"Baywatch" babe Carmen Electra and her fellow Pussycat Dolls are ready to go legit with their brand of bawdy burlesque and vampy vaudeville that visitors to Los Angeles' Viper Room have known for the last seven years. Pussycat Dolls Live, a full-length evening of the ladies' song and dance numbers, premieres Thursdays May 9-30 at the Roxy.
Robin Antin, founder of the Pussycat Dolls, conceived and will choreograph the revue, which moves from the early days of cabaret and vaudeville to today's rock 'n' roll-fueled dance extravaganzas. According to the Pussycat Dolls official statement, audiences will be invited to "follow the Dolls as they travel from their original hometown nightclub through the world of wartime nightlife to a blowout USO performance for the troops."
Aside from her status as TV pinup, Electra appeared in "Scary Movie" and "Get Over It." Other celebrity Pussycat Dolls will be announced in the future. Gwen Stefani of No Doubt and "Married With Children"'s Christina Applegate have both played Pussycat Dolls in the past.
Kristin Hanggi directs. Hanggai's past credits include the award-winning bare and Corpus Christi.
Tickets are $20-$35. The Roxy is located at 9009 Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood. For reservations, call (213) 365-3500. The Pussycat Dolls are on the web at http://www.pussycatdolls.com. — By Christine Ehren