Freedom Fantasia

Among their many other talents, burlesque performers are skilled multitaskers. They're stripping and dancing, stripping and singing, and, in Freedom Fantasia, stripping and roller skating. J Von Stratton, usually with the Atomic Bombshells, will be rolling across the stage alongside a roster of Seattle's best burlesque performers in a tongue-firmly-in-cheek salute to the United States. Also featuring Ben de la Creme, Lou Henry Hoover, and Kitten LaRue, the show is indeed full of glitter. But underneath the fabulousness, there's real dancing going on—including the big musical number "Apple Pie Parade," which Hoover (aka Ricki Mason) compares to Seven Brides for Seven Brothers. That some of the brides are men and some of the brothers are women simply furthers the cause of liberty—for the show and for our nation. SANDRA KURTZ

Tue., July 3, 7:30 & 10:30 p.m.; Fri., July 6, 7:30 & 10:30 p.m.; Sat., July 7, 7:30 & 10:30 p.m., 2012

 
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