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Monday, January 4, 2010

Where to Sin in San Francisco with Twilight Vixen Revue: Friday and Saturday, January 8 and 9

This Friday and Saturday evenings at Dance Mission Theater in San Francisco, see the Twilight Vixen Revue in their new show, "Where to Sin in San Francisco."

This special show will revisit pre-World War II San Francisco, where performers including Chave Alexander, Stephen Camarota, and Rich Bianco, will join the Twilight Vixen Revue in recreating some of the sights and sounds of the more risque theaters of that era.

The Vixens usually put together a good show. Their Q-Baret last year at The Garage with SF Boylesque was one of my favorite performances. And the subject matter of this show is quite intriguing! It's not something I know a great deal about, so in addition to being entertaining, it'll be educational.

If you'd like to purchase tickets in advance, you may find them online at "Where to Sin" will be on January 8 and 9. Tango Con*Fusion and Olivia Lehrman will perform together without TVR on the 10th.

All of the show details are below.

Three-time 'Best of the Bay' Burlesque Troupe presents "Where to Sin in San Francisco"

Dance, song, and pasties tell a queerly essential San Francisco story.

As the world spun wildly around two devastating world wars, San Francisco was in the midst of a cultural heyday. Through scintillating neo-burlesque dance, integrated into a series of storytelling monologues, Twilight Vixen Revue is telling a well-hidden piece of our city’s history for two evenings at the Dance Mission Theater.

Audiences will travel through time to experience, with some historical accuracy, the fully choreographed shows at the Grand Opera House, Finocchio’s, Mona’s 440, and the Black Cat. San Francisco's sauciest sextet, the Twilight Vixen Revue, has enlisted other local talents to bring the past to life, including Beach Blanket Babylon's songstress Chave Alexander (known to some as Harlem Shake Burlesque's Alotta Boutte), Stephen Camarota of the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus, and your ‘hostess’ for the evening, the muscular drag debutante Genie, played by Rich Bianco (former actor/dancer with LA’s Diovolo Dance Theater).

From Chinatown to North Beach to Treasure Island to the Tenderloin, tourists, sailors, railroaders, still-hopeful gold-rushers and a bevy of immigrants came post-Prohibition to ogle and walk among the fascinating “sinners.” While other cities isolated their gay districts, San Francisco leaned heavily on the queer elements of its social fabric to draw sexual tourists to the city. With this tourism, San Francisco garnered its reputation as the “Paris of America” and the “wickedest town on the continent”. In this setting, beautiful men dressed as ladies and handsome ladies dressed as men danced and sang, birthing a significant queer culture that continues today.

What: "Where to Sin in San Francisco: A Dance Through Queer History 1928- 1942 "

Where: Dance Mission Theater, 3316 24th Street, San Francisco, 94110

Who: Twilight Vixen Revue, featuring opening acts Tango Con Fusion/Olivia Lehrman

When: Jan 8, 9 @ 8 pm
Tickets: search Dance Mission Theater, San Francisco. $18 in advance, $20 at the door, Dance Mission accepts cash only

Sponsored by a grant from Dance Mission Theater's Down and Dirty Dance Series

For more info call: 415-273-4633

For performance info visit:
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