A Northern Cabaret


Craving a dose of good old fashioned Vaudeville fun? Yukoners looking for something new and adult to do this holiday season have the opportunity to find it at Furlesque: A Northern Cabaret.

The variety show will feature, among other things, belly dancing, old-style song and dance numbers, burlesque, gymnastics, actors, musicians and comedians. Each evening will feature a special guest spot, which changes nightly.

Local artist Misha Donohoe will also be attending the event and “live-painting” it as it happens.

“There is nothing more exciting than creating art in front of a live audience,” says Donohoe. “You never know what you are going to get… it will be interesting to see how it affects my creative process.”

Donohoe says the paintings will be for sale after the show.

All acts and performers are local, says Furlesque creator and organizer Grant Simpson. Simpson, who produces the Frantic Follies during the summer months, says Furlesque came out of a desire from the community.

“I thought I would try it because I had so many people asking me for a winter show,” he says.

Simpson stresses that Furlesque is for adults only and different and separate from Frantic Follies, which is family-oriented.

The event is 19+ and licensed. There will be a cash bar, which is going to be run as a fundraiser for and by the Sourdough Rendezvous Society.

The show runs Thursday, Dec. 17 through Saturday, Dec. 19 at the old 867 Club at the Days Inn. Doors open at 8 p.m., show starts at 9 p.m.

Tickets are available at Deans Strings, at the Days Inn front desk, or at www.BrownPaperTickets.com.

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