Rhinestone Gorilla Burlesque presents GOOD IDEA/BAD IDEA
Cambridge YMCA Cambridge, MA
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Come join the Warner brothers (and the Warner sister, Dot) in an original burlesque musical that will ruin all your childhood memories - and maybe fulfill some of your weird grownup fantasies.
Good Idea/Bad Idea premiered in a sold-out three-week run in NYC in 2012, culminating in a guest performance by legendary voice actor Rob Paulsen, who created the characters of Yakko, Pinky, and Dr. Scratch'n'Sniff. Regarding the experience, he said "oh my god, I can't believe I'm doing this."
with performances by... Darlinda Just Darlinda Angelique A'LaMode Avian Rush Charlotte Pines Cherry Delight Debra Delorean Fancy Feast Joe Raik Kinky Demure Gemma Stone Lucida Sans Phil in Foley Scary Ben Üla Überbusen stage kitten Herringbone Tweed and all live music by The Leisurely Wieners
written by Elizabeth "Comic Sans" Weinbloom with Lucida Sans and Gemma Stone directed and produced by Jenny "Lucida Sans" Weinbloom
From barely legal to legally bare, Rhinestone Gorilla Burlesque is New York's ragtag army of art school delinquents. Heralded as "dangerous-minded and infectious," their not your average showgirls; they're rhinestones in the rough, anti-glamour guerilla grrrls prone to attack and entice. The gang has recently returned from their first national tour.
Formerly known as Alpha Psi Ecdysia, Rhinestone Gorilla Burlesque was founded in 2008 as the nation's premier undergraduate burlesque troupe. While based on the campus of the State University of New York at New Paltz, Rhinestone Gorilla lived a double life as an educational institution and a professional producing entity. On the New Paltz campus, Rhinestone Gorilla dedicated itself to teaching burlesque history, the politics of neo-burlesque and the practice of burlesque performance; off-campus, Rhinestone Gorilla was the underage darling of the New York stripperformance art scene, getting naked on school nights at The Slipper Room, Rififi, Public Assembly, and Sugarland and in venues in LA, SF, Boston, and beyond. Though frequent subjects of controversy and police activity, Rhinestone Gorilla's students on the SUNY campus--who have inherited the name Alpha Psi Ecdysia--remain the only state-sponsored strippers in the nation.
"Wildly inventive, completely nuts, and charming through-and-through." -Flavorpill
"These cerebral ladies, cast in the Lena Dunham mold of young, smart, sexy, nerdy, nerdy-sexy women, show off their high brow cred and low brow spred all in titillating, sparkly, see-through costumes..." - Burlesque Beat
"Rhinestone Gorilla is the future of burlesque." -San Francisco Burlesque Review
Cambridge YMCA (View)
820 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139