Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Corsets and Cuties at the Venue.

I went to sketch a dress rehearsal of Corsets and Cuties Fan-Frickin'-Tastic February Show! along with Pam Schwartz and her sister Jenny form Iowa. We arrived at the Venue (511 Virginia Dr, Orlando, FL 32803) and walked under the tree of light. There was a crowd in the front bar at the venue, so for a moment I thought there might be a show rather than the rehearsal.

The entire cast performed in the opening number which was rehearsed several times. It was set to Pat Benatar's "Love is a Battlefield." The  opening lyrics however rang true to the Orlando rally cry after the Pulse Nightclub tragedy. Barbie Rhinestone rose up from behind the back stage wall and lip synced "We are Strong!"In that moment it felt like a rally cry in the face of recovering from tragedy.

The show is already sold out, so if you didn't get your tickets you will miss this hilarious show.The Divine J-9 sang a song shortly after Teddy had finished an aerial silks act. He tried to introduce Divine to the silks with absolutely hilarious results. She wedged herself into the fabric swing with her arms over the fabric and her breasts crushed under the weight. He lifted her legs and flew her around the stage. She was laughing so loud that she couldn't sing. I was laughing so loud, I couldn't sketch.

Jax N. Augh performed a strip lease wearing bubble wrap. He snapped the bubbles with attitude and emerged from the wrap in a muscle print jump suit. Debbie Dulce performed a classic striptease in white and worked the room and rubbed against me leaving behind some glitter that had to be answered for later.

The cast is always fun and frivolous. The show is not for the faint at heart, but for those with a sense of humor and adventure. There was an intermission half way though the show. There is a full bar available in the front of the Venue for those wishing to imbibe, and the Cuties are always more friendly to those with tips. Everyone has a chance to win fun door prizes from our fab sponsor Premier Couple's Superstore.

Prints are available for each sketch for $250 and many originals can be purchased for $400. White museum grade shadow box frames are $100 more. You can e-mail Thor at analogartistdigitalworld@gmail.com

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