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Dance Yourself Happy

The Seattle Times Pacific NW Magazine ~ Health & Fitness

June 16, 2019 - by Nicole Tsong; Photos by Erika Schultz

ABOVE LEFT: Members of Lunaria Dance Theatre company rehearse for “Over the POP: A Cabaret” at Hale’s Ales Palladium. The show, which ran for two nights in May, entertained hundreds of people and featured the dance company, along with special guest performers Ceala Bailey and La Gaviota.

Mellilah

Mellilah

Two Nights of Theatrical Fun with Over the Pop: A Cabaret

What’s Up NW

April 19, 2019 - by Lesley Haenny

A one-of-a-kind cabaret, showcasing Lunaria Dance Theatre, a Seattle-based dance company, will be performing an evening of theatrical fun and you are invited!

With elements of burlesque, showgirl, musical theatre and comedy and an added twist of belly dance, join Lunaria and special guests Caela Bailey, Seattle’s seductive chanteuse, and La Gaviota, dancer and bio queen with a lot of pizzazz, for Over the Pop: A Cabaret!

The show will be filled with good clean fun with a touch of sass and lots of surprises at Hale’s Ales Palladium. The show will run for two nights only from 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. on Friday, May 3 and Saturday, May 4, 2019.

Lunaria Dance Theatre

Lunaria Dance Theatre

Over the POP: A Cabaret’ coming to Hale’s Ales Palladium

My Ballard

April 18, 2019 - by Meghan Walker

In early May, a cabaret show is coming to Frelard: it’s called Over the POP: A Cabaret, happening at Hale’s Ales Palladium.

This is the third year of the production, produced by Lunaria Dance Theatre and featuring dance theatre, “with elements of burlesque dance, showgirl, musical theatre and comedy with an added twist of belly dance,” with singer Caela Bailey and dancer La Gaviota. The cabaret will run for two nights, Friday and Saturday May 3rd and 4th from 7pm to 9pm.

Producer and director Mellilah Jamal says that creating an experience, “a night out”, is her foremost goal.

What people are saying:

“You and your team blew me away. As a NYer who’s seen lots of shows on and off Broadway and everything in between, I give your show 5 stars!” ~ Richard D.

“Oh my Goldness you guys are amazing! Each performance was so fun, dynamically different, and sometimes just all out-jaw drop-how'd you do that?! No detail was amiss. From the costumes to the choreography, the sets to the music. I also appreciated that everyone got their spotlight moment and that I laughed along the way. Rebecca/Meliliah, I commend you especially for your passion and dedication. I can't wait to see what you come up with next year! Mic drop. Boom.” ~ Lisa O.

“Wow. It was a delightful mix of cabaret, burlesque, and performance dance. You can tell that all the dancers were very in to the show and giving it their all. Extremely well choreographed and danced. The show itself was very sexy, quite fun, and extremely entertaining. I especially loved the variety in the routines. Already looking forward to the next one!” ~ Greggory H.

“I loved Oh My Goldness! The choreography was amazing and I really liked that each dance was very different from the next, it kept you on your feet and excited to see what they would do next. The dancers are fantastic and I loved that there was a lot of comedy worked in to the show as well! My husband and I had so much fun and can't wait for the next show!” ~ Christina D.

“Over the Pop was incredible! Super sexy, humorous, clever, entertaining and beautiful! Lunaria was amazing! Looking forward to what they come up with next!” ~ Allison H.

“We recently saw Oh My Goldness, and it was the first time watching Lunaria Dance Theatre perform. They were absolutely amazing!!!! My friends and I had such a blast watching these ladies!!! I would highly recommend going to anyone that wants a fun night out!! Also we will definitely be back for next years show!” ~ Karlie H.

“I've been to their shows 3 years in a row and each time we are blown away by the talent and originality!!! This year we saw Over the POP: A Cabaret. "Tiny Soldier" and "Menagerie de Freak" were superb! I recommend getting on their mailing list so you don't miss the next production.” ~ Sharon A.