The C-Word: Part 25 – Prep and Performance

Well friends, it’s just 2 weeks until Opening Night for The C-Word at the Vancouver Fringe Fest! EEEP! Since my husband and I will be out of town all next week to perform as our Canadian Acoustic Duo KD twice daily at the Armstrong IPE (Interior Provincial Fair and Rodeo) and our Johnny Cash / June Carter tribute Johnny & June in Salmon Arm, BC (do Salmon have arms? lol) my only chance to get the show in front of a few folks was last Friday. So, I did a little low-tech rehearsal at my friend Jen Bishop’s tap dance studio and invited a few close friends.

Yikes! My low tech rehearsal under fluorescent lights!
Photo by Greg McKinnon.

I don’t know what was more jarring – doing the show under fluorescent lights (lol!) or being able to feel the energy of a small audience, but I relaxed halfway through and got through it with only a few little hiccups. I had a great response to the work from those present, and now feel pretty good about where I’ll be in two weeks!

Huge thanks to my friends for being there as I tackled this beast in public for the first time. I plan to keep running the lines and songs in the evenings while we’re away after we’re done performing, getting them more and more integrated into my body, and finessing some of the staging and choreography as well. Whew! It takes a lot of energy and focus to hold the stage for a whole hour, but I think I’m up to the task!

Tickets are on sale for The C-Word at

Full schedule is below and tickets for the livestream edition of my show on Monday Sept. 12 at Leap Studios will be available very soon! I’m also hosting FRINGE FOR ALL on September 7th – look for ticketing announcements for both this coming week!
Please note – a one-time Fringe Membership of $10 applies to your first Vancouver Fringe Fest 2022 ticket purchase.

Fri 9 Sep7pmPerformance Works (V6H 3R8)$15
Sun 11 Sep1pmPerformance Works (V6H 3R8)$15
Sun 11 Sep10:15pmPerformance Works (V6H 3R8)$15
Mon 12 Sep7pmLeap Creative Studios (V6J 1H3)$15
Thu 15 Sep4:45pmPerformance Works (V6H 3R8)$15
Thu 15 Sep8:45pmPerformance Works (V6H 3R8)$15
Sun 18 Sep8:45pmPerformance Works (V6H 3R8)$15
Hope you can make it to a live OR livestreamed performance of my show. This past year and a half have been a real rollercoaster. I hope I’ve captured the essence of my experience into this crazy cabaret!
Photo by Greg McKinnon.

I’ve been busier this summer with performing jobs than I have in years – even before Covid! I’m so thankful for all the work keeping my mind and body actively moving into the future so I don’t have time to stagnate or go down dark pathways of thought. Keep it up, universe!

This fall you can also expect to see me doing a bit of burlesque AND singing at these shows:

Burlesque in the ‘burbs at the lovely East Delta Hall!
Wed. Oct 5. Tickets available soon!


Live Band Burlesque Tribute to KATE BUSH!
The Rio persuaded me to do a re-mount of this one! Featuring The Hot & Heavy Band with lead vocalists Burgundy Brixx and Lisa-Marie Ricketts taking on Kate’s complex vocals, and burlesque performances by
Tonya Kay, Jessie Rockley, Mz. B. Haven, Ann Narky, Shaboobie Boobarella, Johnny Bongo, Fionna Flauntit and Burgundy Brixx.
Featuring a Stranger Things tribute finale and a
Kate Bush / Stranger Things costume contest with prizes!
Earlybird tickets now on sale at

And this fall I’m thrilled to announce that I’m part of the planning, design and performative aspects of the LUMIERE Festival, so look for me at fun events and installations all around Vancouver!

Love to you all!
Kyrst aka Burgundy

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