Are You Afraid of Burlesque? The Crescent Moon Creepy Campfire Chronicles ONLINE EVENT
Sunday, October 24, 2021
The Crescent Moon Creepy Campfire Chronicles
Submitted for the approval of the Moonlight Society, Crescent Moon Nerdlesque is thrilled to announce their third virtual show Are You Afraid Of Burlesque?: The Crescent Moon Creepy Campfire Chronicles! Grab your flashlight and settle in for a night of spooky stories on Saturday, October 23rd at 8pm CDT.
This devilishly delightful digital show, coming to you via the Newport Theater’s Virtual Venue, is a creepy curated collection of burlesque performances inspired by some of your favorite urban legends, lore and pop culture.The lineup includes mysterious Crescent Moon ensemble members and spine-chilling guest performers from near and far, all creating their own thrilling music video-style versions of spooktacular striptease.
Presale - $15
Day of - $20
Pre-sale - $25
Day of - $30
$10 Video Rental Available 10/24 - 11/6 (sales begin sooooooon)
FEATURING GUEST PERFORMANCES FROM:
Jacqueline Boxx as THE BRUJA
RISKY SOUR with Jordan Peele’s US
and CRESCENT MOON ENSEMBLE MEMBER PERFORMANCES:
Allie Dente as THE GIRL WITH THE GREEN RIBBON
Kid A. Icarus as HELLRAISER
Minnie Barre as CHUCKY
Ruby Claret as LIZZIE BORDEN
Thottie Biscotti as JEFFREY DAHMER
Foxie la Fleur
Lottie a la West
Kid A. Icarus
and Thottie Biscotti
ABOUT CRESCENT MOON NERDLESQUE
Crescent Moon Nerdlesque is a Chicago-based, pop culture-centered burlesque company founded by femme humans to showcase talented performers of all disciplines. This performance collective is the result of an initial collaboration between frequent colleagues and Kiss Kiss Cabaret alumnae Foxie la Fleur and Minnie Barre, who continue as co-producers along with Harlie HoneyPot, who joined the senior production team in August of 2020 as Casting Directrix.
Crescent Moon began live performances in August of 2018, performing regularly in and around Chicago until December of 2019, during which time they expanded their team of performers, roster of venues, and repertoire of pop culture-themed acts (small group, large group, and solo). In addition to their monthly slate of Chicago-based shows, they traveled to the Midwest Nerdlesque Festival as a troupe. In November 2019, they were nominated for Best Dance Troupe in The Chicago Reader’s Best of Chicago Awards.
After the excitement of 2019, Crescent Moon planned to take a short break to rebrand (and avoid performing during Chicago’s coldest months), but then a pandemic swept the world and the entertainment industry was turned on its head! Crescent Moon heard this as a call for reflection and reformation as well as the planned rebrand. That behind-the-scenes work led to their foray into online performance, kicking things off with their wildly successful (and spooky) debut virtual show Witch, Please! A Magickal Eve of the Eve Celebration last October. Their second virtual show, Star Crazy: An Intergalactic Burlesque Adventure, not only brought in their largest audience to date, but also set an ambitious new precedent for high production values, hilarious scripts, and accomplished cast members. The company made a triumphant return to the stage in front of a live audience (and digital!) with The Wild & Three Birthday Bash: A Nerdlesque and Variety Revue to celebrate their 3rd company anniversary
Crescent Moon has also been diversifying their online offerings! In December 2020, they quenched thirsty fans everywhere with Saucy at Home: a Burlesque Quarantine Cocktail Ebook and released a 2021 Calendar. Throughout 2021, the CMN ensemble has taken to Patreon to post bonus content, show extras, and photoshoots. Adapting to this virtual climate has been an adventure, but Crescent Moon answered the call!
Through all their adventures, Crescent Moon Nerdlesque aims to create high quality performances that celebrate beloved characters and stories from all fandoms that inspire, engage, and evoke change within ourselves and the world around us.
Under the leadership of producers Foxie la Fleur and Minnie Barre and Casting Directrix Harlie HoneyPot, the Crescent Moon ensemble recently expanded yet again, adding Beef Erickson, Kid A. Icarus, Lady Ve’Lush, and Thottie Biscotti to the roster of Allie Dente, Anna Nymph, Lottie à la West, Poppy Seed, and Ruby Claret.