The Sooke Cabaret group sharpening their skills during their one of Friday practice sessions for the upcoming concert.

Get ready to party it up like it’s 1929

The Sooke Cabaret crew are back and ready to rock your world.

Dust off that zoot suit and grab your finest pantyhose, the folks at Sooke Cabaret are cooking up another sexy show, this time with a true classic cabaret theme.

The seductively-named “Tight Squeeze” cabaret show will take place at the Prestige Hotel ballroom on Friday, May 27 and Saturday, May 28.

Orchestrating the whole deal is Jill Sweet, the mastermind of numerous cabaret shows  in town, all of which turned Sooke from a quiet little town into a bouncing party from the 30s and 40s.

This time though, she’s upping her game, describing this show as “more intimate, polished and harken back to the roots of cabaret during the 1920s — from Europe to America — all set against a background of a speakeasy club and atmosphere of hedonistic abandon.”

Frankly, if you saw or read Scott Fizgerald’s The Great Gatsby story and wanted to live at least part of that party life from the 20s, then this is it.

“It’s a heady musical cocktail of Irving Berlin to modern day tunes, acrobatic pole, voluptuous dancers, fire vixens,” Sweet said, adding that the whole thing will be topped off with a live band joined by a brass ensemble, the Brasstastics.

Other treats will include getting “shot” at the photobooth, Sooketini cocktails, and “nibbles on sticks.”

A portion of the event’s earnings will go to Sooke’s Harmony Project, a community program aimed towards helping provide music education to a wider range youth in the Sooke area.

The rest will go towards putting on more shows.

Tickets are $25, available at Stick in the Mud, Sooke Regional Museum and Shoppers Drug Mart. Those who come in costume get $5 back at the door the night-of.

 

Just Posted

Trauma sufferers support group takes shape on West Shore

Aaron’s Society open to more peer support groups with certified trauma practitioners

Mental health call temporarily shuts down Trans Canada Highway in View Royal

West Shore RCMP cite 14 percent increase in calls concerning mental health in 2019

B.C. Transit saves $300,000, scores 28 used fareboxes idle in California

‘Someone joked maybe we can buy used fareboxes on eBay,’ CEO says

Tenants above Wellburns uncertain after ‘nightmare’ sewage flood ousts them indefinitely

Tenants evacuated after sewage flooded basement of century-old building

Imagination and Christmas spirit combine at Sooke Festival of Trees

Sooke’s festival part of a larger fund raising effort for Children’s Hospital

VIDEO: John Lennon’s iconic Rolls Royce rolls into Camosun College for checkup

Royal BC Museum, Camosun College and Carriageworks Restorations come together to care for car

VIDEO: Rockslide closes part of Highway 93 in Fairmont Hot Springs

Geotechnical team called in to do an assessment after rocks fell from hoodoos

Petition calls for appeal of ex-Burns Lake mayor’s sentence for sex assault

Prosecution service says Luke Strimbold’s case is under review

Northwest B.C. wildlife shelter rescues particularly tiny bear cub

Shelter co-founder says the cub weighs less than a third of what it should at this time of year

BC firefighters to help battle Australian bushfires

Canada sent 22 people, including 7 from B.C.

B.C. NDP touts the end of MSP premiums

Horgan, James held news conference to reiterate that people will get their last bill this month

Oscar Hickes: Longest running hockey tournament on Vancouver Island cancelled

Patrick Murray, one of the organizers for the tournament, broke the sad news on social media.

EMCS hosts winter concert

Concert Band will share its festival pieces

11 Sooke events to get you into the holiday spirit

From a Santa parade to classicial music, Sooke has it all

Most Read