Burlesque Review of 'Geek is Sexy IV: Shiny Noobs'
Review by: Geek Girl Critical Miss|
Critical Miss wrote this review of the burlesque show she participated in, "Geek is Sexy IV: Shiny Noobs" presented by Browncoats Burlesque on Friday, January 17, 2014...
This January, my hubby Retro Joad and I got asked to participate in a Geeky Burlesque show presented by Ottawa's premiere and only Nerdlesque troupe, the Browncoats Burlesque. This is the fourth incarnation of this show and it was well worth the wait. The temperature was freezing outside but inside the club the energy was hot, hot , hot. This was a great show to be a part of and we look forward to performing with them again.
The evening was off to a great start with a crowd that kept streaming in. People in costume, fellow burlesquers to cheer on their peers and tons of fabulous raffle prizes. The anticipation in the air was electric for this sexy geek fest to begin and the Browncoats did not disappoint.
The acts were diverse and entertaining, and of course, nerdy. Hosted by Zee Rush and the lovely Sassy Muffin, who also performed with us that night with her Black Widow number, full of her beautiful smile and her endless energy and pizzazz. Also known for her sassy mouth, and her wit like a whip, she was hilarious as MC.
There was Battlestar, and Ponies, MTG, Army of Darkness and Breaking Bad, Arrested Development, Doctor Who, pirates and we even found Waldo. Every act had its own niche and the audience just ate it up. We had veterans of the stage, and boylesque and several debuts, which was exciting in its own right. Booba Fette made her debut with one of Browncoats leaders Kamie Lyann in a My Little Pony inspired number.
We also saw the debut of Lady Gallifreya, who wowed us with a beautiful rendition of "When You're Good to Mama" from Chicago and Punky Dudester as the lady saving Ghostbuster.
I had to lend out my own Mr. J for a number that opened the whole show. Bessie Mae Mucho got to have my fabulous Retro Joad as her Joker for her Harley number which was adorable and fun....but I was glad to get my Mr. J back :P
We got to perform twice that night. Our first number was a new Twisted Tune song parody that we wrote for the show. "I didn't Have a Sheep" a Catan parody of the Adele song Rolling in the Deep. And we were extremely pleased that it went over like gang busters. We got compliments throughout the night and we will definitely be performing it again, perhaps at Ottawa Comic Con this year. Our second number was an improv game that is called "Accents" where we receive accents and impersonations from the audience that Retro Joad then fits into the scene. The crowd went wild. With suggestions like Voldemort and Doc Brown, Retro Joad aced each one, leaving the audience screaming. It was a blast to perform for them.
The ladies who lead the Browncoats certainly brought the house down, with Kamie Lyann's exquisitely sensual bollywood Dune fan dance, "spicy" and Del Roba's impressive one handed Army of Darkness pealing with a chainsaw ON her right hand. And by the way she is not left handed.
The show was a delight and a success, and we were happy to be a part of it. Here's to another successful year of Geek is Sexy by the Browncoats Burlesque. What fandoms might show up next year?
Author: Geek Girl Critical Miss
Performers: Browncoats Burlesque
Photographers: Lee Wallace
& Mely Allen
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February 03 2014