In addition to some very “sexy” women, the show incorporates a great selection of music.
“Our show features one show-stopping hit song after another from 'She’s a Lady' written by Paul Anka and made famous by Tom Jones, to songs by Cole Porter, Irving Berlin and even Mel Brooks from 'The Producers.' The songs celebrate women who broke the glass ceiling and lived the American Dream.”
There are the other elements that are closely associated with burlesque, including glamorous sequined costumes and giant fans, and a few good jokes thrown in to keep the audience laughing. Comedy has long been an important component of burlesque shows.
“Abbott and Costello, Burns and Allen and even Alan Alda’s dad all came from burlesque," said Lemley. "They were masters of the double entendre as was Mae West with lines like ‘Why don’t you come up and see me sometime, I’ve got nothing on but the radio.’ ”
The show has been selling out multiple engagements and getting rave reviews in the media. Of all of her quotes about the show, my favorite from Lemley was that seeing her show was a “great way to get warm in January.” An offer I found too good to pass up, so I will be checking out this engagement.
Performances are 7 p.m. today, and 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The show takes place at the Seneca Niagara Casino’s Events Center and tickets start at $25.