Philadelphia’s neo-burleque Peek-A-Boo Revue visits Jim Thorpe’s Mauch Chunk Opera House on Saturday, December 18 having entertained enthusiastic, sold-out crowds with good old Follies-style dancing, knee-slapping comedy, sultry singing, and burlesque beauties performing modern and classic striptease.
Tickets for their Opera House show can be reserved online at the venue website or by calling 570-325-0249.
Starting humbly in The Five Spot Nightclub in Philadelphia as a variety show created by the owner Phil Cohen, the Peek-A-Boo Revue grew rapidly. Beginning its run as an occasional Wednesday evening affair, PBR quickly became two shows every first Saturday, a new show freshly-minted each month.
The cast morphed into a tight-knit cast of friends, an ensemble of men and women capable of almost anything onstage. Their remarkable run was derailed in February 2007, as they witnessed the loss of their beloved Five Spot to a fire. The club’s true legacy, its support of creative diversity, and the nurturing of talent, lives on embodied by the Peek-A-Boo Revue.
Forced to find new venues, the group now performs at The Tin Angel, and The Palace of Wonders in Washington DC (which held a monthly showcase for the group for a seven-month run). The group has been also booked for the annual Philadelphia Fringe Cabaret for the past 9 years.
The group has performed for a wide-range of audiences over the years, and been attached to many high-profile events, festivals and causes :
- The Cartoon Network’s ADULT SWIM Fan Picture Show
- Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim 4 your lives(part of the Festival of Independents)
- The Velvet Hammer Documentary’s Philadelphia premiere
- The Philadelphia Gay and Lesbian Film Festivals
- Cirque de Soleil’s post-premiere party (2002 and 2004)
- Jennifer Tilley (Bound over Broad Street) Criminal Convention (PIGLFF)
- The Philadelphia Fringe Festival – Late Night Cabaret
- In Liquid Arts Benefit (PA)
- Womens Coalition for Sexual Freedom (PA)
- Azuka Lounge: A Happy Hour Event Holiday Bash!
- Benefit for Azuka Theatre (PA)
- Saturday Night Live after party (NYC)