Friday, October 21, 2011

Nerd Girl of Note #133: Bonnie Dunn (@Bonnadella)

So, for my birthday (Oct 15th), aside from an awesome dinner at db Bistro, the wife took me to see Le Scandal Cabaret at the Laurie Beechman Theater on 42nd Street. Bonnie Dunn has been doing the show, according to the show's website, for more than two decades.

The show was ridiculously awesome. Old style burlesque full of strippers, dirty jokes, physical gags and sword swallowing (literal, not figurative). This time the lineup was Bonnie, Emcee "Bastard Keith", stripper Cassandra Rosebeetle, comedian/acrobat/wild-man Rudi Macaggi, world record sword swallower and belly-dancer Natasha Veruschka, and another dancer whose name I do not remember (Rose... something).

Bonnie does an awesome show, some singing and dancing. She does a great Betty-Boop voice, and is awesomely sweet. The wife told her it was my birthday in hopes of them giving me a hard time, but instead she gave me a little giftbag and posed for a picture with me (which unfortunately did not flatter either of us, so I am not posting). It appears the show changes monthly, and is well worth seeing. I think tickets were $25 and there was a $15 food/beverage minimum.

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BonBon said...

thanks! Love,Bonnie xxoo

Darius Whiteplume said...

Not a problem Had a great time and will be back next time we are in NYC!

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