Thursday, May 10, 2007

SpielPalast Storms City Hall

Renée Néré was musing. She had applied makeup to her face in the French music-hall dressing room and looked into the mirror at her own reflection as it began to speak to her. Her image asked her why she was seated there, all alone.

Renée, seated in her dressing room, waited to go onstage for her act and listened to the voice of her double in the mirror, all the while wondering who or what would appear at her dressing room door to change her state of solitude.
- Colette's The Vagabond

Pretty glamorous, eh? Changing in a stairwell, lugging your crap in and out day after day, applying layer after layer of thick make-up, thighs covered in bruises from another girl's shoe and night after night of late evenings getting sweaty and dancing about in your skivvies. And did I mention that I love every minute?

Like Colette, I started performing late in life. No kiddie ballet classes for this bruise-covered, crazy-haired girl. But the vaudeville life is one I have always dreamt about: travelling from town to town with a rag tag gaggle of bohemians, ne'er do wells and artistic dreamer types; eking out enough spare change to eat a meal here, bargain a bottle of booze there and bed down in a haystack; tapping my feet out, smiling big and singing as loud as my lungs can carry.

And it is those moments in between run throughs and shows, the quiet moments when people are crammed into a stairwell and stripping down, applying ridiculous rouge circled cheeks and discussing mortgages while jamming a hairpin into their spit curl - those are the moments I like best.

****************Welcome....To SpielPalast!****************

Tickets on Sale Now!

6 Shows at Contois Auditorium in Burlington City Hall
May 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, & 19
$18 Advance / $20 Day of Show
Doors 7:30pm / Show 8pm
(cabaret seating available on a first come, first serve basis)

How Can You Get Tickets?????

Tickets Available at:
Flynn Box Office (M-F, 10am-4pm & Sat, 11am-4pm)

***Tickets Will Also Be Available At Contois Each Night of Show***

For more info.visit:
SpielPalast Home
SpielPalast on MySpace
SpielPalast on YouTube

Chance, my master and my friend will, I feel sure, deign once again to send me the spirits of his unruly kingdom. All my trust is now in him - and in myself. But above all in him, for when I go under he always fishes me out, seizing and shaking me like a life-saving dog whose teeth tear my skin a little every time.

So now, whenever I despair, I no longer expect my end, but some bit of luck, some commonplace little miracle which, like a glittering link, will mend again the necklace of my days.

- Colette's The Vagabond


Q_Monroe said...

can't wait for tonight. how early do you think we have to get there to get cabaret seating? glad to hear you are loving it. it is crazy that you all do this for FREE!!!

break a leg lady! you're fabulous!!

digibudi said...

I'm in love.. this suits me just fine!

digibudi said...

You are forever light, and love for you.. I have more than plenty.. This is love!

Eva the Deadbeat said...

you guys are the sweetest! ;)

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