All three performances of Burlesque 2014 were sold out. Put on over the past 14 years by the Theater Arts Guild (TAG), the show was held at the High Desert Center for the Arts during January.
Featuring a modern interpretation of classic vaudeville, song, dance and zingers (comedy), it is always a popular event for the adult crowd.
Starring Robert Blomker II, Carlotta Diggs, Burt Hamrick, Jeanne Huber, Shelley Lange, Bill Menzel, Amy Ross and featuring The Corsettes, with Toni Alessandrini and the TAG Comedy Players, it was a great performance akin to music hall shows of yesteryear.
Burlesque is meant to be fun, and every effort is made by the producers to give the audience some gut-busting, full-blown, rolling-in-the-aisles humorous entertainment.
With acts like “Bigger is Better,” “I Don’t Look Good Naked Anymore,” “Spanish Oysters,” and “Seniors in Florida,” they surely hit the mark if laughter was the gauge.
Of course, a few risque dancing numbers in skimpy outfits made it a true Burlesque show.
TAG is looking for behind-the-scenes volunteers to join their theater family. If you are handy with a saw, drill, paintbrush, needle and thread, or have other skills to offer, email TAG president Don Amador at SVL9805@verison.net
More shows are coming in 2014! In March, the play Adam’s Eve will touch your heart and funnybone. June will bring the classic Tennessee Williams drama Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, and in October and December don’t miss a Halloween thriller Woman in Black, and the musical Christmas Debt epilogue.
There are also other shows every month at the High Desert Center for the Arts. Coming up in February, don’t miss the Creative Arts Theater presentation of Next to Normal, a Pulitzer Prize and Tony winning rock musical. Also showing will be a Hannett Thorn production of All Shook Up, inspired by and featuring the Songs of Elvis Presley.
You never know what you’ll find in the lobby of the Center for the Arts, as there is a gallery with photos and artworks changing regularly.
For more information, go to www.HDtheaterartsguild.com, or call the High Desert Center for the Arts at (760) 243-7493, or email: email@example.com