Photo Flash: Seattle's Can-Can Hit BONBON Celebrates Opening Night
Can Can turns up the heat this winter in its newest production Bonbon, a contemporary twist on classic cabaret performed inside Can Can's one-of-a-kind underground venue at the historic Pike Place Market. With a fresh storyline that follows celebrated cabaret chanteuse Jasmine Sim (Seattle Repertory Theatre, The 5th Avenue Theatre, ACT Theatre, Village Theatre) in her Can Can debut, audiences can look forward to spending the evening with the hunky and hilarious host Jonny Boy while indulging in a market fresh meal, delicious craft cocktails, and performances from Can Can's Dance Company that are so close, you can almost taste the glitter! Tickets for Bonbon are on sale now and available online at TheCanCan.com or inside the venue at 94 Pike Street Seattle, WA 98101.
Can Can's Bonbon marks a decade of collaboration between its long-time artistic team and with a renovated stage and audio system, the show is set to a backdrop of high definition multimedia visual technology. The newly renovated stage features an expanded and fully rebuilt structure with additional performance space. The company has also doubled down on its commitment to professional-grade multimedia show elements, replacing its past projection surfaces with the latest 4K UltraHD LED technology, nearly doubling the resolution of visual scenic components. The amplified show quality must be seen to be believed.
"During the creation of this new production, we thought an all-new show, stage, visual, and audio systems would be the perfect way to set up 2019, putting Can Can on a reinvigorated course for the next decade," Chris Pink, artistic director said. "We think these updates have come at a perfect time of year as Valentine's Day week is a hot ticket here at Can Can - you can be assured we've pulled out all the stops to create a not-to-be-missed hot, intimate, and romantic experience this season."
For those unfamiliar with the Can Can experience, the hilarious host weaves together musical and dance numbers with genial audience participation. Most of Can Can's music has been originally remade, remixed, or created from scratch, and all of the dance numbers are choreographed by Can Can's choreographer, Fae Phalen. Of the 2018 production Wonderland, Michael Upchurch of Crosscut.com reported that "The show is slyly crafted to appeal to all genders and every sexual persuasion. G-string-and-pasties fare doesn't come much classier than this - and the way the performers utilize the venue's tiny stage space is downright ingenious."