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Red Light Variety Show Puts Noir On Stage

Friday-Saturday, Jan. 11-12


There isn't much out there that goes better with burlesque than dirty jokes—or is it the other way around?

Either way, Boise's own Red Light Variety Show is pairing provocative dance routines and sidesplitting laughs in its presentation of NOIR, a night of entertainment complete with music, dance, chuckles, chortles, giggles, gags and burlesque.

Accompanying Red Light regulars for the evening are comedy duo the Fool Squad, the delectable beauties from Off Center Dance Company and jazz band bad boys the Frim Fram 4.

For those unfamiliar with the Red Light Variety Show, brace for a night of hula hoops, pole and belly dancing and assorted burlesque acts. As its name suggests, NOIR draws from film noir, presenting genre staples like detectives, murder, femme fatales and intrigue, and brandishing the sensual energy and jaw-dropping performances that Red Light is known for.

Under the direction of Sarah Gardner and set during a time when the good and the bad were often one and the same, NOIR will appease fans of the scantily clad, so come down and let your freak flag fly. However, this is most definitely a show for grown-ups, so if you're younger than 21, you'll have to get your kicks somewhere else.

NOIR runs every Friday and Saturday through Saturday, Jan. 26, and with a cast and crew like Red Light's, you should make a point of catching a show--or two.