by Joshua Efron

Walking the line between concert, burlesque, and black-box theatre, Emilie Autumn and her cohorts entertained an appropriately Victorian-clad crowd at the Granada the Sunday before Valentine’s Day.

Continuing to explore her artistic persona and the setting of the fictional “Asylum For Wayward Victorian Girls,” Emilie’s evocative performances ranged from angry to terrifying to personally empowering. The two-hour show included both an audience member brought onstage for her first kiss and a song sung entirely by the audience (ending with a heartfelt thanks from the real Emilie for indulging with her in our shared created reality). With a reputation for shows that leave her audiences looking forward to her next tour with baited breath, her next performance will come not a moment too soon.

Words and photos by Joshua Efron



Fally Afani is an award-winning journalist with a career spanning more than 20 years in media. She has worked extensively in radio, television, newspapers, magazines, and more.

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