As a virgin to a full burlesque show, I had no idea what to expect as two friends and I sauntered in to a bar called The Austin in Everett, WA to watch a show titled: Space Madness. I was cordially invited by the divine hostess, Shana Deon, to attend these festivities, and am so grateful for that invite, because Space Madness was a hilariously fabulous night of entertainment with a space odyssey/alien invasion/all things with the word Star in it (Star Wars, Star Trek, Stars, etc) and it was delicious!
Let’s start with the opener of the night, one Miss Sparkle Leigh. You may remember that name, as she was the divine hostess of the last Variety Show that I saw at the SecondStory Hideaway in Redmond, WA (you can read that review here if you missed it!), and Sparkle was one of the main reasons I made the trek up to Everett to see this show. And Sparkle Leigh did NOT disappoint! This bitch opened up the show doing Don’t Cry for Me Argentina from Evita as, wait for it…Marge Fucking Simpson!!! Don’t believe me? Check it out, here is Sparkle Leigh with Shana Deon at the show:
I love everything about this photo! Anyway, I digress. Miss Leigh’s Evita was stellar! And when those giant blue eyes looked in my direction, even though she told me not to, I may have cried for her Argentina, because it was that damn fantastic!
And then, as if I didn’t already love her enough, Sparkle Leigh came back in the second act dressed as E.T., and y’all, this costume was even better than the first! I was not ready. Let me say it again, I was NOT ready for this!
Girl was performing Katy Perry’s Extraterrestrial dressed like a giant E.T doll and blew my mind in a very, as Shana pointed out, WTF moment! So good! Soooooo good! She werked the hell out of that costume from the fringe to the head to the glasses to the boots. Loved it all, loved it! Brava Miss Diva!
My second favorite act of the night belonged to a fellow named Al Lykya who dazzled first as Captain Kirk from Star Trek, and then as Han Solo-esque character to one of my all time favorite songs, Space Cowboy by NSYNC. Al had charisma, great choreography, and phenomenal stage presence. He’s got a way of captivating an audience that had this reviewer sad and bummed to only see his name on the set list twice. But all was not lost, as my third favorite act, who closed the first act, belonged to a lady by the name of Maxie Milieu who came on right after Mr. Lykya’s Captain Kirk as Captain Jean-Luc Picard! She committed to this character in a way I was not ready for at a Variety show. I was ready for campy. I was ready for silly. I was even ready for sexy. I was not, however, ready for committed acting performances and character development at the level Ms. Milieu gave us as Picard! She came out drinking hot tea, and had tea bags strategically placed on her body that came out as the act went on. It was fabulous! But when Mr. Lykya came back out and got on the floor and Ms. Milieu dipped two wet tea bags dangling from her lady parts into Kirk’s eagerly waiting open mouth, the entire place died! We fucking died! And just when we thought, through the cheers and tears of joy the entire audience was experiencing, Kirk and Picard made out!!!! Yeah, you read that right, they made out! It was hot! It was wrong, and yet oh so right! And all the nerds in the place lost their minds with nerdgasms! Huge applause to these two fine performers for the brilliance of this performance!
Everyone in the show was fabulous, but other notable performances that stood out for me as being amazing were newcomer Steemed Peter. This hot little number, while new to burlesque, is not new to the stage, and when he came out as a space man to plant his flag in an all white astronaut outfit and stripped down to a pair of teeny tiny martian green boy shorts, pretty sure there was not a dry seat in the house! My one criticism would be whatever he had going on under those boycotts, because someone needs to introduce this newbie to a dance belt, and fast! He’s too cute to not accentuate the goods!
I also thoroughly enjoyed Saleurn Ramos and her fantastic hoops. The hoops were something I hadn’t seen before, and loved the various patterns of light, and girl can work those hoops, let me tell you. She’s also a yoga instructor, so between the bending and contorting and flinging those hoops around was mesmerizing! I hope to see more of Ms. Ramos in future burlesque and variety shows because she is outstanding!
And finally, the stunningly beautiful vixen that closed out the show, Miss Seraphina Fiero, gave two phenomenally sexy performances in this show. She is a combination of strong and sultry at the same time, making you feel as if, while you watch her, that somehow she’s weaving a spell over you, but you dare not look away for a fear of missing one tantalizing moment! That you’d follow this dreamy siren anywhere she beckoned! Her last name is Italian for Pride, and this lovely lady should be very proud of the show she put on last Sunday night. Bravo!
I will be keeping an eye on future productions put on my Ms. Deon and produced by Siren and the Treasured Chests. I thank all involved in this show for a wonderful, fabulous, hilariously sexy nerdfest!
Ciao for now,