Thursday, Dec 03, 2020
 
search SGN
SERVING SEATTLE AND THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST FOR 43 YEARS!

click to visit advertiser's website


Javascript DHTML Drop Down Menu Powered by dhtml-menu-builder.com

Last Weeks Edition
   
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 




 

 
 

 

 

[Valid RSS]

click to go to advertisers website
to Section One | to Arts & Entertainment
posted Friday, May 5, 2017 - Volume 45 Issue 18
Through the Looking Glass shines in its 9th season at The Triple Door
Arts & Entertainment
ALL STORIES
  next story
Through the Looking Glass shines in its 9th season at The Triple Door

by Jessica Price - SGN A&E Writer

THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS:
THE BURLESQUE ALICE IN WONDERLAND
THE TRIPLE DOOR
April 26-30


Verlaine & McCann Present's Through the Looking Glass: The Burlesque Alice In Wonderland triumphantly returned to Seattle's Triple Door last week with a few invigorating surprises and some returning favorites. The wild re-imagining of Lewis Carroll's 1865 novel could not have been given a more fantastical treatment than that of producers Lily Verlaine and Jasper McCann (creators of the annual holiday extravaganza Land of the Sweets: The Burlesque Nutcracker), and this year's production did not disappoint.

Now in its 9th season, Through the Looking Glass debuted in spring 2009. Since that time the narrative has remained the same (a decidedly adult Alice encounters an unruly cast of characters in Wonderland's exclusive nightclub, The Looking Glass, and tries to oust the evil Queen of Hearts), though the production has continued to evolve. Verlaine & McCann's strength lies in constantly improving upon their original ideas, and like any professional dance company, in mixing rising talent with established dancers. Waxie Moon, Kitten La Rue, and Ben DeLaCreme were among the stellar original cast members whose interpretations set the tone, though it is now difficult to imagine the roles of the White Queen or Cheshire Cat without the incredibly talented dancer Tory Peil. Tory's embodiment of the Cheshire Cat reached a new level of sizzling feral behavior, not to mention her spot-on comedic talents as the White Queen.

Twin brothers Paris and Trojan Original are incomparable dancers, shining more magnificently with each performance since they were first cast as the Knave of Hearts and March Hare, respectively, a few seasons into the show's creation. (Trojan and Lily's 'Butterfly' duet was a standout this year as always: a cleverly executed metamorphosis of masculine and feminine pushing through the same diaphanous cocoon). The Tribellas' (aka Maiden Egypt, Ivy D'Vine, and Juwana Heart) 'Flamingos' number highlighted the trio's signature fusion belly dancing and elegant pink bejeweled plumes. Never one to be outdone, Miss Indigo Blue demonstrated how professional wild women do it with her return as the Mad Hatter and also as glamourous (yet decidely raunchy) Tiger Lily. The entire cast possessed a chemistry, lightness, and cohesion that made this year a standout run of performances, not to mention they were coupled with rich new sets designed by Footlight Award-winning scenic designer Julia Welch.

Grand scale ensemble endeavors with polish, panache, and sophisticated elements of ballet and gender-defying burlesque are Verlaine & McCann's trademark. With Through the Looking Glass they continue to fuse these elements, always pushing themselves and their dancers in challenging new directions.

Catch Verlaine & McCann's Burlesco DiVino: Wine In Rome at the Triple Door September 21-23.

Tell a friend:

Share on Facebook  Share on Facebook

Post to MySpace!Share on MySpace!

    Share on Delicious

Share on StumbleUpon!

2017 Translations Film Festival Preview

Festival Director Sam Berliner on bringing Transgender stories to the masses

------------------------------
RISING UP:

Gentrification and gender in Central District explored in upcoming Queer Social Justice Play

------------------------------
Qurb Media Group proudly presents: LADY BUNNY in TRANS-JESTER!
------------------------------
Cherdonna's Doll's House not to be missed!
------------------------------
Melissa Etheridge and Lea Michele bring different musical styles to Seattle on back-to-back nights
------------------------------
Dido & Aeneas:

Pacific MusicWorks with UW Chamber Singers build a musical palace of unrivaled beauty

------------------------------
SGN EXCLUSIVE:

An interview with Lady Bunny - The Trans-Jester! appearing at the SIFF Egyptian Theatre May 11

------------------------------
2017 Tony Award nominations: Bette Midler, Nathan Lane and Josh Groban among this year's nominees
------------------------------
Through the Looking Glass shines in its 9th season at The Triple Door
------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------
Letters
------------------------------
Janet Jackson reschedules tour with Seattle date; Linkin Park announces Key Arena show
------------------------------
Imaginatively inventive Guardians a groovy sequel
------------------------------
Torrey Pines: Stop-motion animated film screening at the Seattle Public Library May 12
------------------------------
Hypnotically unsettling Song a darkly fascinating terror
------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

------------------------------

click to visit advertiser's website

click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
click to visit advertiser's website
 
 
 
 

gay news feeds gay news readers gay rss gay
http://sgn.org/rss.xml | what is RSS? | Add to Google use Google to set up your RSS feed
SGN Calendar For Mobile Phones http://sgn.org/rssCalendarMobile.xml
SGN Calendar http://sgn.org/rssCalendar.xml

Seattle Gay News - SGN
1707 23rd Ave
Seattle, WA 98122

Phone 206-324-4297
Fax 206-322-7188

email: sgn2@sgn.org
website suggestions: web@sgn.org

copyright Seattle Gay News 2017 - DigitalTeamWorks 2017

USA Gay News American News American Gay News USA American Gay News United States American Lesbian News USA American Lesbian News United States USA News
Pacific Northwest News in Seattle News in Washington State News