The Boston Babydolls present a very dark shade of burlesque in this archetypal underworld tavern where hearts, promises, and crockery are broken with abandon and secrets are hidden just below the surface.
The Wrathskellar is just off an alley in Queen Victoria's London or down a flight of stairs that Mack the Knife might have tread. In the dim limelight, a chanteuse sings forlornly of a lost love, while The Diva plots revenge for some imagined slight and The Lost Girl wonders if she'll ever get home.
A departure from The Boston Babydolls usual mix of bubbly fun and retro glamour, The Wrathskellar is a moody whirlpool of sinister dirges, predatory laments, and torch songs in a minor key. Instead of big band and swing, the soundtrack for The Wrathskellar features atmospheric and evocative works from Ute Lemper, Jacques Brell, Tom Waits, and Rufus Wainwright. A completely immersive experience, The Boston Babydolls have transformed the site in The Wrathskellar.
Ticket Notes: Guests are seated at tables of four, and smaller parties may be combined at the discretion of the management.
Special Preview, Thursday, Oct. 6: Thursday night is an open dress rehearsal followed by a Q & A with members of the cast. All tickets are only $10. Come and see how the sausage is made!
F.A.Q. Do you serve food and drinks? We serve beer and wine, soda, juice, and coffee. We do not serve food or hard liquor.
How long is the show? The show is about two hours, which includes one 10-minute intermission.
Can I pick my seats in advance? No. We do not have pre-assigned seating. The Wrathskellar is intimate and the acts are distributed around the space. There are no bad seats.
What if I have a big group of people? Can we all sit together? Patrons are seated at tables of four. You're welcome to sit at adjacent tables, but please don't re-arrange our furniture.
Do you have group rates? No.
It's my friends birthday/engagement/divorce/last night before they go to prison/etc. Will you do something special for them during the show? Probably not. But it never hurts to ask.
Can I bring my child to this show? That's up to you. The Wrathskellar features adult themes like violence, drug-use, and murder. It also features women in various stages of undress as well as some pretty nightmare inducing imagery. You know you're child better than we do.
Are there children's prices? No.
The Wrathskellar (View)
545 Cambridge St (rear)
Cambridge, MA 02141