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Theater/Dance Review (NYC Off-Broadway): ‘Cinderella,’ a Baroque Burlesque Ballet by Company XIV

Allison Ulrich in Company XIV's 'Cinderella.' Photo by Mark Shelby Perry

The latest dance-theater extravaganza from Austin McCormick and his scarily talented troupe transports us into a magical world of tongue-in-cheek glitz and deeply felt emotion rolled densely into a concoction of wonders. Read More »

Hollywood Fringe Fest Theater Reviews: ‘Uncle Impossible’s Funtime Variety & Ice Cream Social’ and ‘Straitjacket Society Sketch Comedy’

uncle impossible

Comedy isn’t easy, as two sketch shows playing at this year’s Hollywood Fringe clearly demonstrate. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC Off Broadway): ‘Ziegfield’s Midnight Frolic’ by Cynthia von Buhler

'Ziegfeld's Midnight Frolic,' Cynthia von Buhler, Speakeasy Dollhouse, Liberty Theater, Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr. the Roaring Twenties, the Jazz Age

In her day Ziegfeld Follies star Olive Thomas was a celebrity and beauty who was Ziegfeld's mistress. Her life took an interesting turn when she married Jack Pickford and took an even more eventful turn when she went with him to the lavish Hotel Ritz in Paris. Behind the backdrop of the Roaring Twenties style and scantily dressed Ziegfeld Follies girls is the story of Olive Thomas and Ziegfield's Midnight Frolic. And what a story it is. Read More »

The Burlesque Revival and the Subversive Power of ‘Naked Girls Reading’

Evelyn Vinyl, Nasty Canasta & Dangrrr Doll of 'Naked Girls Reading' (Photo : Francine Daveta)

The thought-provoking intellectual burlesque of 'Naked Girls Reading' can be experienced in a city near you. Read More »

Theater Review (Seattle): ‘Seattle Vice’ at ACT Theatre

The cast of 'Seattle Vice.' Photo by John Cornicello.

A cabaret/burlesque/variety show combo that purports to unveil the seedy history of Seattle in the ’60s. Read More »

Dance-Theater Review: ‘Nutcracker Rouge’

(L-R): Shelly Watson as Madame Drosselmeyer, Laura Careless as Marie-Claire and Jeff Takacs as Monsieur Drosselmeyer in Nutcracker Rouge, photo by Phillip Van Nostrand

This burlesque take on the classic ballet is for dance aficionados, lovers of the comfortably outlandish, and anyone who appreciates spectacular creativity. Read More »

Blu-ray Review: Buck Privates

It's great to see Bud and Lou (and Shemp Howard, too!) in High-Definition. Read More »

DVD Review: Abbott And Costello Meet Captain Kidd

Where's Joe Besser or Shemp Howard when you need 'em? Read More »

Interview: Austin McCormick, Founder/Choreographer, Company XIV

The inventive choreographer talks about how he mixes Baroque and modern dance in spectacular productions like the current Nutcracker Rouge. Read More »

Burlesque: Christina Aguilera and Cher Together on the Big Screen

Burlesque, a must see movie of 2010. Read More »