Saturday, December 24, 2011

THE SLUTCRACKER


So, you live in Boston and you've been looking endlessly for a bawdy, burlesque version of the Nutcracker, well -- your search is over. The Slutcracker -- currently at the Somerville Theater -- is for you. The Slutcracker website describes the show as "the sexy-freaky holiday zeitgeist spectacular that will make you squeal--and it just might get you laid."

"The perfect legacy for Tchaikovsky!"  The Boston Herald
"I laughed, I cried, I came in my pants.  It was better than cats."  - Amanda Palmer
   

"This is some next level shit!" -- Boston Phoenix

The show is the brainchild of Babes in Boinkland troupe director Vanessa White and incorporates, burlesque, tango dancers, pole-dancing, yes pole-dancing, drag kings, hoopers, acrobats, belly dancers and ballerinas in a re-imagined version of Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker. 

Ironically, this version of the tale follows the original themes more closely -- that of a young girl having a sexual awakening during a holiday dream sequence. Professional ballet dancers have known this for years. The children's classic is more adult in theme than you might imagine. In fact, if you knew the original story, you might not be in a hurry to take your kids to see it.

   

So, The Slutcracker is -- if nothing else -- truth in advertising. I, for one, wish I lived in Boston so I could go and see this sexed up Christmas spectacular.  It closes on December 31st.  Here's a couple video clips...

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