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Sultry and seductive – The Rendezvous by Cherry Boom Boom

Lindsley Allen with the girls -- photo by Chris Monberg

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Some of the sexiest, most luscious dancers in town can be seen at the King King nightclub in Hollywood on the last Thursday of every month. Lindsley Allen’s tres chic and tres slick rockin’ burlesque show features the sizzling gals of Cherry Boom Boom in a raunchy and thrilling night of fun.

Entitled The Rendezvous, these eight incredibly talented and super-hot female dancers perform an up-tempo evening of back-to-back burlesque dance numbers, strutting their stuff to a loud and appreciative crowd. Silhouette, bump and grind, seductive stripping and hard rock and retro tunes – this erotic and glamorous cabaret show has it all!

Cute ‘cigarette girls’ prowl the audience pre-show, offering their wares; cherry embossed panties and matching tank tops. They’re affordably priced.

The sensational show kicks off with a sly strip through beaded curtains and a slow, teasing removal of elbow length gloves. Then, our sultry MC, Sharon Ferguson, saunters onto center stage and titillates the crowd with her suggestive banter while the remaining cast of seven female dancers prance about, their taut, hot bodies barely clad in racy lingerie and dazzling costumes of red, black and sliver sparkles, tassels and fishnets.

Sharon Ferguson and the girls -- photo by Chris Monberg

Bouncing effortlessly from one supple and acrobatic number to the next, these cute and voluptuous vamps have attitude to burn!

The super-sexy gal who created and choreographed this electrifying show, Lindsley Allen, is an original Pussycat Doll and also a dancer in the rock ‘n’ roll burlesque show at Hollywood’s 40 Deuce, several years ago, before the show moved to Las Vegas.  It looks as if Allen may have taken that concept and developed it into much more of a narrative with much better ‘acts’ and cooler, more diverse choices of music. The songs range from rock hits like Black Magic Woman and Whole Lotta Love to fifties & sixties classic sounding songs, including a sultry Sorry ‘Bout That sung by Nancy Sinatra and an updated version of the Andrews Sisters’ Candyman. It’s fun watching these modern pin-up princesses snap vertical high kicks that reach their forehead to the strains of Jimi Hendrix’s Foxy Lady – the song choice is almost too obvious but still great.

During the tasteful dance routines, you’ll see plenty of speedy Brazilian-style shimmy and precise moves. Highlights include gyrations to edgy psychobilly tunes such as Queen of Pain courtesy of the garage punk band The Cramps. Allen lip-synchs to Dusty Springfield’s Son of a Preacher Man barely wearing a racy schoolgirl outfit of a teeny Burberry pleated skirt teamed with frilly panties.

During one treacherous number, Ferguson leads a line of corseted dominatrixes through a dangerous bondage-inspired whip-cracking routine. Ruthy Inchaustegui defies gravity with her daring aerial silk trapeze ’tissue’ sling act that has to be seen to be believed. There’s even a mind-bogglingly erotic hula-hoop strip number performed by Kelleia Sheerin.

Every now and then the pace briefly slows down to develop a sweet storyline in pantomime, tracing the awkward courtship between a pair of shy young lovers as romance blossoms. These adorable entre-actes counterpoint all the sexy stuff; with her high-class evening of burlesque, Allen concocts the perfect blend of retro with rock ‘n’ roll, sugar and spice.

photo by Chris Monberg

The seemingly endless parade of ultra-sexy corsets, stockings, peek-a-boo panties, multi-colored feather boas, lace and leather – and more – are courtesy of costume designer Anne Closs-Farley.

The luscious ladies of the Cherry Boom Boom burlesque troupe include Linda Cevallos, Katie Miller (also assistant choreographer), Vanessa Huntoon, Lisa Eaton, Angela Berliner and Brian Kimmet (as the shy lovers) and special guest Janette Manrara.

So get your sweet ass over to King King tomorrow night!  If you want a taste, check out their ‘sexy and sassy’ video clip.

Production photos by Chris Monberg.

Presented by Millennium Dance Complex & Lindsley Allen. Produced by Shana Sosin.

The Rendezvous

 

King King Nightclub

6555 Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles, 90028

(323) 960-5765

Performances:

Last THURSDAY evening of every month:

August 26th;

September 30th;

and

October 28th, 2010

Doors open @ 8PM

Show kicks off @ 9PM

Tickets:

$25 – standing room

$30 – general reserved seating

$40 – VIP primo seating, with cocktail service (recommended!)

SUPER VIP – $200

Advanced tickets are highly recommended – purchase here.


Review by Pauline Adamek

Pauline Adamek
Pauline Adamek
Pauline Adamek is a Los Angeles-based arts enthusiast with twenty-five years' experience covering International Film Festivals and reviewing new Theatre, Film and Restaurants.

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