2014 was a busy season for Unnatural Redhead Productions, culminating in five solo productions and three collaborative projects with a variety of other producers. It also saw the first two burlesque plays written, directed, set dressed, and partially costumed by Scarlett O’Hairdye.
Grab Bag 3: The Grabbening!
Grab Bag 3: The Grabbening! A burlesque revue of rarely-seen acts! debuted on February 1st, 2013 at the Rendezvous Jewelbox Theater. Audiences put on their helmets and readied their machetes as we traveled deep into the burlesque jungle to seek out enticing and rarely-seen performances.
The show featured burlesque performances by Sara Dipity, Bolt Action, Scarlett O’Hairdye and EmpeROAR Fabulous!!!. It was headlined by the reigning Queen of the Kansas City Burlesque Festival, Iva Handfull, and hosted by the incomparable Rebecca Mmm Davis!
TableTopless! A burlesque tribute to board games!
Audiences joined our performers as they explored the games they loved, from old childhood classics to modern innovative award winners. Two shows were held at the Rendezvous Jewelbox Theater on April 12th, 2014. It featured burlesque performances by Ariel Echo, Bolt Action, Jesus la Pinga, Sin de la Rosa, Queenie O’Hart, Maggie McMuffin, Whisper De Corvo, Scarlett O’Hairdye and Portland’s own Infamous Nina Nightshade and was hosted by the Tzar of Science, Vanadium Silver.
The Real Folk Blues: Burlesque Inspired by the Music of Cowboy Bebop!
The Real Folk Blues was produced in association with Randi Rascal. A burlesque revue set entirely to the music of the Cowboy Bebop soundtrack, it jazzed up the Rendezvous stage for two shows on May 2nd, 2014. The show featured burlesque performances by Scarlett O’Hairdye, Bolt Action, Sara Dipity, Sin De La Rosa, Lady Drew Blood, Sailor St. Claire, Maggie McMuffin, Stella D’Letto, and was headlined by Your Own Private Radical, Randi Rascal!
The Venture Bras!
Science is a harsh mistress. This is a lesson Doctor Venture knows all too well, and it’s reiterated when his latest invention backfires, causing ridiculous and far-reaching consequences. The Venture Bras, a burlesque play inspired by The Venture Brothers, exploded onto the stage June 20th and 21st, 2013. It featured burlesque performances and acting by Billy Scream, Bolt Action, Hattie Hellkat, Sin de la Rosa, Solange Corbeau, Jesus la Pinga, Al Lykya, and Scarlett O’Hairdye.
The show was written, directed, set designed, and partially costumed by Scarlett O’Hairdye.
Celestial Bodies II: Out of this World!
Ever looked at an amazing photo of outer space and thought, “What this needs is more nudity?” The cast of Celestial Bodies II: Out of this World! agreed with you, and they took inspiration from the cosmos to bring you some of the best space-themed burlesque this side of the Oort Cloud on August 2nd, 2014! The show featured burlesque performances by Bolt Action, Sin de la Rosa, Seraphina Fiero, Cherry Tart, Alexa Perplexa, Cirquesse, Scarlett O’Hairdye, and Jacqueline Hyde! It was hosted by Imani Sims as Neil deGrasse Tyson.
Showgirls of Beast Island!
“Showgirls of Beast Island! A full-length, badly lipsynced, live burlesque B movie!” staggered onto the stage October 4th and 5th at the Rendezvous Jewelbox Theater. It contained all of the thrills, spurious nudity, and cheesy horror anyone could want in a B-movie performed live! It featured burlesque performances and acting from Bolt Action, Sara Dipity, EmpeROAR Fabulous!!!, Alexa Perplexa, Briq House, Eddie Van Glam, Karmen Sutra, Cirquesse, and Scarlett O’Hairdye.
The show was written, directed, set designed, sound mixed, and partially costumed by Scarlett O’Hairdye. The opening and closing numbers were choreographed by Sara Dipity.
Audiences tuned in to the Rendezvous on November 8 for Broadcast Burlesque! Thrilling adventures! Daring drama! Striptease in stereo! Scarlett O’Hairdye, producer of the only badly lip-synched burlesque B-movie Showgirls of Beast Island, and her compatriot Sailor St. Claire, producer of Tuesday Tease, teamed up to transform the Jewelbox Theatre into a recording studio to celebrate the bygone days of radio drama… with a burlesque twist. Featuring the vocal and striptease talents of Bolt Action, Fosse Jack, Sin de la Rosa, Sailor St. Claire and Scarlett O’Hairdye, the show followed the nior adventures of Lesbian: PI and then the otherwordly space politics of Bolt Action: Moon Mayor in two original radio plays, written by Marcus Gorman and Scarlett O’Hairdye, respectively.
Boobs Against Humanity!
Produced in association with Jo Jo Stiletto Events for two shows on December 6th, 2014, Boobs Against Humanity: A burlesque show for horrible people! was weirder than inappropriate yodeling, more fun than dropping a chandelier on your enemies and riding the rope up, and sexier than flying sex snakes. After waking up half-naked in a Denny’s parking lot, the cast banded together to create acts based on ideas that sprung from one ill-conceived all-cast game of Cards Against Humanity. The show featured burlesque performances by Bolt Action, Sin de la Rosa, Will Lykya, Wiggles McButterpants, Bunny Von Bunsmore, Ariel Echo, Scarlett O’Hairdye, Dizzy Von Damn, and Jesse Belle-Jones, the Modern Sexual Intellectual! It was hosted by Vanadium Silver, MAN OF SCIENCE!