Creator and performer - Kyrst Hogan aka Burgundy Brixx
Stage manager and offstage voice - Doug Thoms
The C-Word not only won a spot in Pick Of The Fringe , but it ALSO won
the Leaping Fringer award from Leap Studios!
THANK YOU, Vancouver Fringe!
Encore show is
THIS SUNDAY, SEPT. 25 at 7:00 pm (doors at 6:45 pm)
PERFORMANCE WORKS - 1218 Cartwright St, Granville Island
Tickets at vancouverfringe.com
ABOUT THE SHOW
In May of 2021, Kyrst Hogan (aka Burgundy Brixx) was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer. Instead of throwing in the towel, she decided to wave it in the air for the world to see! The C-Word is a cheeky cabaret journey through her battle, from crazy stories about her recovery from two major surgeries in one year to musical parodies about the trials and tribulations of chemo and the day-to-day fight for survival to the literal baring of her soul and body. It’s a wild ride that hopes to de-mystify the experience of this disease and let us laugh at our imperfections and celebrate our resilience!
BRICK HOUSE - The Commodores
A BRAND NEW DAY - Luther Vandross
Props and costumes designed and created by Kyrst Hogan
A professionally trained singer, actress and dancer with a BA degree in Theatre Arts, Kyrst has worked as a professional performing artist most of her adult life. On May 15th of 2015, she was diagnosed with stage four colon cancer and began her blog "The C-Word" about her cancer journey which is now becoming a cabaret-style stage show which will be presented in the 2022 Vancouver Fringe Festival. Kyrst worked as a principal singer, dancer and actress in New York for over a decade in such productions as the world famous Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring The Rockettes , Norwegian Cruise Lines, Atlantic City Casinos as well as regional and off-Broadway theatres and national touring companies. She also worked as a dance instructor for numerous studios in both Boston and New York, and has been successfully producing cabaret and theatrical events since 2006, winning the Georgia Straight's "Best of Vancouver" award seven consecutive years for her show "Kitty Nights". She was dubbed "A Dynamic Cabaret Chanteuse" by Canada's Globe and Mail and a "Burlesque Star" by The Georgia Straight. She was honoured to be selected to compete for the world title, "Reigning Queen of Burlesque" for three consecutive years by The Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas. An accomplished creative and costume designer, she is renowned for the elaborate and fanciful original costume designs she wears in her cabaret work.
As Burgundy Brixx, she has headlined shows and festivals in Toronto, Minneapolis, Dallas, Edmonton, Calgary, San Francisco and Las Vegas.
This show is dedicated to the memory of my Mom Cookie, Grandma Ruth and Aunt Carmen who all lost their lives to Cancer, and my Dad Tom who died four months after my Mom of a lonely heart. It is also dedicated to all my friends and family who have who have given me such love and support over this journey, my amazing surgeons and caregivers especially Kristin, Erin and Ana, all the nurses and aides who are the true unsung heroes of the healthcare system, and my incredible husband, singing partner, best friend and stage manager Doug without whom I could not imagine doing any of this.
PLEASE FOLLOW MY ONGOING JOURNEY AS IT UNFOLDS!
Four 1.5" C-Word Buttons - $10
C-Word 3" Magnet- $5
Your generousity is always appreciated!