Best of the Day: 50 Shades of Bey – May 14, 2015

Bow down, bitches. Lipstick Criminals are bringing two nights of Beyoncé burlesque to Oberon.

Welcome to Best of the Day, our daily recommendation for what to check out around town. If you do one thing in Boston today, consider this.


Lipstick Criminals' Sugar Dish

Lipstick Criminals’ Sugar Dish / Photo by Jonathan Beckley

Slutcracker fans, are you bemoaning the fact that you can only unwrap your presents (or watch them unwrap themselves) once a year? Fret not: Lipstick Criminals and director Vanessa White (a.k.a. Sugar Dish), the dirty minds behind our favorite burlesque holiday pageant, are keeping the jiggle going all year round. This week, they return to Oberon with another sultry musical production. Previously, they set their sights on Tom Waits and Led Zeppelin, now they’re taking on Beyoncé for two nights of dance routines performed to “a bangin’ selection of the Queen Bey’s bootylicious catalog.” They’ve been keeping it mostly under wraps, but here’s a sneak peek:

Go ahead and start your weekend. We won't tell. Ticket link in bio. #alloninstagram #cakebythepound #fiftyshadesofbey

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As you’d expect, tickets are selling like hotcakes. We don’t think you’re ready for this jelly.

$20-$25, May 14-15, 8 p.m., Oberon, 2 Arrow St., Cambridge , 617-496-8004, americanrepertorytheater.org/oberon.