Material Girls

Arguably two of the most influential female celebrities of our time come to life in downtown Phoenix this week, with a sultry performance presented by Scandalesque. Emceed by Camille Sledge (daughter of singer Debbie Sledge of ‘70s sensation Sister Sledge) M: an Homage to Madonna and Marilyn Monroe promises to be a sexy variety act worthy of its namesakes.

Founded in the winter of 2004 by Julianna Curtis and Christy Zandlo, Scandalesque is a true variety show including comedic commentary, circus-like stunts, and live music and dance theater. The show tends to, er, experiment with the sensual, and M is no different. Audience members should expect to participate and are encouraged to dress as their versions of the infamous idols.

Get scandalized and tantalized at 8 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.) Friday, May 30, at The Pressroom, 441 West Madison Street. Tickets are $20 to $100. Visit or for details.

Fri., May 30, 9 p.m., 2014
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