Caburlesque Comes to Archway Studio/Theatre

LOS ANGELES – Spinning a modern twist on traditional cabaret and burlesque shows, Cherry Poppins Productions presents “The Knock Shop,” a singing and dancing sensation featuring scantily clad vixens of the stage at the Archway Theatre. Shows are presented 11 p.m. late night on select Fridays. The next show is Friday, December 7. Tickets are $15.

At this caburlesque show, guests will be ushered into the “sampling” room in a hush-hush fashion by our host, the owner of “The Knock Shop.” In the sampling room, he will showcase the many different women and services available at the “establishment,” while he struggles to maintain control of his feisty girls.

“This is a show filled with true triple-threat talent. These girls sing like Broadway belters, dance like Fosse show girls, and seduce you with their beauty and talent,” said Steven Sabel, artistic director of the Archway Theatre

Life at the Knock Shop is a constant party, and encourages audience members to laugh, drink, dance, and enjoy the beauty of scantily clad women. At least one girl will get naked…ish.

“Its Minsky’s of 1932 meets the talents of 2012,” Sabel said.

Drawing on the classic style of American burlesque that reached its peak in the 1930s, and incorporating contemporary humor mixed with modern music, “The Knock Shop,” captures the essence of this highly entertaining performance art form. Characters in the show don monickers such as Madam Caress, Satin Martini, Sidepipin’ Sally, Kitty Cobra, Glitter Bomb, Oopsy Daisy, and Ming Long Dong.

The Archway Theatre location comes with a long history as an entertainment venue. From it’s earliest days as Al’s Cabaret, to its 20 years as Al’s Bar, the location at the base of the American Hotel at 305 S. Hewitt St., has presented a variety of performers for almost five decades.

“We are proud to continue the tradition of presenting entertainment in this space that has been a hot spot for performance for so long. Presenting caburlesque here is just too perfect for words,” Sabel said.

The Archway location is surrounded by popular eating establishments, including District Barbecue, Eat.Drink.Americano, Nola’s, Novel Café, The Pie Hole, Wurstkuche, and Zip Fusion. The new performance venue is also just a short distance from Senor Fish, Urth Café, Villains Tavern, Weiland Brewery, and plethora of Asian cuisine options in nearby Little Tokyo.

“People can come to the area, choose a place to have dinner, come see a show, and then go have a drink somewhere after. Everything is in walking distance, including the Metro Station at First and Alameda,” said Sabel.

For additional performance schedule information or call (213)237-9933.

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About the Author: ENCI is an actor and recently turned writer and director. She is an urban cyclist, passionate about living intentionally, about leaving less behind and about living healthy. Enci is a member of SAG and AFTRA and is on the board of the 501(c)4 Bikeside and is co-founder of the Bike Writers Collective. Enci teaches all over town about web etiquettes and social media and is involved with the East Hollywood Neighborhood Council where she serves on the Arts & Culture Committee. Enci is passionate about leaning new things and currently she is studying ASL. You can visit her at or read about her adventures at

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