Smoke & Shadows
February 6, 2017
Beyond the bright marquees and dim speakeasy, there is a timeless place where bouncy vaudeville meets soulful sounds and fresh comedy meets the glint of rhinestones. Smoke and Shadows is the Rockwell’s monthly burlesque and variety show that defies decade and genre, each time offering a new mix of performers from near and far. Acts may span from carefree to poignant and from sexy to thought-provoking, but no matter the specifics, Smoke and Shadows will always guarantee a night of excellent entertainment.
Hosted and co-produced with Elsa Riot every First Monday of the month.
Doors 7:30pm, 8:00PM Show, 21+ $15 Advance (exclusive of service fee).
Monday, February 6th: Smoke and Shadows takes off with a full lineup of diverse talent: burlesque performer and adroit fan dancer Silki Velour whisks you away into a dream; the Italian-born, New York City-trained Ruby Mechant shows you true Italian friskiness; the beguiling Benji Bombay brings Bollywood-flavored “boylesque;” singer/songwriter Zaire pushes the boundaries of artistry with jazzy, contemporary stylings; and comedienne Nonye Brown-West delivers smart wit while exploring sexuality and identity. Curated and hosted by Elsa Riot, a Boston burlesque performer and self-described “sequin covered ham,” this kickoff show promises all the magic of live entertainment that keeps our city and performing arts scene lively and fun for all.