Lucha VaVoom is this mixture of Mexican pro wrestling ("lucha libre") with burlesque/comedy. It is based in LA, but just came through SF. Herei s what the LA Times had to say about Lucha VaVoom:
Today, D'Albert and her producing partner Liz Fairbairn are the brains behind Lucha VaVoom, the aggressively outré mash-up of Mexican lucha libre wrestling, burlesque striptease and post-punk vaudeville that recently packed in a motley, spirited crowd at downtown's Art Deco-style Mayan Theatre. Now in its seventh year, Lucha VaVoom produces new shows annually and is one of a modest but increasing number of hard-to-classify homegrown L.A. entertainments that are stretching the boundaries of live performance. In doing so, these shows are attracting audiences whose theatrical tastes are as likely to have been shaped by B-movies, comic books and music videos as by "Hello, Dolly!" or the collected works of Arthur Miller.
I didnt get the opportunity to see them in SF, but it kinda sounds cool. You've perhaps seen/heard of lucha, because it is the wrestling where the wrestlers wear masks. So, go check them out in you want.
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