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One 'Hell' of a show

By Staff reports
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Sword swallower and fire eater Chelsea NoPants is among the performers with the Hellzapopppin circus sideshow, which comes to The Sound Factory on Friday.
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The circus sideshow has found a new life in touring club troupes like Hellzapoppin, which returns to town Friday for a show at The Sound Factory, 812 Kanawha Blvd., where doors open 9 p.m.Performers include Chelsea NoPants, one of the world's handful of female sword swallowers and fire eaters, the acrobatic break dancer Trixtah Rodriguez, the wonder dog Mr. Buggles and troupe creator Bryce "Govna" Graves, who says, "The aim of Hellzapoppin is to provide entertainment to an audience that thinks they've seen everything!"Opening the show is Charleston's Wayward Girls School of Burlesque. Admission is $12. For more, visit
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