The troupe from Grand Rapids, Mich., will present The Poorly Timed X-Mas Special in Boise as a stop on its summer tour. But don't bring the kids to see Santa. He gets accidentally killed off by Joe the Cabdriver--SHFB's 350-pound male striptease artist.
The show follows Joe's journey to fill Santa's boots and deliver toys to the children of the world, which includes meetings with Jesus, Satan and a bunch of burlesque dancers.
SHFB made a stop in Boise in April 2011 at The Red Room. According to Boise Weekly's Josh Gross, "A packed house was lead on a bizarre and comedic musical trip through the human body narrated in large part by a sassy pickle, treated to an AMWAY-style sales pitch for 'sexual aids,' and ministered to by a female Jesus dressed only in tasseled pasties and a blood-stained pair of tidy-whities." The troupe's upcoming show promises to be just as deliciously bizarre.
Expect male and female dancers donning pasties, satire, original music performed by a live band and some of the best burlesque stage names ever, such as LaLa Vulvaria and Velveeta the Cheetah (related to the Cheeto mascot?).
According to a press release, the show is "designed to find your line and cross it." If you head to The Shredder, get ready to be entertained—and slightly appalled.