Sexy…masculine…ready….just so god damn extraordinarily talented.
Yes, those are just a few of the words and praises we can all spill about Bradley’s Bucks, Franky Bradley’s all male dance troupe that’s about to stomp on your heart with another stunning show tomorrow night. However, this isn’t just any show, as the Bucks (we’ll meet them all in a second…calm down, Mom) will be serving up a Jungle theme that is looking to have you check your Naomi Watts in King Kong life at the door.
Meaning, it’s time to get fully ready, ladies and fabulous gents.
But perhaps the most incredible element of tomorrow’s spectacle (oh, and what a spectacle it will be, kids) is that Jungle is going to be a part of this year’s annual FringeArts Festival, which as we’ve experienced in years past is laced with some (if not all) of the best entertainment that’s ever been thrust upon Philly’s local stages.
So, for those of you who’ve already grabbed your tickets for Bradley’s Bucks, you’re about in for a real treat. And for those of you haven’t yet, you better make like Simba and grab them right here and right now while we all prepare ourselves for the impending Bradley’s Bucks Jungle takeover at Franky Bradley’s tomorrow night.
And here are 5 other ways you can prepare yourself for this truly one-of-a-kind Philly entertainment experience that’s about to take over..your life.
1.Show your local entertainment love to this fine herd of local dancing gentlemen…. First things first, show your local dance love to Tommy Schimms, Teddy Fatscher, William Ernest D. Burden, Ryan James Stauffer and Mikhail King–the fine dancing gentlemen who are more than ready to put their Tarzan game face on for your heart racing pleasure tomorrow night.
Besides each of them being extraordinarily talented in their own individual ways (aerial stunts! bungees! dazzling floor routines…there’s nothing they can’t do), they’ve all vigorously studied the art of dance (and so much more) at Philly’s esteemed University of the Arts, which in turn has led a handful of them to be a part of Brian Sanders Junk dance troupe, which as we all know is the very foundation of this September’s FringeArts takeover.
This week, I got the chance to spill with Mr. Schimms (who co-captains the Bucks with Mr. Fatscher) about what being a part of the Bucks has done for his personal and professional career, and he spilled, “Teddy and I both have a creative outlet in Brian Sanders JUNK, and now the Bucks allow us to take a step back and be in the driver’s seat making creative choices. It also gives us the opportunity to explore different ideas and how we can make the next thing unique or never seen before. I also believe that it has really shown us every aspect that goes into a performance, from developing movement on different apparatuses to building sets, lighting, and a music score. The Bucks bring our two loves together in life. Dancing and the service industry. Dave Morreale as venue director at Franky Bradley’s as well as Buck’s Daddy nables us to eliminate limitations and create without restriction.”
2.Say hello to the men behind the scenes, or in DJ Chris Urban’s case….that curtain…. Okay, so tomorrow night you’re guaranteed to see another fine scruffy, ponytailed gentlemen running back and forth through FB’s making sure everything is on point, No need to be alarmed, that’s just aforementioned FB’s creative director Dave Morreale and he is that guy who is simply going to make sure you (ays, you) are having the time of your life at the show tomorrow night. Because if there’s anyone who’s working just as hard as the Bucks in bringing it all together, it’s certainly Mr. Morreale. So, when you see him scurrying around tomorrow night, stop and say hello, because he’s doing this all for you (yas, you again), and please, remember to always show your love to the performers gracing that stage because…respect.
And of course, we must always bow our headphones down to Mr. Urban, the man not only behind the curtain (seriously, you won’t see him…ever), but behind the grooves that Bradley’s Bucks are taking and putting their ferocious routines on top of. Bottom line, if you’ve ever danced in the City of Brotherly Love, you’ve danced along with Mr. Urban…meaning this show just got a little more spectacular..as if that were possible.
3.Get ready to get a little wet…. First up, get your mind out of the gutter. Second, yes, you just might get a little wet tomorrow night because rumor has it (maybe, I don’t know, I hear a lot of…stuff) that there’s going to a pool all up on the FB’s stage. This of course gets us thinking right back to early summer when Beyoncé and her groovy back up gals stopped by Lincoln Financial Field as part of The Queen’s Formation World Tour and got to werk with a routine that we’re still drying off from.
Now, imagine a flock of ferocious dancing man beats splishin’ and splashin’ around like Bey. There you go.
4.Dive into everything else Franky Bradley’s has in store for the rest of your summer… Ever since Franky Bradley’s took over for former Philly lesbian bar Sisters almost two years (!!) ago now, they’ve more than proved they’ve got what it takes to usher in the hottest talent from the Gayborhood and beyond.
Whether it’s been the in-your-face antics of Martha Graham Cracker, the classic DJ stylings of Rich Medina or the monthly serving of their stunning drag show, Franky’s Foxes (by the way, condragulations on Mary D’Knight on becoming the newest Fox…and Nicole Fatima, werk), FB’s has what it takes to keep you living that entertainingly sun-kissed life. And just what do they have in store for the rest of your August? Since we don’t want to give it all away here, peep on their official website and see what’s in store right…now.
5.Just get ready to have a great f#$king time… Really, it’s just that simple because these boys have been working overtime to make sure you’re going to be magically welcomed into their extraordinary dance jungle. And now, we get our Guns ‘N Roses on.
See you tomorrow night!