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  • Writer's pictureJose Martinez


Fans of Batman as well as of provocative live theater will definitely want to know about the Batette Follies of 1939 as it sets up shop at The Montalbán Theatre this summer.

Step into the allure of Prohibition-era Gotham City with Russall S. Beattie's newest parody, Batette Follies of 1939. This captivating production merges the charm of vaudeville and burlesque with a contemporary twist, bringing the Dark Night’s world to life amidst the lively Flapper era. Through live music, dance, and cabaret, Beattie delivers a riotous rogue revue, promising an unforgettable night of laughter, danger, and pure escapism.

The Batette Follies of 1939 is billed as a captivating parody blending vaudeville, burlesque, cabaret, and contemporary entertainment from the creator of The Empire Strips Back, which was incredibly entertaining while setting Montalbán Theatre box-office records. Step into a world where Gotham citizens, including the infamous characters of the Dark Night, are brought to life on stage through live music and circus-like performances.

Pronounced “BAT-ette,” The Batette Follies of 1939 is a 90-minute show running through July 14 with performances on Thursdays at 8pm; Friday and Saturdays at 7:30pm and 10pm; and Sundays at 7pm. Attendees must be 18-years or older. Themed drinks and food, including vegetarian options, will be available, as well as unique Batette merchandise. Tickets are priced from $39 to $154.


The Montalbán Theatre is located at 1615 Vine Street in Hollywood.


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