SPRING is here, and our most fabulous entertainers are heating up the town! If you can't get enough of the glitz, glam, and gams of Savannah's most prurient performance troupes, not to worry: beginning this weekend, there are plenty of opportunities to take in a show from the Savannah Sweet Tease Burlesque Review and the Downtown Delilahs.
The Downtown Delilahs present: D!VAS
The Downtown Delilahs have made a name for themselves with their unique take on burlesque-inspired variety shows. They’ll play up their Vegas tendencies in the latest show, D!VAS.
With Cher and Liza Minnelli as your co-hosts for the evening, expect some classic showgirl impersonations. Madonna, Marilyn Monroe, and The Supremes will all pay visits, with Marilyn being the evening’s only solo act. The gals will also add some modern flair to the show with Britney Spears’ infamous “...Baby One More Time” schoolgirl look, Lady Gaga, and finally, Queen of Earth, Beyoncé.
Entrance into the D!VAS show transforms you into a member of the House of Mata Hari for the evening, with a ticket serving as a one night “guest key” to the otherwise private club. Take advantage of the opportunity, and wrap up the night with an old-school cocktail (Absinthe, anyone?) at the bar.
Thursday, April 9, and Friday, April 10, 10 p.m.
Saturday, April 11, 9 & 11 p.m.
Carnival Bar Theatre (The House of Mata Hari, Factor's Walk)
Mother Goosed: Story-time with the Sweet Tease
Forget everything you heard back in the nursery: The Savannah Sweet Tease are debuting a brand-new show for spring, “Mother Goosed: Story-time with The Sweet Tease,” and it’s gonna redefine your idea of “traditional.” Host Grannie Glitter Gams will become Grannie Goose Gams for the evening, acting as narrator for this journey into childhood classics.
While they’re familiar characters, you’ve certainly never seen your favorite fables like this: the Black Sheep, Georgy Porgy, Mary Contrary, Humpty Dumpty, the Three Blind Mice, the Little Teapot (short and stout), Jack and Jill, the Pied Piper, Little Miss Muffett, and the Big Bad Wolf are all scheduled to make appearances. Listen up for some familiar songs, too, like “The Wheels on the Bus” and “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star,” and keep an eye out for very special performance from the inimitable Dax Exclamation Point. Tom Collins acts as MC.
The Teases have taken the new show on the road, with Valdosta, Athens, Knoxville, and Asheville all getting a glimpse of “Mother Goosed” before Savannah. Asheville band Old Flings returns to Savannah warm up the home stage and welcome the Teases back to The Hostess City.
Saturday, April 11