Prohibition comes to life in Renton
By Winter Dorval - Staff Reporter
Head to the Renton Civic Theater to experience Prohibition.
Complete with period clothing and music, the show will be on Nov. 11.
Produced by the Misfits In Motion company, each show has a different theme.
"Prohibition was inspired by Michael Jackson's Smooth Criminal," said Heather Slye, the show's director and producer.
"I pretty much planned the theme because of that song. Prohibition is also a play on words so to speak in that pole dancing and fitness is still a little forbidden socially. I'm hoping to change that perception with Misfits In Motion," she said.
This revue consists of individual dancers who each make their own routines.
This show will feature local aerial artists from a variety of traditions, such as pole dancing.
"We try to get dancers at different skill levels. There are high and low energy songs, along with songs that have different levels of emotions. We try to keep an ebb and flow balance throughout the show," said Slye.
The cast changes each performance, as the dancers are cast from the area where the show is being held.
Dancers audition for each show by sending Slye audition tapes.
They are 30- to 60-second videos of the performers' routines with the song they chose.
"This show we have two girls that just started, and some that have been dancing for five to six years, and are instructors," said Slye.
The dancers span a wide range of skill and trick levels, she said.
"The ushers will be wearing flapper-style clothing, pinstripes, and fringe," Slye said.
Occasionally the dancers will encourage crowd participation.
"The ushers help facilitate this," Slye said.
Seating is reserved.
The show will be Saturday, Nov. 11, at 8 p.m.
The address is 507 S. 3rd St., Renton.
Tickets are $32 for adults.
To reserve seats, purchase tickets, or gather more information visit rentoncivictheatre.org, or misfits.com.