Dolly Berlin specializes in private events, live band burlesque, corporate parties, bachelor and bachelorette parties and more! Producer of Toronto's weekly burlesque show Sinful Sundays at Cherry Cola's.
Author: Dolly Berlin
Toronto's own "high-femme, low-brow" starlet of striptease.
Yay! I got really excited about the fact that there were so many toys donated at last night’s Tits For Tots. Thanks to everyone who came out and supported!
The show was really great, a lot of fun. Sesame Street last month was fun too but the screen backstage wasn’t working so we didn’t get to watch. I was glad it was on this time otherwise I would have missed Marianne Cheesecake. Damn, that girl is spot on. There’s nothing I love more than a girl who does 1920’s proper.
Our other out of town guests Daisy Deville (Ab) & Conrad Fusion (Sk) were great too… I mean everybody was great, but it’s always a treat when Mysterion hooks us up with a few little tastes of morsels from beyond T.O. I danced to a mix of Charo’s version of Feliz Navidad (as seen on the Peewee’s Playhouse xmas special) and Billy May’s Rudolph. I was tickled pinker than my cheeks at the various compliments I received, although I’m still not very good at accepting them gracefully.
We also had some amusing post-performance mixmatch steez going on…me in my Cowgirl Christmas outfit (my sweater has a cowboy Santa), Mysterion in his Jewish Pimp Mr. Rogers getup, and Fionna Flauntit lookinf like a dream in Green Glamour (which made me laugh because the second she got home she tore it off and was like “Jeezis, I hate dresses, so uncomfortable! I’m a rock n roll girl, y’know?”).And then there was Mitzy Cream, who found a new friend under the mistletoe…..Mhm…
And there it was, another show come and gone! I will be performing again next week with Red Herring and Obskyura at Cleo Femi’s Birthday Bash, and am very excited. But until then, I want to wish everyone who I’ve worked with in the past year, and everyone who has come out to support the burlesque community this year a very Merry Christmas.
So excited for this! I’ve wanted to see Coco Lectric perform live (because although her videos online are fantastic…videos just never do the real thing justice) forevvvver! I couldn’t make it to watch Montreal festival because of work, so imagine my delight.
Also, Midnite Martini is not to be missed. her stocking peels are legit sensational, helping her to win the last ever Joan Arline Legends Choice Award at Boston ’11 (RIP Joan).
Mysterion serves up a cast of international talent that will be headlined by none other than the Reigning Queen of Burlesque: Miss Indigo Blue andfeatures The Schlep Sisters (Good Jewish Girls Gone Wrong), Legend Tiffany Carter and TO’s fave Legend April March. Also appearing are “Ottawa’s Dream” Koston Kreme (I affectionately call her burlesque Barbie), Saskatoon’s Cheripop Purr, and Toronto’s Mena la Fleur, Ava Noir, Miss D D Starr, Natalia Rose (pole!), as well as (of course) the Great Canadian Burlesque girls. I can’t wait to shake it for y’all and cheer my face off. Fingers crossed Coco Framboise with have some collab-classes available as well.
VIP tix are on sale already, which guarantee ah-mayzing seats (and I believe waitstaff to get your drinks for you, if I remember correct). General admission tix to be released soon. Makes a pretty fucking awesome gift, nahmean?
Oh man, I need to stop now… bursting with excitement…
Um, November.. you were fucking awesome! Not only are you my birthday month, but I also got to be a part of 8 shows, only overlapping one act (in addition to working full-time). May be my new record?
Last night’s affair was one to remember: the much-buzzed-about Evil League of Sexy: A Villains-Themed Burlesque Show. Wish I’d gotten some more candids but my camera is kinda junk and can’t capture all that fast ish. Velvet Valhalla (1/2 of the hosting team) donned a Pizzaz (Jem nemesis) costume for the show, on point with the heels n all. I’m sad he quit Rocky.
Opening the show is my favourite spot. Although sometimes it’s tricky to be the warm-up, I really enjoy getting the anticipation over with (and it means I get to see most of the show too!). A lady named Nicole K photo-ed the show, so thank you Nicole!
I danced to Suede’s Animal Nitrate, so my performance is dedicated partly to you Brett Anderson. HUBBA!
The cast of the show was amazing, and I think spanned a good scale between fluffy cartoon villains to nerdy to horror. There was Predator boylesque by Dr. Tease (I didn’t snap a photo but I’m sure there’s an epic one out there somewhere) and Hannibalesque by show organizer Betty Quirk (of Betty Monroe Designs).
The crowd went nuts for a sparkly sequinned Freddy (Barely Legal Leelando), danced magic for a big-bulged Jareth (Sky Blew) and were delighted by Hexidecimal (Ruby Pixel) revealing her many faces, along with her glittering red flesh.
The cast switches up each time but organizers (the aforementioned Betty & Leelando in addition to Sevvy Skellington) have already determined the next theme: Simpsons! Wheeeeeee!
If you haven’t yet made it to an Underground Peepshow, don’t make the same mistake a 4th time. Keep up to date with their twitter or tumblr, and mark Smarch 10th down in your planners!