Movember Madness!

So you thought November was a slow month didja? Well, I’m here to tell you otherwise. Here is a breakdown of a few projects I’m involved in this month, but I don’t mean that in a me, me, me way- there are lots of awesome entertainers heading these shows.

1. Sunday November 13th: Great Canadian Burlesque’s Brunch @ the Caddy

The first in a series of new monthly shows, brunch ft. naked ladies is bound to be a satisfying dish. This month the headliner is none other than the sizzling Amber Ray.

(Style: Classic – Modern)

2. Thursday November 17th: Great Canadian Burlesque’s Sesame Street Strip Tease

Everyone has Muppet-fever this month but Sesame Street is a GCB fave. Headliners Anita Cookie and Minnie D’Moocha from NYC will light up the stage alongside Toronto burly-darlings such as Tanya Cheex, Mitzy Cream, Parker & Seville and the Wolfman! Another one from the vaults of the madcap mind of Mysterion and his hostess with the mostess Fionna aka Fifi.

(Style: Humourous/Modern)

Note: this is my birthday show, as I am turning 22 on the 9th I found it befitting of my “Terrible Twenty-Two” celebration. I’d appreciate if as many of my friends as possible could make it out for this joyous occasion.

3. Saturday November 19th: The Roustabout Revue

Starring Mina LaFleur and masterminded by Esther DeVille & co., this show is bound to be classy and classic. Not only does it feature burlesque but also a variety of circus and comedy performers as well as cute lil chorus girls (look out for me here, just don’t look to close..it’s my first time doing this genre of choreographed synced up dancing..).

(Style: Classic/Vaudeville)

4. Sunday November 20th: SIN: Burlesque “Good Golly Miss Molly”

GCB lands in Stratford! Core members of the GCB team will perform alongside adorable and salacious Sassy Ray (as seen at GCB’s September Monthly) at their Stratford Debut at Molly Blooms.

(Style: Classic – Modern)

5. Saturday November 26th: The Underground Peepshow’s The Evil Leauge of Sexy

Hey. who’s the cover girl? Hubba hubba! Haha….erm..

The Underground Peepshow returns with a vengeance in their third installment of burlesque shows, this time featuring a cast of villainous characters from all sorts of media. Get in touch with your naughty side just before realtime holiday season begins.

(Style: Modern)

Hope I get the chance to see your smiling beautiful faces at one, two, some, or all of these events, friends. And if we’re not friends, please do come say hi. Turning shows into socials makes the event.

xox, Dolly

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Up & Coming

Playing this month:

Mysterion’s Birthday Bash

&

GRINDHOUSE GHOULIES

I’ll be debuting a new act at Grindhouse Ghoulies and am nervous, scared, and excited.

Look out for more updates for November, I have the privilege of being a part of 3 very different, very awesome shows, one of which I did a promo shoot for earlier tonight with Alex of If You Fall. We also recently shot a photo of me as a childhood spooky movie icon, which will appear in The Underground Cinema 2012 calendar. Whee! Rumour has it they will be rolling out these bad boys for Toronto After Dark.

Hope to see some friends out and about at these events!

xox, Dolly

 

 

 

Summer Lovin’

So this spring/summer has been amazing and boobie-shaking filled. It basically kicked off with a performance in Ottawa on a Capital Tease show (which my aunts attended, first time inviting family), and the Great Burlesque Exposition in Boston. Those weekends were awesome, it felt like touring again!

Around that time I also did a photoshoot with Richard Kern which was interesting because it was so not like anything I have ever done before. Absolutely no makeup (and no pasties as well). Still fun, just to try out a different style of ‘sexy’, although I do much prefer glamour to au naturel. The day after I had a shoot with Orangeroads for their workshop sessions and Toni snapped this pic:

Canda day brought O Manada!, which was an amazing production by Boylesque TO. I had missed the show in the fall so I was very happy I got to see it this time around. Lee’s Palace was PACKED and the crowd went nuts. Standout acts were Mickey D Licious’s ode to Jack Layton and his mustache (RIP), Mahogany Storm’s Flag on a Pole act, a group parody of “The Hockey Sweater,” and of course Dew Lily (and his Mountie act). O Manada was the best thing I’ve seen all year (aside from TBF).

And well..speaking of TBF, this year was incroyable! In honour of the “Candiana-Rama” theme of the event, I performed my “I’m a Halfbreed Too” act (a homage to Metis people, especially those wth relatives who were in residential school).

Last year had a pretty NY heavy focus (which I loved), but this year was all about the Canadians, with a bunch of Halifax performers (maritime mermaids), some Vancouver talent (royalty!), and Montreal beauties as well. Melody Mangler was my favourite Canadian. She had beautiful pasties for sale, great hair, and a winning personality. Not that most performers don’t, but I just love when you meet burly girls who are kind and friendly right off the bat.

I also went all fangirl on Trixie Little, but I couldn’t help it! Her mermaid fillet act was hilarious, and the ending a little bit funny and a little bit disturbing. I couldn’t find a video with the exact version of the act but.. it involved a masturbating mermaid and an egg blast.

Post festival, there was nothing to really do except for lay around the house and watch every episode of True Blood, and then all of a sudden, more burlesque explosion! Had 2 gigs in one night (a private one, and another for Tattoo Rock Parlour with the Starlight ladies).

And I can’t forget to mention Roxi D’lite’s production “Boom Boom Burlesque.” Mitzy Cream & I travelled to my hometown, Windsor Ontario, for a mere 5 hours to take in the show. Saw Peekaboo Pointe’s perfectly on-point cat act again and loved it even more than the first time, Julie Atlas Muz, Stage Door Johnnies, Mat SealBoy Fraser and of course Roxi Dlite also performed. We had front row seats and I won a Roxi poster, yayayay.

I sort of hate summer (now that I’m not in school and it has no merit as a holiday), but this one has been pretty great.

Cross my fingers mt lucky streak keeps up!

xox, Dolly

It’s a new blog, it’s a new day, and I’m feelin’ good..

That was so cheese but I just had to.

Last night GCB invaded Hamilton yet again for our bi-monthly show at the Casbah Lounge. Unfortunately it was downpouring yet again which likely deterred a good chunk of potential audience. However, those that did make it out were spoiled with a variety of talent. Usually for out of town shows, performers will double up acts so there are less people to transport, but everyone was super generous with the driving and we got a few carloads of pretty ladies, musicians and comics to the venue.

I didn’t get to see all of the acts, as I got caught up backstage (aka I’m lazy and like to sit and chat) but I did get to see Esther De Ville, sultry and tittilating as always. I really like Esther’s character, it reminds me of the 90s cartoon depictions of a sexy woman (like Jessica Rabbit, Cool World). Also saw Chaos Divine’s new act properly (last time I was sidestage, this time from the audience), Fionna Flauntit & Tanya Cheex.

Today I’m off to Queen West to pick up a few things and finish my Riddler costume for “Holy Boobies, Batman!” Very excited for this show, we are doing a full run-through rehearsal which I actually have never done for a burlesque show before. It’ll be cool to be able to preview all the acts. It’s ten bucks in advance at Original on Queen west (near Augusta), more info here. Costumes highly encouraged, although you don’t need to be a full on bat-freak to enjoy some fun. Performers will be pulling inspiration from animated series to Christopher Nolan movies to the way-back TV series so there’s something for everyone (including Dew Lily of Boylesque TO, Red HerringĀ  of the Get Luckys, Sevvy Skellington of TKS & Repo Cats as well as many others.

Hooray! Well, I better go do that, while it’s still merely overcast and not raining. Also, I’m sure there’s a latte with my name on it on the way. Mmm!

Cheers,

Dolly