Burlesque to Broadway delivered on all of its promises;beautiful girls,great costumes,fantastic numbers,corny / timeless jokes,a great retrospective of the amazing women who went from Burlesque to Broadway and Beyond and a fantastic ten piece band that was worth the price of the admission themselves. From the first night,audiences were on their feet with standing ovations,and as the word spread throughout the community demand for the show grew substantially,making Burlesque to Broadway the highest attended event at the Kelowna Community theatre in all of 2011. Even though this is a very sexy show,it is done with a taste and class that is as appealing to Grandma and Grandpa as it is to the younger members of the family. Filled with great choreography,show tunes,popular songs and the humor and history of Burlesque and Broadway,this is show is a hit. Great job Quinn,Natalie,Jane,Paul and everyone else involved!
Randy Zahara,Kelowna Community Theatre Manager
“There seems to be a shortage today of those glitzy and glamorous Broadway show tunes that so many people loved back in the good old days,of women dancing about the stage in flashy and suggestive costumes backed by the catchy music of a ten piece band. Burlesque to Broadway brings back the feeling of these long forgotten attractions,not just with the feathery and sequinned costumes,but with the beautiful harmonies and excellent choreography that attracted people to these shows so long ago.
The stunning actresses….Quinn Lemely,Jane Bunting and Natalie Loften Bell…..and the highly skilled 10 piece band bring many classic songs back to life,but with an added touch of individuality inspired from many years of practice and refinement. Some people may believe that a show such as Burlesque to Broadway is not for them,but trust me when I say,this awesome show has a little something to offer everyone,regardless of musical interests. From the hit She’s a Lady by Tom Jones to the Mel Brooks Song Flaunt It,Burlesque to Broadway keeps the favourites flowing. The six show run in Kelowna,BC,Canada from November 1 – 5 attracted crowds of all kinds,from high school students to seniors,and many numbers were met by standing ovations of roaring applause,hoots and whistles.
Quinn Lemely was fabulous with her demure sense of humour and uncanny imitation of a broadway starlet with a voice of gold and the body of a dancer….she was brilliant and vivacious! And ‘her’ girls ….Raz and Gracie…two beautiful,talented and spirited young women who added variety and spice while on stage with the ‘Red Hot Mama’!! They made us smile,they made us laugh,they made us tap our toes…but most of all they made us remember a time not so long ago where feathers and boas and sequins prevailed….and entertained a nation!!”
Keith and Colleen Jerczynski
PACKING THE HOUSE PRODUCTIONS,Presenters Kelowna,BC