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Smoke & Shadows Burlesque & Variety Show

  • The Rockwell Theater 255 Elm Street Somerville, MA, 02144 United States (map)

Beyond the bright marquees and dim speakeasy, there is a timeless place where bouncy vaudeville meets soulful sounds and fresh comedy meets the glint of rhinestones. Smoke & Shadows is the Rockwell’s monthly burlesque and variety show that defies decade and genre, each time offering a new mix of performers from near and far.

On August 6, gaze even further into the shadows to glimpse a crime-ridden underbelly beneath all the glamour. Our evening of "Noir" entertainment pays tribute to history's greatest criminals, assassins, and detectives:

*Cunning charm from the dapper host Sammy Temper
*Playfully humorous striptease from the French-Canadian treat Sucre à la Crème
*Fierceness and acrobatics from drag queen Neon Calypso
*Sweet, smoky tunes from R&B/jazz songstress Zaire
*Jokes and stories from the internationally renowned comedienne Yael Gavish stand up
*The usual shenanigans from local burlesque floozy Elsa Riot

Join us for a night of devilish indulgence, punchlines, mystery, and showmanship. These artists are in the same room for one night only!

Doors at 7:30pm
Show at 8pm
Seating; $15, general admission, 21+
Accessibility: The Rockwell is wheelchair accessible

Later Event: August 22
White Elephant Burlesque (NYC)