Emcee Basics with Foxy Tann!
This class is aimed at beginning emcees and folx who eventually will end up with the mic in their hands, because how you sound is as important as you look! Foxy Tann is one of the top emcees in the nation and is here to tell you what she thinks is what and help you lose your fear of the mic. The Fox's Basic Rules, dos and don'ts, stalling, dealing with hecklers and a basic format that will get just about anyone through a show or event in a successful and hopefully hysterical manner. This class is part lecture, part Q & A, and part trouble shooting, so bring your questions and issues and The Fox will try to work out an individualized solution.
Saturday, September 14th
East Hall of the Oddfellows Building
$30 in advance, $40 at the door.
About Foxy Tann, "The Boss of Burlesque"
The first sighting of Ms. Tann was in 1997 at the Gay 90's, opening The Superior Lounge, a 35-minute tour de force of camp, choreography and cheese, sporting a tag line of "Where the jokes are cheaper than the drinks!" For the next two years, every Tuesday night, and later 5 days a week, Foxy Tann honed her now infamous skills as the first and only female female impersonator to emcee at The Le Femme Show Lounge. Five shows and one of the most entertaining amateur drag shows later, the Jerome Foundation provided through their Performance Art Grant the first significant funding for the production of Miss Biracial Upper Midwest 1984, an account of Foxy Tann's start on the road that ends all roads, the road to stardom. In 2004, after being hounded for years, The Fox again told the story of Miss Biracial during The Minnesota Fringe Festival to sold out audiences, making it one of the top 10 Fringe shows of the year. Now in between all these shows, The Fox has been seen emceeing and performing at everything from block parties to fundraisers to pageants to parades including the infamous "brick toss" Loring Block Party! In 2006, The Fox's first foray into the genre of burlesque happened when The Naughty Naughty Show: A Not So Nude Burlesque Revue was commissioned by the Seville Cabaret in Minneapolis and The Wham Bam Thank You Maams were born. For six months, this weekly show upped the ante and put naughty back on its way to cult status. All that popularity had to lead to something and it did "Best Troupe" and "Most Vegas" at Miss Exotic World 2006. Being the largest and most prestigious burlesque pageant on the planet, Miss Exotic World opened up doors to The Fox, performing with Margaret Cho in her burlesque review in LA, The Sensuous Woman, then traveling to London and performing to rave reviews on The West End with European burlesque sensation Immodesty Blaize, and then packing the house with Tease-O-Rama and Little Minsky's both in San Francisco. As the holidays of 2009 rolled around The Fox turned her eye toward "legitimate" theater, directing and choreographing Bedlam Theater's BeaverDance! A Marxist Fur Trade Holiday Musical. Lately, she has concentrated on letting the world at large know that The Fox has arrived, traveling the festival circuit and performing in Denver, Chicago, Toronto, New York and Vegas, not to mention Eau Claire, Saint Paul, Madison and Milwaukee. Wherever she goes, The Fox is not forgotten!
East Hall, 2nd Floor of the Oddfellows Bldg (View)
915 E Pine St
Seattle, WA 98122
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|