By andrewtempleton on July 20, 2009 - 4:45pm
Take two audacious songwriters, pair them with Vancouver’s most ambitious burlesque company and watch the feathers fly as The Wet Spots and Screaming Chicken Theatrical Society present SHINE: A Burlesque Musical.
A tassel-twirling original, SHINE: A Burlesque Musical is a full-book musical about an infamous burlesque theatre and the family of talented misfits who try to save it from demolition... or worse, respectability. Featuring the award-winning choreography of Screaming Chicken coupled with the acclaimed songwriting of cabaret duo The Wet Spots, SHINE is racy, intelligent entertainment for adults that will appeal to the same adventurous audiences drawn to productions such as Rocky Horror and Avenue Q.
SHINE celebrates the re-emerging arts of burlesque, cabaret, and variety with catchy songs, campy jokes and plenty of bump and grind. A sneak preview of SHINE (under its working title By the Seat of Our Panties) played to two enthusiastic, over-capacity audiences at the WISE Hall during the Vancouver International Burlesque Festival this past May.
At its heart, SHINE is a love letter to contemporary burlesque, created by those who have lived it. The Wet Spots (Cass King and John Woods) have enjoyed international success with their elegant, comedic songs about sex and have played sold out shows at the Sydney Opera House, Massey Hall (Toronto), Café de Paris (London) and The Public Theatre (NYC). Screaming Chicken Theatrical Society are a driving force in Vancouver’s burlesque community and produce shows inspired from traditional Burlesque, Gran Guignol (Theatre of Terror), Vaudeville, b-movies and pop culture.
August on Granville Island has never been so hot.
August 12-22, Wed-Sat at 8:00 pm
The Waterfront Theatre, 1412 Cartwright Street, Granville Island, Vancouver.
Tickets: $25 available from www.shinemusical.com. To order tickets by phone call 1-800-838-3006. Not suitable for those under the age of 18. Age restriction strictly enforced.
For more information go to: www.shinemusical.com or call 778 785 0123