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Monday, February 2, 2009

Return of Cabaret Verdalet: Saturday, February 28, 2009

Wow! I remember hearing about Cabaret Verdalet when i started this blog/calendar in May of last year, but there hasn't been a show since. Looking at their website,, it looks like the last one was in 2005. It's been almost four years?

I was happy to read from Amber Ray that she'll be appearing in the show, which will be at the Great American Music Hall. Looking at the lineup, there will be other big name burlesque and cabaret stars from out-of-town appearing, such as Tigger, Miss Indigo Blue, Michelle L'amour, Gravity Plays Favorites, Kalani Kokonuts, La Cholita, Fuchsia FoXXX, and Sharon McNight. In addition, there will be local favorites such as the Twilight Vixen Revue, Hot Pink Feathers, the Flying Fox, and Mariel a la Mode.

According to Amber, Cabaret Verdalet is "a retro stage show styled after the old Parisian music halls and the classic American speakeasy." It's a bit more spendy than other shows, but it seems akin to a night of Tease-O-Rama. Lots of stars, and probably more production value.

If I remember correctly, this year's Cabaret Verdalet is a joint production between Verdalet and Baby Doe Productions. And one of the main forces behind Verdalet is Douglas Good, of Little Minsky's fame. And Baby Doe of the Devil-Ettes is the main force behind Tease-O-Rama. So the show has got to be good with that pedigree! (Correction: I wasn't correct. Heh. Baby Doe is not involved in the production of Cabaret Verdalet, which is a production of Verdalet.)

Here are the details:

Cabaret Verdalet
Saturday, February 28, 2009
8:00pm - 12:00am
Admission $30

Great American Music Hall
http://www.gamh. com/
San Francisco
859 O'Farrell Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
Phone: (415) 885-0750

Tigger (New York)
Miss Indigo Blue (Seattle)
Michelle L'amour (Chicago)
Amber Ray (New York)
Gravity Plays Favorites (St. Louis)
Kalani Kokonuts (Las Vegas)
La Cholita (LA)
Fuchsia FoXXX (Seattle)
Sharon McNight (LA)
Veronica Klaus
The Cottontails
Hot Pink Feathers
Twilight Vixen Revue
Flying Heseds
Katy Stephan
Kristina CaƱizares
The Flying Fox
Mariel a la Mode
Katya Smirnoff-Skyy

Looks like this may be your only chance to experience Cabaret Verdalet for a few years! So get your tickets early!
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Anonymous said...

Verdalet is one of the most amazing shows in SF. Other than Teaseorama and the occasional special visit, Verdalet is the only event that brings in a host of top notch, out-of-town talent. It's a great opportunity for the local burlesque lovers to see an amazing show loaded with acts from New York, LA and elsewhere.

It's annual, by the way (more or less.)

Maxwell Wood said...

Thanks for the information! With all the talent that they've lined up, it does look like a can't miss show for burlesque fans. And the Great American Music Hall is a pretty nice venue, too. :-)

Anonymous said...

Hi Max... Just want to add onto 'Anonymous' comment ~ Actually the last show was not in 2005. They did have a show last year where the one and only Dirty Martini headlined. For some reason they don't have a gallery or any info from that show on the website :D
See you there!!


Maxwell Wood said...

Hi LBV! I was curious, so I Googled Cabaret Verdalet, and I found items for 2005, 2007, and 2008, as well as some of the older shows. I'll ask Douglas Good the next time I see him about Cabaret Verdalet and its history. Thanks for your input and readership! :-)