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Press Release: In the Va Va Voom Room

For Immediate Release
December 6th, 2016
Contact: Cara Hanhurst – 619-220-6830 x105


WHAT: He’s back! Award-winning choreographer Michael Mizerany returns to Diversionary Theatre with the second installment of IN THE VA VA VOOM ROOMafter its riotously successful debut last January.   Critics of last year’s installation called the show “Fun, in your face and ever so titillating!”This year boasts all new material, and due to limited performances tickets are expected to sell out quickly.

IN THE VA VA VOOM ROOM, we ask you to leave your inhibitions at the door. This scintillating sixty minute contemporary burlesque will make even the bawdiest San Diegan blush. Audiences can expect to warm up with  many different types of dance – you’ll get a taste of contemporary, modern, heel dancing, pole dancing and erotic stripping. This eclectic dance concert features work choreographed by Andrew Holmes, Caryn Ipapo-Glass, Zaquia Mahler Salinas, Cara Steen,  and of course, Michael Mizerany himself. Mizerany has worked on over 15 shows at Diversionary Theatre, including [MANHANDLED], MAN CLAN, HOT GUYS DANCING, and A NEW BRAIN. He calls  VA VA an “…homage to traditional burlesque with a contemporary twist – the show is  brash, brassy and bodacious, featuring dynamic and athletic movement and beautiful bodies. It’s a  great way to start your new year.”

Mizerany anticipates his favorite part of the show will be the “Ooohhs and ahhhhs coming from the audience.” Enter THE VA VA VOOM ROOM and you can share their pleasure.

IN THE VA VA VOOM ROOM runs for five performances , January 5th – 8th, 2017.

Thur, Jan. 5th 7 p.m.
Fri, Jan 6th 8 p.m.
Sat, Jan. 7th 8 p.m.
Sun, Jan. 8th 2 p.m. & 7 p.m.

TICKETS: Tickets are available now at, by calling 619-220-0097 or by visiting 4545 Park Boulevard San Diego, CA 92116. Single ticket prices ranges from $15-35 (Prices are subject to change). Discounts are available for Seniors, Military, Students, Educators, and Groups.
WHO: For press seats, interviews, photos, or more information, please contact Cara Hanhurst, Connectivity Manager, and 619-220-6830×105 or by emailing


Photo by Cara Vacek Hanhurst

Photo by Cara Vacek Hanhurst

Michael Mizerany is the artistic director for Compulsion Dance & Theater. Choreography Credits: Altar Boyz (Noah Longton Productions), Dooley, Divine Sister, Miss Kitty’s Wild West Revue, Scrooge In Rouge, Thrill Me, Bare:  A Pop Opera, A New Brain and In The Va Va Voom Room(Diversionary Theatre), Chicago: A Speakeasy Cabaret, Grey Gardens and Ass, or A Midsummer Night’s Fever, Jesus Hates Me, Airline Highway (Ion Theatre), Carnvial!, Suds and Altar Boyz (The Coronado Playhouse), Spring Awakening, When The Rain Stops Falling and Stupid Fucking Bird(Cygnet Theatre), The Full Monty (New Village Arts), Trolley Dances(SDDT), Rent (Southwestern College), West Side Story, Once On This Island and The Wiz (J*Company) and Threepenny Opera (UCSD). Michael has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors including the LA Stage Scene Award for Outstanding Choreography for Altar Boyz, Bare: A Pop Opera and A New Brain, The Blue Ribbon Choreography Award for Suds and the Bravo San Diego Award for Outstanding Choreographer of 2012 (Desperate Love, Altar Boyz) and received a 2015 nomination for his contemporary work Man Clan. He was nominated for a Craig Noel Theater Award for Outstanding Choreography for Dooley (2011), Altar Boyz(2012), Spring Awakening and Bare: A Pop Opera (2014). Recently, he was nominated for a National Youth Arts Award for Outstanding Achievement in Choreography for West Side Story. Most recently, he produced the hit show Bedrooms & Boyfriends as well as writing one of the short plays.

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