The 2016 Unnatural Redhead Productions Season consisted of the following shows:
Grab Bag V: The Grab Strikes Back! February 12th.
Bechdel Test Burlesque: Fury Road Trip! A Redheads of the Geekpocalypse Production. Eugene, OR April 29th, Portland, OR April 30th.
Strip Alone Complex: A burlesque tribute to the music of Yoko Kanno! May 13th.
Some Kind Of Space Opera: A Sci-Fi Burlesque Experience. Co-produced with Maggie McMuffin. June 24th and 25th.
Bodacious Barbarian Babes vs. The Indigo Empress: A burlesque fantasy epic. October 7th and 8th.
The Stripper and the Divine: A burlesque tribute to Image Comics. December 9th.
Grab Bag V: The Grab Strikes Back!
Now in it’s fifth year, Unnatural Redhead Productions is proud to present Grab Bag V: The Grab Strikes Back! A burlesque revue of whatever we want! Sponsored by Nice Rice and Unnatural Redhead Creations! Featuring burlesque performances by Bolt Action, Tout d’Lou, Ariel Echo, Maggie McMuffin, and Scarlett O’Hairdye! Hosted by the Showgirl Scholar, Sailor St. Claire! Performed February 12th, 2016 at the Rendezvous Jewelbox Theater.
Bechdel Test Burlesque!
Naked. Nerdy. Feminist.
This is Bechdel Test Burlesque, the superpowered byproduct of the intersection of feminism and pop culture! Five of Seattle’s top burlesque producers have joined forces to build a more feminist world through smart, sexy, nerdy burlesque. This special brand of thrill-joy feminism aims to subvert pop culture tropes, celebrate body positivity and honor strong female characters from fan favorite films, comics, literature, television, and more. The show toured to the University of Oregon as part of the Feminism and Gender Studies program and sold out a night in Portland, OR as well. Produced in partnership with Edmond Chang, Sophie Maltease, Sailor St. Claire, and Sin de la Rosa. Performed in Eugene, OR on April 29th, 2016 and in Portland, OR on April 30th, 2016.
Strip Alone Complex
A burlesque tribute to the music of Yoko Kanno!
I think it’s time we blow this scene…
Get everybody and their stuff together.
Okay, three, two, one, let’s jam!
Listen there, on the radio! It’s a jazz band! It’s a techno artist! It’s a classical composer! It’s all three, born from the brain of one woman! Yoko Kanno is one of Japan’s most creative, prolific, and distinctive composers. Strip Alone Complex: A burlesque tribute to the music of Yoko Kanno! celebrates the depth and breadth of Yoko Kanno’s work and the inspiration striptease artists find in it.
The show was sponsored by Nice Rice, starred Randi Rascal, and was hosted by Vanadium Silver. It featured burlesque performances by Scarlett O’Hairdye, Bolt Action, Sailor St. Claire, Sin de la Rosa, Alexa Perplexa, Rogue Bombshell, Sara Dipity, and Portland’s own Rocket and Satira Sin! Performed May 13th, 2016 at the Rendezvous Jewelbox Theatre.
Some Kind of Space Opera!
A sci-fi burlesque experience!
What do you do if your ship is destroyed, your girlfriend kidnapped, and your only hope is in the form of a beautiful, incorporeal glowing woman? If you’re Sin de la Rosa, you pick up that amulet you found and head out into the dangerous alien unknown with your furry best friend Apollo Vidra. Will they be able to find Sara Dipity in time, or will she be forced to complete a weapon for the Evil Queen who rules this planet with an iron fist? Why does everyone care so much about this amulet, anyway?
The show was sponsored by Optimystical Studios and Retropop Namu and featured performances by Sin de la Rosa, Apollo Vidra, Maggie McMuffin, Evilyn Sin Claire, Sara Dipity, Lowa de Boom Boom, Scarlett O’Hairdye, Bolt Action, Vixen Valentine, Whisper de Corvo, Magnolia Monroe, Trixie Paprika, Val Challah, and Tout d’Lou! It was performed at the The Ballard Underground Theatre June 24th and 25th, 2016 and co-produced with Maggie McMuffin.
Bodacious Barbarian Babes vs. The Indigo Empress!
A live burlesque sword and sorcery B-movie!
It was a day like any other for Scarlett the Stalwart, Onyx the Imposing, and Tout the Tiny when they returned from a hunting trip to find their men missing and their village burned under the sigil of the Indigo Empress. Enraged and determined to rescue their imperiled friends, the mighty warriors vow revenge! With an epic journey ahead our heroines must rely on their strength, wits, and high kicks to survive! Swords! Sorcery! Impractical outfits! Queer barbarian romance! Sweet 80’s metal! We will face all this and more together before the final showdown in Bodacious Barbarian Babes vs. The Indigo Empress! To the hunt!
The show tarred Miss Indigo Blue as the Indigo Empress and featured performances by Scarlett O’Hairdye, Onyx Asili, Tout d’Lou, Satira Sin, Redd Kryptonite, Eddie Van Glam, Bolt Action, Lana Milknhoney, Artemis Lark, Miz Melancholy, Cherry Tart, Pixie Parcelle, and Rogue Bombshell. It was performed on October 7th and 8th, 2016 at the Ballard Underground Theatre.
The Stripper and the Divine!
A burlesque tribute to Image Comics!
It’s the term used in Bitch Planet, the future space prison comic, for women who commit the crimes of being too loud, too angry, too old, too smart, too unfeminine for a deeply misogynist society to tolerate. Now it is a rallying cry for the real world. The Stripper and the Divine: A burlesque tribute to Image Comics! is proud to stand and declare ourselves non-compliant now and forever. We’re bringing acts about war, beauty, pop-star gods and goddesses, self-love, and even a big space cat that talks! From space operas to Westerns, comedy to romance, horror to high fantasy, Image and it’s creators dare to be diverse, queer, beautiful, weird, and wonderful. So do we.
We dare you to be non-compliant, too.
The show was hosted By Diva Le Déviant and featured performances by The Shanghai Pearl, Scarlett O’Hairdye, Maggie McMuffin, Val Challah, Onyx Asili, Cheeky Diamondz, Alexa Perplexa, Ruby Darling, Maxie Milieu, Crystal Tassels, Tootsie Spangles, Closinda Quake, and Desi Desire! It was performed at the Ballard Underground Theatre on Dec 9th, 2016.