Saucy variety shows use entertainment to fight for high-quality, affordable reproductive health care and information.
SEBASTAPOL, CA -- July, 2018 -- On August 18, 2018, Sirens Studio and Curtains Cabaret will co-produce the North Bay’s first Legislate This! fundraiser for Planned Parenthood at Sirens Studio in Sebastapol. Sonoma Country magician Ray Hoey will emcee.
“After producing successful Legislate This! fundraisers in the South Bay, I wanted to bring them to other parts of the Bay Area. Sirens Studio is interested in hosting burlesque shows in addition to their amazing bellydance shows. We’re all concerned with supporting Planned Parenthood in the face of the constant threats to their funds,” Scarlet Conte, co-producer for Curtains Cabaret, explains.
Now in their seventh year, the Legislate This fundraising shows were started in Austin, TX by burlesque/circus performer Ginger Snaps in response to then-governor Rick Perry's passing of TRAP laws. She decided to fight back the best way she knew how: using her performance talents to raise money. After a successful debut show, Ginger Snaps worked with performers to coordinate events across the nation. “I’m always hoping these fundraisers will become unnecessary, and instead year after year, they become more needed than before,” Scarlet Conte sighs.
Audience members will be treated to burlesque, bellydance, chair dance, magic, and more. Performers include local dance troupes Joweh R.A.W., Whiskeyed Hips, Bastet Chair Teasers, as well as solo performances from Glitter Done, Scarlet Conte, Forest Pixie, Kimberly Charp, Premila, Theresea Jade, and Illusionation Magic. Mythic Tribal Fusion will perform a unique flow arts duet.
Legislate This! North Bay will be performed on August 18 at Sirens Studio, 234 Hutchins Ave, Sebastapol, California. Doors open at 7pm and the show starts at 8pm. Seated tickets are $15 advance purchase, $20 at the door. Standing tickets are $10 advance purchase, $15 at the door. Tickets are available for purchase at http://ltnb.bpt.me.
Sirens Studio and Theater is an eclectic art center located in beautiful Sebastopol, California. Curtains Cabaret is Silicon Valley’s theatrical burlesque company.