Let's Hear it for the Boys
Let's Hear it for the Boys is a one-night only late night cabaret. It is not a version of our dinner/matinee show. Menu Offerings are available a la carte.
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About the Performers
"The Sophisticated Swinger"
Mr. McCann is a jack-of-all-trades entertainer, musician, writer, and humorist. He has been a vocal and instrumental musician since age 5 and received operatic vocal training at his alma mater, The University of Kansas. He is the Co-Producer, Technical Director, Associate Artistic Director, Writer and Lyricist of Land Of The Sweets: The Burlesque Nutcracker, Through The Looking Glass: The Burlesque Alice In Wonderland and Burlesco DiVino: Wine In Rome. He has hosted events for prominent philanthropic organizations such as Artist‚Äôs Trust, Sunflower Children, and Treehouse4Kids, as well as burlesque and variety shows since 2005. He has been the emcee of the internationally-touring Atomic Bombshells Burlesque troupe since 2006. He is building a growing resume of voice-over and screen performances including recent work on PBS's "Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood", and is currently writing a guide on mid-century etiquette & style.
Waxie Moon, a gender-blending "boylesque" performance-art stripping sensation has performed at various venues throughout Seattle including Key Arena, On the Boards, The Seattle Rep, ACT Theatre, The Moore Theatre and The Triple Door. He has performed "boylesque" for Margaret Cho, Cyndi Lauper, Carson Kreseley and The B-52's. She is the subject of the feature-length documentary film Waxie Moon (directed by Wes Hurley) and is featured in A Wink and a Smile (directed by Deirdre Timmons). He was voted "Best Burlesque Performer" by The Seattle Weekly (Readers Poll) and was nominated for a 2010 Gregory Award (Excellence in Theater, Washington State). Recently, s/he acted in, co-wrote and co-produced Waxie Moon in Fallen Jewel (directed by Wes Hurley).
Lou Henry Hoover
Drag King Performance Artist
Lou Henry Hoover, showboy extraordinaire, is Seattle's darling dapper drag king (and sometimes fetching faux queen)! The Seattle Stranger explains: "this twentysomething Seattle woman moves in a way that suggests a late-career soft-shoe hoofer in the Catskills. It's hilarious dance magic." In addition to being a prolific solo artist, Lou also performs extensively with his showbiz couple better half and wife Kitten LaRue as Kitten N' Lou . Lou is also 1/2 of The Cherdonna and Lou Show, 1/3 of DeLouRue Presents (Homo For The Holidays, FREEDOM FANTASIA, Party Schmarty) with Kitten LaRue and Benjmccann, co-host plus principal showboy extraordinaire of the internationally celebrated burlesque troupe The Atomic Bombshells , and a founding member of Dance Belt USA. Lou's work has been supported by The Seattle Mayor's Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs, 4Culture, Artist Trust, The Bossak Heilbron Charitable Grant Foundation, has received residencies from Open Flight, Studio Current, and Century Ballroom, and was recognized by Seattle Magazine as a 2010 Spotlight Award Winner for his work with Cherdonna Shinatra.
Faggedy Randy is a local boylesque performer birthed from the loins of the Pike Place Market's CanCan where he performed with The Castaways for four years. Randy can be seen these days performing in the annual DeLouRue Presents production of "Homo for the Holidays," as well as various music videos, while he finishes up his last days as a school boy.
Male Comedy Revue Troupe
Introducing Seattle's Premiere Male Revue, BUCKAROOS USA. Comprised of 6 male dancers: Jonathan Betchtel, Keon Price, Benjamin Meersman, Kaleb Kerr, Eric Esteb and Joe Frothingham. BUCKAROOS USA is a comedic and theatrical twist on Male Revue staples such as Chippendales and Thunder From Down Under, in the spirit of Full Monty. Created by Chris Pink, owner of Can Can Kitchen and Cabaret, and Jonathan Betchel, aka JonnyBoy from Can Can Castaways, BUCKAROOS USA presents its debut show at Triple Door on July 25-27.
All things Nark (a.k.a. Kevin Kauer) come from the need to share and expose, and he's been exposing himself at queer parties around the nation, hip to hip with the finest musicians and record selectors around such as Jacques Renault, Honey Soundsystem, Victor Rodriguez, Juanita More, Jessica 6, DJ Assault, House of Stank and many more. His constant drive to send a dance floor through space keeps a flowing stream of classic club and post-modern disco at your feet, just waiting to tango.
"Kevin Kauer has been an unstoppable force in the Seattle party scene. He was worked with just about every venue imaginable creating an array of events with creativity, passion, and impeccable design, not to mention the hectic DJ schedule that has taken this young man up and down the west coast and solidified him as a key player in the dance world." -Blueyedsoul
"Kevin gets his spot in the Seattle Peach 100 for always doing the most and for constantly pushing the envelope in terms of material-his photos and parties are full of drag queens, burlesque dancers and other glamazonia, and he can play a dance set that burns up the floor without resorting to tired top 40 hits." -Seattle Peach
"..the beats coming from Stallion Saturdays at Rebel more than made up for all the unyielding musculature in the club. Seattle's DJ Nark had appeared for the evening, sporting fetching neckwear and spinning even more fetching, not-corny-at-all jams from disco greats to more current, creepy-good modern bangers. By the end of the night the place was packed.." -Caitlin Donohue, San Francisco Bay Guardian
Alex is a two-time Guinness World Record holder who was voted Seattle's Funniest Prop Comic. He has appeared on prime-time television in three countries including the hit NBC TV shows, "America's Got Talent!" and "Last Comic Standing." Alex is a Hacky Sack World Champion, was half of the award-winning comedy act, Brothers from Different Mothers, and, as if that wasn't amazing enough, he was ranked Seattle's 3rd Best Air Guitarist! Audiences everywhere freak out in a good way when they see Alex perform. When Jamie Lee Curtis saw his one-man show she said, "Boy are you talented, FANTASTIC!"
Boylesque Aerial Fabric
Eric has been performing locally for 14 years as a dancer, singer, actor and acrobat. He has performed with the 5th Avenue Theater, the Seattle Opera, Northwest Ballet Theatre and the Cabiri, among others. You can see him perform with the Buckaroos at the Triple Door July 25-27, and in the cast of Secondhand Lions at the 5th Avenue Theater Sept 7-Oct 6. He is overjoyed and honored to present his first solo performance at Teatro ZinZanni, and humbled to be in the company of such exceptional artists.
Arne Bystrom is one of the Pacific Northwest's premier professional jugglers. A graduate of Quebec's l'Ecole de Cirque and an international performer, Arne has appeared in the Festival d'ete de Quebec, the Universal Forum of Cultures 2010 in Chile, and the Circus Smirkus Big Top tour of New England. He's a regular in the Seattle circus community and has been seen performing for The Moisture Festival, The Kids' Discovery Museum of Bainbridge Island, Tableau Software, Group Health, and many more. When he's not amazing the crowds he coaches a variety of skills at the School of Acrobatics and New Circus Arts in Seattle.
Jonathan's circus journey began in Mexico where, at 18 years old, he ran away with El Circo De Gran Choya. After years of traveling throughout Mexico he returned to begin studying aerial arts at Seattle's own School of Acrobatics and New Circus Arts (SANCA). Jonathan's unique combination of strength, grace, and dynamism garnered the attention of Komo News and The Seattle Times, where he was featured for his performance in the Seattle Boat Show and the tenth anniversary of the Moisture Festival.
Tanner Keal discovered aerial acrobatics in 2009 on the streets of Dubrovnik, Croatia where the Aerial Angels dangled above passerby in the city square. Taken aback, he returned home with a newfound passion for circus and a burning desire to perform. He immediately sought out instruction and began regular training with Beverly Sobelman of Versatile Arts. He has performed in numerous shows at Versatile Arts, and various venues around the city including Julia‚Äôs on Broadway, and the ACT Theater serving up his signature teenage angst, long, lanky lines, androgynous shapes, and nail biting drops. He is currently a member of the Versatile Arts Repertory Company training under Elizabeth Rose.
Gingerly is a local glam-a-zon in Seattle who wants to class up the joint. She is tired of this idea that grunge is a look. A wet flannel is never glamorous unless you've had a long hot night with a lumberjack. With legs for days and the original kitten she's always ready to pounce.