Organized by Blue Morris and April O’Peel, the “popular popular” Dirty Dancing Burlesque is coming back to Vancouver for a third time having sold out the previous two times.
Dirty Dancing Burlesque is a live-music burlesque show that plays all the hit songs from the Dirty Dancing movie soundtrack and the burlesque inspired by the film. The live band will feature some of Vancouver’s best musicians, including Blue Morris on guitar and two vocalists: Red Heartbreaker and Karina Morin.
“The interest in Dirty Dancing [Burlesque] is insatiable,” says Blue Morris. “Our burlesque show is both an homage to the movie and a parody.”
“The music, the romance, and the camp of Dirty Dancing lends itself so well to a burlesque show,” said producer Blue Morris. “There are so many memorable songs from the early ‘60s on that soundtrack and with the iconic cheesy ‘80s songs thrown in, it’s a great mix that’s ripe for burlesque.”
“The show will feature 11 burlesque performances, including tassel-twirling choreography from Vancouver’s funniest April O’Peel (as “Baby”), and the smouldering burlesque starlet Lola Frost (as Patrick Swayze). The night will include their epic group dance number to the song “I Had the Time of My Life” which will prove once and for all that “nobody puts Baby in a corner.” ”
The show will take place on Friday, September 13 at the Electric Owl. Doors will open at 7 p.m., and the show will start right at 8:30 p.m.
For more information, visit: www.bluemorris.com.
“Blue Morris is a burlesque producer, guitar player, and highly respected guitar teacher in Vancouver. Blue has been a major force in bringing live music back to burlesque in Vancouver. With a deep appreciation for the old “bump & grind” music that was played live in the 1950s and 1960s, he has made it his goal to bring back that raw, live element to burlesque today.”
Date: Friday, September 13
Start Time: Doors open at 7 p.m.; the show starts at 8:30 p.m.
Venue: Electric Owl (926 Main Street)
Tickets: Tickets can be purchased for $15 or $20 through this website: http://dirtydancing.bpt.me/.
Image credit: www.bluemorris.com/