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Truth or Dare Productions


Truth or Dare Productions, known for their extravagant and glamorous entertainment shows.
Truth or Dare puts on a variety of delightful presentations; burlesque and cabaret shows, live events, shadow casts and variety shows. They are anything but routine!
With an award winning cast of performers from Reno to San Francisco and everywhere in between. You can count on comedy, sensual peep-show acts, an array of vivacious characters, audience participation, outrageous fun and a joyful afterglow. This production company is here to entertain you.
Currently Truth or Dare creates with top notch talent and provides a space for the growing community of acting and dance artists to foster their creative drive, to refine ideas into finished productions, and to collaborate with their peers. Truth or Dares motto “It is my passion to create for the audience and tell a story on stage! Getting to live this dream, to discover and invent shows with my fellow artists, it’s truly amazing fun.”
Fun Facts about Burlesque
Let’s start from the very beginning. “Burlesque” derives from the Italian word “burla” which means a joke or mockery. When Burlesque first emerged, it was more satirical than sexy. Pyramus and Thisbe’s scene of mocking romance are early examples of this sort of imitation. One of the goals of early burlesque was to be shocking and ridiculous which inevitably leads to nudity.
Use of the term burlesque, particularly in the United States, refers to performances in a variety show format. These were popular from the 1860’s to the 1940’s, often in cabarets and clubs, as well as theaters, and featured bawdy comedy and female striptease.
By the late 1930’s, burlesque shows would have up to six striptease artists supported by one or two comics and a master of ceremonies. Comics who appeared in burlesque early in their careers included Fanny Brice, Mae West, Eddie Cantor, Abbott and Costello, W. C. Fields, Jackie Gleason, Danny Thomas, Al Jolson, Bert Lahr, Phil Silvers, Sid Caesar, Danny Kaye, Red Skelton and Sophie Tucker.




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