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Play it, Sam! Burlesque troupe reaches the apex — a naughty ‘Casablanca’

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Wasabassco Burlesque is going noir with its new show, “Wasablanca,” a sexy spin on — that’s right — “Casablanca.” The various skits will loosely follow the film, with plenty of intrigue, fezzes and drinks thrown in for good measure. But how does this classic film and kitschy burlesque show really compare? We find out.

“Casablanca”

Title

“Wasablanca”

Morocco

Setting

Gowanus

Humphrey Bogart, Ingrid Bergman, Claude Rains

Stars

Nasty Canasta, Gal Friday, and Dick Swizzle

Trench coats and fezzes

Clothes

Trench coats and little else

Someone named Sam

Musicians

Jazz Age enthusiasts, Gelber and Manning

Champagne, whiskey, brandy, cognac, wine, and cocktails

Drinks

Breuckelen gin-based cocktails The Gin Rickey and The Wit’s End

Nazi officials, World War II refugees

Clientele

Hipsters

Male

Rick Blaine

Female

Cigarettes

Smoking

The scantily clad burlesque performers

One of greatest films of all time

Status

Greatest parties of recent memory

— Meredith Deliso

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