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'Go home horny' with Savannah Sweet Tease 

Burlesque troupe unveils themselves & a new beer

click to enlarge The Savannah Sweet Tease’s Trixie Tickles, Pecan Sandie, Rebel Belle, and Erin Go Brahless brew up trouble! - PHOTO BY GEOFF JOHNSON
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  • The Savannah Sweet Tease’s Trixie Tickles, Pecan Sandie, Rebel Belle, and Erin Go Brahless brew up trouble!

THEY MAY be keeping the specifics of their “Behind Closed Doors” acts quiet, but Savannah Sweet Tease Burlesque Revue founders Wendy Denney, Anita Narcisse, and Jessica Knapp aren’t shy about the show’s desired effects.

“The goal is to make everyone go home horny,” Denney states with a sly grin.

“Because it’s Valentine’s Day, it’s going to be more girly and glitzy, while still being very Sweet Tease,” she elaborates.

“Some acts are a little more glamorous,” Narcisse adds. She assures that her Erin Go Brahless act is still “very Erin”—expect a clever combination of sultry swagger and playful hilarity.

To ensure that everyone who wants to see the show gets in, the Teases are offering two performances: February 13 with female-fronted rockabilly band The Living Deads, and February 14 with Blouses, a Prince tribute that debuted at The Jinx’s annual Halloween cover band night.

While their usual emcee, that demented clown Skippy Spiral, is out of town, Odd Lot Improv’s John Turner, a.k.a. Tom Collins, is stepping in.

“He’s Skippy in boat shoes,” kids Knapp.

Adds Denney, “He’s got this comical confidence like the Rat Pack guys.”

“Behind Closed Doors” isn’t the only thing the burlesque troupe’s brewing up; they recently rolled up their sleeves and got dirty down at Moon River Brewing Company, creating their very own beer.

With the guidance of Moon River’s Aaron Deist, the Teases have dreamed up two scrumptious craft concoctions: a porter that features a coffee and chocolate base with hints of graham cracker, vanilla, ancho chili powder, and cinnamon (they’re calling it the “s’morter”), and an IPA boasting passion fruit tea, habanero, and honey tones.

The Teases enjoy the local, collaboratory spirit of working with Savannah’s first microbrewery, and the feeling was mutual.

“One of the first ideas I had was to make some casks with the Sweet Tease,” says Deist. “They are an unbelievably talented, fun and outgoing group of people, and if this collaboration can get more people to see their shows, then everyone wins. Plus, I knew many of them loved beer!”

It’s a Moon River tradition to tap a different cask ale on Wednesdays. On February 11, they’ll tap the first Tease cask; if the first cask is drained (that’s 80 pints), they’ll put the second cask on, but if not, make sure to head to Bay Street on February 18 to help out with cask number two.

The Teases will be there to meet burlesque and beer fans alike, and they’re bringing plenty of prizes with them, including season tickets and merchandise.

If the fun of the brewing experience is any indicator, it’s going to be a deliciously adventurous batch.

“Aaron let us do everything,” Denney says of the brewing process. “We learned a lot...like needing to be careful about what we touch.”

“Yes!” agrees Narcisse with a big laugh. “Things can blow up!”

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The Savannah Sweet Tease Burlesque Revue Present: Behind Closed Doors

Beer Casks Unveiled

Moon River Brewing Company

Wednesday, February 11, and Wednesday, February 18

Friday, February 13 with The Living Deads

Saturday, February 14 with Blouses

The Jinx

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Connect Savannah Arts & Entertainment Editor Anna Chandler started writing about music after growing hoarse from talking about it nonstop. Born in Tennessee and raised in South Carolina, she has been a proud Savannahian for 8 years. She sings & plays guitar & accordion in COEDS and Lovely Locks.

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