- $10 for one ticket to Bang by Les Coquettes Cabaret Burlesque (up to $17.50 value)
- When: Sunday, October 26, at 7 p.m. or October 30, at 10:30 p.m.
- Where: Revival
- Standing room only
- Door time: one hour before showtime
- Ticket values include all fees.
That’s Bang as in “go out with a.” The sirens of Les Coquettes are hanging up their garters near the peak of the 11-year-old troupe’s powers, commemorating the occasion with an extravagant display of what they do best. Former members Billie Black and Gina Puttanesca return to the Revival stage for the occasion, and the other dancers have a few more tricks up their invisible sleeves. Audience members can take on supersized personas of their own: the theme of the night is Vampire Chic, and guests are encouraged to dress accordingly.
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.”