The first burlesque shows were especially shocking because people weren't used to seeing gloves drop to the ground without an ensuing duel. Watch what happens with this GrouponLive deal.
- $15 for one ticket to Burlesque Shimmy! (up to $30 value)
- When: Friday, June 27, or Saturday, June 28, at 8:30 p.m.
- Where: Full Circle Brewing Co.
- Seating: reserved
- Door time: 7:30 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
Known for their sultry takes on classic cinema lore and pop culture, the performers of Yadi Presents go all out in their latest revealing revue, Burlesque Shimmy! Lili VonSchtupp—dubbed "The foul-mouthed buxom godmother of LA burlesque" by the L.A. Times—leads a band of tantalizing starlets through the evening, such as Yadi's own Drea Dillinger, Nadia Lotte, and Ms. Red Snapper, who sometimes mixes puppetry and props into her cheeky, naughty-girl routine. Special guests include Nikita Bitch Project, a performer from Tokyo known as the "Godzilla of Burlesque" for leveling cities with her monstrous sensuality, and Fleur Mystique, known to some as the "Queen of Fresno burlesque."
Yadi Presents melds traditional burlesque with contemporary source material. Since the company's inception, performers with names like Meowberry Deathly, Lady Josephine, and Dolly Danger have conjured titillating, vaudevillian versions of Night of the Living Dead and Grease, and have even taken on the songs of Johnny Cash. Over the course of a single show, cast members shimmy out of their clothes, shake off their autumn leaves, play characters of opposite genders, and pay tribute to pop culture with equal amounts of kitsch and artistry.