In the last few years, Seattle has become a hotbed of burlesque acts, and truly fantastic burlesque can be hard to find. One thing I’ve discovered: when Lily Verlaine is behind a show, we are in for an incredible evening! Lily Verlaine and her collaborator Jasper McCann (creators of sold-out acclaimed Land of the Sweets: The Nutcracker Burlesque) are back with some of Seattle’s burlesque all-stars for Through the Looking Glass: The Burlesque Alice in Wonderland. The magic and spectacle of this famous tale is great fodder for live, vibrant burlesque performance. You’ll see way more than gals (and guys) taking off their clothes: this group is ripe with humor, incredible dance (ballet, tap and jazz), and some of the best costumes and set designs you’ll see at The Triple Door. Buy tickets now (their shows do tend to sell out) or read on to find out how you can enter to win 2 tickets to the show!
“Artistic Director Lily Verlaine & her collaborator Jasper McCann invite you to shrug off the squareness of reality and fall into their “incomparable…colorful and entertaining” (Seattle Gay News) re-imagination of Lewis Carroll’s classic tale of nonsense and fantasy. Come along with Alice as she discovers what wonders lie beyond the velvet rope at Wonderland’s most exclusive nightclub, The Looking Glass. Another exploration of numerous artistic influences, this production mixes jazz with classical, Indian and exotic music to set the mood as dancers from around the region mix ballet, tap, and jazz dance into a whirlwind of whimsy and bawdy beauty.”
Cast members I’m especially excited to see on stage include Lily Verlaine, Miss Indigo Blue, Waxie Moon, Polly Wood, Paris Original, Inga Ingénue, Lou Henry Hoover, Tribella, and Kylie Koyote.
Here’s how to enter to win 2 tickets (winner chooses date Sept 12 or 13) – you can enter all 3 ways!
1. Write a blog comment here a quote from the website (show description, from a performer’s bio, etc) YES you have to visit their website to get a quote to post!
2. Enter on Seattle Pocket’s Facebook page.
3. Tweet ” I want to win a ticket to @burlesqueAlice @thetripledoor via @keridwyn #seattlepockets http://on.fb.me/OtFIYB” (be sure you’re following @keridwyn and @burlesquealice on twitter).
Enter through Sunday, September 9, 2012 at 11:59PM Pacific Time. Winner announced Monday.
“If burlesque productions were a cask of treasures then the cast of ‘…Through The Looking Glass’ would most definitely be the crown jewels.” – Subterfuge Seattle 🙂
I love Lily! “A living, breathing work of art,” Lily Verlaine is a classical ballet dancer and burlesque artist
I heart Alice…!!!
“Without our smashingly hot and multi-talented Corps du Burlesque, The Looking Glass couldn’t be Wonderland’s hottest club, our stars wouldn’t shine so brightly, and perhaps even Wonderland itself could not exist…”
Artistic Director Lily Verlaine & her collaborator Jasper McCann invite you to shrug off the squareness of reality and fall into their “incomparable…colorful and entertaining” (Seattle Gay News) re-imagination of Lewis Carroll’s classic tale of nonsense and fantasy.
Gah – I wanna go so bad! “Another exploration of numerous artistic influences, this production mixes jazz with classical, Indian and exotic music to set the mood as dancers from around the region mix ballet, tap, and jazz dance into a whirlwind of whimsy and bawdy beauty.”
As Artistic Director of The Atomic Bombshells, Kitten La Rue has produced and starred in events in Shanghai, Portugal, Berlin, Amsterdam, Provincetown and Seattle.
The superstars of Seattle’s Burlesque A-List, including Lily Verlaine, Miss Indigo Blue, Kitten La Rue, Waxie Moon, Babette La Fave, J. Von Stratton, Kissee Simmons, Polly Wood, Trojan Original, Paris Original, and Jasper McCann take on the roles of Carroll’s famous characters.
From our beloved Waxie Moon: ” It just keeps getting better and better and I think last year we really hit our stride, with this beautiful new finale that Lily conceived. I think it’s so good right now. I really appreciate that Lily and Jasper are continually pushing themselves and trying to explore new things with it and devise new acts and have new visions. I’m inspired by their vision for the production because it’s their ingenuity and their tenacity that keeps it growing.”