Pretty Things Peep Show uncovers decades of burlesque
The Pretty Things Peepshow is the brainchild of burlesque dancer and workaholic go-go Amy.
After years of strutting her stuff on burlesque stages she was picked up by The Brothers Grim Sideshow to perform on warped tour and OZZfest, which opened her eyes and her heart to the world of sideshow. Fascinated by the act she saw but wanting to stay true to her burlesque roots she decided to combine the beautiful and the bizarre to create The Pretty Things Peepshow.
The first tour began in January 2009 and the pretty things have done more 300 since that first date. Performing on OZZfest 2010 with Ozzy Osborne, Rob Halford and Motley Crue, at the Thunder in the Rockies Festival with Foreigner, The Reperbahn Festival in Hamburg Germany and countless nightclubs and private parties.
This year in addition to three national US tours The Pretty Things also will headling the Winter Sun Nostalgia Festival in Australia and will be the featured entertainment at Exxxotica: The Sexiest Show on Earth! in Miami, Chicago, LA and New York.”
The sideshow acts are performed by the best talents in the industry, featuring some of the most traditional and classic feats of daring and danger. See the sexy sideshow siren and dapper Dan of danger risk their lives for your amusement. Experience the jaw-dropping excitement of seeing fire-eating, sword swallowing, whip cracking, and much more.
The Chinese Execution Blade Box act is a traditional of the sideshow. It consists of a Talker and a Contortionist. In the act the contortionist gets into the Chinese execution blade box and after she has contorted herself around the blades the audience is invited up to the stage to view her in the box. It is a fun interactive way for the audience to be even more involved in the show.
The burlesque acts range from the traditional 1930’s style acts you would have seen Gypsy Rose Lee or Sally Rand do many years ago to more modern rockabilly and rock and roll type numbers.
Pretty Things Peep Show
When: 9 p.m. Friday, March 14; doors open at 8 for the seated show
Where: Crystal Bay Casino Crown Room
Tickets: $12 in advance or $15 the day of the show. Only 250 available