Giveaway: Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion (a new musical) at 5th Avenue Theatre June 8 – July 2

The World Premiere of the new musical “Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion” (based on the 1997 cult hit film) takes the stage of The 5th Avenue Theatre June 8 – July 2.
From the photos and videos I’ve seen, this show looks perfectly cast. I’m excited to hear the 80s and 90s inspired score and see the costumes. This story of friendship between two quirky, ridiculous characters is bound to put a smile on your face! (Yes, there’s a musical number about post-its. Like I said, ridiculous!)
This is the 18th new musical that The 5th Avenue Theatre has produced! They have sent a ton of musicals on to Broadway–Seattle is a great place to try out new work! This musical’s book (the spoken script) was written by Robin Schiff who wrote the movie’s screenplay and the creative team is nearly all women. “Romy and Michele is a story about friendship, rather than a story of romance, or winning a man being the ultimate success or driving action of the characters.”
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Want to join me on June 8? Enter to win two tickets to see this wacky and fun show!
To enter, comment on my Facebook giveaway post! Tag a friend in the comments. You can tag up to four friends (one per comment) for four extra entries.
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Giveaway ends 5/16/17 at 11:59pm Pacific Time.
Photos: Cortney Wolfson as Romy and Stephanie Renee Wall as Michele in “Romy and Michele’s High School Reunion.” Photos by Mark Kitaoka

Giveaway: ICE CREAM at Can Can in Pike Place Market– an “effervescent, dance-crazed spectacle!”

Seattle’s Can Can is a “Moulin Rouge-inspired cabaret hailed for creative retro entertainment” in Pike Place Market.
Tickets for their upcoming show ICE CREAM (June 9 – October 1) are on sale now. AboutICE CREAM: The infamous, historic venue will transform into a doo-wop ice cream shop — a colorful backdrop for this effervescent, dance-crazed spectacle of glitz, glitter, and above all, glutes! Inspired by all-time-favorite summer cult-classics like “Grease,” “Cry Baby,” “Hairspray,” and “Beach Party,” ICE CREAM celebrates revelry with the finest in Market fresh food, craft cocktails, and Can Can’s own unique brand of entertainment.
This show is totally up my alley and sounds like a perfect distraction from reality. See the show at 7pm Wednesdays through Sundays, 9:30pm Fridays & Saturdays. Got kids and no babysitter? This production offers family-friendly brunch showings at 12:30pm and 2:30pm every Saturday and Sunday!  “It’s high kicks, culinary delicacies, and world-class cabaret during the weekend’s Magnificent Matinees when Can Can’s award-winning dance theatre company performs a fresh version of ICE CREAM intended for audiences of all ages — kids welcome!”
Want to enter to win 2 tickets to ICE CREAM?
1) RSVP “Interested” or “Going” on the Ice Cream Facebook event page, then post on the wall:
I want to win tickets toICE CREAM via seattlepockets.com! 
2) For additional entries, tag friends in the comments of my Facebook post about the giveaway! You can tag up to five friends for five entries (one friend per comment).
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Prize includes 2 tickets to ICE CREAM at The Can Can in Pike Place Market (date subject to availability). Giveaway ends 5/13/17 at 11:59pm Pacific Time. Winner will be contacted 5/15/17. Prize can not be exchanged or returned for cash.
Photos via Can Can.

Giveaway: Through the Looking Glass: The Burlesque Alice in Wonderland

Through the Looking Glass: The Burlesque Alice in Wonderland returns to The Triple Door April 26-30.

To enter to win a pair of tickets, comment on this blog post, then fill out our giveaway form here. 

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About the show:

Now in its ninth consecutive season at The Triple Door, Through The Looking Glass: The Burlesque Alice in Wonderland follows Alice as she discovers what wonders lie beyond the velvet rope at Wonderland’s most exclusive nightclub, The Looking Glass, and tries to beat the evil Queen of Hearts to become the next ruler of Wonderland. New this year, Verlaine and McCann’s Alice boasts a fresh set design by Footlight Award-winning scenic designer Julia Welch.

“Last year, we added incredible costume pieces and this year we are taking a big leap forward in scenic design,” Lily Verlaine commented.  “As new artists take on a character, we let the artists’ strengths inform the character. For instance, Tory Peil’s stoic/manic performance of the Cheshire Cat role differs greatly from prior artists’ performances, and the Tribellas’ (Maiden Egypt, Ivy D’Vine, Juwana Heart) Flamingoes number now showcases their signature fusion belly dancing.”

The complete cast stars Lily Verlaine (Caterpillar, Red Queen); Jasper McCann (White Rabbit); Miss Indigo Blue (The Mad Hatter, Tiger Lily, The Duchess); Babette La Fave (Jabberwocky, Tweedle Dee, Cook); Dreamy Tangerine (Alice); Cookie Bellini (Alice); Tory Peil (Cheshire Cat, White Queen, MaryAnne); Paris Original (Knave of Hearts, Door Mouse); Trojan Original (March Hare, Caterpillar Cavalier, Cook); Maiden Egypt (Queen Of Hearts); Juwana Heart (Tweedle Dum); Ivy D’Vine (Flamingo, Mushroom); Isobella Bloom (Drink Me); Britt Hobson (Eat Me); Tom-Tom The Phenomenon (Paraffin the Chandelier); and from New York City, Lena Foxe (Brass the Chandelier).

Tickets here.

 

Giveaway: Holier than Thou May 4, 5 & 6

Long-time readers of my blog know how much I love the work of Kitten LaRue & Lou Henry Hoover. If you are fan of burlesque, you’ve likely seen them in Atomic Bombshell productions such as J’Adore, Cream, and Lost in Space, or in DeLouRue’s production of Homo for the Holidays. Perhaps you saw Kitten N’ Lou’s production of “Camptacular” last summer.

Well, Kitten N’ Lou are back with a blasphemous show: “Holier Than Thou.”

Enter to win a VIP table with four tickets plus a Kitten N’ Lou t-shirt and more. Click here for their giveaway

Whether you’re a huge fan already or are excited to see them for the first time, don’t miss “Holier than Thou” at Century Ballroom’s West Hall May 4-6. That’s right, there’s only 3 nights to see this show! Tickets here.

About Kitten N’ Lou: Holier Than Thou

“…the “show-stopping, costume-laden, full-out-camp, gender-bending, queer-positive retooling of the Bible you never knew you needed!” (The West Australian)


LET’S GET BIBLICAL. Fresh from a critically-acclaimed smash run at Fringe World in Australia, everyone’s favorite gay-married superduo drag darlings return home to Seattle with a brand new glitter bomb of award-winning dance, irreverent striptease, and surreal comedic magic that’s been called “BRILLIANTLY DERANGED” by Time Out NY. Expect to be converted and shouting “YAS GAWD!”  May 4th, 5th, and 6th at 8pm at West Hall (915 E. Pine St in Seattle).

Holier Than Thou features vocal characterizations by RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 6 Winner Jinkx Monsoon and her partner in crime Major Scales.

“Kitten LaRue and Lou Henry Hoover gave me life, and I wasn’t alone in my joy – this is the first Fringe show I’ve seen that elicited a unanimous standing ovation…Go see it. Revel in it.” (Xpress Magazine) 9.5/10 stars

“These two astonishing women will touch your heart and your funny bone.” (OUT in Perth 2016) ★★★★

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Photo via Kitten N’ Lou Facebook Page.

Don’t miss these Seattle events! Here Lies Love, Veg Out & more!

As I prepare to take my 14-year-old niece to her first Cirque Du Soleil show (Luzia in Marymoor Park now through May 21 – review coming soon!), I wanted to stop by the blog for a quick hello to let you know of some great events coming up soon.

GIVEAWAYS: Lady Rizo April 19 & Seattle Cheese & Meat Festival April 29
If you haven’t had a chance to enter yet, scroll back through SeattlePockets to enter giveaways for Lady Rizo at The Triple Door on April 19 and the Seattle Cheese & Meat Festival on April 29. Word is the tickets for the afternoon Cheese & Meat fest are sold out and tickets for the evening session are nearly sold out.

 

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Veg Out Seattle April 13
One of my favorite event planners, Kelli with Shindig Events, is hosting “Veg Out” – a super awesome vegetarian event on April 13. You’ll get to try some of the latest & greatest veggie foods from some of the best proprietors and chefs in Seattle and beyond. This event is at Canvas and is 21+ (stick around for the after party!) This event will donate to Whole Kids Foundation, who support schools and inspire families to improve children’s nutrition and wellness. You know when Shindig Events is involved, it’s going to be fun.

Here Lies Love April 7 – May 28
I’ve been looking forward to this production since I first heard about it! Here Lies Love plays The Seattle Repertory Theatre April 7 – May 28, with music by David Byrne and Fatboy Slim. The theatre will turn into a 360-degree immersive spectacle experience. You can choose standing tickets and be a part of the dance party or sit and watch. Brandon and I have tickets for April 21 (standing/dancing tickets of COURSE)! About the show: “Seattle Rep’s Bagley Wright Theatre transforms into a wild dance party, where techno beats spin and tell the story of the People Power Revolution that inspired the world and changed the Philippines forever. Here Lies Lovetraces the non-violent restoration of democracy in the Philippines in 1986 and follows the meteoric rise and dramatic fall of the controversial First Lady of the Philippines, Imelda Marcos. Two-time Tony-nominated director Alex Timbers helms David Byrne (Talking Heads) and Fatboy Slim’s one-of-a-kind “poperetta” about the Filipina “Steel Butterfly” and the power of the people.”
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GIVEAWAY: Lady Rizo in “Red, White & Indigo” at The Triple Door April 19

One of today’s most enchanting singer/performers is back in Seattle for a one-night-only performance at The Triple Door!

Lady Rizo’s new show, “Red, White & Indigo: My love-hate relationship with America” will take The Triple Door stage on April 19. Brandon and I will be there–join us!

About the show:

America is a very bad boyfriend but why do I still love him? If we are potentially witnessing the death of the US as we know it, Chanteuse superstar Lady Rizo delivers a deeply personal musical eulogy unpacking the feelings for the country she was born in, cut with her trademark humor, wit, and soaring voice. Backed by choice trio featuring acclaimed cellist, guitarist and composer Yair Evnine, Lady Rizo leads us to our own utopian island nation..with no walls, only velvet curtains.

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About Lady Rizo:

‘Cabaret Superstar’ (New York Magazine), comedienne, and chanteuse, Lady Rizo, won her first Grammy in 2010 on a duet with acclaimed cellist Yo-Yo Ma and also sings and records with multi-platinum recording artist Moby. Come experience the trademark titillating humor and soulful, soaring voice has created a cult fan base around the world.

“SENSATIONAL… A fierce but kindhearted fusion of comedy, burlesque, performance art and rock ‘n’ roll” – The New York Times

Tickets here.

Enter to win 2 tickets! Giveaway here. 

Video of Lady Rizo performing on ArtZone:

GIVEAWAY: Seattle Cheese & Meat Festival on April 29

Brie. Gouda. Havarti. BRING IT ON. I’m giddy with excitement for the Seattle Cheese & Meat Festival!
The Seattle Cheese and Meat Festival is in town one day only on April 29 with two times to choose from. This festival will be at McCaw Hall (I was recently there for Pop! Bubbles and Seafood—this is a great venue for tasting events!)
Proceeds from this event will go directly to Food Lifeline, which helps provide 90K meals a day to local food assistance programs and is working to create a sustainable approach to ending hunger in Western Washington.
So YES: delicious bites (and sips! What would a cheese event be without wine?!) for a great cause. Plus you can also purchase some of your favorite bites before you leave the event.
Local purveyors include: Salumi, Fancy Ass Olives, Finnriver Farm & Cidery, Odin Brewing, Pastrome, Tamer’s Beef Jerky, Masquerade Wine, Smith Brothers Farms, French Cider, Ferndale, Silver Springs Creamery, Twin Sisters Creamery, Friday Harbor House of Jerky, Mollusk, Darigold (a co-op of local dairy producers), The Farmstead, Honest Biscuits, Blue Mountain Affinage Company, Full Circle Farm, and more!
“The festival gives attendees the ability to learn about new cheeses, meats, and pairings while tasting the product itself. The vast array of food they taste gives attendees sense of that next charcuterie board build,” Festival said Dave Bain, Cheese and Meat Festival Producer. “It also allows mom and pop shops to showcase their homemade recipes.”
This event is 21+. Tickets at cheeseandmeatfestival.com/seattle.
Want to win a pair of tickets? Comment on this blog post then enter the giveaway here.
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Image via Seattle Cheese & Meat Festival Facebook. 
Disclaimer: This event provided me two tickets to attend this event, however all opinions are my own.