Having traveled across the world with its steamy blend of Boba Fett and booty, burlesque parody The Empire Strips Back was bound to visit us eventually. And after incredible runs in cities like LA, San Francisco, San Diego, and many more, the show is finally bringing its stunning sets, costumes, and performers to the Alberta Abbey (126 NE Alberta St) on November 1!
The Empire Strips Back originated in Sydney, Australia in 2011. Some shows take a while to draw a crowd, but this one was an instant hit. The production has only grown in popularity as it’s toured across the world, with the sets, costumes, and routines getting better every year.
The wardrobe and props in The Empire Strips Back are what really make this production stand out. Whether it’s a speeder in a “sexy car wash” number or Leia’s metal bikini in the iconic Jabba the Hutt scene, everything has been lovingly created to look like it came straight out of the latest Star Wars blockbuster.
The Empire Strips Back has been getting rave reviews, with AisleSeatReivew saying it was “The most fun you’ll have in a theater all summer long.” And Ariana Bindman of SFGate described the show as “One of the most memorable and impressive live performances [she’d] ever seen.”
The Empire Strips Back is coming to Portland at the Alberta Abbey (126 NE Alberta St) on November 1. Tickets for the front rows go fast, so get yours soon to see the hottest show in this (or any other) galaxy up close!