Effie's Club Follies' own Secret Agent, Uncovered. (Athens, GA Burlesque)
I am not known amongst my circle of burlesque/stage performers for having easily transportable, pack-and-go numbers. Props, massive costumes, elaborate makeup or complicated wigs, and numbers with multiple people have all been things I’ve been responsible for. In recent memory my numbers include:
-Multiple props including a soul-capturing mask and an additional person trained in number-specific choreography
-A tear-away bathrobe/straight jacket concealing a gown underneath, multiple wigs worn at the same time, two dancers coordinated with a costume change so they could come back in doctors coats and suction-mark ‘scars’
-A cart with scientific mixing equipment on it and numerous colored liquids (this was later ‘downgraded’ to a train case filled with a cocktail shaker and various glowing liquor bottles)
-A mannequin form that was enthusiastically stabbed and strangled
The last show we did I challenged myself to have no external props and a costume that could be pack-and-go. I succeeded and it was probably my favorite number to date because I could still bust it out and do it at pretty much any time.
This show however
-Multiple food props
-additional person with multiple responsibilities/acting duties
-Giant Iron Throne replica
I’m regressing into becoming the burlesque Gallagher again. Slippery slope covered in raspberry pie filling and impractical foot wear.