Verlaine & McCann
Verlaine & McCann are the progenitors of the “spectacle of ecdysiastic pageantry”, a professional-grade variety entertainment that includes elements of burlesque, ballet, musical theater, and vaudeville. Following the traditions of the great musical revues of Zigfield and the vaudeville and burlesque of Minksy’s, Verlaine & McCann provide entertainments for the discerning audience who understand and appreciate the style and glamor of that by-gone era.
Since 2006, Verlaine and McCann have redefined the face of burlesque and cabaret entertainment in Seattle, Washington and have pushed the boundaries of the form for thirteen years. Eschewing the solo-based burlesque ideal that dominated cabaret performance in the ’90s and early 2000s, Verlaine & McCann instead built productions where an ensemble of artists give life to fantastic burlesque stories; worlds filled with exquisite movement, hilarious comedy, delightful songs, original music, and a sensual reverence to the human form that can be accepted as art and entertainment by the higher common sense of theatergoers in the Pacific Northwest.