O Holy Night: Holiday Roundup 2012.


~ Written and compiled by Paul O’Connell (POC Photo)

How do you get your yule tide cheer? Egg nog? Caroling?  Mistletoe? Forget about sugar plums- how about visions of sparkly, snowflake-covered boobies dancing in your head?  This month there are plenty of holiday and winter themed shows where you’ll see all kinds of bodies joyously glistening on the magical stages of Seattle…and these gals and guys will make sure your holiday wishes come true.  Here are some highlights of the holiday shows- although this doesn’t include everything happening in Seattle in December, it’s a noble start if you’re craving some wintry burlesque:


Could this be a double entendre?   “A Gossamer Wing Production featuring a variety of dark, sparkly, and myth-based burlesque numbers to usher in the magic of winter. This show will take the audience on a journey through a wintry woodland where every shadow and movement hides another story.”

Performers of Winterwood include:
Fuchsia FoXXX
Persephone Illyri
BoomBoom L’Roux
Scarlett O’Hairdye
Whisper De Corvo
Sailor St. Claire

Hosted by Mr. Bawdy

December 2nd @ 8:00 at The Can Can



Stripped Screw Burlesque presents: The Best Burlesque Pageant Ever

Stripped Screw’s two new members Seraphina Fiero and Lady Drew Blood will make their debut with Stripped Screw’s annual holiday extravaganza. “Stripped Screw takes on the true meaning of Christmas in this throw back to your childhood Christmas pageants. Misfits, wise men and a shining star all come together to form one magnificent disaster. Find out why everyone is in such an uproar over the Screws, as Seattle’s gritty glam burlesque troupe twists this classic Christmas tale and gives it the sexy sultry perversion that they are known for in The Best Burlesque Pageant Ever!”

Three shows December 7th & 8th @ 8:30-Dec 9th @ 6:30 at Columbia City Theater


Stripped Screw

Butches Unwrapped! Celebrating Female Masculinities

 Want a chance to see some extraordinary holiday visions, including but definitely not limited to the swagger-styled alter ego of Sinner Saint Burlesque’s Lady TaTas, or Germanic genderbender Daddy Le Déviant?  “What type of…err…PACKAGE do you hope to receive this holiday season? At Butches Unwrapped we invite you to join us in peeling back the layers of gender, sex, orientation and attraction as though they are the wrapping paper on this star-STUDded film and cabaret extravaganza.”

Hosted by Daddy Le Déviant

December 8th @10:00 at Rebar


Can Can Castaways: HOLIDAY CABARET: featuring the CAN CAN CASTAWAYS!

The Castaways never fail to spice things up from their home deep within the warm breast of Pike Place Market at Can Can Kitchen & Cabaret.  “A spectacle of holiday cabaret, comedy, burlesque and modern dance comes together each winter to enhance the festivities of the season.”

Four shows-December 7th, 14th, 21st & 28th. All shows @ 10:30 at The Can Can


Morbid Curiositease-The Solstice Edition

And now for something completely different: “A debaucherous evening of music, sideshow, tease and more awaits you. Solstice is upon us and only the most carnal of offerings will suffice.”

Hosted by the dapper Vincent Drambuie

December 8th @ 10:00 at The Rendezvous Jewel Box Theater




Tempting Tarts Burlesque presents: Visions of Sugar Plums

With this show- held on 12-12-12, which according to the Mayan calendar marks the end of the world-  the Tarts bring up an alarming prospect: “This could possibly be the very last burlesque show you will ever see!  We’re hanging our stockings by the chimney with care… Wouldn’t you like to watch us take ’em off?”

Hosted by the Cavorting Mouthpiece Dickie Gazoonie

December 12th with two shows @ 7:00 & 8:30 at The Rendezvous Jewel Box Theater



The Pin-Up Angels: Christmas Stockings -A Cabaret For Our Troops

This is the 5th holiday season that the Pin-up Angels present Christmas Stockings. All proceeds will benefit the care package fund used to send morale boosting gifts to deployed troops. “This show is a very important fundraiser to make sure we can send our care packages through the spring.  We often create a cast from performers within The Pinup Angels as well as reaching out to our generous local burlesque community.  We are very excited this year to have our entire cast of performers come from within The Pinup Angels’ ranks.”

Hosted by Sydni Deveraux, Produced by Miss Kitty Baby

December 13th @ 7:30 at The Rendezvous Jewel Box Theater



HOMO for the Holidays

Now in its fifth year (a show which has become a POC Photo tradition to see on Christmas Eve): “Homo For The Holidays! is a hearty holiday fruitcake packed with rollick-some reindeer, enticing elves, ghostly guests, sexy snowstorms, agile angels, musical Maccabees, and new ways to define coming home. It’s not Christmas in July, it’s Pride in December!  Light your menorah, stuff your stockings, and join our chosen family in celebrating our favorite wintry holiday of all, Homo For The Holidays!”

Hosted by BenDeLaCreme

Produced by DeLouRue Presents

Twelve shows-December 14th, 15th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd, & 24th. Two shows per night @ 7pm and 10pm

At West Hall in the Oddfellows Building.



Land of The Sweets: A Burlesque Nutcracker

The longest running holiday burlesque show in our fair city, Land of the Sweets sets a precedent year after year and has become for many, an annual tradition.  “Lily Verlaine and Jasper McCann are back at Seattle’s illustrious Triple Door for their seventh annual installment of Land of the Sweets: The Burlesque Nutcracker. A spectacle of ecdysiastic pageantry, Land Of The Sweets has delighted holiday revelers since 2006, giving the ballet a bawdy makeover!”

Hosted by Jasper McCann

Thirty shows from December 11th thru the 27th at The Triple Door. Show dates and times vary, please check here for more information:




~ by angrytruffle on 12/01/2012.

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