BWW Reviews: Burlesque Classique Teases Their VAUDEVILLIAN ROMP
Part of the beauty of the Fringe Festival is getting to see works you wouldn't normally think of seeing. At this year's Fringe, Burlesque Classique presents their latest fringe offering, "Vaudevillian Romp".
Conceived, directed, and starring local burlesque favorite, Lola Rose, the 70-minute performance is full of classic burlesque routines with timeless vaudevillian skits intertwined.
As the MC-Magician for the evening, Karen Beriss joyfully plays with the audience with banter and wit as well as few tricks up her sleeve, literally. Dressed in her Diane Keaton-best, Beriss is a great show-woman who gets the audience riled up with her magic routine between the sets.
The other two vaudeville acts were Hot Todd Lincoln's Houdini-style escape from a Straight Jacket and Diva Darling singing the "Smash" hit "Grin and Bear It". Diva, particular with her ginormous voice brought the house down.
Joining Lola Rose as the headline performers, Lavender Noir and GiGi Holliday, along with Lola triumphed on every number. From their opening swing dance to their final tease to Teresa Brewer's classic "Music! Music! Music!" the trio were amazing and sultry. In their solo performances, Lavender's tap routine to Meghan Trainor 's "All About The Bass" was a standout.
Burlesque Classique's "Vaudevillian Romp" is a great way to spend an evening at the Fringe. Just make sure you leave the kids and easily offended at home. The show plays as part of the Capital Fringe Festival at the Trinidad Theatre - Logan Fringe Arts Space.