The Rapidian Home

Introducing: Shimmy Shack Burlesque (photostory)

This article includes mature content:
This article contains partial nudity.

Underwriting support from:

MATURE CONTENT: Contains partial nudity

Shimmy Shack Burlesque is in a lot of ways a little sister to the already popular Super Happy Funtime Burlesque. It includes many of the same performers and Corey Ruffin (Mr. Happy Pants) even MCs.

There aren't any sketches though, Shimmy Shack focuses on the dancing, and there is a lot of it. Performer and coordinator Audria Larsen states that it will also be used to audition new acts for SHFTB. At the debut event, the audience got to see just that, with first timer Marcy Stembol. Having almost immediately followed Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art Class*, and taking place at The Sazerac, opening night was packed with adult entertainment.

There were plenty of "characters", from La La Vulvaria's Prince and Amy Winehouse, to Camilla Cupcake's blind sword dancer (that's right, she stripped blind-folded, balancing a sword on her head), to The Vivacious Miss Audacious' (Larsen) Thanksgiving Turkey.

Tentatively, Shimmy Shack Burlesque performances are scheduled for the last Saturday of every month at 10pm at The Sazerac Lounge. That means the next show is Dec. 26th. It's $5 at the door, but admission is free to those who attended Dr. Sketchy's, which starts at 6pm and costs $10.

Sazerac Lounge

1418 Plainfield Avenue Northeast
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
(616) 451-0010

*see my article on Dr. Sketchy's here.

The Rapidian, a program of the 501(c)3 nonprofit Community Media Center, relies on the community’s support to help cover the cost of training reporters and publishing content.

We need your help.

If each of our readers and content creators who values this community platform help support its creation and maintenance, The Rapidian can continue to educate and facilitate a conversation around issues for years to come.

Please support The Rapidian and make a contribution today.

Comments, like all content, are held to The Rapidian standards of civility and open identity as outlined in our Terms of Use and Values Statement. We reserve the right to remove any content that does not hold to these standards.