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A Smörgåsbord of Wintertime Burrr-lesque!

Word on the street here in Seattle is that snow is coming by the end of the weekend. That means it’s going to chilly here in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. Sounds like the real winter is on its way nationwide so why not get out and enjoy some live entertainment that’s sure to get you a little warm under the collar? I’m talking tassles, glitter, pasties and tasteful titillation. That’s burlesque people… or, keeping with the winter theme, burrrr-lesque!

Here’s a smörgåsbord of bump and grind for all our burlesque fans out there. Get out and get warmed up before the chill hits! You’ll be glad you did. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on January 13, 2012 in Arts, Burlesque

 

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Brown Paper Titillation: Burlesque Events You Need to Know About

Burlesque was originally used to describe comical literature, theatrical productions and musical pieces that mocked serious topics. Shakespeare’s “Midsummer Night’s Dream” is often described as burlesque for it’s mocking portrayal of romance.

But the term took on a newer, sexier meaning when it hit American shores. American burlesque shows originally started as an offshoot of English burlesque, with British burlesque troupe Lydia Thompson and the British Blondes achieving notoriety in New York in 1868. At that time, burlesque shows were more of a variety show that consisted of comic sketches, acrobats, magicians, and chorus bits, but eventually American burlesque began to focus more on female nudity. By the 1930s burlesque shows focused mostly on stripping with one or two comics performing between acts. Some notable celebrities got their start in burlesque including Mae West, Abbott and Costello, W.C. Fields, Al Jolson, Danny Kaye and Jackie Gleason.

Classic American burlesque began to fade in popularity with the onset of Prohibition and lingered on to waning popularity until the 70’s, when more sexually explicit strip clubs took over. But in the 90’s a revival began, and most towns in the U.S. now boast their own neo-burlesque troupe. Annual conventions like BurlyCon and Miss Exotic World Pageant draw thousands of attendees. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on August 11, 2011 in Arts, Burlesque

 

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Hot Tickets: Seattle

Every Thursday at noon, PST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the Seattle area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike.

TONIGHT, Friday, August 5 and Saturday, August 6 PIZZA FEST 2011! Three nights of pizza,booze, bands, and fun featuring TacocaT, Pudding Pops, Tit Pig, King Tuff, Shannon and the Clams, The Trashies, Personal and the Pizzas, Coconut Coolouts and more. On Day 3 there will be a pizza eating contest at 10pm outside on the Funhouse’s basketball court.

Starting Friday, August 5 YELLOW FACE by David Henry Hwang ReAct Theatre and the Pork Filled Players proudly present the Northwest premiere of “YELLOW FACE,” the Pulitzer-finalist and Obie-award winning comic “mockumentary” about mistaken racial identity by David Henry Hwang. Casting himself as the protagonist, Hwang recounts his (maybe true, maybe not) hard-hitting attempts to protest yellow face casting in Miss Saigon on Broadway–and his own accidental casting of a white man as Asian. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on August 4, 2011 in Hot Tickets, Seattle

 

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