“Wonderland” Returns To Can Can Cabaret

Can Can's "Wonderland"

‘Tis the season to eat, drink, and be merry at Can Can Cabaret. Like sexy, white snowflakes, dancers deck the hall and swing from chandeliers in the fourth annual installment of Can Can’s “Wonderland” a carnival of dance, theatre, and music.

Underneath Pike Place Market, theatre and cabaret meet in an intimate speakeasy setting, evocative of Paris at the turn of the 20th Century. Can Can’s theatre has been transformed into a whimsical winter chalet. Expect strobe light effects, glitter galore, dance, comedy, acrobatics and sexy, over-the-top displays of artistry.

There are no dress codes, but Can Can folks love it when you dress with imagination and chic fashion. Let’s just say, speakeasy couture. If you bring cash, you will even have an opportunity to tip the dancers throughout the show and at the end of the performance.

Can Can's "Wonderland" dancers“Wonderland,” an original cabaret production, features Can Can’s Company of performers in a celebration of the nostalgia and glad cheer of yesteryear. The dancers perform to the Pete King Orchestra and local band Prom Queen. You’ll also hear throwback showtunes that ring out with laughter, togetherness, and holiday revelry. Best of all, the entertainment unfolds while the audience dines on a market fresh menu of seasonal favorites and a choice of festive libations

Can Can’s creative team presents several shows a year, and each one showcases new scenic designs, choreography, costumes, and music. As always, the weekend matiness of “Wonderland” are family-friendly for kids of all ages, with a fresh cast, choreography, and an all new brunch menu.

You’ve probably seen the Can Can dancers at Seattle Theatres or with local dance companies. Some of them are Cornish College graduates, and others have studied and performed with prestigious national dance companies. They have playful and exotic performance names: JonnyBoy, Le Minx, Fair Elise, Joell from Personnel, Suga Shay, Lindy Lou, Tom Tom the Phenomenon, Alissa Bliss, Shadou Mintrone, Evan Barrett, and Marissa Quimby.

The merriment begins when the audience arrives, so leave your inhibitions at the door.

Evening Performances
JonnyBoy (Jonathan Betchel)
Le Minx (Fiona Pepe)
Joell from Personnel (Joel Domenico)
Fair Elise (Elise Landles)
Suga Shay (Shay Jenkins)

Matinee Performances
Marissa Quimby
Lindy Lou (Lindy Lou Smith)
Tom Tom the Phenomenon (Thomas Phelan)
Shadou Mintrone
Evan Barrett

Complete Song List
Skater’s Waltz / The Pete King Orchestra
Clash / by Caravan Palace
My Favorite Things / Barbara Streisand
Hallelujah / Rufus Wainwright
Mystery / by Prom Queen
Keep it Gay / The Producers
Pure Imagination / Willy Wonka
We speak no Americano / Yolanda Be Cool
Sing’n in the Rain / Sing’n in the Rain
Sisters / White Christmas

You should arrive no later than 30 minutes before showtime;“Wonderland” runs an hour and half, from November 2, 2017 to January 29, 2018 at Can Can Cabaret; Wed, 7pm; Thu. Fri, and Sat, 7pm. & 9:30pm; Sat brunch matinee, 12:30pm & 2:30pm; Sun. brunch matinee, 12:30pm & (brunch), 2:30pm & 7pm; Sun, Dec. 31, New Year’s Eve, 5:30pm, 8pm & 11pm; matinees, all ages welcome; early evening shows, 17+; late evening shows, 21+; tickets $15-$95*(special pricing for New Year’s Eve shows); all ticket sales are final—no refunds or exchanges; for reservations, visit TheCanCan.com.

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About Starla Smith

Starla Smith is a career journalist, writing features for such publications as The New Yorker, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Daily News, The Des Moines Register, Vibe and a prize-winning Gannett Newspaper. She helped launch Theater Week Magazine and eventually became its publisher. As a regular contributor to Playbill, her interviews and photos were featured in Playbill and Playbill-on-line. Smith was featured in the New York Times "Style" section for her "Word Portraits," specialized tributes, speeches, and presentation profiles. And she covered theater and features for City Search, Digital City, and the Tena Duberry WOW! Radio show. She previously served as astrology guru for Out Magazine, and she hastens to assure her readers that "Starla" is indeed her real name.

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