Uncouth. A two-syllable word. Kind of catches in your mouth as you utter it, a sensation emphasized in the show’s title by an extra capital letter: UnCouth. There’s that hard ‘c’ in the back of your throat, followed by an elongated vowel sound slowly traversing the length of your mouth to the tip of your tongue, finally ending when your tongue touches your teeth in that closing ‘t-h.’ The sensation of pronouncing the title is mirrored in the phenomenon of seeing this show; it grasps your attention and sticks with you long after you’ve left the venue. Granted, I have...

The talented burlesque trio of April O’Peel, Melody Mangler and Violet Femme are back again in this fun and raunchy neo-cabaret spectacular at the Vancouver Fringe Festival. Inspired by a collection of performance styles, including circus, B-movies, baggy pants comedians, and classic striptease, the Razzle Tassle Tease Show will certainly keep you entertained, no matter what your sexual orientation!

The theatre is dimly lit with cabaret seating (tables and chairs), so feel free to bring that glass of wine you purchased before the show in with you. The opening number is punchy and amusing, as the three performers enter the...

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As a big fan of both Grease movies back in the day, I was thrilled to be able to review Screaming Chicken Theatrical Society’s latest production Greece Does Grease. While I thoroughly enjoyed the performance and the all-too-familiar Grease songs (with slightly reworked lyrics), I have to admit that I felt like a naughty little kid sneaking into see the movie Mum and Dad banned you to watch when you were at school. And I loved it!

Greece Does Grease tells the classical Greek story of Persephone, the daughter of Demeter and Zeus, who falls in love with Hades,...

Miss Fit in Greece Does Grease

In Conversation with: April O'Peel

Greece Does Grease is a new mainstage burlesque show from the co-producers of last year’s smash hit SHINE: A Burlesque Musical. Greece Does Grease reaches back deep into the history of burlesque for inspiration while providing a contemporary parody of the Grease musicals. I chatted with Lauren Allen (aka April O’Peel), the show’s choreographer, about the production which opens October 7 at the Waterfront Theatre.

Andrew: So, Lauren, or should I say April, which do you prefer?  

April: April please! 

Author Name: 
Andrew Templeton
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Greece Does Grease: Cass King and Melody Mangler are Olympussians