Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS and Jerry Mitchell are pleased to announce BROADWAY BARES: CLASSIC, the latest edition of their popular "Solo Strips" series to be held Sunday, June 6 (9 & 11 PM) at Splash (50 West 17th Street). BROADWAY BARES: CLASSICwill feature strips inspired by favorite numbers fromBROADWAY BARES' 20-year history. Headlining the evening will be BARES creator and executive producer Jerry Mitchell, who will take the stage of Splash, where he first created the event in 1992. Other favorite performers set to strut, strip and show that they "still got it" include: Jennifer Cody(Shrek The Musical), Steve Geary (Contact),Sebastian LaCause (The Rocky Horror Show), Rachelle Rak (Fosse) and more.
This week, BroadwayWorld.com will be catching up with catching up with some of the dancers baring it all for BC/EFA with a series of profiles that will hopefully give you a glimpse of the person behind the g-string. First to "step up to the pole" to be profiled is Broadway Bares favorite "Space Cowboy" Sebastian La Cause who recently played El Gallo in The Fantastiks at Arena Stage.
Sebastian La Cause
Most Recent Project:
El Gallo in The Fantastiks at Arena Stage
First Appearance in Bares:
Bares IX, "Calendar Girl" I "played" January (Baby New Year)
What is your most scandalous and/or favorite Broadway Bares memory?
I can't discuss my most scandalous memory without incriminating myself...but I will tell you this, I enjoyed it.
Which Strip will you be performing at Splash on June 6?
I'm reprising my Space Cowboy number. It's the strip I did the last time I performed in Bares. Which was, 2001 A Strip Odyssey when I was playing Rocky in the Rocky Horror Show revival that Jerry choreographed and received his first TONY nom for choreography...I think, but don't quote me on that, seriously.
How is performing at Broadway Bares different than performing in a legit theatre piece?
Well I would like to say it's because you get naked or nearly naked but I've actually been completely nude on stage in legit theatre so...there goes that theory.
What's it like to perform for the Broadway Bares audience?
The Bares audience is revved up and horny so they are ready and excited and eager to show their appreciation. The moment you step onto the stage it's actually quite thrilling because the intensity of the night is like at the Orange level, if we were using the color coded system the government uses for, well, terrorism but I mean it in a really good and positive way. When you are performing in front of a live audience there is always an exchange of energy so, as the performer, when you feel that electricity, the only feeling that describes it, is pure joy. Pure joy has no opposite. It is feeling what it means to be alive, aware and present and fully in the now.
What notes would you give to a Broadway performer stripping for the first time?
Hit the gym, like, a lot. Eat really well the two weeks before the show, make sure you know how your costume comes off and most importantly, don't drink until the midnight show! Or only have one drink because you don't want fall down or make an ass out of yourself.
What Broadway showtune best describes you?
Too Darn Hot...just kidding
What makes something classic?
It defines a moment.
Tickets for Broadway Bares Classic are available online at www.broadwaybares.com or by calling 212.840.0770 x268 or at the door on the day of the event.