"It's so hard to get old without a cause
I don't want to perish like a fading horse
Youth's like diamonds in the sun
And diamonds are forever..."
(Forever Young - Alphaville)
The year is 2040.
The 50's revival is in full swing. The technological age has yielded all manner of new gadgets and knick knacks to further separate human beings from each other while keeping their fingers on the pulse of the world. 'Razor Pop,' a heady mix of soda rock, 80's retro and 90's grunge, is all the rage...and kids bounce between the illusion of class and the intoxication of decadence in the form of party drugs 'Bliss,' 'Apex' and 'Ambrosia.' Newly discovered resources and renewable forms of energy have started to yield results in the climate wars - but not fast enough to stop the decline and the suffering of the 'have-nots,' and the thoroughly apocalyptic disenchantment of the 'haves.' Even the most empathic of souls has grown weary, the constant battle between what is right and what is easy seeing many a crusader fall to depression and fatalistic self-indulgence. Neo-nihilism is on the rise, cries of YOLO in generations past giving way to WADA...because 'we're all dead already...'
Amongst it all, a handful of youngsters cling to their misguided delusions of innocence...the Descendants gathering not 4 months after their father's last birthday for a reunion of a different kind...and the final rite of passage of their tumultuous youth.
Amidst the milkshake and candy, by the flash of neon lights and the glitter of idealistic dreams, the new heirs of the Seven Families shut out the world and their own fears in favour of a party to end all parties.
Now it is not a question of whether they will live or die...and murder mysteries of times gone by hardly matter...
Now there is a more important question at hand.
Who will be crowned Prom Royalty by night's end?
Forget the millennials and Gen Z.
Generation Alpha is here.
"Dark...unexpected...unpredictable..." - Australian Stage
"Unapologetically sensual..." - The Weekly Review
"Confronting and bold." - TripAdvisor
"A violent clash of the Mafia meets unhinged circus..." - Afflatus Magazine.
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Note: The Burlesque Underground is strictly for adults 18+. DESCENDANTS will contain simulated violence, simulated drug use, partial nudity, coarse language, and images, concepts and themes that may trigger or offend. Trigger warnings apply. All scripted and improvised role-play is safe, sane and consensual. All performers in the Burlesque Underground are over 18 years of age.
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Dress: Erotica couture - Formal or Glam Gothic - High-class Fetish. 50's and 80's inspired high fashion glamour with a gothic twist. West Side Story/Grease/Rebel without a Cause meets Blade Runner ;) Prom dresses and tuxedos with an under the sea flair. Merfolk, nymphs, sea creatures. Dress to express or impress. No sneakers, denim, caps or anything else that's going to make you look like a classless Bogan. The illusion of class is everything.
Respecting the privacy of the Black Family and our guests, photos are not allowed of the performances. You are welcome to take selfies and candid snaps of your evening, but any photos of cast and crew are strictly forbidden without permission. You may of course ask. You never know, they may pose with you. Or for you. Or on you.
Doors, Bar, Courtyard: 7.00pm - 1am
Improvised roleplay: 7.00pm - 1am
Onstage Show: From approx 8pm
TICKETS ON SALE: Monday 11th November, 2019 @ 8am.
UNDERGROUPIES PRE-SALE: Sunday 10th November, 2019 @ 7pm.
Bookings are recommended, secure your ticket online now.
Online bookings close at 12pm on Friday 13th December 2019.
$45 – THE DRIVE IN
1 x Reserved premium stage-side table seat.
$45 - THE SODA SHOPPE
1 x Reserved premium group table seat.
$35 - THE LOOKOUT
1 x General Admission seat.
$35 - THE POSSE (Concession)
1 x Concession General Admission seat
Venue minimum dress requirement:
Neat smart, neat casual or even a little eccentric.
No torn jeans or casual shorts, no thongs/flip-flops permitted at any time.
Free street parking from 6pm on Shearson Cres.
Please observe and adhere to all parking signs and do not park on neighbouring properties.
Accessibility: Venue is ambulant accessible. Please note bathrooms are not wheelchair accessible.
Management reserves all rights | Information may change without notice.
All characters and storylines remain the property of the Burlesque Underground and Wonderground. All character writings within the Underground are fictitious. Any resemblance to persons living or dead is purely coincidental.
Copyright 2019 © The Burlesque Underground.
3/34 Shearson Crescent, Mentone, Victoria 3194
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