Theatres des Vampires: after-party for 'Dracula' ballet, Dead Superheroes Orchestra, Flame Fatales, M.U.T.E.S.
The official after-party for the "Dracula" ballet performance, fundraiser for
Milwaukee Ballet, d.j. night by Scary Lady Sarah and William Faith (from Faith
and the Muse), and performances by the Dead Superheroes Orchestra from Chicago,
the Flame Fatales (local firespinning group), and the M.U.T.E.S., will be at
Club Anything, 807 S. 5th Street, on the 28th of October.
This production of "Dracula" is choreographed by Michael Pink, Artistic
Director of the Milwaukee Ballet Company since December of 2002,
and the accompanying musical score (performed live by the Milwaukee Ballet Orchestra) is composed by Philp Feeney. This event marks the second performance of three scheduled, from Thursday 27 October to Sunday 30 October. Already viewed by close to one million theatre-goers, "Dracula", based on Irish author Bram Stoker's
novel, has toured throughout the United States, Great Britain, and New Zealand.
The Dead Superheroes Orchestra, from Chicago,
will consist of voice, electrified string quartet, piano, guitar, harp, drums
and contrabass. According to frontman and vocalist Mark Winston, who is also the main songwriter for the group, their "performance will include songs inspired by 'Frankenstein' and some arrangements of Romantic and Expressionist art songs." The classically-trained musicians weave a dark backdrop for Winston's deep, dramatic vocal stylings.
Guest d.j.s for the evening include Scary Lady Sarah and William Faith. Sarah is the proprietor of Nocturna (23 years' and running 18+ event in Chicago featuring d.j.s spinning a mixture of current and classic goth, post-punk, industrial, new wave, ebm, and other music of the same realm), semi-regular d.j. at Convergence (event held in cities throughout North America which includes band performances such as Peter Murphy, Skinny Puppy, Combichrist, Switchblade Symphony, Voltaire, Imperative Reaction, art shows, fashion shows, tours of attractions of interest in the host city), and
d.j. at Wave Gothic Treffen Festival, one of the largest gothic events in the
world, held in Leipzig, Germany, among others. William Faith is one half of Los Angeles-based Faith and the Muse, has performed with Christian Death, Shadow Project and Mephisto Walz, among others.
Milwaukee's Marvelous Unspeaking Troupe of Entertainers is a group of performers who take their cue from actors of the silent film era and vaudeville. Their attire is shades of black, white, and grey, they use white face makeup, and perform original skits silently using caption cards a la Charlie Chaplin films to help the audience follow the story. Also made use of are exaggerated expressions and movements. This
evening's audience will be treated to a skit written by the cast entitled "The Prince of Darkness and the Showgirl".
The Flame Fatales, a hoop dance and fire dance company based in Milwaukee, will add an element of excitement to the evening.
The bar will be holding a raffle for one bottle each of Amerique 1912 Absinthes Rouge and Verte, produced locally by Great Lakes Distillery. The cost of admission includes one complimentary absinthe sample.
Cover charge is $13, doors open at 9 (party starts at 10).
The performances will begin after the ballet ends. Advance tickets are available at www.elektrotrash.com, for more info go to www.clubanything.us. Sponsored by Milwaukee Ballet and the Great Lakes Distillery.