Naughty, But Nice

“With every passing year, we grow more and more mad,” says Reyna Von Vett, whose alter-ego, Cora Vette, emcees BurlyCute burlesque shows. “We keep trying to top ourselves.”

Which means that this year’s Naughty Noel show is not to be missed, because 2009’s edition was pee-your-pants hilarious.

“We have different girls and crazier numbers,” Von Vett discloses. “Some elements are the same; we’ll still have the winter wonder-land at Bender’s with the giant, glitter-covered trees and our snow and our craziness. We have some classics, like Vivienne VaVoom’s ‘Snow Queen’ act. And we will be reprising the stripping Santa number we did last year.”

The ladies are also adding a little spice to counterbalance the traditional holiday-season treacle, including a Grinch number, a poultry salute to The Nutcracker and a Latin Hanukkah performance. And Von Vett herself will sing several holiday classics, including her favorite Christmas song, “Santa Got Stuck Up My Chimney.”

Naughty Noel opens tonight at 8 p.m. at Bender’s Tavern, 314 East 13th Avenue, and repeats at 8 p.m. on December 23. Tickets are $10 in advance and $12 at the door; for details, go to
Thu., Dec. 16, 8 p.m.; Thu., Dec. 23, 8 p.m., 2010