They are dark, sexy and explosively captivating and creative in their expression. They being Corpus Christi’s After Dark Revue and Australian-born rocker Nick Cave, whose music will be interpreted by the burlesque troupe and its featured performers Saturday at House of Rock.
There will be two shows — 7 p.m. and 10 p.m. — with limited reserved seating available (no general admission for either show). Reserved seating tickets are $25 and are available online at House of Rock. Tables for four people are $100 and include admission, drink tickets and VIP parking. Table tickets are available only at House of Rock. A portion of the proceeds will be going toward restoring the Ritz Theatre.
Maye Applebottom, a co-producer, founder and director of the troupe with Rosie Rawhyde, answered a few questions about the After Dark Revue and the upcoming performances.
On the troupe’s success in Corpus Christi: “The response has been amazing! We have had seven successful years. Even performers from out of town agree that the Corpus fans are the best.”
On the music of Nick Cave: “We have a range of performers performing to the music of Nick Cave. Even though Nick Cave has some darker roots in his music, I have seen the acts interpret some of his songs into some beautiful pieces, such as “Breathless” and “Where the Wild Rose Grows.” There is also some gritty performances and some dark, sexy performances. The entire night will keep you on the edge of your seat because you want know what to expect next.”
On who will be performing: “We have some local veterans and some local new performers for this show. We also have some great out-of-town performers who have been making a name in Texas for some time, including Black Orchid (San Antonio) and Bethany Summersizzle (Austin). Plus our extraordinary host Jade Esteben (Austin).”