Boardwalk Beauties, A Budding Burlesque Starlet’s account
They say that anticipation makes things all the sweeter and it must be true because my debut into a BIG Sugar Blue show was oh so delicious.
Boardwalk Beauties was a 1920’s themed show held at the Fly By Night in Fremantle, WA on the 24th August 2013, taking a stroll along a 1920’s boardwalk and through the myriad delights that it had to offer. Adam Hall and his band seduced the audience with the intoxicating sounds of jazz.
Amongst these delights were a Strongman, a sultry lady of the night, a never-ending line of Showgirls, charleston dancers, topless bathing, an adorable balloon act and more…
My Fortune Teller act beckoned the audience away from the bright lights to a dark and mysterious place.
Coco Poppin, the night’s Creative Director, did me the kindness of putting me on early, which meant that I was able to watch the rest of the show and live out my childhood fantasies watching her synchronised swimmers perform to La Mer.
The show’s explosive ending culminated in a group fan dance with a gender-bending twist and the divide between stage and audience dissolving into a riotous dance party!
If you’d like to watch some of the performances from the show, you can see them on Sugar Blue Burlesque’s YouTube page http://www.youtube.com/user/sugarblueburlesque.