Along with old favorites -- such as Vivienne Va Voom stripping to the Japanese version of Davy Crockett, complete with a glitter-infested bullet wound -- new acts will join the mix this year. "I found a song called 'Chicken Plucker,' about plucking a chicken and plucking them good," Vette notes. "There's a chicken hat and lots of feathers involved. I suspect it'll be a little bit outrageous." (Cora Vette's Hot Rods, her boylesque Sunday-night spectacular, is also offering a cowboy-themed show; for details, go to www.hotrodtheshow.com.)
"It's sort of the alternative to all the family-friendly events," she says of her burlesque bookings. "Denver is a really hip, urban city right in the middle of cow country, so there's a disconnect between people who are proud of their Western heritage and people who want to pretend it's not a cowtown." In this show, there's definitely something at each end of the spectrum -- and everything in between.
Too Sexy for the Stock Show plays on January 11 and 18 at Bar Standard, 1037 Broadway; tickets are $10 for general admission and $25 for front-row, VIP seats. For more information, go to www.coravette.com.
Wed., Jan. 11, 8:30 p.m.; Wed., Jan. 18, 2012