Zombie Burlesque at the V Theater in the Miracle Mile Shops behind Planet Hollywood is a great show. It is not for everybody, but I like to think that the readers of my blog would enjoy it. It is very campy with a nice mix of video and live action. While I think the ticket price is high, the intro sequence alone shows the level of detail and production work that is required for that kind of ticket price.
It is set at Club Z in 1958 and hosted by Zenoch, a witty Zombie MC. He does a great job of keeping things rolling and interacting with the audience. Aside from the zombies, it is structured around a traditional burlesque variety show with dancing, singing, comedy, an aerial silk act and a contortionist who is out of this world. There is a live band on a raised platform at the back of the stage that not only provides great music, but also has some fun banter with the zombies.
Early on, they pull a guy from the audience. The Zombie dancers strap him to a chair in a cage to give him a lap dance and them some. One particularly agile Zombie does the splits above his head. Throughout the show they pull up 4 people onto the stage. The guy I just mentioned, another guy for a great moment with Tiny Bubbles and a couple (preferably on newlyweds on their honeymoon) for a Newlywed type game. The winning couple receives a nice prize. Near the end of the show, everyone gets Jello shots after seeing Jello and Vodka go at it onstage in a hilarious bit.
Getting into the space is a little chaotic. The show is in the second level V3 theater. About an hour before show time, they will let you go upstairs to get a drink at the bar and wait. When the doors open, they let people in by groups. The VIP group goes first, then the A group, then the B group. It is hard to hear who is supposed to be going in and they don’t give you a lot of guidance. Once you get past that, the show itself is very fun. VIP seating is assigned, so you don’t have to show up early.
This video gives you a pretty good idea of what to expect:
Show times are Monday through Saturday at 8:30pm, with an additional 10pm shows on some Saturdays and Mondays. The show runs about 75 minutes without an intermission. There is no age restriction, but I don’t recommend it for kids and would approach it like at R rated movie.
Tickets are available at the V Theater Box Office or online. General Admission tickets are $64.99. VIP seats are $84.99. If you want a better chance of being pulled onstage, get the VIP tickets. Otherwise, the theater is small enough that the general admission tickets will still give you a nice view of the show. The only bad seats are at the far left side of the general admission section where the building architecture may block your view of a sliver of the stage.
You can usually find discounted tickets at Tix4Tonight. To see the current list of shows available at Tix4Tonight click here.