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Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Since today is the day I'm plugging last chance events instead of, you know, working...

This Friday, Pinchbottom Burlesque is presenting the third and final performance of You Only Pinch Twice, their burlesque homage to the James Bond movies. Pictured above is the finale to the show's opening sequence, which combines a choreographed routine by ten performers, with projected animation in the background, with all 21 Bond themes strung together and sung live with new lyrics by Bastard Keith and Naughtia Nice. This is in the first 15 minutes of the show.

Pinchbottom is produced by Jonny Porkpie and Nasty Canasta monthly at Collective: Unconscious in Tribeca. Every month they take on a theme, from movies to science fiction to super heroes to cooking shows; and bring together fabulous line-ups of performers whose numbers are linked together by a very funny thematic script. They continue to up the ante from month to month, and New York's burlesque performers are working to keep pace with new performances; everyone keeps upping their game and feeding off of each other's creative energy in what can only be called the "Pinchbottom Effect." Every month, seeing this show makes me feel incredibly lucky to share in an experience that only 75 other folks in an off-off-broadway space are having. Jonny and Nasty are an inspiration to any independent show producer.

Anyway, these sell out and Bond has been their most popular show; get tickets online right now! This is why you live in New York!

(photo by Dale Harris)


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