Broadway Bares @ DNA Lounge
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"Wham!" "Blam!" Thank you ma'am (and sir). On Sunday night, The Richmond Ermet Aid Foundation sponsored its fourth annual Broadway Bares. San Francisco Strips IV, the 'Comic Strips' edition, wowed a sold-out crowd at DNA Lounge on Sunday June 16.
This year's theme featured burlesque stripteases spun from the funny pages. Many a utility belt was loosened as superheroes dominated the evening, including guest star Jai Rodriguez almost full-montying as a sinister Spiderman.
Cassandra Cass as Wonder Woman flew in from the balcony on a wire, and there was also a cameo by L'il Orphan Annie (played by Bruce Vilanch), an eye-popping Popeye production number, and a head-scratching manifestation of Maleficent (Leanne Borghesi, who also served as artistic director).
The well-proportioned cast stripped down to their Andrew Christian-donated undies, and the audience's superpowers of imagination took charge from there.
See more photos by Joe Pessa and Marc Sternberger on BARtab's Facebook page at www.facebook.com/lgbtsf.nightlife/
photos: Joe Pessa and Marc Sternberger