Portland’s Rosehip Revue Celebrates One Year
Portland’s monthly burlesque showcase The Rosehip Revue celebrates its first birthday tonight with performances from some of the Northwest’s best. Delilah Sinn (Rose City Sirens), Charlotte Treuse (Rose City Shimmy) and The Infamous Nina Nightshade (founder of Salem’s Bergamot Burlesque) will be joined by Seattle’s “modern sexual intellectual” Jesse Belle-Jones.
Longtime SinnSavvy producer Rayleen Courtney (who expertly reviewed Burlesque- the movie- in the Portland Mercury) told me a little bit about Rosehip via email recently:
So, more about Rosehip? Well, it’s a lovechild born out of wedlock between SinnSavvy Productions and Barracuda Nightclub. The venue’s main virtue is its physical structure- the stage and dressing room are both quite large, there are separate balcony areas for performers to watch the show without being in the audience, and the crowd capacity is gigantic. The management staff there has been an AMAZING source of support.
Rosehip has a special place in the Portland burlyQ community’s heart, and the lineup spots have become quite coveted. I generally book the cream of the crop at this showcase, and the brimming lineups fill three months out. Performers tend to bring their biggest and brightest acts to this show, which is something I feel absolutely privileged to have.
*For more information on The Rosehip Revue and this show, check out SinnSavvy’s link on the sidebar, at right. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to one of Portland’s burlesque showcase pioneers!