Gin Palace Cabaret – A Review

I know I am running late for my review – but better late than never. Work was a bit too much of a brain killer over easter.

The show – Gin Palace Cabaret – hosted by my favourite clown Ferkel Johnson – who recently left Berlin (tzzzzz) – and marvolous burlesque dancer Champagner Sparkles – was a blast. The Grüner Salon at Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz is the perfect location for this classy sassy event. They pour out great drinks in an historical ambient that prepares the audience for the upcoming show. While having a drink at the bar you should look around the audience – everybody is dressed up and excited for the show. If you know the burlesque scene of Berlin a little better you will see some familiar faces.

The show started and the glamourous host Ferkel Johnson annonced that he will leave Berlin – what a pitty for the city. That was quite a shock, but the better Diva Desaster rocked the stage as the first act and performed an flamenco inspired show. After that Rebecco Fox entered the stage and turned Berlin Mitte into Broadway. How great, decadent and amazing!

After a short break the show returned with a little boylesque teaser with Russel Bruner and an amazing act from Italy by Albadoro Gala. A woderful, elegant and feminin performer. Fantastic funny highlight of these show was Champagner Sparkles herself performing the classic burlesque-act-in-a-martini-glas in a little different way. It was hilarious!

For brilliant pictures by Fragment of Light, please click on the picture below:

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It was a really fun night with great performer – make sure you will purchase your tickets for the next show!

Berliner Luft – It’s in the Air!

Das erste große Ereignis diesen Jahres, das schon lange in meinem Kalender eingetragen war, hat gestern statt gefunden. Die Premiere von Berliner Luft – It’s in the Air! A Cabaret Play. Wer sich ein wenig in der Berliner Burlesque Szene umtut, der kennt die Namen der Performer: Champagne Sparkles, Ferkel Johnson, Little Miss Piss, Syren Joey und – Cupcake Queen und Inhaberin vom Lissabonbon Vintage CafeLucky Lu.

Sie präsentierten eine Zeitreise durch die Geschichte des (frivolen) Entertainments. Von Vaudeville über Moulin Rouge bis Claire Waldoff, Berliner Strassenstrich und Metropolis. Die wunderbare und liebevoll inszenierte Show macht wieder bewußt welcher Kulturverlust Deutschland und besonders Berlin durch das Hitler Regime erfahren hat. Es ist schön zu sehen, dass so viele kreative Menschen aus aller Welt nach Berlin kommen und die verlorenen Koffer der kulturellen Szene wieder zurück bringen.

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The first huge event this year – I was looking for it for weeks – took place yesterday evening at Ballhaus Berlin. The Premiere of Berliner Luft – It’s in the Air! A Cabaret Play. All performer are well-known in the Berliner Burlesque Scene: Champagne Sparkles, Ferkel Johnson, Little Miss Piss, Syren Joey and- Cupcake Queen and owner of Lissabonbon Vintage CafeLucky Lu.

They presented their audience an amazing time travel through the history of (flippant) show business. From Vaudeville to Moulin Rouge and its famous Can-Can to Claire Waldoffs Berlin during the Weimar Era. The fantastic show demonstrate the great loss of creativity and famous artists during the Third Reich. What a bereavement for German culture. But thanks to all the creative people from all over the world, who recreate Berlin as the capital of Everything-is-possible. They bring back the luggage of the lost artist scene. 

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