On October 11, at the Black Cat, The Best of Burlesque(er): Hedwig VS Rocky Horror revue came through DC. If you weren’t there you should be sorry you missed it because
A dazzling showcase of dancers from up and down the East Coast were ready to blow your minds with acts paying homage to the fabulous cult classics of Rocky Horror Picture Show and Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Palace Productions presented you with Dr. Ginger Snapz (a recently returned DMV native and burlesque icon), Dick Jones (a rising burlesque star all the way from Harlem), Cherie Sweetbottom (a DC local with an affinity for dramatic acts), and introducing for the first time ever Cockodoodle Dandy and James Fondel of The Sparkle Bois (DC’s very own Trans Boylesque troupe).
The lights dimmed low and the spotlight in the middle of the small stage, the night began. With acts dedicated to the musical showstoppers from Hedwig along with his notorious freak-outs (artfully displayed by the dramatic Dick Jones), the night began without a glitch. Pausing for an intermission with the chance to win a raffle bag with some pretty epic prizes including sexual education workshop for you and friends, organic meals, and more, the show concluded with stunning performances paying tribute to the wonderfully confusing classic Rocky Horror Picture Show. Acts ranged from Meatloaf’s character, to the cross-dressing Dr. Frank-N-Furter (who was a woman dressed in drag as a man dressed in drag as a woman, crazy fun right?), and the whole shebang ended with the explosive cult favorite the time warp!
With your magnificent hosts Dainty Dandridge and Dutch Oven and leggy stage kitten Glam Gamz, the night was a hoot and hollering good time. Brownie points and real prizes were given out to the best-dressed audience member who nailed his Hedwig costume.
If you missed this enthralling group of dancers, fear not, there is another delightfully entrancing burlesque show coming your way this Thursday October 17th at the State Theater in Falls Church, VA. Boo-B-Tastic is sure to get you in just the right mood for Halloween. Sorry young bloods, this is an 18 and over (with a valid ID) kinda night. Buy your tickets in advance for the cheap price of 12$ at http://www.thestatetheatre.com/events/e1688.xml or on the day of the show for 15$!!
(originally posted on BrightestYoungThings.com)