I will be debuting a new act that I am very excited about at Toronto Burlesque Festival this summer. This will be my third year in a row perforimg at TBF. I’ll be parading across the Mod Club stage on Sunday July 22. Can’t wait! Festivals are the best because so many faces (and boobies, and butts) from all over the world unite to present themselves. It’s gonna be a blast.
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!