It’s kind of late here but I have to post this blog before I go to bed and while it’s fresh in my mind!!! Tonight I went to “The Jim Thorpe Burlesque Festival” “The Big Reveal” It was so great I can’t wait for next year to come so that I can go again!!!!! Keep in mind this show is not something to take the children to this is for people 18 and older well actually 21 and over since they have alcohol. Here is the link to the site http://www.jimthorpeburlesque.org/
My tickets cost 35.00 which is not bad to see show like this plus it had local talent in it as well so I didn’t mind paying that at all, the show started right at 8pm doors opened at 7pm we got good seats right down stair, I was surprised since it was packed house I did see some people that I knew which was nice as well to see that local people came out to support this show as well. Everything was done very tastefully nothing nasty, you even got few good laughs as well I didn’t get out till almost 10:20 so it lasted pretty long. I’m sure that some of you are wonder what is Burlesque I will give you little history of this tasteful art.
Burlesque is a literary, dramatic or musical work intended to cause laughter by caricaturing the manner or spirit of serious works, or by ludicrous treatment of their subjects. The word derives from the Italian burlesco, which itself derives from the Italian burla – a joke, ridicule or mockery.
Burlesque overlaps in meaning with caricature, parody and travesty, and, in its theatrical sense, with extravaganza, as presented during the Victorian era. “Burlesque” has been used in English in this literary and theatrical sense since the late 17th century. It has been applied retrospectively to works of Chaucer and Shakespeare and to the Graeco-Roman classics.Contrasting examples of literary burlesque are Alexander Pope’s sly The Rape of the Lock and Samuel Butler’s irreverent Hudibras. An example of musical burlesque is Richard Strauss’s 1890 Burleske for piano and orchestra. Examples of theatrical burlesques include W. S. Gilbert’s Robert the Devil and the A. C. Torr – Meyer Lutz shows, including Ruy Blas and the Blasé Roué.
A later use of the term, particularly in the United States, refers to performances in a variety show format. These were popular from the 1860s to the 1940s, often in cabarets and clubs, as well as theatres, and featured bawdy comedy and female striptease. Some Hollywood films attempted to recreate the spirit of these performances from the 1930s to the 1960s. There has been a resurgence of interest in this format since the 1990s.
Most people this of this as stripping and it’s not it’s very tasteful and leaves it up to the imagation of the person in tonights show the girls we competing for the crystal coursit it was quite show just when you thought you have seen everything their was more that you have not seen, I will never look at little miss muffett the same they had all kinds of acts tonight it was worth the money I will be going again heck if I could be in the show I would hmm something to ponder for next year LOL. Even us woman loved the show it I can’t say enough about it I loved it. I don’t want to go into full deatils because I want to keep this clean and to you imagation. Before I leave all of you with few thoughts I’m going to give the show 5*’s +’s it was great must see if you come to visit when the have it next year.
Now parting thought .Just picture on the stage woman dancing to today’s music and music of the past while giving you tease all at the sametime………..