In the 13 months that Cheryl King has presented this sexy vaudeville show at this hot new
downtown venue, the audience has tripled, and the company of performers has grown to
nearly three dozen.
This savvy producer, who moved to Sonoma County in 2018, originally created the show for
her own theater in NYC, Stage Left Studio. It ran monthly for eight years in the unique Midtown
Manhattan space, and was lauded by the Village Voice as “NY’s Sexiest Theater.”
Now the show is delighting audiences from Marin, Sonoma and Napa County and has been
praised in the Sonoma County Gazette as “an evening of free-spirited sex-positive fun for the
ones we love – and for ourselves!” Cheryl has recently started building each show around a
central theme – and inviting the audience to come in costume. Many of the shows feature
audience participation routines, with contests and prizes donated by Secrets Boutique on
Santa Rosa Avenue.
Cheryl’s company of performers includes burlesque dancers Velvet Thorn, Jonni Machado,
Indiana Bones, Natasha Nightmare, and The Phoenix Dancers. Singers Jake Turner, Karenna
Slade, Brandy Noveh, and Alia Beeton have presented original songs and show tunes. Of late
the show has also featured table-to-table magic from Vixen, the Forbidden Magician, who also
performs hoop and acro dance routines, and onstage magic acts as well. And a crowning glory
of the series are comedy sketches written by Cheryl, which she performs with brilliant
actor/comics including Martin Gilbertson, Alia Beeton, Shannon DeJong, Noah Sternhill, and
Dwayne Stincelli. There are also improvised sketches with Alia and Shannon, which are
greeted by the audience with hoots of laughter and wild applause.
Cheryl’’s brought in friends from Los Angeles to perform in the show, including National
Monologue Slam winner Katie Northlich, and Strong Words performer and producer Marlene
The audience has recently started exceeding 100 on Wednesday evenings so the show is
moving to weekends where it is expected to draw an even larger audience..
The Saturday, Dec 16 holiday show, entitled Bad Santa Party, will feature guest star Dwayne
Stincelli as Bad Santa. The line-up includes new comedy routines from Cheryl, including a
special holiday Dubbers sketch. Serena Elize and Blue return to the show with new routines
performed with Sam Minnifield, Lexus Fletcher and Lauren DePass. The show also features
crowd pleasers Natasha Nightmare, dancer/magician Vixen and the debut of magic/belly
dancing duo Ray Hoey and Treja! Tickets $20 in advance, $25 at the door. Adult-oriented
material. Audience members are invited to stick around for two hours of great dancing music
from DJ Vino and DJ Bootysattva, as we celebrate Serena Elize’s birthday!
For more information about Forbidden Kiss LIVE, visit https://www.caltheatre.com/forbidden-