Burlesque dancing is charming and classy, unlike burlesque subpoena serving, which is only charming. Savour a doubly delightful art with this GrouponLive deal to "Twinkle," presented by Les Coquettes Cabaret Burlesque at Revival. For $9, you get one standing-room-only ticket on Sunday, December 16 (up to a $17.50 value, including fees). Doors open one hour before the show; latecomers will not be admitted once the show has begun. Choose between the following showtimes:
- 7 p.m.
- 10 p.m.
Led by Master of Ceremonies The Mohel and choreographer Lilli Bubalotovich, the brassy babes of Les Coquettes Cabaret Burlesque present a holiday blowout in the spirit of the swinging '60s. In “Twinkle,” Revival's stage lights up like a Las Vegas revue, and the girls unpack their man-props to perform a show to rival the glitter-filled dance routines of the Rat Pack. In pasties and g-strings, the troupe recreates the elaborate productions of a more freewheeling time, seasoned with modern satire, acrobatic feats, and audience participation.
Les Coquettes Cabaret Burlesque
The cofounder and artistic director of Les Coquettes Cabaret, Catherine Skinner—known onstage as La Minouche—takes the art of public seduction seriously. In a video posted to the troupe's YouTube channel, she promises, “You'll see a little bit of dancing, a little bit of singing, a little bit of aerial circusry, and a little bit of _very_ tasteful striptease.” Setting comedy and titillation aflutter in a blizzard of double entendres, the troupe puts on shows that appeal to adult audiences of any age or gender. The aesthetic might evoke a Burtonesque gothic setting, the seven sexy seas of the pirate age, a neon-flooded nightclub of the '80s, or the future's inevitable dress code of sentient hairpieces. The company thoroughly impressed Kelli Korducki of The Torontoist, who praised the performers' "undeniable song and dance chops," adding that "cabaret patrons may come for the scantily clad dancers, but they will certainly stay for the talent.”