The Sexy League of Busssssssy

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.

Host Pizzazz & myself (as Cruella...I wasn't supposed to smile..)

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!

Classic-steez Cruella (moi) x 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).

Betty Quirk (she made all did herself from scratch)

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!

xox,

Dolly

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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