Produced by The Crystalline Cabaret - 60 Minutes
An electric roadhouse where enigmatic fantasies come alive after dark. With every sip,
witness a menagerie of captivating performers prowling the dusty stage. Eclectic dancers,
burlesque stripteasers, torch singers, and more show you the intoxicating taxonomy of the
night- in our nocturnal habitat. Be careful when you step into House Nocturnae, you may
never want to leave.
The Crystalline Cabaret is my initiative to create exciting multi-disciplinary performance
showcases that feature artists from a variety of alternative practices.
History: The Crystalline Cabaret started as Skull & Dagger Theatre Projects in 2014 as
part of the Vancouver Fringe Festival's Onsite program. Our first production, "Seaside
Stories of Terrible Things" was a text-based revue of classic and original oceanic
folklore. Upon application to the program, creative director Julia Mauro (BPA III) won
the Onsite scholarship for best original idea. The cast was sourced from various points of
the cabaret and theatre scene and featured two actors, a poet, and a burlesque artist.
During the festival, the show enjoyed an almost entirely sold-out run. Since then, the
Cabaret has moved away from text-based works in an effort to un-crutch our practice from
the English language, making our productions more accessible.
In 2017, we were reborn as the Crystalline Cabaret. Maneuvering towards a movement based
repertoire, we debuted "Lunarium", a vaudeville reimagining of Georges Melies,
"A Trip to The Moon". With a cast skilled in multiple dance disciplines, circus arts,
magic, burlesque, and physical acting, Lunarium firmly set us on our path as boundary breakers
and conveners. Our remount of Lunarium in January 2018 sold out the Fox
Showtimes and tickets at https://www.vancouverfringe.com