This past weekend I went to see MJ’s Burlesque Review. They were performing at a new/different theater build, so my interest was piqued.
It was the same MJ’s crew (and show) that we all know and love – lots of great dancing, amazing costumes, and absolutely filthy emotes. 😛
I was expecting things to be a little different due to the change in venue (which isn’t permanent, I don’t think). However, I was really impressed with the show.
The show was amazing, as usual. But it was different because the sets were stripped down – a few props, a few effects, but the focus was really all on the performer.
MJ did a lovely sentimental act (seen above) and the new format just added to the drama of it.
Nancy was fantastic (I’d love to borrow her creative muse – just for 5 minutes!) and the stripped down stage allowed the performers and their stories to shine.
I know many people don’t like emotes, but I’ve always loved them. I get a little window into the mind and soul of the performer when they write stories to go along with their shows.
It’s been quite a while since I’ve been able to catch a show at MJ’s. I’m so glad I didn’t miss this one.