"Blending the best of classic American Vaudeville and Burlesque with the European Music Hall and Cabaret traditions, Dancing Monkey Cabaret creates a vibrant new experience. Each evening, a themed performance is created from an eclectic mix of acts and artists. These acts might include (among others) musicians (both classical and popular), dancers, comedians, puppeteers, magicians, impersonators, acrobats, one-act plays or scenes from plays, athletes, lecturing celebrities, clowns and short films. No other genre brings the same degree of artsy eccentricity, which provides a reason for audiences to come back again and again."Night of the Living Monkeys will take place this Friday, Saturday and Sunday at The Academy Theatre. Added Bonus: The skeletons come out of the closet to fundraise for YouthPride in Dancing Monkey Cabaret's first 'Ghoul Pride' celebration! (Image from Dancing Monkey Cabaret website.) Food: My left-overs from Il Mee... yes, a Korean noodle dish from last Saturday.
Thursday, October 29, 2009
"Villainous Vaudeville and Creepy Cabaret" (Prelude to Event #38)
Tonight, I am going to attend the dress rehearsal for Night of the Living Monkeys, the October installmnet of the Dancing Monkey Cabaret (DMC). Known for their Vaudevillian variety shows, DMC is a resident company of The Academy Theatre. Here is how they describe the Dancing Monkey experience: