Bindlestiff Family Cirkus Cabin Fever Cabaret
January 20, February 17, March 17
(Third Saturday of the month)
* Special family matinee on Sunday, March 18 *
Showtime: 9:00 pm
Doors Open: 6:00 pm
Tickets: $25 (advance) / $30 (at the door) $20 clowns in make-up or costume (walk-up only)
The legendary Bindlestiff Family Cirkus Winter Cabaret returns to Hudson. For more than twenty years, Bindlestiff’s NYC Winter Cabaret season has provided a stage for the world’s best in circus, sideshow, vaudeville, burlesque, and variety. In 2006 Bindlestiff brought this stage spectacle to Hudson, NY for its inaugural splash at Basilica Industria, and since then Club Helsinki has been our upstate home.
Each month this winter will bring a new lineup of Cirkus and variety arts stars, with acts like trapeze, contortion, acrobatic balance, sword swallowing, juggling, physical comedy, and oddball novelty turns. The Bindlestiff stage is one of the few arenas in the world where you may see internationally renowned street performers, featured acts from Cirque du Soleil and Ringling Brothers, and artists made known by America’s Got Talent and local legends, live, on stage, and in the same show. Live music is a defining feature of Bindlestiff’s Cabaret shows, with witty, original tunes by a variety of NYC’s best composers and accompanists. Bindlestiff’s unique style reflects deep roots in NYC’s underground club scene, nods to political street theater, and a steady respect for the traditions of American popular entertainment and illegitimate theater. Unlike Bindlestiff’s family fare, the nighttime Bindlestiff’s Winter Cabarets are for grown-ups only. A family show matinee will be offered on March 18.
In keeping with Bindlestiff’s clubby NYC roots, the audience is encouraged to dress for festival and be part of the glamour of the evening. Those in costume or circusy makeup can ask for a discounted ticket at the door. Perhaps you’ve got some top boots and a tailcoat in the closet? Or a corset and tutu you’ve been dying to wear? A cotton-candy-floss wig and sparkly eyelashes? Dig them out, put them on, and be part of the spectacle.
The New York Times said of the BFC Cabaret: “It’s old-fashioned variety entertainment of the sort Ed Sullivan so astutely scooped up, but with twists.”
Get your tickets now for the Cirkus! www.helsinkihudson.com
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