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Philadelphia’s Peek-A-Boo Revue brings holiday burlesque show to Opera House in Jim Thorpe on Dec. 16

Philadelphia’s Peek-A-Boo Revue brings holiday burlesque show to Opera House in Jim Thorpe on Dec. 16
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From a press release:

Philadelphia’s premier neo-burlesque troupe, the Peek-A-Boo Revue, will take over the Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe with their feisty and festive Holiday Tease-A-Thon on Saturday, Dec. 16.

Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show begins at 8 p.m.

Tickets, which are $25, can be purchased on the Opera House website, by calling 570-325-0249, and by visiting SoundCheck Records (23 Broadway, Jim Thorpe) or calling them at 570-325-4009. The facility (14 W. Broadway, Jim Thorpe) is open from noon-5 p.m. on show days, and tickets are available for most shows at the door at showtime. Parking is available and free after 5 p.m. at the Carbon County lot behind the train station.

The Peek-A-Boo Revue has been working harder than Santa’s elves, polishing their tassel pasties and shaping up their shimmies for your delight. No sugar but all the spice, the “Slay Belles” of the Peek-A-Boo Revue are back to rock your holiday with good tidings and naughty sightings. Leave the little elves at home and put the bump in your holiday grind. The ladies will peel their stockings while the band is a-rocking. The emcees will prepare you for the arrival of the Magic Man himself, and we ain’t talking about Santa. Kick the carols to the curb and shred this holiday with the Peek-A-Boo Revue.

The award-winning troupe is comprised of chorus girls, hilarious emcees, and an eight-piece band they call The Striptease Orchestra. The revue brings all that one would expect from a burlesque and cabaret show, striptease, a chorus line of delectable divas, bawdy humor, and bump ‘n’ grind tunes both new and old. However, the troupe isn’t only about tassel twirling and knee slapping; these folks are professional dancers and actors. The Peek-A-Boo Revue is all about immodesty and titillation with a backbone of arts education, dedication, and technique.

The show has been named “the best troupe in the world” by Philadelphia Magazine, and the group has performed for a wide range of audiences over the years, attached to many high-profile events, festivals, and causes willing to entertain the edgy elements of burlesque, including Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim Fan Picture Show and Swim 4 Your Lives (part of the Festival of Independents), “The Velvet Hammer” documentary’s premiere in Philly, the Philadelphia Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, Cirque de Soleil’s post-premiere party (2002 and 2004), the Jennifer Tilley (Bound Over Broad Street) Criminal Convention (PIGLFF), the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, the In Liquid Arts Benefit, the Women’s Coalition for Sexual Freedom, the Azuka Lounge benefit for the Azuka Theatre, and the Red Ribbon Runway AIDS benefit.

They also have hosted dozens of well-established burlesque and cabaret artists who have given them the pleasure (and honor) of appearing in a Peek-A-Boo Revue show, now calling many of these guests friends.