Jersey Boys' Dominic Nolfi and The Sound of Music's Justin Gamble will host the evening, which celebrates "one of the world's most sensual dance forms." Scheduled to appear are Emilee Dupre (A Wonderful Life, Fosse), Nam Holtz (We Will Rock You), Sonia Iannetti (European tour of Grease), Stephanie Klemmons (In the Heights), Kristyn D. Smith (42nd Street) and Brandi Wooten (Spamalot). Doors open at 9 PM. Kristen Lee O'Connor is the artistic director of Tease!, which features choreography by Richard J. Hinds and Sonia Iannetti. The creative team also includes James Bedell (lighting design), Duane McKee (sound design), Anna Iannetti (hair and make-up design) and PB Designs (costume design).
Tease! features seven vignettes, described thusly: "Black and White: A glimpse back at the early form of burlesque. Watch as Lucy innocently prepares for a night out; Take It Off: No one is safe when Leather Lady Sue enters the rooms — she's domineering, dangerous, and she's looking for someone to play with; Coming Home: Sheila has had a hard day at the office — watch how she likes to unwind; Groovy Twist: Felicia and Cammy love a night out on the town. Things can get a little out of hand when they have one too many to drink; Satin & Lace: Clarissa is trying to find lingerie for that special someone. Watch as she samples a collection of satin & lace; Red Light: Scarlet, a lady of the night, is in search for her next customer. Who knows...It could be you...; and Tease: Watch Lucy, Leather Lady Sue, Clarissa, Scarlet, Felicia, Cammy, and Sheila come together for one last rendezvous!"
The Cutting Room is located in Manhattan at 19 West 24th Street, between Broadway and Sixth Avenue. Tickets, priced $20 (on-line) and $25 (at the door), are available by visiting www.teaseanightofburlesque.com.