Leadership by committee? Bring your voice to the Commanding Burlesque Showdown

by Violet 12. December 2014 06:53
“Voting is a right best exercised by people who have taken time to learn about the issues.” – Tony Snow

Copyright The commanding burlesque showdown is back! We have all heard the impassioned, and sometimes very heated, arguments in geek circles. Who is the better captain; is it James T. Kirk or Jean Luc Picard? What about other captains found in television, books, and movies? We have ten captains to put to the test and we aim to settle that little score. And then some with your help. Who will you promote to commodore?

“Watch and learn, kids.” – Unknown

Captain Royale: The Commanding Burlesque Show Down returns on January 3rd at the Re-Bar. 10 captains go in, 1 comes out. You choose.

Two by two, daring stripteuse.

Captain Royale: Redux is on Saturday, January 3rd at the Re-Bar located at 1114th Howell St. in Seattle. The doors open at 6:30 pm and the show begins at 7:30 pm.

Make your voice heard! Let us know which peeler you enjoyed most! Who do you promote to the next round?

Lilith von Fraumench as General Anxiety is our commander of ceremonies leading cast of luminaries featuring Ruby Darling, Claira bell, Violet DeVille, Artemis Lark, Cherry Tart, Mercury Divine, Morgan LaMay, Morgue Anne, Nickey Bourbon, and Tawdry Quirks.

Tickets are available on at <a href="http://captainroyale.bpt.me">Brown Paper Tickets</a> and through the Purple Devil Productions website.

Captain Royale: A Commanding Burlesque Showdown

by Violet 20. November 2012 07:50

 

You've heard the arguments, I'm sure. It's something that comes up in certain geek circles. Who is the better captain; is it James T. Kirk or Jean Luc Picard? We aim to settle that little score. And then some.

Purple Devil Productions presents
Captain Royale: A Commanding Burlesque Showdown

Ten captains go in.
One captain reigns supreme.
You choose.

CopyrightWe're going to work through our captains in a bracket, pairing them off two at a time and you, the audience, select the winner.

Will it be Captain Kirk, the Final Frontier's play boy or the eternal soldier, Captain America? Will the captain of the Flying Dutchman, Davey Jones, or Captain Morgan rule the seas? Come see these fine specimens of the captain breed fight for their rank and your approval.

Starring...

  • Morgan LaMay
  • Evilyn Sin Claire
  • Miss Violet DeVille
  • Morgue Anne and The Captain
  • Dahlia Ste Cyr
  • Marcus DeBoyz
  • Candy Apples
  • Queenie O'Hart
  • Sabina Soubrette
  • Stella Vaughn

and hosted by Lilith von Fraumench

January 5th at the Re-Bar

1114 Howell St • Seattle
7:30 pm, doors at 7:00 pm

$13 online via Brown Paper Tickets
$15 at the door
$25 for Premium Seating (front row with a table)
$50 for VIP Seating (on stage seating with a table)

Bullets and Dames is just 2 weeks away!

by Violet 30. April 2011 16:59

Bullets and Dames. At the Rendezvous Jewelbox Theater, at 2322 2nd Ave, in Seattle on May 14th at 7:00 pm and 8:30 pm.I'm just a tad bit excited here. Of course, the appropriate question to that is, "When is Violet not excited about a show?!" Well, it hasn't happened yet, but I'll let you know if it ever does. ;)

Bullets and Dames, my pulp themed show is coming up fast on May 14th at the Rendezvous Jewelbox Theater, with shows at 7:00 PM and 8:30 PM.

Tickets are available through BrownPaperTickets.com for $12 or $10 with a discount code and you can drop me a line if you want to know what the is magic word. ;)

It's a night of gangsters and g-men, femme fatales and girl fridays! We'll be bringing you some live music, some fantastic belly dancers, and some amazing burlesque performers from around the Pugest Sound!

I'll be bringing a whole new routine to the stage and I'll be joined by Beatrice Belladonna, Lowa De Boom Boom, Morgan LaMay, Noir Troi, Olatsa Assin, and Miss Vixen Valentine.

We couldn't do this alone, so we'll be getting by with a little help from our friends, Katie Kat and Tipsy Concubine.

And don't worry, I didn't forget anyone. I was just saving the best for last.

Who is our guide through the speak easies dark alleyways for the evening? None other than the utterly fabulous Miss Diva Le Déviant!

I'm sure you can see why I am so excited by this now, can't you?

But do you know what will make this amazing show even more amazing? Having you there to share it with us!

I'll see you in the audience on the 14th, won't I?

Candisa's Cabaret in review

by Violet 6. February 2011 17:56

Now that I've had a week to come down off of Candisa's Cabaret I think I can finally write about it and my experience producing my first show.

Let me give you the five-thousand feet view of the show: Stars and garters, it was amazing! Far more successful than I dreamed it would be.

Let me break that down a bit for you, dear.

We over sold the house and had to turn people away after putting out another row of chairs in the front and several people on the floor at the foot of the stage. We had ten performances and Jerome Virnich was our host for the evening. The audience was fantastically involved with the show. We couldn't have been more blessed.

  • Aaron Wheeler (The Magic of Aaron Wheeler)
  • Dahlia Ste. Cyr (Minnie Loves Mickey)
  • Peek A Boo Sunshine (Peggy Bundy)
  • Chesty La Rue (Love Stinks)
  • Sailor St. Claire (Hard Boiled)
  • Deseo Carmin (Forbidden Love)
  • Fran of the Red Tent (UnSeelie Self)
  • Violet DeVille (Breaking Up With Death Is Hard To Do)
  • Morgan LaMay (The Evil Queen)
  • Vixen Valentine (Secret)

My host, Jerome Vrinich, was on top of things and led the audience well. Katie Kat was fantastic, adding a little bit more tease to the show in between acts.

My crew was awesome as well, the unsung heroes of the evening. If it wasn't for them, we would've been sitting in a darkened theater and chaos would've been the melody of the evening.

It experience was so rewarding that I'm doing it again. Coming to the Jewelbox Theater on April 9th, "It Came From The Back Stage Door!"

One Sunday afternoon at RustyCon

by Violet 21. January 2011 21:05

I spent last Sunday after I had wrapped up a few obligations hanging out with Morgan LaMay in the space across from the Washington ballrooms. We chatted about a lot of things including producing, general state of life conversations, how the convention went for her and the members of her burlesque troop. Did I mention she's the producer of Tempting Tarts Burlesque? No? Then I am remiss in my duties! What I have seen come out of her troupe which is, admittedly, small and I am planning to rectify that problem.

In any case, while we were talking, a young lady approached us to ask us lots of questions herself. The excitement she had for burlesque and the interest she had in performing was out in the open. You could get the sense from her that she was both intimidated and inspired by the chance to talk to people who actually perform. Not to dismiss her passion, but she really all kinds of adorable. She was seventeen with a birthday in June. I felt kind of bad when I told her that most venues where burlesque is performed are 21 and over due to liquor laws.

Both Morgan and I began pointing her to different resources. Jo Wheldon's "The Burlesque Handbook", videos on YouTube, and so on. I couldn't remember the age for Miss Indigo Blue's Academy of Burlesque. I said I thought it was 21, but I was wrong. It's 18 unless you have parental permission.

I had a lot of fun chatting with this young lady, but I was brain dead on the last day of the convention I didn't think to get her contact information. I am looking for all ages venues as one of my coworkers at the day job wants to take her daughter to a burlesque show. If I ever find a venue I can afford to do a show in, I was thinking might be a good opportunity for her to start off small and see how big she could get.

But the brain dead zombie is brain dead. If any of you know her by chance, let her know she is free to drop me an e-mail. Enthusiasm for a dream is always a good thing in my book. :)

If you know who I'm talk about, please point her in my direction if you would.

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