Kabarett Vulgare Odditease Premieres
Tomorrow night marks the first Pittsburgh appearance of this vaudeville- and sideshow-inspired showcase, promising “all the decadence of a Weimar-era cabaret.” (Though hopefully it won’t end in a beer-hall putsch, or anything.)
The late-night show at Shadow Lounge features familiar names, newcomers and special guests.
Karbarett Vulgare was co-founded in Charlotte, S.C., by drag performer Lilith Deville, who recently relocated to Pittsburgh. In May, she emceed Morose & Macabre’s Atrocity Exhibition, at the Rex Theater.
Kabarett Vulgare is in a similar vein. It harks to the old ten-in-one circus sideshow, which featured sword-swallowers, glass-walkers, fire-eaters, etc., and throws in some vaudeville.
Plenty of alt cabaret implicitly summons the spirit of Germany’s Weimar Republic, but the crew for the Tue., Aug. 14, show is especially promising.
DeVille emcees for a roster including songstress Phat Man Dee; burlesque performers Penny De La Poison (of Pittsburgh’s Bridge City Bombshells) and Bella Sin (of Cleveland); performance artist Miss Macabre Noir (of Morose & Macabre); and Tadashi, billed as “Japanese master of the blade and flame.”
The musical guest is Tigeriss, from New York City.
Knife-throwing is also promised.
The show is 21-and-over. Tickets are $8. The doors open at 9 p.m., performances start at 10 p.m. Tue., Aug. 14. Shadow Lounge is at 5972 Baum Blvd., in East Liberty.