Stripped Screw’s New York surprise…
Never let it be said that Stripped Screw is inflexible. In their brazen history (so far) are roughly half a dozen lineup changes, scads of intriguing themes (What to Wear to the Apocalypse, anyone?), a helping of atypical narratives mixed with multiple road shows, guests, venues, and side projects… and a few hefty surprises. But we’ll get to that in a moment.
What’s most important is that in that Stripped Screw circa 2012 has some might lofty aspirations, and they’re edging a little outside their own safety net with every show. In other words, under the sharp eye of Violet Tendencies and her well-chosen company, Stripped Screw (and Violet’s own Valkyrie Productions) is making impressive strides forward in the densely populated burlesque city of Seattle.
Stripped Screw’s successful Disney After Dark show (which toured regionally in Portland and Olympia) returns for three nights March 8-10. The shows will take place at the beautiful Columbia City Theater, which was built in 1917 and is the oldest vaudeville theater in the state of Washington. The cast includes all of Stripped Screw Burlesque: Violet Tendencies, Stella D’Letto, Kylie Koyote, Kutie La Bootie…plus auxiliary Screw Roxie Moxie, returning from Texas especially for Disney After Dark. Other guests include Prince(ss) Longfellow, Paris Original, Trojan Original, Bella Bijoux, Iva Handfull and Tin Pan Sally.
As for that big announcement… in addition to featuring Baby Le’Strange from Rose City Shimmy (Portland) and Evilyn Sin Claire of Sinner Saint, Stripped Screw has confirmed a big, beautiful star will guest in Disney After Dark: the one and only Tigger, all the way from New York City.
Tigger started stripteasing in 1992 and was one of the first performers in New York’s burlesque revival. There weren’t many men performing under the banner of “burlesque” at that time; years later Tigger met up with other pioneering male performers like San Francisco’s Roky Roulette and Baltimore’s Evil Hate Monkey. Over the years, Tigger became an accidental mentor and teacher to a new generation of burlesque and boylesquers. He is a cherished performer in the world of modern burlesque.
As for how Stripped Screw got Tigger’s attention for Disney After Dark, the ladies had this to say:
“We were watching a recording of our Olympia show from last September… our Technical Director, Selby Von Selby, said ‘ Wouldn’t it be cool to have Tigger join the cast? How often do you think Tigger gets to be Tigger?!’ We all gasped with delight and laughed- of course it would be amazing, but really, Tigger? Come here to do D.A.D. with us? Our lovely Princess scolded us saying it doesn’t hurt to ask… so we asked! After sharing our story line, photos and video- Tigger was IN!”
Disney After Dark: March 8, 9 & 10 at Columbia City Theater, Shows at 9 pm
Tickets on sale now at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/221638