Bindlestiff Cirkus Brings Monthly Winter Cabaret to Club Helsinki Hudson

Bindlestiff Stephanie v(HUDSON, N.Y.) – Hudson’s own Bindlestiff Family Cirkus continues its wintertime tradition of hosting a monthly cabaret, featuring a variety of circus, theater, comedy and musical entertainers, at Club Helsinki Hudson with four shows: its adult-oriented cabaret, kicking off at 9pm on Saturday, January 25, 2014; Friday, February 14; and Saturday, March 29; plus a Sunday matinee show on March 30 geared to the whole family. Audience members attending in costume will receive a discounted admission.

For twenty years, Bindlestiff’s NYC Winter Cabaret season has provided a stage for the world’s best in circus, sideshow, vaudeville, burlesque, and variety. In 2006, Bindlestiff brought this stage spectacle to Hudson, N.Y., for inaugural splashes at Basilica Hudson and the Bard Summerscape Spiegeltent.

Stephanie and KeithEach month this winter, Bindlestiff Cirkus will bring a new lineup, with acts including trapeze, contortion, acrobatic balance, sword swallowing, juggling, physical comedy, and oddball novelty turns. The Bindlestiff stage is one of the few arenas in the world where attendees may see internationally renowned street performers, featured acts from Cirque du Soleil and Ringling Brothers, and artists from “America’s Got Talent” next to local legends, live, on stage, and in the same show.

Live music is a defining feature of Bindlestiff’s cabaret shows, with witty, original tunes by a variety of NYC’s best composers and accompanists. Bindlestiff’s unique style reflects deep roots in NYC’s underground club scene, nods to political street theater, and a steady respect for the traditions of American popular entertainment and illegitimate theater.

Bindlestiff8Bindlestiff Family co-founders Stephanie Monseu and Keith Nelson live in Hudson. Over the last decade, they have hosted a variety of outrageous talent under the Bindlestiff banner. Their personal dedication to the variety arts, circus, vaudeville, sideshow, and burlesque has made the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus famous both among audiences and within the variety performance community.

Unlike Bindlestiff’s family fare at local venues like Bard’s Summerscape Spiegeltent, Bindlestiff’s Winter Cabaret is for grown-ups only. (A family-oriented matinee will be offered on March 30.)

In keeping with Bindlestiff’s clubby NYC roots, the audience is encouraged to dress for festival and be part of the show. Those in costume or circusy makeup can ask for a discounted ticket at the door. It’s the perfect time to air out the top boots and tailcoat that have been hiding in the closet. Or a corset and tutu, and a cotton-candy-floss wig and sparkly eyelashes. Dig them out, put them on, and be part of the spectacle.

For reservations in The Restaurant or in the club call 518.828.4800. For the most up-to-date concert information, visit Club Helsinki Hudson.


Club Helsinki Hudson
405 Columbia St.
Hudson, N.Y.


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