Alice in Wonderbra: Through the Stripping Glass comes to Firehouse Theatre

by | Jun 23, 2017 | ART

Get ready to fall down the rabbit hole and once again return to Wonderland, but this time with a much more mature, different kind of Alice.

This Sunday, Burlesque Right Meow will present Alice in Wonderbra: Through the Stripping Glass at the Firehouse Theatre for a night of whimsical fantasies and nonsensical allure. This time, Alice is an adult and has an equally curious adventure with a lot more glitter.

Although the performers have not officially rehearsed together or specifically collaborated a storyline, each performer chose a character to represent from the Wonderland gang that will create a linked narrative.

“We’ve been doing more story-themed burlesque shows rather than just straight burlesque routines,” said Scarlet Starlet, a co-producer of Burlesque Right Meow and burlesque performer, who goes by her stage name. “We’ve been trying to make storylines that are a little more cohesive and have a show that flows together as a story instead of just a show of routines.”

This show will feature 11 performers, including two duets and a trio act, who perform both locally and from out of town.

Image by Burlesque Right Meow

Ophelia Hart, a queer woman of color who also goes by her stage name, is one of those out-of-town performers. Traveling from Washington, D.C., she and her dance partner Ginger Jameson will perform a number featuring some familiar characters.

“Ginger and I are doing a silly Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum number to a mashup of ‘Sisters’ from White Christmas and ‘I Can’t Do It Alone’ from Chicago,” said Hart. “We will be in a femme, sparkly, but still goofy version of Disney’s Tweedles.”

Characters such as the Cheshire Cat, the Caterpillar and a special trio performance from the producers of Burlesque Right Meow featuring Alice herself will all make an appearance.

To see Alice in Wonderbra, head to 1609 W Broad at 8 p.m. this Sunday. Tickets are $12 in advance and $17 at the door. For more show information or to purchase tickets, visit the Firehouse Theatre website.

Madelyne Ashworth

Madelyne Ashworth

Madelyne is a Richmond native and staff writer at RVA Magazine, primarily covering politics and white nationalism in Virginia. She spent the past four years working and living in D.C., earning her B.A. in journalism and running to the White House every time the President sneezed. Follow her on Twitter at @madelyne_ash.

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