Freddie Mercury - Queen
and Stateside at the Paramont (http://www.austintheatre.org/site/PageNavigator/venues/state) along with the Fat Bottom Cabaret (http://www.fatbottomcabaret.com/) presented us with
Midnight Menagerie: Love Hangover
and they did just that. They rocked our world all around.
Butt first (damn I crack myself up sometimes) about the venue. First time at the Stateside and it was lovely and beautiful. Retaining every bit of that 1930's feel and charm. With the intriguing staircase that leads to the mysterious and romantic balcony, to the decor, the staff, and and even the theatre itself, it was dreamy. Going to a 'Dress up' event and being at this venue, with the staff welcoming you and ushering you to your seat, makes you feel like you ARE in the movies. It may be only a small house of about 300 seats, but sold out, it must feel and look like a thousand.
Nothing to complain about here. A big beautiful stage, with the comfy red cushioned seats going right up to the edge of the stage. If every performance here is like the Midnight Menagerie's Love Hangover performance, then they are all damn stunning and exciting.
The Fat Bottom Cabaret (http://www.fatbottomcabaret.com/) presented me with my first cabaret, theatre experience here in Austin. With Foxxy Blue Orchid (the evenings emcee) providing us with his 'blue' humor and doing an excellent job of constantly keeping things moving, there was never a dull or slow moment in this show.
Cholo Magnolia, did her thing reppin San Antonio. Ginger Snaps and Remi Martini did their tastiest best. All of us were electrified by the final performance of headliner Coco Lectric. Through it all and through out the evening the ladies from Fat Bottom Cabaret strutted their stuff as well.
To all and everyone the goes to any future production of the Fat Bottom Cabaret, the girls are all wonderful. Get to the venue early because this is one event where waiting in the lobby and chatting makes it more fun to take your seat and see all of your new found friends on stage.
For me, seeing GiGi Sparxx and Blazin Bettie on stage and in and out of costume was a smile inducing event. Meeting so many interesting people that were all so happy and excited to be there made this event a life event. So pull up the website and get your tix for the next big one. Hope it will be as fun as this one.