About La Soiree
La Soiree is an international sensation combining cabaret, circus and burlesque. After seducing audiences in Sydney, Stockholm, Paris and London, this posh entertainment for adults arrives Off-Broadway, transforming the Union Square Theatre into an intimate cabaret space with the acts taking place just inches in front of you on a tiny platform. These include a hunky Australian performing acrobatics in a bathtub; a lovable clown enacting Gene Kelly’s “Singin’ in the Rain” in zero gravity; the English Gents, two muscular gymnasts; the sword-swallowing femme fatale, Miss Behave; and a leather-clad juggler lip-synching a Queen song as he tosses objects with ease. It’s a bizarre, slightly naughty, and entrancing evening.
Entertainment Weekly calls it a “a mesmerizing hybrid of sideshow, vaudeville, and burlesque.”
Two hours (one intermission)
There is a concession stand in the lobby, plus bar service in the theater and you are allowed to bring drinks to your seats. The capacity is 199 with the seat in-the-round. Note that seating in the orchestra section is by general admission.
Did you know?
The show was first performed in 2004 at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland.
An earlier version of La Soiree, called Absinthe: Les Artistes de la Clique, played New York in 2005.
Theatergoers out for something unique and different should definitely give this show a try.
Good for kids?
Given the suggestive nature of the performance, this is not really a show for kids. “This ain’t the Big Apple Circus. So don’t bring the children,” warns The New York Times.
Union Square Theatre Location Information:
100 E 17th St.
New York, NY 10003
N, L, Q, R, 4, 5, 6 to 14th St./Union Square