Last night I attended the ‘“Clue”, the Burlesque Play’, put on by Sweet Tooth Events. And HOT DAMN what a performance! I do love a strong theme, and this has got to be the most cohesive burlesque show I’ve seen yet. It was a seamless melding of charming strip show and play; the characters (for the most part!) stayed on stage in the background before and after their numbers, and even took the time to mingle in-character with the audience, during both show time and intermission.
I love how this show really embodied the playfulness I have come to expect from burlesque. It is so much more than just a ‘strip show’. All the performers were having a good time, there were many smiles and coy little wiggles to be had from everybody on stage. Also, a little live music sung by Lalani Electrica was a very welcome surprise!
To any other attendees, yes, I was the person shrieking my head off at the front table. My poor voice is suffering, today. And my inner fangirl squealed very loudly in my head when Goldie Luxe addressed me by name during the intermission; I can’t believe I replied to her so straight faced! Sadly I put my money on the wrong character for the villain, but I was still tickled with the outcome. No spoilers from me, everybody! All I will say is that I am thankful the hospital was able to admit me so quickly… *wink*
This show especially had a potent vintage flavour. The background music pre-show was fabulous, I found myself saying to my husband with almost every song “oh I love this one!” All 30s and 40s tunes, not too low key, not too high tempo. More than one costume featured layers of fringe, and several of the ladies were decked out with seamed stockings.
Opening the show was the spectacular Professor Plum, played by Poke-A-Hotness, with her fabulous legs and fabulous attitude.
Betty Kreuger as Miss White surprised me with her effective hiding place for her pipe, and I had my eye on her the whole show, as she titillatingly tidied in the background.
This is my first time seeing Sturner Stud perform, and he was not disappointing as Mr Green! Perhaps his mimed pleasures in that length of rope were drawn from some real life experiences…
EyeCandy herself was slinky and Scarlet indeed. Usually I am not a fan of Marilyn based performances (I have a possessive sort of passion, and usually impersonations are not up to snuff,) but her diamonds routine was adorable, with a cute little surprise under her pillow.
Lalani Electrica as Miss Peacock was divinely in-character all night, and in fact did not have to strip down at all…
…Bad Cop Naughty Ninja did it all for her! She certainly showed a love of the good old-fashioned strip search.
Good Cop Tiger Goddess was adorably innocent with her themed stockings and even more fondness for the strip searching.
I was so surprised by Tsavourite as Server 2, she made her acrobatics look so easy, and I was amazed to see her keeping her cool on that small stage.
Server 1 was played by Goldie Luxe, and played very well, too. I could watch her pull her gloves off all night, she seems to know so many different ways!
Charming Vexi La Rue delighted us as Colonel Mustard; I wouldn’t want to meet her in a dark alley with a wrench. (I’m not sure what she would want to do with it! Meow!)
As usual, I forgot my camera at home, so I have no photographs of myself, or of the show. Next time I promise I will get some picture proof of attendance. I wasn’t really decked out anyways, this time, and dressed myself fairly modestly.
I’m not usually one to keep mementos from shows, (at least not longer than a week,) but this time we won the door prize, and it will find a place of honour on my wall, as soon as I find a good frame!