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2017 Capital Fringe Review: ‘Tiresias’ Tits’

Tiresias’ Tits is a self-described satirical, surreal, burlesque (fun fact – the author of the ur-source material, The Breasts of Tiresias, Guillaume Apollinaire, is responsible for giving us the word “surrealism”) and it lives up to every single one of those words. Tits was morphed into its present burly-incarnation by Rebecca Rose Vassy, who performs under the name Diva Darling and […]

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Capital Fringe Preview: ‘Boobs, Balloons, Babies, & Buffoons’: The Origin Story of ‘Tiresias’ Tits’ By Rebecca Rose Vassy, aka Diva Darling

The night I went to see the opera Les Mamelles de Tiresias, I was not expecting to hear a duet about bacon. I’d gone to the dress rehearsal of the Wolf Trap Opera Company’s production knowing nothing about the story, and what I saw was the single weirdest thing I’d ever seen on an opera […]

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An Interview with Rusty Bolts and Bella LaBlanc of ‘Glit-O-Rama: Night of the Living Glitter’

One of the awesome things (perhaps the most awesome) about burlesque, sideshow, and variety is, in this age of speeding technological advances – they are retro art forms. And what evokes a bygone era more than a circus strongman? I chatted recently with strongman Rusty Bolts and burlesquer/maven Bella LaBlanc about their upcoming show Night […]

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Tonight at 8:45 & 11 PM: House of Sweetbottom: Blues and Burlesque at The Black Cat

“The blues and the jazz are … original, American music. And that’s what the burlesque entertainers used.” – Dixie Evans (1926 – 2013), “The Marilyn Monroe of Burlesque”, founder of the Miss Exotic World pageant, and the godmother of the burlesque revival. Washington, DC burlesque performer and producer Cherie Sweetbottom is proud to present House […]

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Hot Night Productions’ “Stocking Stuffers” at the Bier Baron by Lucrezia Blozia

Hot Night Productions Stocking Stuffers December 20th at the Bier Baron Burlesque is a lot of things – it’s sexy, it’s funny, it’s retro, it’s smart, it often relies on the performer’s other talents and training in theatre, dance and costuming. Sometimes it’s performance art and sometimes it’s just plain old charming. Hot Night Productions’ Stocking Stuffers on […]

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