This weekend my boyfriend and I went go see the amazing Pretty things peep show. It was a mix between sideshow and burlesque and they hailed straight from Coney Island, which made it pretty legit.
The show was amazing, filled with tattooed pin-up ladies with cute names like Heather Holiday and Go-Go Amy, and a very entertaining host? ring man? I am not up on my burlesque Jargon, but non the less, he was funny and had the worlds most amazing mustache! They also featured local acts in the show, like a group of girls from Cleveland that were dressed as flappers and did the Charleston.
The Burlesque dancing was adorable and classic. I felt like I had stepped back and time and loved it. It was very tasteful.
The ladies were amazing, not just with how talented they were on stage, but off as well. They made all of their own costumes and did their own hair and make up which was PERFECT. The fact that they could move around so much and still keep their pin-curls in tact was impressive. The costumes were intricate and beautiful, I think they could probably come out with their own line of burlesque type things that people might be interested in.
The show’s side show tricks were insane. They swallowed swords, like 3 at one time, swallowed fire, danced on glass, and hammered nails into their heads.
They tour pretty often, I think this was their 3rd time in Akron with in a year's time. So check out their tour dates and see if they will be near you anytime soon. Trust me it's like nothing you have ever seen.