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Tuesday Tease: Seattle’s Monthly Burlesque Revue – Sanctuary

This week on the Tuesday Tease, we feature a review of Seattle-based Gossamer Wing Productions’ August installment of the monthly show “Sanctuary.” Gossamer Wing Productions was formed by burlesque performer/producer Whisper De Corvo, an up-and-coming face on the Seattle burlesque scene and “Sanctuary,” though relatively new, is already drawing some of Seattle burlesque’s top talent, so Whisper must be doing something right! We love working with inspired producers like Whisper and if you’re in Seattle we highly encourage you to check out her shows.

Our resident burlesque field correspondent James Ulness was on hand to witness the show and here’s what he had to say about it:

On Sunday, August 11, I was fortunate enough to be witness to Gossamer Wing Productions, amazing, August performance of Sanctuary at the Narwhal (in the basement of the Unicorn).

My evening started when I arrived at the Unicorn, on Seattle’s Capitol Hill. After entering, I made my way downstairs into the sideshow festooned, pinball haven that is the Narwhal. I made a brief detour to the claw machine, ordered my drink and found a seat at a beautiful, skull-painted table. After a short wait the host, Mr. Bawdy, took the stage and began two hours that were filled with every style and variety of act that you could ever hope for, from four absolutely amazing performers!
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Tuesday Tease: …And Then Things Got Weird.

186608-250Sometimes you want vanilla ice cream, but other times you want chocolate mint with sprinkles, gummy bears and herring ice cream! The same goes for burlesque. Sometimes you want to see a regular, classic strip tease with glitter, feathers and tassels. But then there are the times when you need something more. Sometimes you need Mickey Mouse and accordions along with your strip tease. And today, that’s what you are going to get!

Seattle, Washington

Thursday, February 21 | Al-Stravaganza!  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 Iva Handfull, Scandal from Bohemia, Scarlett O’Hairdye, Bolt Action, Lady Satan, Pickles Kintaro, Odessa Lil, Pearl E. Gates, Lola Martinet and Mistress Marla Spanx.

Friday, February 15 to Saturday, February 23 | That’s F*cked Up!  It’s time to relieve yourself of the sickly pink residue of Hallmark holidays and drag 2013 into the gutter!  Now in its fourth year, That’s F*cked Up! bubbles back to the surface like that stain you just can’t clean. The cast froths with Seattle’s most talented and deranged performance artists to bring you prompt, dependable relief from hackneyed burlesque, drag, and cirque. See things you can’t unsee and won’t see anywhere else! Undo years of therapy in a single evening! Slap yourself and say it with us now, “That’s F*cked Up!”


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Tuesday Tease: Nerdly Delights

It seems that the world has finally come to its senses and realized that being a Geek is a good thing. How good, you ask? Good enough to inspire burlesque shows! It’s not really all that surprising when you think about it. If you drew a Venn Diagram of “sexy” and “nerdy” the space where they overlap would be burlesque (you could add glitter and hot-glue also but that would be getting away from today’s subject).

Today we are talking about geeky burlesque! Errr….geeklesque?

We’ve got books, video games, pirates, Star Wars, Star Trek, Muppets, Lord of the Rings, Doctor Who and much more epic awesomeness to blow your mind and reduce you to a quivering mass of nerdy joy. So, without further ado, here’s our picks for upcoming Geeklesque performances around the country.

New York, New York
What do you get when you cross Burlesque with Battlestar Galactica, the Twilight Zone, Doctor Who, Star Trek, the X-Files and Sea Quest? Give up? You get EPIC WIN BURLESQUE Presents: SCI-FI TV! This Friday and Saturday, September 14th and 15th see your favourite science fiction television shows explode onto the stage with sexy, geeky glory!

Also coming up next Tuesday, September 18, Hotsy Totsy Burlesque presents their tribute to the BBC nerd-classic Doctor Who. Apparently, the doctor is sick and tired of everyone making a profit off of his name and face all over the internet, so he’s decided to host a galactic burlesque show. This nerd-tastic night of inter-galactic booty shaking will feature performances by Cherry Pitz, Lana Firebird, Lewd Alfred Douglas, Little Motown, Matt Knife, Nasty Canasta, Nelson Lugo, Ruby Solitaire, Teddy Turnaround and Handsome Brad as Dr. Who!


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