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uncageg
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joined:5/13/04
La Soiree
Posted: 11/2/13 at 09:57pm
Is this on anyone's radar? I am seeing it next week. Have friends that saw it last night and raved about it. I can't wait to see it.
Just give the world Love.
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theatrecr8zy
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joined:6/20/08
La Soiree
Posted: 11/2/13 at 11:00pm
I'm definitely going to try and check it out during my vacation on Thanksgiving weekend. Looks fun!
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uncageg
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joined:5/13/04
La Soiree
Posted: 11/5/13 at 05:41pm
I am going this evening.
Just give the world Love.
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abbagirl
Understudy
joined:6/16/08
La Soiree
Posted: 11/5/13 at 08:42pm
I saw it last Thurs and definitely enjoyed it! It's fun circus/burlesque, and very adult-oriented (including some nudity, lol)...
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Matt Rogers
Broadway Star
joined:10/4/04
La Soiree
Posted: 11/6/13 at 08:12pm
Can you let us know the running time? Let me guess. 90 minutes, no intermission.
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abbagirl
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joined:6/16/08
La Soiree
Posted: 11/6/13 at 08:13pm
You got it. :)
Deena Jones
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joined:5/27/03
La Soiree
Posted: 11/6/13 at 08:14pm
Is this the same show that played last year at the tent on 45th and 8th avenue?
stevenycguy
Broadway Star
joined:12/7/05
La Soiree
Posted: 11/6/13 at 11:04pm
It was 2 hours 8 minutes when I saw it last week. Have they cut out the 21 minute intermission?
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Kad
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joined:11/5/05
La Soiree
Posted: 11/6/13 at 11:13pm
Tonight there was an intermission. I guess about 15 mins.

It's a fun vaudeville/variety type show.
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Play Esq.
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joined:7/10/09
La Soiree
Posted: 11/7/13 at 12:27am
These are not very enthusiastic posts...
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Kad
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joined:11/5/05
La Soiree
Posted: 11/7/13 at 12:56am
I mean, there's not much to say, really. It's not groundbreaking, but the performers are all extremely talented (and the men are... damn) and it's a fun evening.
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abbagirl
Understudy
joined:6/16/08
La Soiree
Posted: 11/7/13 at 09:12am
Deena - No, that was Spiegelworld's 'Empire'. Similar stuff, though!
Deena Jones
Broadway Legend
joined:5/27/03
La Soiree
Posted: 11/7/13 at 10:42am
Ah, thanks abbagirl!
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GatorNY
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joined:6/19/08
La Soiree
Posted: 11/7/13 at 06:36pm
Looks like it has some serious eye candy.
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Kad
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joined:11/5/05
La Soiree
Posted: 11/7/13 at 07:29pm
It does. The strength and aerial acts all end up (or start) shirtless.

And the aerial act is done in a bathtub. The guy is wearing nothing but wet jeans. And he's Australian.
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macnyc
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joined:7/26/08
La Soiree
Posted: 11/11/13 at 12:11am
Generally, an enjoyable evening. I would estimate that about half of the acts are over-the-top remarkable, while the rest is filler providing varying degrees of entertainment. Highlights include the two "British" gents, the aforementioned Australian in the bathtub (great fun!), and the "Spanish" woman magician, who is quite uninhibited! I also enjoyed the "Singin' in the Rain" number, which I believe featured one of the men from the "British" act. It is truly amazing what the human body can do! If you've already seen the Spiegelworld production, several of these acts will be familiar. It was roughly two hours plus a 15-minute intermission.

Updated On: 11/11/13 at 12:11 AM
PlayItAgain
Broadway Legend
joined:11/8/11
La Soiree
Posted: 11/11/13 at 01:31am
saw this on Friday, a really fun affordable weekend show.
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Matt Rogers
Broadway Star
joined:10/4/04
La Soiree
Posted: 11/11/13 at 10:43am
I will just warn anyone seeing this that unless you buy premium tickets, the seating is general admission, and except for the mezz, and the last row of general admission seats, there is virtually no rake at all. So, if you end up sitting behind someone taller than you, have fun watching the back of their head all night. PS- we got there at 6:30 for a 7PM show, and even by that point, almost all good seats were gone.
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StageStruckLad
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joined:3/13/13
La Soiree
Posted: 11/11/13 at 11:44am
I will add another warning that there is full nudity for one female, but none of the men get completely naked, only down to briefs or soaking wet jeans. A very missed opportunity, especially given the high number of straight women and gay men in the audience.
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Pammylicious
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joined:9/13/10
La Soiree
Posted: 11/11/13 at 06:22pm
Was at the 10 pm show on Saturday night. What a fun evening. a group of Navy folks from the USS New York were there and one officer was picked to be the subject of the comic's (buxom blonde) affection. It really was pee in your pants funny. Loved Mario the juggler and his Queen love!
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macnyc
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joined:7/26/08
La Soiree
Posted: 11/12/13 at 01:33pm
This video gives a good overview of the best acts with the exception of the two British blokes (their joint act, which was unbelievable).

http://www.broadwayworld.com/videoplay.php?colid=619421
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ClydeBarrow
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joined:6/20/12
La Soiree
Posted: 11/19/13 at 10:36am
I saw this over the weekend and found it to be very enjoyable. The first act feels a little heavy on the more impressive acts. Think they need to do a little shuffling because the second act is kind of a buzzkill after you seen the comedic scene, bathtub act and naked woman. Speaking of which, it seemed a little wrong to have a naked woman go on right after the bathtub act. Everyone (the audience was mainly straight women and gay men) was all hot and bothered by him so they didn't seem to care as much for the bush on display.

A few notes on the seating, doors don't open until a little after 6:30 so I'm not sure how all the "good" seats could have been gone by then. If you're sitting in the front row then you will be given a tarp to keep you somewhat dry during the bathtub act. Keep this in mind if you have anything under your seat as well because there is a fair amount of water. As sitting in the first two rows you are ripe for the picking during the many moments of audience participation some of which are either long or terrifying if you're chosen.

I'll probably go back because it seems like there is enough that can change during each viewing.
"Pardon my prior Mcfee slip. I know how to spell her name. I just don't know how to type it." -Talulah
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uncageg
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joined:5/13/04
La Soiree
Posted: 11/19/13 at 06:29pm
I had a blast! Got picked on a few times and ended up in a tongue kiss that left my tongue...ashy! Had the nude midsection thrust in my face. Got a big kiss during the curtain call for being a good sport. Not an earth shattering show but a great evening of fun.

Just give the world Love.
Updated On: 11/19/13 at 06:29 PM
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Mr Roxy
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joined:5/17/03
La Soiree
Posted: 11/19/13 at 10:56pm
Is it me or does the one in red look like a young Priscilla Lopez?
Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth - Lillian Hellman.
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ClydeBarrow
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La Soiree
Posted: 11/19/13 at 11:17pm
I forgot to ask, was there not a Playbill for the show? I never saw one being handed out after the show ended.
"Pardon my prior Mcfee slip. I know how to spell her name. I just don't know how to type it." -Talulah
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Mr Roxy
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joined:5/17/03
La Soiree
Posted: 11/19/13 at 11:34pm
No Playbill & no merchandise.
Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth - Lillian Hellman.

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