One week until my birthday


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The show poster from Life, The Universe and Pasties from 2014, when I celebrated for my 42nd birthday.

Next Tuesday, my fourth decade gets closer to a close as I turn 48. So far, this has been my favorite decade. This weekend, I am doing things I love. Like spending the weekend with my family, including my eldest step-daughter from my first marriage. I feel so blessed to have reconnected with her after all these years.

Madame DeVille plotting my cake and dinner for Saturday, but also a mystery dinner. I have I can eat it! Even if I can't, the thought is still extremely sweet and I appreciate it. 

The first thing that I love doing is photographing a show, Behind The Garage Door: A Burlesque Show on Friday night at 7:30 pm at Bad Jimmy's Brewing Co. I love capturing artists in the middle of their performances, whether a behind the scenes photo or a photo captured in the middle of passion realized on stage. Let's be clear, the line up for this show is amazing and will knock your stripy socks off. Performances from Whisper De Corvo, Mx Pucks A Plenty, Carson St Clair, Lavish Leone, Coco Lopez, Vena Kahlo, Emerald Rain, Amara Strutt, Pat Smear, and your host, Moxie Blue. Tickets are limited, so get yours today for some live burlesque for the first time since March.

Saturday night, I'm performing in Royal T's Queen's Night 5: Birthday Bash! Not only am I celebrating my birthday that night, Royal T, Montreal's premiere multi-disciplinarian troupe bringing burlesque, circus, and variety performances. And they are celebrating 5 years of performance goodness. The very hot line up for the evening includes Royal T, Sis Void, Evora Night, Soly Luna, Ozalee Phoenix, Dark Felina, Symbiosis, Rasa Vitalia, Noéline La Bouche, me, and Shyama! This international lineup is going to be AMAZEBALLS! The show will stream live from Facebook Live and Zoom!

 It's one week and I am stoked!


About Last Night


"It's a really hard time for applause junkies right now." - A fellow troupe member

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Chronically Fabulous, January 25th, 2020
Oh. My. Goddess. It felt so damn good having an actual audience to play off of. Even if I was under a bunch of personal protective equipment and keeping 6 feet apart. Like you do.

Wait, let me give a little more content. It was a solo show for the improv troupe, being the entertainment for the client's 40th birthday party. We create an immersive murder mystery dinner theater in public venues and for private clients.

Sure, there's a script that contains the skeleton of the mystery and the framework of the clues, prop lists, and a collection of suspects to create a reproducible mystery framework. Our improv is built around this script and because the show is immersive, the audience is an integral part of the productions. It should go without saying, the audience doesn't have a copy of the script. That makes every show unique and magical. Everything is a gift, including the curve balls that come out of nowhere.

Last night was no exception. They were such a great audience, make no mistake about that. The client, who received the Killer Birthday award, her boss who took home the Best Actor award, and thoroughly enjoyed themselves. My favorite team out of the bunch--and it was really hard to pick a favorite--had to be the team named Threesome. Their energy was fantastic, they were so into it. Even if they didn't solve the mystery and had the most wrong answer of the evening, they owned it celebrating that wrong answer in all its glory.

It wouldn't be live theater without some technical glitch. In this case, that glitch was the face shield kept running up against my lavalier microphone. That made the mic practically useless for the evening. Fortunately, I'm a mouthy broad and I can project with the best of them.

This is was the first show I've done since early March, right before I had my surgery and it was the first time I've done this particular show since last December. I even mixed up a murderer from a different show with this one during one of my run-throughs. Whoops! It was a good thing I didn't do that during the live show. "I'm sorry," I can hear a confused hypothetical audience member say, "but who is REDACTED?" Yeah, that's a different show.

 

It was good to be back.


Midnight Mystery Theater's The Case of the Missing Scarlett

by Miss Violet DeVille September 14 Performance

From Midnight Mystery Theater's 2019 show The Case of the Missing Beagle

From Midnight Mystery Theater's 2019 show
The Case of the Missing Beagle
at the Palace Theater and Art Bar

This is exciting! Tomorrow night I'm doing a radio play over Zoom! I'll be in the Midnight Mystery Theater's Annual Women's show, The Case of the Missing Scarlett!! For your entertainment, I will be playing not just one character but four!

It’s another madcap mystery, this time in Hollywood with Hollywood Private Eye Helena Handbasket, and a cast of zany characters, all played by the talented ladies of MMT and beyond!

Joining me in this screwball comedy is Gail Wamba Flynn-Kibbey as Helena Handbasket, Lindsey Dabek, Maureen Hawkins, Melissa Henderson, Bonnie Hillman, and Jane Martin! Bob Blumenthal is mixing our music and Josh Flynn-Kibbey is providing the sound effects!!

The house opens at 8:25 PM and the last guests will be admitted at 8:35 PM – please be there by that time so we can let you into our show.

Here's the Zoom link so you can see then show! https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88527622387?pwd=T3dSTGNyNU5rR1VCODEwQzN0UGRWQT09

I hope you'll join us. These shows are always a lot of fun! 


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We Are Trans on Sunday August 30th!

by Miss Violet DeVille August 29 Performance

I know this is a late addition to the performance schedule, but it's going to be a lot of fun!

We Are Trans

The fun begins at 7:00 PM eastern time, or 4:00 PM pacific time, streaming live from Facebook!

You can watch the stream via the Facebook event page

Now for a word from my producer.

“It's time for our weekly We Are Trans Live Stream show. this will be our last one before we go on a pre festival hiatus so you don't want to miss this one. Tune in to see another amazing line up of trans performers from around the world. Hosted by Sammie James and Christian Luu. We include artist venmo or other tipping options so you can support the acts.”