Boston Babydolls: The Wrathskellar
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 a diva plots revenge for some imagined slight.
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 The Dresden Dolls, Tom Waits, and Cirkestra.
The Wrathskeller is an evening of revenge, betrayal, sex, and murder... all to your favorite tunes.
Special Preview, Monday July 13th Tickets only $5.00, followed by a Q & A with the cast.
Lecture with Burlesque Legend April March!
Saturday, July 18, 5 p.m.
April March was billed as "The First Lady of Burlesque" during the 1950s, 60s, and 70s. Her career brought her into contact with everyone from mafia dons, to sports heroes, to the king of Saudia Arabia. The Boston Babydolls are honored to host Miss March as she shares some of the highlights of a very interesting life in show business.
Tickets:$10 for the lecture alone, or $25 for the lecture and the show (save $3!)
Directions and Parking Information
Arsenal Center for the Arts Black Box
321 Arsenal St.
Watertown, MA 02472
|Minimum Age: 16|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|