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.