Can I talk for a moment about the most amazing thing I have ever seen?
Pick A Card: A Burlesque Exploration of Tarot was brought to life by the amazing artist, Gala Delicious. Starting as an idea, turning into a Kickstarter, to being a huge show packed (and I mean PACKED) with extraordinary performers, it may just be the greatest thing I have ever seen.
The Michigan Theater in Ann Arbor served as the location, and it was perfect. The beautiful theater fit the idea so well, and was FULL of people. There is not a more perfect place in the world for a Tarot themed Burlesque show.
Each performer took on the role of a Tarot card, and my god, they blew it out of the water. I wish I could give you a break down of each of the acts, but I swear I would run through every word in the dictionary and STILL not be satisfied with the descriptions.
Just know this:
Circus Performers Violet & Fortuna are amazing story tellers.
Red Rum (who I am pictured with above—just LOOK at that costume & makeup!!) is a creative force to be reckoned with.
Mynx is the walking embodiment of sensuality.
Lushes LaMoan is an amazing, enthusiastic artist.
Tea & Regina Sweet are awe-inspiring performers (seriously, the hoop work!).
Luna Legare is a beautiful, expressive talent (on top of being my stellar teacher!).
Nerd Girl Burlesque (Helen of Tronna, Loretta Jean, & Delicia Pastiche) are so amazing on their own & when they perform together that it almost isn’t fair to the rest of the world that they have so much talent.
Dolly Dagger is a sparkly performer who can make even the Death card one of the most beautiful things in existence.
Lily Rascal has the amazing ability to bring a character to life while just walking.
Dahlia Fatale is a combination of dancer, contortionist, & fun.
Cruel Valentine is always a treat to watch, turning even the slightest movement into a story.
Roxi D’Lite is such a talented performer and amazing presence that I honestly don’t think I can sum her up at all.
Can’t forget the entertaining announcer, Bunny Valentine, and the lovely kittens for the show, Kitty Bouree and Feline Mistemper! They were amazing as part of the show, and a joy to watch for every second of it.
And of course, Gala Delicious. The master mind behind it all. She is a phenomenal artist who has more creativity in her than half of the country combined. Her vision, her performances, her costumes, everything about this wonderful performer just oozes with so much passion.
I am beyond thrilled that I was able to see this show. I am still in such awe over the performances, the work that went into it… Really. Normally I fancy myself a fairly competent writer, but I am struggling to find words to describe this show.
Pick A Card was the most amazing show I’ve seen to date, and I can only hope that it is an idea that is visited again.