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Interview Part 1: Green Tea, Octo Sushi and Chit-Chat with Kitten La Rue of The Atomic Bombshells

November 8, 2013


Kitten LaRue
On Tuesday evening, I had the unique opportunity to sit down with Kitten LaRue of The Atomic Bombshells during a break from rehearsing her upcoming show “Lost in Space” which opens at the Triple Door for six shows running from November 13 through November 16. We met at Octo Sushi, a clean and enjoyable out-of-the-way sushi joint nestled away inside a non-descript building in the Capital Hill area of Seattle. We sipped warm green tea at the sushi bar, as we discussed her life, the upcoming show at the Triple Door and the 10th anniversary of The Atomic Bombshell burlesque troupe, she founded in 2003.

“You grew up in Louisiana.” I said, drawing a nod of agreement from Kitten LaRue, “At what age did you decide that burlesque was something that you were drawn to?”

“I started doing burlesque and became aware and interested in it while I was living in New Orleans as a young person. I went to go see a show there which was incredible, the Shim-Shamettes, one of the first burlesque revival shows happening in the country. It had a 10 piece jazz band, incredible costumes and was very much in line with what we do with The Atomic Bombshells. The classic old-school bourbon street style of burlesque. I fell in love with it immediately.”