Burlesco Notturno FANTASMA
Vashon's naughtiest, funnies, most glittery show returns, with an absolutely bewitching, gender-bending fantasmagorical extravaganza of talent!
In Ancient Greek, FANTASMA means to bring to light to cause to appear a spirit or illusion and the gender of 'fantasma' can be both masculine and feminine
Mme X has gathered a host of performers that are the very quintessence of FANTASMA artists both world-renowned and locally beloved. Read on for a tantalizing glimpse at the what Burlesco Notturno FANTASMA will hold.
But first - let us tell you about our delightful VIP experience! VIP tables give you front-row reserved seats (the only reserved seats we offer) and include complimentary wine and delectable hors d'oeuvres from Snapdragon - and they are only available online!
And now... let the tantalizing begin...
A professional dancer, Paris Original is poetry in motion and exudes the graceful elegance of balletic beauty. Paris calls on his experience in dance and theatre to captivate, inspire, and wins the hearts of audiences everywhere. Paris has performed all over the country as well as abroad in Europe and Australia and is a founding member of the internationally-recognized "boylesque" troupe, Mod Carousel. He is also a 2014 Burlesque Hall of Fame award winner.
The Shanghai Pearl is The Tantalizing Temptress from Taipei, Tempestuous Temple of Temptations, and Princess of Pulchritude! Miss Pearl is an internationally renowned burlesque performer and instructor, celebrated for her extravagant costumes, bawdy humor, sizzling striptease, and high glamour. Miss Pearl has been featured in the New Orleans Burlesque Festival, The New York Burlesque Festival, Boston Burlesque Expo, Tease-O-Rama, Teatro Zinzanni and The Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekender..
Jason Quick the One-Armed Juggler is a Circus Arts instructor from Bellingham, WA. He has been performing his Single-Handed Variety Show for 20 years in the Pacific Northwest and has developed a unique blend of spoken words and circus skills that are unforgettable.
Jennifer Krikawa was seen recently singing the role of Donna Elvira in Vashon Opera's production of Don Giovanni. She has sung for numerous companies such as New York City Opera, Virginia Opera, Connecticut Opera, Sarasota Opera, Augusta Opera, Annapolis Opera, Central City Opera, and Israel Vocal Arts Institute. Jennifer's roles include: Fiordiligi (Così Fan Tutte), both Mimi and Musetta (La Bohème), Micaela (Carmen) Antonia (Les Contes d'Hoffman), Tatyana (Eugene Onegin), and Madama Butterfly. Mrs. Krikawa has appeared at Carnegie Hall as the soprano soloist for Scarlatti's Dixit Dominus, Vaughan William's Benedicite, and Poulenc's Gloria and has appeared at Benaroya Hall as soloist in Mozart's Requiem and Soprano II in Mozart's Mass in C Minor.
THE LOVE MARKETS make songs for a world in which we are all on the market, looking for love against a backdrop of loss, greed, and political corruption. Fronted by singer-songwriter Angie Louise, the band mates the eerie glamour of Weimar Berlin with the bluesy grit of New Orleans. In 2013 The Love Markets released their debut album World Of Your Dreams, drawing raves from Seattle Magazine ("Irresistible... A deliciously dark carnival") and City Arts ("Ruffle-clad ruffians... Uber-belter vocals... Fearsome chops"). Since their birth in 2008, the Love Markets have donned their well-used uniforms of military lingerie for sellout shows at ACT, Can Can, City Arts Fest, and Seattle International Cabaret Festival; been featured guests with Seattle Men's Chorus, Sandbox Radio, and on TV's ArtZone with Nancy Guppy; and provided music for many installments of Vashon's Burlesco Notturno, where they are always enchanted to return. Listen and visit at www.The-Love-Markets.com.
Janet McAlpin (Mme X, Artistic Director & Producer of Burlesco Notturno) and David Godsey (Her Lawyer) founded Open Space in 2006. They are also co-founders of UMO Ensemble, and have performed together in Red Tiger Tales, El Dorado, Millenium Circus, and much more. Vashon Islanders are most recently familiar with David's spontaneous sermons as The REV in Open Space's rousing Sunday Social Hours. Together Janet and David create original character clown pieces, frequently involving aerial apparatus and fruits or vegetables. Mme X is just back from traveling the world over looking for the perfectly glamourous gown. She found it here on Vashon (thanks to P2V). It is a jungle out there. It was so hot... so wild... so many small people. She and her Lawyer are delighted to be back in the cool, wet and glamorous world of the Pacific Northwest.
Open Space for Arts & Community (View)
18870 103rd Ave SW
Vashon, WA 98070
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|