Angel Burlesque's Tribute to the Muppet Show
Angel Burlesque gets mah-na-mah-na-ughty with their tribute to the amazing world of the muppets. With singing, dancing, and the art of the striptease, Angel Burlesque delights and entertains. They have been voted Indianapolis's Best Burlesque Troupe for three years running and earned rave reviews! Join them for a full evening of entertainment with the most sensational, inspirational, celebration-al muppetational burlesque show!!
When: Friday, September 18, 8p
and Saturday, September 19, 8p
Where: The Athenaeum Theatre
407 E Michigan St, Indianapolis, IN 46204
Tickets: Reserved seating starts at $20 per ticket or $45 for front row VIP
Two audience members cross the great divide from audience to onstage!
Chris deBonte , who works in the IT field for a large pharmaceutical company, first discovered the Indianapolis burlesque scene in 2013 through social media. “A friend was going to a nerd-themed show at some bar I’d never heard of. I had no idea what to expect, so I slapped on a NPR “Morning Edition” temporary tattoo, grabbed a friend and saw a show that blew my mind.” When asked why he chose to audition, Chris said that he had gotten to the point where he saw so many shows that he would hear music and think about how it could be used in a routine. Chris attended Angel Burlesque’s open auditions and has been cast as part of the irascible duo of hecklers, Statler & Waldorf. “My main hope is that we will have a fun time putting on a great show, which I already have no doubt in my mind we will accomplish. I have no trouble making a fool of myself in front of others…I have been practicing that for years.”
Christy Warren is another audience member who made the leap, auditioned and has been cast in her first burlesque show! She and her wife met Jeff Angel while participating in Star Wars Indiana events. They started attending Angel Burlesque shows and had a lot of fun. “I’ve been wanting to get back into performing on stage for awhile. I grew up singing and dancing but stopped. When the opportunity came up to audition, I jumped at it!” Christy is going to a part several routines but most notably, a tap-dancing chicken showgirl number. “We find a lot of adults need a creative outlet,” says Angel Burlesque’s founder, Katie Angel. “Many of our performers have not been onstage since high school theatre and it’s hard to find performance opportunities as an adult. Burlesque is a great way to rediscover your creativity and perform. And glitter. Don’t forget the glitter.”
Angel Burlesque’s motto is “real is sexy” but that’s just because “highly stylized version of yourself in which you artfully highlight the parts you love and carefully conceal the parts you don’t is sexy” is just a little wordy.
When you’re performing burlesque, you’re not presenting your“real” self but a highly stylized version of yourself. Do I walk around in sparkles, false eyelashes and fringe all the time? No. (If I were cooler I would. Sometimes I wear fairy wings or a tiara tothe grocery store to cheer myself up but I digress.) But, I do believe real is sexy…the heart of that is; YOU are sexy, just as you are right now. Not in 20 pounds. Not after that boob job. Right now. You are sexy, valuable and worthwhile. There’s a confidence that needs to be fostered so you can shine as a human being onstage or off.
Looking to get into the Burlesque world or just interested in learning something new? Well friends, we have got something just for you!
From intro to Burlesque 101 to making glamorous costumes without a sewing machine we have something for everyone!
Learn how to kitten, tease your hair 8" tall, how to make an idea awesome and work on character development!
Tips and tricks to be your best onstage and off! Come play with us and learn a thing or two along the way!
Each workshop will be $15 per class
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