Roll up! Roll up! Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls, New Orleans' own circus-inspired vaudeville experience Freaksheaux to Geaux is coming to the Red Light Café for one night only! Come out and enjoy acts of daring, beauty, and wonder with special guests, local lovelies and deviants — Sadie Hawkins and Meredith Greer “The Chameleon Queen”!
The crew from the Crescent City will include Thugsy Da Clown (the name pretty much says it all); the Mad Mistress of Ceremonies, the multitalented, magical miscreant Kitty Kaos; the bendy, brilliant, and beautiful Sam Aquatic; and Freaksheaux to Geaux's proprietress Mistress Kali!
Show starts at 8:30 for all you folks that have to be in early for a school night!
From deep in the humid and lurid swampland known as New Orleans comes a vaudeville show of a dark and lascivious nature - Freaksheaux to Geaux. A delicious gumbo of music, circus, sideshow, burlesque, and more, the Freaksheaux will bring you back to the traveling shows of yore, with a Southern Gothic twist and some modern flavor. It's no surprise that they regularly lure some of the best and the brightest in the vaudeville revival down to the Crescent City for good times and bad behavior. Come out and see what some have traveled thousands of miles to be a part of…
Sadie Hawkins is a burlesque aerialist and fire performance artist based in Atlanta, GA. Whether she’s taking to the stage as a mermaid or eating fire, she transforms experiences everywhere she goes — her aerial and fire performance is charged with a burlesque sensibility, often fusing them into performance art.
Since 2002, until her retirement in 2010, Meredith Greer spread her wings and flew high with Big City Burlesque & Vaudeville as an award-winning burly-queen and featured fan dancer. Having been asked to work outside of her troupe's all vintage focus, she’s re-hatched myself as The Chameleon Queen of Rock 'n Rollesque. From the swan-like Diamond Ice of Big City Burlesque & Vaudeville to the multi-faceted Chameleon Queen...are you ready to fly with her?
The lovely and dangerous Mistress Kali has stomped upon the grounds of the Raj Mahal in Mandi, India, conquered the jungles of Guariquen, Venezuela, and danced on the streets of Berlin, Germany. As the omnipresent ringmistress of the Freaksheaux she coordinates the shows and searches the globe for the best entertainers to bring you.
One of the performers that straddles the performance and musical arms of Freaksheaux, Thugsy Da Clown plays banjo and mandolin, sings, and (of course) clowns.
One of the newest members of Freaksheaux to Geaux, Kitty Kaos is a natural fit for sure! Juggler, magician, comedienne, sideshow artist, and burly girl, she's a one woman-vaudeville show in herself! Armed with an overflowing well of creativity, positive energy (the only thing that makes her sad is when she drops her balls), amazing stage presence, and just the right amount of irreverence, the world is this girl's oyster! Freaksheaux hopes to make it an extra-succulent one.
Sam Aquatic is a top notch contortionist, aerialist, and polerina with a splash of burlesque that might leave you confused (can the human body really do that?!), but certainly not dissatisfied (the human body can do that?!). Unfortunately, she's a bit of a traveler so we only get her about half the year, but whenever she's in town we're more than happy to claim her as our own. And as we work our way around the country, we hope to have her on stage with us more and more!