Cock Sure

“BJ's has been established for 37 years,” notes Jimmy Stewart, one of the organizers behind La Carouse Rouge, “so we've had shows running there every week for three decades now, almost four, and this one is definitely something new and different that hasn't been seen at BJ's before.”

Even the name is “a little different,” he notes. “It's French for 'the red cock.' We just took that and ran with it.”

The idea for the show started with magician Robert Scott, burlesque diva Anabella LaFontaine and Stewart, who all wanted to combine drag and burlesque with some vaudeville elements to create something collaborative…and definitely unique. “We have a magician who does shock magic, which I had never seen before,” Stewart explains. “He'll put eleven nails in his nose. And then we have a variety of burlesque performers who come through each week, so it's not something that you will see all the time; it changes every week. And we have different impersonators who come through, and they change out every week.”

Catch La Carouse Rouge at 8:30 p.m. every Wednesday at BJ's Carousel, 1380 South Broadway; admission is free, but you’re asked to purchase at least two drinks while enjoying the show. For information, visit www.bjsdenver.com/LCR.1.html.
Wednesdays, 8:30 p.m. Starts: Feb. 2. Continues through April 27, 2011

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Amber Taufen has been writing about people, places and things in Denver since 2005. She works as an editor, writer, and production and process guru out of her home office in the foothills.
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