The Lady Teases
Much as C. Montgomery Burns is the face of nuclear power and Pablo Picasso is the face of unrecognizable faces, Dita Von Teese has become the personage representing the resurgence of burlesque as a force in popular culture. Performing her latest extravaganza, Burlesque: Strip, Strip Hooray! , the Los Feliz resident and her burlesque hit squad -- MC Murray Hill, Dirty Martini, Catherine D'Lish, Selene Luna, Monsieur Romeo, Crazy Horse Paris bombshell Lada Nikolska and America's Got Talent finalist Prince Poppycock -- rally around her oversized martini glass as it becomes something even more astounding: The glass in which Von Teese frolics in her bathing beauty routine has been bedecked with more than 250,000 Swarovski crystals. It's part of 90 minutes of brassy decadence and sassy elegance that is the essence of burlesque: tease, not sleaze. House of Blues, 8430 Sunset Blvd.; W. Hlywd.; Fri., June 21, 7:30 p.m.; also June 19, 20, 22, 7:30 p.m.; $40-$500. (323) 848-5100, stripstriphooray.com.
Wed., June 19, 7:30 p.m.; Thu., June 20, 7:30 p.m.; Fri., June 21, 7:30 p.m.; Sat., June 22, 7:30 p.m., 2013
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