one your own size” and in a moment blouses were being torn–art was bouncing off the wall and an audience had gathered mouths agape with a collective “that was hot” a show was thus born….womens wrestling which I quickly morphed into women’s tag-team wrestling….and focussed the show around an anachronistic style…think Mae & Moolah 1942.

If Cissy were to continue with her wrestling performances, no doubt she too would have faced the wrath of the Department of Licensing.

When asked what she thought of the latest DOL crackdown, Cissy say, “I think its crap and would be willing to attest to the contrary. In a sporting event you cannot predict the outcome. This was a choreographed event, not a free-for all unpredictable sport. My show was a stage performance strictly for entertainment and I stand behind that statement in no way shape or form were any of my girls (at that time) ‘professional’ athletes.” it appears the DOL is way off trying to classify burlesque and performance art in the same category as the WWF.

There were a lot of our friends who performed, with fun costumes and pseudonyms:

From Rat City Rollers
Throttle Rocketts…Jowanna Ass Kickin and Astro Glide
Sockett Wenches Clobberin Mame & Molly D’Molish

New Male Order Brides:
Lawyer Maura Donoghue Sasha
Chef Taylor Jonson Natasha

Westward Hos:
from Roq La Rue Celeste Fuechsel
Felisa Rosa…Churpa

Las Diablitas:
Doga Instructor Brenda Bryan Chunga
Bartender Jamie Burroughs Chimi

The BeerBarians:
The Pop Roxx
Cori Williams & Kamari Moeller

If the Department of Licensing can make an exception for performance art, perhaps Cissy and gal pals can have a rematch sometime soon!

Send Ravenna to Vegas!

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VOTE HERE!

Our friend Ravenna is in the Top 4 in the Viva Las Vegas burlesque contest – where this year’s special guest is none other than Chuck Berry!

But ONLY the Top 4 in the internet contest get to compete at the main event in April, and I’m afraid there’s not much of a spread between her and the girl in the #5 spot. She’s hoping to hold her position til voting ends on Sunday night…

Won’t you help us get her a few more votes?

Just go to http://www.vivalasvegas.net/intranet/vote_main.php , scroll down til you see Ravenna Black in the 2nd row (the picture is of her sitting on a gas pump), click “Vote” and enter your e-mail address. Within minutes you will receive an e-mail from Tom at vivalasvegas.net with the word “Vote” in the subject line – just click on the link to confirm your vote, and she is one step closer to sharing the stage with Chuck Berry!

Also, please help get the word out – re-post to FaceBook, Myspace, your mom – wherever you like! There is a cute promo flyer on the front page of her website that you can use, too:
http://www.ravennablack.com

Circus Contraption CD release party Nov. 12th at the Triple Door

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Are you suffering from post-Contraption let down? Does the noticeable lack of Carnies in your life have you wondering if it’s all worth it? Do you wonder where your next, big, wet circus kiss will come from?

Well, Can Can Presents, as part of the 1st Annual International Cabaret Festival, has the answer!!

The Circus Contraption Band’s “Show To End All Shows” CD Release Party!

The Big Top may have come down, but the circus still has one more night of celebration to share with all of you.
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For 2 shows at 7 and 10pm, Thursday night, November 12, 2009, at the fabulous Triple Door @ 3rd and Union in Seattle, The Circus Contraption Band will make available to the public a very special, limited edition CD release of the music from “The Show To End All Shows.” The band will be playing TSTEAS music live, as well as a few old favorites and will be joined by Circus Contraption physical performers Poppy Daze, Sally Pepper, Delphinia Spit, Fresco Rose, Ernesto Cellini, Dr. Calamari and Acrophelia.

Very special musical guests Kitten On The Keys and Zoe of Vermillion Lies will add to the evenings aural pleasure.

This will be a rare, perhaps final opportunity to see the Circus Contraption Band and performers bring you the inspired madness that made them a Seattle institution for 10 plus years.
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To purchase tickets and for more info, visit the Triple Door website.

Viva Oz Vegas

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Like General Sherman’s army, the behemoth stage production of Viva Oz Vegas has moved across the Pacific Northwest to finally make its way to the stage of the Triple Door.

Loosely based on the Wizard of Oz, the show glitters with local and international favorites. Starring ElVez the Mexican Elvis. For this show, ElVez reprises his roll as the “Cowardly Tiger”, looking sleek and sexy in his custom bell-bottomed tiger jumpsuit. Mee-ow!

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The show also features Las Vegas Exotic World winners The Heavenly Spies and Nanda; Bing Wheeler of Big Wheel Bingo; Can Can’s Herr Doppelganger; award-winning breakdancer Yoshi Wright and many more.

Those who attend the last four performances at the Triple Door can follow along as the yellow brick road leads Dorothy into the temptations of Sin City, where her encounters find her replacing the long-time starring lady at Casino Oz — the Wicked Witch of the Breast. Marvel as other familiar characters get not-so-familiar makeovers.

This show at the Triple Door makes for an evening full of nostalgic music, Las Vegas-style showgirls, aerial and floor acrobatics, comedy, game show glitz, and a full deck of surprises.

One of the shows favorites is local award-winning break dancer Yoshi Wright as the Scarecrow and he does an old MJ number from the Wiz, Get On Down The Road to a cheering crowd. Yoshi is the son of my co-worker and City of Mountlake Terrace Council Member Kyoko Wright.

At the stage door, I had a chance to meet “Ultra” as the Wicked Witch of the Breast. Ultra has wowed audiences with his fashionista burlesque/ lip-synch exploits, beginning as a club kid in Washington DC. After moving to Seattle in 2001, he developed his current style of performing and has performed at Neighbors, On the Boards, Chop Suey, ReBar, The War Room, Velocity Dance Center, The Triple Door, Columbia City Cabaret, and dozens of times at both The Pink Door and The Can Can.

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It’s not too late to get tickets for Viva Oz Vegas for Friday and Saturday nights performances at the Triple Door. It’s a hoot!