SHINE: A Burlesque Musical; Opening Week

SHINE: A Burlesque Musical bills itself as ‘a tassel-twirling original musical about an infamous burlesque theatre and the family of talented misfits who try to save it from demolition… or worse, respectability’.  SHINE is the brainchild of songwriting-duo The Wet Spots and burlesque group Screaming Chicken Theatrical Society.

Usually at this point, I’d give my critical pre-perspective, but honestly, I’m not sure what to expect.  I’m definitely looking forward to seeing it and will make sure to report back. SHINE promises to combine burlesque, cabaret, and variety with catchy songs, campy jokes and plenty of bump and grind (click here to view the YouTube trailer).  I’m intrigued to see what they will deliver.

shine poster_final

SHINE: A Burlesque Musical was written and created by Cass King, John Woods and Sam Dulmage. Directed by Jen Cressey with choreography by Lauren Allen (AKA April O’Peel) and Rebecca Franklin (AKA Melody Mangler).

SHINE: A Burlesque Musical plays from August 12-22, 2009; Wed-Sat @ 8 PM, at the Waterfront Theatre, 1412 Cartwright St, Granville Island.  Tickets are available online or call 1-800-838-3006.  SHINE is an adult-oriented show which contains nudity and themes of healthy sexuality and is not suitable for those under the age of 18. Age restriction strictly enforced.

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