Motor City Vaudeville Revue
Nightlife shouldn’t solely be about energy drinks and pulsating beats, not when Detroit’s underground is overflowing with talent driven by insatiable creative passion and undying love for theatrics.
For four nights only, this weekend and next, at the Russell Industrial Center’s Motor City Movie House, more than two-dozen of the city’s top performance artists will take the stage as the Motor City Vaudeville Revue, a scripted show produced by the Detroit Circus Guild.
“The theatrical presentation has an old-fashioned, traveling type circus theme. It features a number of different vignettes and from these unique talents comes together this one playful, comedic, fun, and entertaining story,” says Sara (Gypsy) Takacs, one of the show’s directors.
Sara, a booking agent and performer for the Detroit Fire and Circus Guild, directs and produces the MCVR with Jessica (Rabbit) Grassa, Thaddeus McKracken, and Danielle (Doxie) Kaltz, all of whom have worked with each other, and most of the other artists in the show for years, including events like Theater Noir, Dally in the Alley, Damned, and others. One of the most fulfilling elements of the production, Sara says, is that there are so few indie shows like this.
By B.J. Hammerstein, Metromix