Busta' Nutcracker at the Southern this weekend
This weekend at the Southern Theater, burlesque troupe the Wicked Wenches Cabaret turns the classic Nutcracker story into a a satirical and sexy romp for Busta' Nutcracker. Set in the 1950s, the piece incorporates various dance styles -- from modern to pole dancing -- as an 18-year-old Clara gets whisked away to Land of Vice.
"[Busta' Nutcracker] is really tongue in cheek," Jac says. For the show, Clara is re-imagined as an 18-years-old woman living in the 1950s and attending Miss Frigid's Housewife Finishing School. A nutcracker, given to her by her Aunt Sexpot, whisks her off to a land of vice where she tries beer for the first time, explores her sexual freedom, and ends up going to college. "There's tons of acrobatics," Jac says of the show, "and it's very humorous." Though it's an adult performance, and 18-plus, they try not to make it raunchy. "I would almost put it at PG-13 -- if it weren't for the tassel twirling," she says.
IF YOU GO:
7 p.m. Thursday, December 19; 8 p.m. Friday, December 20-21
2014 Washington Ave. N., Minneapolis
Tickets are $15 on Thursday and $20 Friday and Saturday
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