"We are all going to die, all of us, what a circus! That alone should make us love each other but it doesn't. We are terrorized and flattened by trivialities, we are eaten up by nothing." ~ Charles Bukowski
December 6, at The Horton Grand Hotel Theater.
This should be good.
Lilly and House Of Pink Boombox do a weekly show at Gossip Girl on University Avenue but this upcoming Horton Grand event promises to be in a different league.
According to momma Lilly Holliday it’ll be a production worthy of the famous burlesque traditions of yesteryear.
Lilly says, “…it’s our fancy upscale show so the numbers are bigger more theatrical. There are group numbers. Traveling acts. It’s just really exciting to see burlesque the way it’s kinda meant to be seen.”
You can get more info on their Facebook page HERE. Lilly Holliday’s FB page is HERE.
The Merrow is a like a hidden secret spot getting fine use as a fine neighborhood watering hole in the part of town it’s in. Tucked back in away from the street behind one of the many restaurant-hookah bars cluttering San Diego city street retail districts, it’s difficult to see if you don’t know where it is but has a great big stage that can accommodate, and often does, touring and local bands as well as the girls of The House of Pink Boombox burlesque squad that delivered another knockout show on Halloween. Plus the place has two pool tables and, as is de rigueur for a San Diego nightclub, a fine selection of gourmet kraft beers!
They’re performing weekly stints across the street at Gossip Girl on Wednesday nights too but Halloween was different and they made it their night at this dark and intimate venue.
Here’s a preview of photos and a story by me what will appear in print in issue 50 later this month.
Really glad I went to see these guys on opening night. Reminded me I need to get out from under earbuds, and out from sitting in front of a computer screen for something other than to see a band play. Very interactive play, The Halfwits’ Last Hurrah, about a hapless circus ringmaster and his troupe. You might feel threatened with something falling on you sitting up front. The stage-sweeper clown tried to climb under my feet as I texted pre-show and people finished taking seats. The group puts on a real show too. You feel the energy of their heartfelt albeit hokey story. It’s funny and dramatic and you’ll be rooting for them by the end. Go see them, especially if it’s at another Hollywood Fringe festival. That whole scene looks like it’s an undiscovered box of fun.