Apr 6, 2009
ON TOUR WITH LESLIE & THE LYS
Leslie and the Lys current revue holds a whole new element of showmanship and magic. I was blessed to go out on part of their tour with them and was completely enamored with the hard work behind the show. Every night after driving to a new town, they set up a full sized jungle gym, a sign that reads SHAZAM!, a video projector, a fog machine, a rotating disc that Leslie stands on & a 12string guitar affixed to a stand so that it creates the illusion of spinning in the air. (A 12-string guitar with a faded decal of Princess Diana and Charles on their wedding day no less.)
The Lys then change into White Tiger costumes that would make Siegfried and Roy proud and later reveal a second outfit covered in sheer sparkles.
However, behind the scenes it's no joke. It's a tight run ship as all the focus must remain on the act. Their show is by no means ironic. It's more like going on tour with the aspirations of Shania Twain and I found that to be the most inspiring thing about them. Oh and by the way the show is mega-fantastic.
Tour dates here: http://leslieandthelys.com/
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