The Lon Chaney of Burlesque!
Red Rum is a multidisciplinary artist whose formal background is in painting and video art. Burlesque brought together the perfect combination of her love for makeup, prop building and horror film with the catharsis of a live audience. Drawing from a variety of influences she brings to the stage a unique combination of burlesque and performance art, choosing narratives that combine elements of sex, death and humor – the great social levelers. Known for her unusual costumes and skilled improvisation she strives to give audiences something they have never seen before and may never see again.
Devilicia is the High Demoness of the 13th Circle of Hell, which is the Hades Entertainment Media Division. Having been called forth by the deliciously nefarious folk of Black Cat Burlesque, she now possesses the body of the late great tassel twirling dynamo, Miss Firecracker; as a result, she is taking a more "hands-on" approach to my devilishly subversive machinations in the realm of entertainment. In order to avenge my late host upon the hypocritical puritanism that struck her down, she has deigned to allow you human meat bags to gaze upon my Infernal Salaciousness in all it's demonic glory and will be performing with Black Cat Burlesque, La Gata Negra League of Masked Lady Wrestlers, among other temples of temptation.
Hosted by Jeez Loueez!
Jeez Loueez is an award-winning burlesque performer, actor, emcee, and instructor in Chicago/St. Louis known as “The Honey Badger of Burlesque” and “The Powerhouse of the Midwest”! A lethal combination of drama, hilarity, and killer kinetics, Jeez is known for bringing audiences to their feet!
Claude Kitten & Butch Sassidy
Claude Kitten is a burlesque and drag artist, queering pop music and popular culture with his narrative-driven performances. Claude regularly performs in Boston and is often described as small, strange, and clever.
Butch Sassidy is a talented chameleon of burlesque. Able to embody the silly, the strange, and the oh so weird, not to mention a song bird like none other.
Sweet as pie and fierce as a firework this performer will hip hop into your heart leaving a trail of rhinestones behind.
The Slaughterhouse Sweethearts
If your mouth is watering for something sweet and sinister, delicious and dastardly, and potentially life threatening, then get excited for THE SLAUGHTERHOUSE SWEETHEARTS! These cleaver wielding cuties are Boston's premier horror boo-lesque troupe! They are the proud winners of last years Top Banana Award, and have come crawling back out of their graves to, ahem, 'scare' your pants off!
Sucre a la Creme
A French-Canadian treat, ridiculously sweet, and will go straight to your thighs! Burlesque performer, producer and host Sucre à la Crème's cheeky and oftentimes geeky antics have taken her across North America and around the world, from Halifax to Baltimore to Vancouver to Hiroshima, Japan... and parts betwixt.
Ginny Nightshade & Mary Widow
Ginny Nightshade is as cute as a button on a straightjacket and is known for tantalizing audiences with her campy style. She is a part of The Slaughterhouse Sweethearts! Mary Widow is a seasoned performer, bringing sex, blood and gore to the stage. She is a member of Black Cat Burlesque!
Brandy Wine hit the Boston burlesque scene in 2010, and she hasn’t stopped shakin’ it since. A dancer, model, and choreographer with a musical theater background, Brandy teases audiences with a patented blend of sexy and silly. She may be full of grace and poise one moment, stumbling and flailing the next. She loves everything absurd and cheesy. Brandy is a full-time member of Rogue Burlesque, an award-winning Boston burlesque troop. She has also performed with Geek Girl Boston, Boston Circus Guild, and The Slutcracker.
Dexter Dix is the co-founder of Sirlesque, Boston's only all-male burlesque troupe. Dexter is a sensual sophisticate who may look the preppy at times, but his smoldering eyes let you know that being clean-cut doesn’t mean you can’t be a little dirty. Dexter had performed all across the country and is one of the leading Boylesque performers in Massachusetts. Drawing inspiration from the likes of Clark Kent and early Connery, Dexter is the bad boy your daddy will hate, disguised as the book worm your mama will love.
Rogue Burlesque has brought their brand of gorgeous, geeky burlesque to New England since 2009. The Independent Film Channel television series Young, Broke & Beautiful featured them as a quintessential Boston experience, right up there with the Sam Adams Brewery, and in 2013 they earned a Judge’s Choice award at Alternatease: The New England Neo-Burlesque Festival. The troupe has dazzled audiences at Oberon, Club Cafe, ImprovBoston, and festivals, private parties and events across the nation. They are regular performers at the Women in Comedy Festival, held a multi-year monthly residency at the Middlesex Lounge, and taught five-star striptease classes at the Boston Center for Adult Education. They are also members of the Boston Circus Guild and the creators of the wildly popular Lucky 13 Amateur Burlesque Competition.
Kid Vicious is a tiny, terror with big hair and a bigger attitude. She's a trained dancer and a punk rocker. Vicious loves to shimmy, shake, and flap her fringe.
Vicious is a Sparkletown resident and has performed in the Slutcracker the past 5 holiday seasons
When not performing, Kid Vicious likes to spend her time sipping margaritas in the company of handsome men and cats.
Where there's smoke, there's fire. I like to start with a smoulder, move to a slow burn and finally leave the audience in their ashes. Whether I'm performing something classic or neo (and often a mix of the two), I like to bring the audience into my performance and hold them there. I want them to feel a connection with me and that it's like I'm performing for each one, uniquely. I'm cute but quiet. Unknown but approachable.
I started burlesque in 2011. Since then, I’ve been performing all over New England and New York City. I’ve performed at two festivals in Boston-The Great Burlesque Exposition and AlternaTease. And I won Beautifully Bizarre at Bon Appetit Burlesque in Northampton, MA. You’ll see me most of the time in New Haven, so catch up with me, but don’t get too close…or you might get burned!
As the daughter of two ballroom dancing motorcycle enthusiasts, Jenny Castle’s eccentricity was inevitable. She descends from a long line of Slovenian cabbage farmers, who are responsible for the invention of the now world-famous coleslaw wrestling events at Daytona’s annual Bike Week. Her first exposure to dance was doing the polka with her grandpa to the accordion heavy sounds at the Slovenian lodge hall. In 1984, she twirled her first fire baton at Miss Penny’s baton camp, beginning her lifelong obsession with setting things on fire.
Performing throughout her life, she put her dreams on hold after college to marry a big jerk and have four wonderful, amazing circus children. After teaching dance for 20 years and a few stints as a kindergarten teacher, non-profit organization director, and minister, she divorced that jerk, met Dr. Sinn and the Clowns, and reignited her performance career.
Who is Yummy Hearts?
Is it the fine china? proper etiquette? heavy Asian accent? was all left behind in Malaysia so she could reunite with her inner sexuality. Yummy decided to take a giant leap out of Asia suburbia & dipping her delicate Asian hands into the erotic provocative world which is burlesque. It's a roller-coaster ride of culture, tradition (mainly Asian), vintage, children storybook tales, toys, truthful events, controversial issues of the decades all jumble up into creative dance performances. Her humor is finally taken seriously and she's not afraid to live by the quote 'Rock out with your ..... Out!'
Lotta Sass is a sweet ingenue who delivers a whole lotta sass by shaking her whole lotta ass! She lures you in with her dangerous curves and innocent smile then slaps you with her raunchy wit (or more, if you’re lucky). Giving you equal tastes of sweet and tart, she’ll leave a lasting impression on your heart.. and in your pants.
Sugar Dish (Vanessa White) has over 30 years training in dance, including ballet, jazz, tap, hip-hop, and pole. She has been performing burlesque since 2006 and is the Artistic Director of both the Lipstick Criminals dance company (formerly Babes in Boinkland), and The Slutcracker, now in its 7th season.
She's hot & she'll fuck you up, in that good way. oh, the hair flips!
This saucy performer is known as "the foldable slice of burlesque." She produces a regular show with various pop-culture themes in Brooklyn. Her love of David Bowie and pizza inspires every tassel she twirls.
Miss Kitty Oaks
A lifetime of dancing coupled with a burnin’ love of burlesque make Miss Kitty Oaks a stimulating sight to see. There are many sides to this multi-faceted creature and you never know which facet she will choose to share. She sheds garments like she sheds layers of patriarchal propriety. She commands the room with her gaze AND her gams. She whisks you away to a world of sensuous divinity. Hailed for her magnetic artistry and her dancer’s derriere, Miss Kitty Oaks enchants audiences from The Windy City to the Golden State!
Masshole. Ballerina. Lipstick Criminal. Sparkletownie. Slut. Director/founder of The Bloodstains.
Responsible for: Punk Rockin' and Pastie Poppin', All Cramped Up, Return to Candyland.
Supporter of: Big dogs, big heels, big engines, big hair, big butts, red lipstick, assles and big dreams.
Creep her: www.facebook.com/dinah.deville,/PRPPboston,/TheBloodstains,/ReturntoCandyland,/HellbentHussy
Aquanette Prudence Jones
Scenario: A shaking figure leaves the venue sporting rosy cheeks, soiled underpants, and a glazed look that says, "what-in-the-f*ck?” They have just witnessed Aquanette Prudence Jones. Aquanette has been disrupting normalcy for nearly a decade, having performed as a member of Goode.Anatomy, Intro to Anatomy, and West and Jones. She hosted The Spritz, a revue-style soak-fest at Jacques Cabaret; has fallen off many stages as part of Don't Ask Don't Tell, Bollocks, Perestroika, and TraniWreck; and dry-humped her way throughout New England with spots at The Seacoast Rep in Portsmouth, NH and along-side Atomic Trash in Portland, ME.
Liberty Rose is Philadelphia’s foremost producer of wildly imaginative and endlessly exciting excuses for nudity. Innovating and redefining the Philadelphia burlesque scene since 2010, Liberty Rose has been interviewed by countless media outlets, including The Inquirer, City Paper, Philly Weekly, and international publication Fangoria for her Burlesque productions, Miss Rose’s Sexploitation Follies AND Broad St. Burlesque. The Co-Producer and Co-founder of The First Annual Philadelphia Burlesque Festival, she continues to reshape the burlesque community through her productions, performances, and local burlesque internship program!
Allix Mortis is a soul stealing androgyne dedicated to making messes and breaking hearts. Allix performs regularly with a host of burlesque beauties, sings (or screams) in a few bands, and occasionally blogs about burlesque, drag, veganism, or life as a hot mess. Offstage Allix is hard at work on the science fiction feature film, Magnetic, set for release in 2015.
Ginge comes from a very enthusiastic background of the theater nature. After nurturing it in her early years, she embraced burlesque with a bang. From studying stories and dance moves of the ladies of legend to the extravagance and weird of the fashion of today's neo-burlesquers, she's here to show you her own side. Not having the background of a dancer, The Green Mountain Cabaret showed her the begining steps to become one. Young in her years in burlesque, yet fierce and flirty on stage, you wont want to miss this spicy lass! Oh my golly-It's Ginge O'Lolly!
She's the "Diamond from Coal Country"! Bunny has been teasing audiences from Toronto to Las Vegas since 2011. Drawing on her theater background, her acts are often as funny as they are sexy! Based in the Lehigh Valley area of Northeastern Pennsylvania, she has performed at various burlesque festivals, monthly shows, and events such as art exhibit openings and cabaret dance programs. Bunny Bedford was awarded Master of Assels at the Pennsylvania Burlypicks in 2014. She is thrilled to be among her fellow freaks and geeks.
"The Sporty Spice of Burlesque". Shake, twist, shimmy, all that and a bag of chips.
Esme is flirty, nerdy, sugar and Latina spice. She , specializes in nerdlesque and classic burlesque, but likes to add her own neo twists and tricks. She performs up and down the east coast with Cosplay Burlesque, The White Elephant Burlesque Society, Brunswick Basement Burlesque and as the "Diva" of Smoke & Mirrors peepshow.
The Irresistible O
Otaymah Bonds, who also goes by the moniker 'Irresistible', has been an active member of the performing arts community for 25 years. She began her studies and entry into the arts world at Tatum Ballet Studio. Madam Bonds continued to take a wide array of dance instruction at Marygrove College/School of Dance, The Detroit High School for the Fine and Performing Arts, and The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor School of Music. Madame Bonds is a Ballerina, and has danced with Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, and Dance Theater of Harlem, Clifford Fears, and the International Katherine Dunham Dance Troupe. Ms Bonds also performs Burlesque dance at various venues and corporations.
Hosted by Mehran
Comedian, Love of our life, King of Burlesque Hosting. Currently on this season of NBC's Last Comic Standing! A standup comedian, comedic director, and comedy event producer recently relocated to New York City. In 2010, a reader survey in the Boston Phoenix named him Boston's best comedian of the year.
Behind her sugary sweet demeanor, Maggie Maraschino is trying to corrupt your heart and mind to give you the ultimate candy rush before she jaw-breaks your heart. She promises to deliver moves to pop more than your cherry and have you addicted from the very first taste. Maggie has joined the Slaughterhouse Sweethearts for "Revenge of the Robot Battle Nuns" as a maniacal minion and this past summer as an emotionally distraught and robot strong Scientist's wife, Faith. You can also catch her in the holiday spectacular, The Slutcracker. Don't be a stranger, this performer always has candy to share.
Danny Drake, Dale Stones, Ricky Lime, and Jack Silver have been performing together for years bringing a unique and masculine brand of comedy to the burlesque scene in Boston. Ricky and Dale were two of the founding members joined by Jack and Danny a year later.
Tiny B. Hiney
Tiny B Hiney is a burlesque entertainer from Toronto, Canada. Also known as the stripping hip-hopper, Tiny's style is a blend of urban dance styles with the glamour of classic burlesque. Tiny has performed for a wide variety of burlesque producers across Canada and also performs regularly with "Les Femmes Fatales: Women of Colour Burlesque Troupe". In 2014 she also performed at World Pride in two of Pride Toronto's official affiliate events. In 2014 Tiny B Hiney performed in Los Angeles, California and in 2015 Tiny performed with Urban Erotika in Washington, D.C.
The Slaughterhouse Sweethearts
If you got it, HAUNT IT! The Sweethearts are New England's scream queens of horror, gorelesque, and spooky striptease, and they can't wait to scare the pants off of you! Combing talent from years of traditional dance, gender bending freaks, circus skills, sideshow antics, and over the top theatrics, the Sweethearts are a unique group of killer creeps like none other. So if you like monsters mashing, popped stitches, and lots, and lots, and lots of blood, then you've summoned the right burlesque troupe! Just don't expect to leave with all the body parts you came with....
"The Juiciest Jewess This Side Of The Wailing Wall", Semitic Siren Dot Mitzvah has been bringing audiences pleasure and pain for years, with a combination of humor, music, and cheesecake. A resident of New Haven, CT, Dot is founder of the Ivy League School of Burlesque, and headmistress of Dr. Sketchy's, New Haven.
Pretty Boy Rock
Pretty Boy Rock has studied burlesque performance technique under such notable performers as Ray Gunn, Bazuka Joe, Tifa Tittlywinks, Sgt Die Wies, Jasper St. James, Dr. Sick, Perle Noire, Midnight Martini and Tana the Tattooed Lady. He has performed with the Scarlet Darlings (San Antonio), Womanopoly Burlesque (San Francisco), Steel City Kitty Variety Show (Pittsburgh), After Dark Burlesque Revue (Corpus Christi), Ruby Revue (Houston) and the 7th Annual Texas Burlesque Festival. Recently, he was crowned Big Boylesquer 2014 at Michigan's 2nd Annual Spring Fling Burlesque Festival in Detroit, Michigan. He is a member of the Austin-based Jigglewatts Burlesque Revue.
Fruit on the Bottom
Fruitonthebottom is known as The Stripper of A Thousand Faces. She was born on an audition waiting room floor, the brainchild of a struggling music theatre actress with a BFA and a negative checking account balance. Always ready to get naked, and never the same person twice, she focuses on character work and comedy (as well as her breasts), to bring audiences to their feet.
Once described as “a carnivorous, night-blooming lily – flaunting neither falsies nor realies”, Poison Eve, the Queen of Macabaret has been performing in NYC for over 20 years. As one of the founders of the Blacklips Performance Cult, Poison Eve has been perfecting a unique blend of blood-soaked surrealism, drag and punk-burlesque throughout dive bars, art boites and museums alike.
Dewie Decimator has been with Boston's Rogue Burlesque since 2011. She enjoys being grotesque and beautiful. Her biggest secret? She is actually several small cats in a human skin suit.
Is she a mermaid? Is she a unicorn? Is she a faerie? Doesn't matter, just enjoy the sparkle.
Honey Pie & Butch Sassidy
Honey Pie has been dancing her heart out in the Burlesque scene since 2010. A member of the Lipstick Criminals who were nominated for Best Troupe at BHOF in 2012 and appears in the annual holiday extravaganza The Slutcracker. Honey Pie has performed in many productions in Boston and Cambridge with Sparkletown Productions, The Bloodstains, Fifty Shades of Bey and many more. In 2015 she has gone out to perform at Fierce! International Queer Burlesque Festival and the Ohio International Burlesque Festival.
Body positive, sex positive and British, Velvet Kensington has been wowing audiences since 2006. She is known as the Crushed Velvet of Burlesque; smooth but not TOO smooth because her humor leaves audiences laugh-crying but her curvy body leaves them wanting more. Velvet won New York's Master of Tassels in 2014 at New York Burlypicks and she teaches twirling and other burlesque topics on both sides of the US.
Holly Ween is Burlesque's Scream Queen, bringing horror and camp to the world of burlesque. Holly has been performing since 2008 and is known for her elaborate costumes and off the wall acts. She holds the title of Miss Vagina Dentata 2013 and survived to the Top 3 in Round 1 of Philadelphia's Burlesque Battle Royale. She performs with Cosplay Burlesque, White Elephant Burlesque Society, Brunswick Basement Burlesque, Pretty Poison Cabaret, and anywhere else that'll have her.
\Iris Explosion is a certified ecdysiast from the New York School of Burlesque, who has been blowing minds and busting guts across the country since 2010. Iris specializes in bringing silly, nerdy, and brain bending nudity to the stage. Her meta stripteases about striptease have headlined at home and the West Coast, and she's had the honor of attending The Great Burlesque Exposition, and the very first Florida Burlesque Festival. She is one of the founding producers of the Nerdlesque Festival, and a principal member of D20 Burlesque, with whom she tours national gaming conventions. She’s the Mimic Octopus of Burlesque: Iris Explosion!
A budding burlesque beauty, don’t let her sweet appearance fool you. This graceful exterior only serves to hide the twisted mind of sparkling extremophile, Nyx Nocturne. Drawn to the bright lights and eccentric personalities of New York City, Nyx made her performance debut with the New York School of Burlesque and has since graced stages throughout New York City. Carefully blending sensuality with dark themes, Nyx Nocturne takes great pleasure throwing in a little shock for her audience every now and then. When she takes the stage, there’s no telling what might happen!
Dale Stones & Butch Sassidy
Co-founder and CFO of Boston's only all-male burlesque troop Sirlesque, Dale hails from Boston and shakes his magnificent manparts in venues all over the east coast!
Specializing in classic striptease and comedic character acting, Dale also dabbles in swing dance, partner acrobatics, and physical performance. Also, he can't seem to pick music from an era more recent than the American 1950's. A shame, really. I heard Ke$ha can really amp up the energy in a room.
Oh and Butch too...
Butch Sassidy was raised by a pack of bears on the shores of Provincetown. When it was time to leave the pack, this cub headed inland for Boston where they found a new, more glittery tribe to call family. Butch joined up with the Bloodstains Burlesque troupe, who perform monthly at Punk Rockin' and Pastie Poppin' in Jamaica Plain, and is a member of the Glitter Bombs, Boston's Premier Hip Hop Burlesque Troupe. Mister Sassidy can be found shaking their booty and serenading sirens in Sparkletown Productions this fall.
Madge of Honor
Madge of Honor is a high-concept stripper and queer showman who has performed across the US and UK. Madge uses femininity, sexuality, and spectacle to expose and confront social conventions, constructions, and our collective fantasies/pathologies. What Madge lacks in self-esteem they make up for with an overabundance of immodesty. Madge is well known for oversharing as the official host of the 2015 Sparkletown season and the annual holiday asstravaganza "The Buttcracker." Madge won a Judge's Choice Award at the Alternatease Festival in it's inaugural year. Madge's Space Saver photo series was featured in the Boston Globe.
Lipstick Criminals (formerly Babes in Boinkland) are all dancers trained in varying dance disciplines who have spent the last several years crossed-over into the burlesque scene. With many years' experience in both mainstream and exotic dance, the Lipstick Criminals aim to create works in which a sexy aesthetic and/or striptease is blended into the vocabulary of mainstream dance. They have performed in and created pieces for The Slutcracker, Rain Dogs, the Boston Pops' New Year's Eve show, and more. They were voted Boston's Best Dance Troupe in 2009 by the Boston Phoenix, and nominated for Best Burlesque Troupe by the Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas in 2012. lipstickcriminals.com
The Dicey Dame of Burlesque, Anja Keister has been performing burlesque since 2010. Most known for founding and co-producing D20 Burlesque, she is also a co-producer of OMGWTFBURLYQ and Uncle Monty's Molly House. Anja was also a an associate producer of the first ever Nerdlesque Festival in 2014.
Anja's brought nerdy performances to DEXCON, Gen Con, the Escapist Expo, Steam Punk's World Faire, Geeky Kink Event and moderated panels on women in gaming at PAX East, PAX Prime and The Escapist Expo. Anja's been featured on CollegeHumor.com and dubbed a Burlesque star of the Nerdlesque scene by TimeOut NY.
Dick Jones is the chick with the balls to call herself Dick! As student of the New York School of Burlesque, she has learned the art of the tease from some of the best in the biz and infuses it with her own unique style. Fueled by the power chords of Lou Reed and Iggy Pop, this "Blondie" blasts the audience with a punk rock sensibility. She’s been bringing punklesque realness and performance art to NYC stages for two years and takes no prisoners. She’s been dubbed “sexy yet unsettling” by some and should be approached with caution.
Busty Keaton is co-founder and creative director of Rogue Burlesque, Boston's beloved comic striptease troupe. Known for her timing and theatricality, she's developed a cast of characters that include a villainous Temperance crusader, a gender-bending Harpo Marx, and Objectivist philosopher Ayn Rand. She looks forward to being called "Crusty Keaton" when she is old.
Creeping out of the darkness, hailing from the mystical land of Baltimore, comes the comedic assailant of ennui; the girl who's weird in all the best ways! As a classically trained actress with a degree specializing in performance art, Cherie now finds herself as an innovator and boundary pusher in Baltimore, co-producer of Hot Night Productions, co-founder of Baltimore's Neo-Burlesque troupe Bawdy Shop Burlesque, and award winner at multiple national burlesque festivals. Audiences, you're not ready for this. Bringing light to the darkness, it's Chérie Nuit, Baltimore's darling of the night.
Everything you could ever want in one package, but don't touch, she packs a straight razor and the blood in her acts is real.
Crazy as cupcakes high on glitter and sprinkles, this sweet treat will leave you begging for more.