Adara Michaels and Jack Corbett
For the average patron Scandalous is Adara Michaels
"twin sister", two utterly unforgettable blondes, nearly identical in appearance, who are renowned for their innovative dual acts.
Undaunted, Adara Michaels
and Anne Marie put on a dazzling show amidst an incredible array of special lighting effects.
When I was ushered into the dressing room, Adara
and Anne Marie were already sitting by a table relaxing with a half gallon bottle of Absolute Vodka.
Adara Michaels: "He created Scandalous.
It was all his
All the shows are his
Xtreme: "It wasn't both of you?"
: "Well, yeah.
: "Every now and then we have an agent who steps in if we have a good booking."
Xtreme: "Your web site mentions that you spent $100,000 in lighting alone?
: " The lighting, yes.
This show is a little reduced.
We have at least $30,000 of lights sitting at home
we don't even use."
Xtreme: "Why don't you go through an agency?"
: "Why have an agency if I do all the work?
: "12 %. If you work for your money I don't mind giving you 15 % but I'm sure as hell not going to give you a cent if you don't do any damn work.
suddenly notices I am tape recording our conversation "Are we on a recording?
asks, as she
breaks out laughing.
: "Of course not.
"I've been called better and worse things.
: "The person behind all that is Eddie.
: "Every show is different.
: "Of course everybody has dreams.
Anne Marie echos Adara with an ethusiastic "Yeah".
"You think of great things like that.
Something for the future and it motivates you even more.
But we never could DISAPPEAR although I took six months off and just went bass fishing everyday at Lake Okeechobee , Florida.
People would be saying, "Scandalous
is just fading away.
And Adara Michaels
is just fading out.
NO. You are Adara Michaels
and we are Scandalous
You've always been huge and the name.
: "I haven't taught Anne Marie to do the pee thing yet.
has to go to the bathroom.
Xtreme: "I know a couple dancers who have asked me to go to the bathroom with me. I'm serious."
: (cracking up) "I taught Christy Lake how to pee.
Ok. I taught everybody how to pee."
Xtreme: "You look more attractive here than you did out there."
I have my hair in a bun."
Xtreme: "You are more animated.
And drinking vodka."
: "I am more relaxed.
: "This is Hitler.
right behind me."
Whether performing on stage or mingling with the audience, Adara
was all eyes, magnetic and charismatic.
As for Adara Michaels
herself, there's not enough superlatives to describe the warmth, wit, and sense of humor I found in this exceedingly talented gem.