How To Strip Out of a Wedding Dress: Marriage Equality Edition
On July 24, marriage equality finally becomes reality in The Empire State. And now that New York has joined the ranks of nuptial non-discrimination, New York Burlesque can finally celebrate the institution. On Friday August 5, join the wedding party at Coney Island USA, when Jo "Boobs" Weldon, headmistress of the New York School of burlesque, teaches brides of all genders HOW TO STRIP OUT OF A WEDDING DRESS.
HOW TO STRIP OUT OF A WEDDING DRESS tells the story of a couple who got engaged on the night of June 24, and landed the venue of their dreams; Sideshows By The Seashore at Coney Island USA. Now, it's the night of the bachelorette party and (by a series of incredible misadventures too copious to explain here) also the night before the wedding, and the bride-to-be is having those prenuptial jitters. Not only is her maid-of-honor is looking to dishonor himself, her bridesmaids have already polished off a bottle of tequila between them (and there's only two of them), and she's facing a wedding day dilemma; in the Grrroom's theatrical family, it's a tradition for everyone in the wedding party to do a live performance at the reception -- and the blushing bride has never done anything of the sort.
But all that changes when her Aunt Jo--party animal, burlesque house madam, ex-stripper--arrives (late, as always) and makes a very intriguing suggestion. Now the Grrroom and the future in-laws may just get more performance than they bargained for when Aunt Jo teaches the bride-to-be HOW TO STRIP OUT OF A WEDDING DRESS.
"You spend so much time getting into that gown, but have you ever considered how you're going to get out of it?" asks Weldon, who is also recording a DVD and penning a book of the same title.
The Headmistress of the New York School of Burlesque teams up with "New York's masters of theater-burlesque fusion" for an all-new theatrical burlesque experience at Sideshows By The Seashore. Pinchbottom's Jonny Porkpie pens this brand-new tale of blushing brides and bawdy burlesque, borrowed, blue, and gold and nude. Hold on to your garters, bachelorettes, it's going to be a bumpy (and grindy) ride... And you just might learn a few tricks that could make your wedding night even more fun. And even if you're not getting married, you'll still have a great time learning HOW TO STRIP OUT OF A WEDDING DRESS.
Starring the Headmistress Herself Jo "Boobs" Weldon as Aunt Jo, The World Famous *Bob* as the Officiant, Peekaboo Pointe as the Blushing Bride, Glenn Marla as the Grrroom, Machine Dazzle & Miss Tickle as the Bridesmaids, Darlinda Just Darlinda and Minnie Tonka as the Groomsmen, and Jonny Porkpie as The Maid of Honor.