Strange for Hire Tonight!


This exciting new show is every Thursday night at 8pm at Times Scare (669 8th Ave between 42nd and 43rd). As they describe it:

“Times Scare in conjunction with Todd Robbins (Play Dead, Monday Night Magic, Carnival Knowledge) and Donny Thomas (aka Donny Vomit of the Coney Island Sideshow and Pretty Things Peepshow) present an unforgettable evening featuring deranged disciples of variety entertainment.  Strange for Hire is an eclectic live show featuring sideshow acts, circus skills, burlesque beauties and other magical doings.   Each week brings forth a different line up of performers from America’s Got Talent, Cirque du Soleil, Coney Island, Big Apple Circus and more; there on the stage in the Crypt Cabaret- up close and dangerous! “

It’s very historic. I’m tempted to say “not since Huberts…”, but of course the Bindlestiffs had their own Palace of Variety on the deuce about a decade ago. But I CAN say, not since Huberts (and before) has there been a sideshow, wax museum, dime museum and house of horrors all in the Times Square area all at the same time. To say these are exciting times for someone with my tastes is putting it mildly. Can’t wait to check it out.

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