When: Thu., Dec. 14, 8 p.m., Fri., Dec. 15, 8 & 10:30 p.m. and Sat., Dec. 16, 8 p.m.
From the wild mind behind such unusual offerings as Icons: The Lesbian and Gay History of the World, Vol. 1, Sinderella and the Glass Zipper and Tales of a Hard Nut comes How Burlesque Saved Christmas — an original production written, directed and choreographed by multitalented performer Jade Esteban Estrada. Bursting with all the makings of a naughty adaptation of How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, the seasonal affair builds on Estrada’s ever-creative comedic chops as well as his background in the scantily clad world of burlesque. Threatening to upstage a bevy of tassel-twirling beauties, Estrada leads the cast as Daddy Christmas, an alternative Santa Claus character who pulls the plug on the yuletide season after weather-manipulating sexpot scientist Sarah Suckame Slanders (Dixie de Vice) ushers in a new Ice Age. Fortunately, the residents of Christmasland, Texas have a few holiday-saving tricks up their sleeves in the form of ultra-hot, ice-melting vixens Sugar Bum Larry (Blaise Ricin), Geri Mann de Ring (Essence Grant), Teddy Bare (Jordan Kayall), Bear Lee LeGaul (Steven Mortimer), Eva Needzerspooge (Natasha Pearl) and the legendary Heat Thighzer (international burlesque star Coco Lectric).