Seattle’s Can Can Cabaret Resurrects <em>Zombie Cheerleaders From Hell!</em> To Entertain You

Come eat, drink, and be scary! Halloween comes early this year at Can Can Cabaret’s fifth annual Halloween extravaganza, Zombie Cheerleaders From Hell!

Zombies have many talents, but who knew they were cheerleaders? Well, Can Can did. And they’re prowling the stage October 6-31st in true Can Can form with featured guests, The Heavenly Spies.

Pssst! They’ve promised not to eat any human flesh—or brains—during their performances. So you can celebrate their promise by dining on market fresh food and craft cocktails during the company’s playful, bawdy entertainment.

This is a spooky-sexy evening of terrifying masks and pretty pasties, black cats and twerking booties, sweet transvestites, and dancing cuties.

The bootieful Heavenly Spies have been sleuthing, slinking, and sparkling across Seattle stages and beyond for over a decade. They debuted in 2003 and this year, they are celebrating their 12th anniversary of their death-defying high kicks (move over Radio City Rockettes) and gravity-defying hair. They solidified their presence in the Seattle scene with their 2007 win in Burlesque’s most prestigious competition, The Miss Exotic World Pageant.

These glamorous showgirls are made up of Seattle-based singer/performer Caela Bailey, Baby Kate (Can Can company member), Annya Pintak (original Heavenly Spies), Alissa Bliss (Can Can company member and Cornish grad), and Seattle burlesque hunk Trojan Original (ModCarousel, “Land of the Sweets: The Burlesque Nutcracker”).

All you have to decide is who you are cheering for.

Zombie Cheerleaders From Hell! runs October 6-31 at Can-Can Cabaret at Pike Place Market; Wednesday at 7pm; Thursday at 7pm. & 9:30pm; Friday, Saturday at 7pm, 9:30 pm & 11:45 pm; Sunday at 7pm; Monday, October 30 at 7pm; Tuesday, October 31 at 7pm & 9:30pm; Early shows 17+ /Midnight Shows 21+; tickets $35-$65, For ticket reservations, visit

About Can Can Kitchen & Cabaret:

Winner of Seattle Weekly’s prestigious “Best Burlesque” 2017, Can Can Cabaret is an original show that celebrates over a decade of dance, theatre, and music while also offering a market fresh menu of seasonal delights and libations carefully curated and prepared by Chef John Gilbert. Founded in 2005 by artistic director Chris Pink and nestled underneath the world-famous Pike Place Market, Can Can’s intimate underground setting is evocative of Paris at the turn of the 20th Century.

At the heart of the institution is Can Can’s core creative team whose transformation of the unique venue with each new show features ever-changing scenic design, choreography, music, costuming, and more several times a year. In addition to its celebrated dinner shows, Can Can also produces seductive late nights, all ages matinee brunch shows, and various live music, variety extravaganza’s both at Can Can, as well as its sister venue FRED Wildlife Refuge, and with various venues in Seattle. Can Can welcomes the public into its Absinthe and Craft Cocktail Bar, open 5pm to close, from Wednesday-Sunday with no cover. For more information, check out

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Starla Smith

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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