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Bath House
Philadelphia Fringe Festival
Review by Rebecca Rendell

Jessica Daley and Desirée Naval
Photo by Joe McFetridge
Blistering hot, incredibly cool, and quite possibly the sexiest thing I have ever seen, Gunnar Montana's Bath House is a stunning synergy of music and motion. Set to a nonstop set of some of truly phenomenal house music, Bath House delivers one incredible acrobatic dance routine after another. Queer, inclusive, and delightfully body positive, this production is a uniquely immersive spectacle and a fantastically fun night out.

Bath House features talented local artists Jessica Daley, Frank Leone, Desirée Naval, Danielle Currica, and Nikolai McKenzie as well as international, award-winning burlesque entertainer Mika Romantic. Creative director, producer, and performer Gunnar Montana developed the original choreography in collaboration with the cast. It's hard to say for sure, but it looks like these phenomenal performers are having just as much fun as their audience.

The show premiered during the 2022 Philadelphia Fringe Festival, but due to popular demand it has been extended out to November 12, 2022. That is excellent news for anyone who wants to see just how sexy, amazing, and enjoyable the human body can be. I suggest you experience it for yourself as soon as possible. That way you will have time to go back and see it again.

Bath House runs through November 12, 2022, at the Latvian Society, 532 N. 7th Street, Philadelphia PA. For tickets visit