Monday, November 18, 2013
Sprinkles Productions presents the premier of “Santa’s Naughty & Nice Burlesque,” an original interactive musical event with glittering floorshow entertainment that evokes the spirit of burlesque as portrayed in Hollywood films from the 1930s to the 1950s. It celebrates the choreographic style of legendary choreographer Jack Cole. The cast includes professional headline singers, “Tabletop Tootsies” who serve drinks in character, and features the signature Holy City Harlettes. The production opens Dec. 5 and closes on Dec. 21 at South of Broadway Theatre, 1080 E. Montague Ave., North Charleston. Tickets are $25 with a two-drink minimum ($5 per drink). Special VIP tables and group rates are available. Charter your own private holiday party (limited dates, requires advance reservations). Online tickets are on sale at CharlestonBurlesqueTheatre.com or SouthofBroadway.com
The cast of “Santa’s Naughty & Nice Burlesque” includes Amanda Colie, Rosa Rea, Michael Daly, Kristen May, Julia Grimm, Cella Pippin, Jackie Kirchhoff, Tiffany West, Leah Barber, Geri Caitlin Stephenson and Stephanie Kistler Bonn. The show is written by Scott C. Pfeiffer, co-directed by Sprinkles and Pfeiffer, and presented by South of Broadway Theatre.
Burlesque, by definition, is a genre of variety show. Derived from elements of Victorian burlesque, music hall and minstrel shows, American burlesque shows became popular in the 1860s. In fact, burlesque has quite a history right here in Charleston. Between 1892-1927 Charleston hosted an astounding 15 burlesque theatres on King Street alone. It was not until the late 1930s that burlesque lost its charm by the influence of the “striptease.”
“You won’t find any striptease in our production,” says Sprinkles. “We intend to portray the glamorous side of burlesque, and our dancers, The Holy City Harlettes, are elegant and polished showgirls.”
Performance schedule as follows:
Thursday, Dec. 5, Dec. 12, Dec. 19, 8:30 p.m.
Friday, Dec. 6. Dec. 13, Dec. 20, 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 7, Dec. 14, Dec. 21, 9:30 p.m.
Doors open 45 minutes before curtain. Come early to have your photo taken with the Holy City Harlettes.
Box office inquiries, call 843-633-1263 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.