What’s in a theme: from Sci-fi to Road Strip to… Kate Bush?

TUSH! by Dineaphoto.com

In what may be the most amusing show title of the month: It Came From Planet TUSH! lands at Olympia’s Capitol Theater August 20. The show stars the ladies of TUSH! serving it up sci-fi style with special guests including Mercury Troy (the Seattle starlet who was featured in A Wink and a Smile performing her creepy “Little Red Riding Hood” number). Most recently mademoiselle Mercury played a cheeky usherette in Valkyrie’s Sideshow Sirens, where she melted hearts as well as butter. TUSH! Burlesque is a collective of brash and creative women formed in Olympia, Washington in 2009 for the purpose of rebelling against the status quo’s standards of beauty and behavior. They present regular burlesque shows in our sister city of Olympia and also perform in diverse cabaret and circus events regionally. It Came From Planet TUSH! promises dance, trapeze, and risqué material- all of which sounds like a Saturday night well spent. Tickets and more information HERE.

Mercury Troy in "Film Shot" by Daniela Dusak.

TUSH! in Olympia August 20.


Sailor St. Claire by ELD Images

Also this week, Tempting Tarts present Tarts Across America August 18 at the Jewelbox Theatre. The Tarts have been together in one form or another since 2007, and they’ve been quietly staging successful monthly revues at the Jewelbox since 2008. The lovely Sailor St. Claire and the rest of the ladies will show you some Americana that you never expected from a road trip before. Check out the Tarted-up ladies HERE, and get tickets over HERE.

Tempting Tarts: Emerald Dollies by Pixel Reflex

Tempting Tarts in Seattle August 18.


Darlinda Just Darlinda by Cat Feral

Also happening this weekend, but far, far away: the incredibly imaginative, absolutely genius themed show In the Bush: Kate Bush Burlesque takes place in NYC August 20, presented by Poison Eve and Darlinda Just Darlinda and also featuring Jo Boobs. One can only wonder what songs will be selected for burlesque interpretations, but I’d kill to see an uber-dramatic version of “Wuthering Heights” or “Running Up That Hill”. If you’ll be in NYC, click HERE for info. If not, console yourself by voting for Darlinda Just Darlinda for a 2011 Golden Pastie Award HERE– if not because she’s brilliant, then because of the genius concept that is Kate Bush burlesque.

A brilliant theme show: Kate Bush Burlesque in NYC August 20. Image by Jeff Silverman Photography.

~ by angrytruffle on 08/16/2011.

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