I’ve mentioned in passing to a few, and a few others have asked about it, so let me say again that you should all go see The Boston Babydolls perform in their new show “The Wratheskellar”, going up next week. There’s an excellent writeup in the local paper, which you can read here: www.wickedlocal.com…
The Babydolls are an amazingly talented group who bring so much fun and love of the art to their performances that I dare anyone to go and say they didn’t enjoy the show.
Tickets can be bought here: www.tinyurl.com… and you can read more about the troupe at their web site: www.bostonbabydolls.net…
It’s a small blackbox theater, and they’ve chosen a darker theme for this show. My guess is that it will be a recipe for a smashing success.
Here’s the official blurb:
The Boston Babydolls present a very dark shade of burlesque in this archetypal underworld tavern where hearts, promises, and crockery are broken with abandon and secrets are hidden just below the surface.
The Wrathskellar is just off an alley in Queen Victoria’s London or down a flight of stairs that Mack the Knife might have tread. In the dim limelight, a chanteuse sings forlornly of a lost love, while a diva plots revenge for some imagined slight.
A departure from The Boston Babydolls usual mix of bubbly fun and retro glamour, The Wrathskellar is a moody whirlpool of sinister dirges, predatory laments, and torch songs in a minor key. Instead of big band and swing, the soundtrack for The Wrathskellar features atmospheric and evocative works from The Dresden Dolls, Tom Waits, and Cirkestra.
The Wrathskeller is an evening of revenge, betrayal, sex, and murder… all to your favorite tunes.
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