- $29.99 for two tickets to a Scandalesque burlesque show (up to $50.92 value)
- Where: The Pressroom
- Seating: general admission
- Door time: 7 p.m.; pre-show entertainment starts at 8 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- 18+ only
- Cocktails and flatbread pizzas from Saffron Jak’s available for purchase
- M on Friday, May 30, at 9 p.m.
- Sexy Sci-Fi on Friday, June 27, at 9 p.m.
Introduced by Camille Sledge—daughter of Sister Sledge’s Debbie—Scandalesque takes on the timeless appeal of Madonna and Marilyn Monroe. Scantily-clad dancers and singers evoke their glamor, supported by blue-tinted variety acts as funny as they are bawdy. And, as befits an over-the-top stage tradition, that’s not all. Audiences are encouraged to arrive in Madge- and Marilyn-style garb to enable wacky mixups, and the venue hosts a pre-show happy hour at 7 p.m. and an exhibition by multiculturally influenced artist Banding Hendrix at 8. As always, the show features a raffle for charity, this time benefitting Phoenix-based Poverty’s Pets.
What do Mad Max, Flash Gordon, Star Wars, and Cocoon have in common? They’re all fair game for risqué re-imagining at the hands and gams of Scandalesque. Their new show, Sexy Sci-Fi, matches Ben-Day dots and intergalactic battles with garter belts and boas. The attendee or group who dons the best sexy science fiction costume wins pasties, a show T-shirt, a gift card for Scandalesque classes, and a credit toward lingerie on Yandy.com. Proceeds from tonight’s raffle support the Phoenix-based Halo Animal Rescue.
Like the opposite of eyelids, the curtains at Scandalesque open to a dream world of garish costumes, classical dance, circus arts, and sensuality. This nexus of fantasy and real life is produced in-house and performed by Scandalesque’s troupe of professional burlesque artists. Leading them, cofounders Lady Fontayne and Pyrrha Sutra, as they’re known on stage, strive to curate an atmosphere where outlandishness flashes atop proper technique and artistry. When the troupe isn’t pushing the envelope and toppling mailmen, they’re teaching burlesque, adult-dance, and fitness classes throughout the week.