Bag&Baggage Productions, in partnership with Portland-based Narcissa Productions, are proud to present Hillsboro’s first ever Vaudeville-style burlesque event. Cabaret Variété will feature more than 2 hours of vaudeville-style acts with a decidedly burlesque flavor, including singers, dancers, ballet performances, contortionists, and more. The event takes place one-night only on Monday November 5th, 2018 at 7:30pm at The Vault Theater and Event Space in downtown Hillsboro.
This brand new partnership between B&B and Narcissa Productions brings to the Vault a rotating cast of the most exciting and soul-stirring dance, burlesque, and performance acts the region has to offer. Due to the adult nature of some of the performers, the event is restricted to audiences aged 21 and over.
“Portland’s burlesque scene is one of the very best in the country, and Narcissa Productions is known as one of the best presenting organizations around,” said Scott Palmer, B&B’s Artistic Director. “Now that The Vault has become a hub of arts and performance activities, we are eager to expand the range of events we offer, and Cabaret Variété is just another way to offer Hillsboro residents new arts experiences.” Portland’s glamazon burlesque power duo Isaiah Esquire and Johnny Nuriel are featured performers for the event. Their explosive energy has wowed audiences nationwide, on tour, and onscreen; audiences may recognize them from America’s Got Talent, where they appeared with their group Caravan of Glam.
The Allegro Dance Company, an experimental fusion dance collective based in Portland, will also perform. They are known for their engaging theatricality, heart-pounding choreography, and the seamless merging of cross-genre techniques and inspirations.
Other performers include:
• International star Ashley López of Beats Antique, bringing her cirque du soleil-esque contortion;
• Carla Michelle of PDX Contemporary Ballet, a recent transplant from Brazil and award winning ballet performer;
• Portland based triple-threat powerhouse Bevin Victoria of Sepiatonic, a singer, actor, and award-winning dancer;
• Cabaret Variété is hosted by professional mermaid Yl’luria Watersong, The Crystalline Siren, a Portland-based favorite.
Cabaret Variété takes place for one night only at The Vault Theater and Event Space located at 350 E Main Street in downtown Hillsboro. Tickets are on sale now at bagnbaggage.org or by calling the box office at 503 345 9590, ext. 1.