Expect male and female dancers donning pasties, satire, original music performed by a live band and some of the best burlesque stage names ever, such as LaLa Vulvaria and Velveeta the Cheetah (related to the Cheeto mascot?).
Eighteen trucks will haul the elaborate, handmade costumes and 26-foot-tall, 60-foot-wide metallic set for Cirque du Soleil's performance of Dralion. The East-meets-West, humans-and-nature themed show will have a seven-performance run at Taco Bell Arena Thursday, Oct. 11-Sunday, Oct. 14.
Formerly called Innovations, this annual dance event takes advantage of Anastos' talents and experience to deliver cutting-edge choreographies professionally performed by principal dancer Angela Napier Gibson, as well as other Ballet Idaho company dancers, including Nathan Powell, Lauren Menger, Daniel Ojeda and James Brougham.
Shakespeare Festival ends with warm, fuzzy musical
By Marie D. Galyean
The final show in the Idaho Shakespeare Festival's 30th anniversary season is a down-home Americana musical. It's not a big, splashy song-and-dance production, heavy on skimpy costumes and gorgeous girls like the season's opener, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. Instead, it's a heartwarming story about seven people we all know--or think we do.
Hypno-comedian J. Medicine Hat puts audiences under his spell
By Amy Atkins
"I can close my eyes and see my first wife on the couch bawling her eyes out," he says. "That was all the money we had in the world. I said, 'I know I can do it. And I know I can do a better job getting work.' I had my first show 10 days after I met [Dr. Jim Wand], and I never looked back," he says. "That was 14 years ago."