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Hamilton Burlesque Parody Hamiltease Brings the Sexier Side of the Broadway Smash


Kitschy Koo as Samuel Seabury; Credit: Ernie ManriqueKitschy Koo as Samuel Seabury; Credit: Ernie ManriqueKitschy Koo and Amber Dextrous in Hamiltease; Credit: Ernie ManriqueKitschy Koo as Samuel Seabury performing in Hamiltease; Credit: Ernie ManriqueHamiltease cosplay; Credit: Ernie ManriqueKaty Bunny and Penni Piper in Hamiltease; Credit: Ernie ManriquePenni Piper as Maria Reynolds in Hamiltease; Credit: Ernie ManriqueHamiltease; Credit: Ernie ManriquePenni Piper as Maria Reynolds in Hamiltease; Credit: Ernie ManriqueSgt. Die Wies and Amber Dextrous in Hamiltease; Credit: Ernie ManriqueSgt. Die Weis as Hercules Mulligan in Hamiltease; Credit: Ernie ManriqueSgt. Die Weis as Hercules Mulligan in Hamiltease; Credit: Ernie ManriqueAmber Dextrous and Amaya Absynthe in Hamiltease; Credit: Ernie ManriqueAmaya Absynthe as Angelica performing on the pole in Hamiltease; Credit: Ernie ManriqueAmber Dextrous and Amaya Absynthe in Hamiltease; Credit: Ernie ManriqueMeet-and-greet with Penni Piper; Credit: Ernie ManriqueKitschy Koo and Kirby LaBrea in Hamiltease; Credit: Ernie ManriqueKirby LaBrea as Jefferson in Hamiltease; Credit: Ernie ManriqueKirby LaBrea as Jefferson in Hamiltease; Credit: Ernie ManriqueShy LaLa and Kirby LaBrea in Hamiltease; Credit: Ernie ManriqueNox Falls; Credit: Ernie ManriqueKitschy Koo with Gwen Ruby in Hamiltease; Credit: Ernie ManriqueMeet-and-greet; Credit: Ernie ManriqueAmber Dextrous and producer Chris Beyond; Credit: Ernie ManriqueTas DeVille; Credit: Ernie ManriqueHamiltease; Credit: Ernie ManriqueKaty Bunny in Hamiltease; Credit: Ernie ManriqueNox Falls in Hamiltease; Credit: Ernie ManriqueHamiltease; Credit: Ernie ManriqueHamiltunes L.A. Cabinet; Credit: Ernie ManriqueMeet-and-greet with Nox Falls; Credit: Ernie ManriqueHamiltease cast; Credit: Ernie Manrique

On Saturday, April 8, Peepshow Menagerie brought Hamiltease, a burlesque parody of the Broadway smash musical Hamilton, to Fais Do-Do in West Adams. The sold-out show featured performances by Tas DeVille, Nox Falls, Sgt. Die Wies, Kitschy Koo and others, as well as a Hamilton sing-along featuring members of the Hamiltunes L.A. Cabinet.

Performer DeVille has wanted to put on this show ever since she listened to the Hamilton soundtrack last year. Shortly thereafter Peepshow Menagerie offered her the opportunity to co-produce Hamiltease, and she jumped at the chance. The mission of her company, Vamptastic Productions, is to present audiences with beautiful and thought-provoking performance art that features performers who are typically less represented in the arts world. Tas DeVille, herself a plus-size woman of color, put together a cast for Hamiltease that was as diverse as it was skilled.