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The Birth of TimelessTease Productions: An Origin Story

Posted by Jules V Moorhead | Posted in burlesque | Posted on 15-09-2015

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My first taste of burlesque was a heady one. It was a Trixie Little and the Evil Hate Monkey show at Ottobar…and it blew my mind. I remember trying to describe it to a friend afterward and the best I could manage was, “It’s sort of like a drag show but with a lot more boobs.”

Jules on stage with Lizzy during his very first full boylesque act.

Jules on stage with Lizzy during his very first full boylesque act.

After that, I couldn’t get enough. I started attending any local show I saw advertised. A few years later, I ran into a local performer at a non-burlesque event, and she introduced me to her friend as Baltimore’s biggest burlesque groupie. I was thrilled and flattered. I had arrived! Little did I know it was only the beginning.

Not too long after that, I reconnected with a friend who was looking to move back to Baltimore at the same time I was looking for a new roommate. It just so happened that he’d studied burlesque with Trixie and Monkey while in college and was in the early stage of launching his own burlesque career. You may know this performer better as Betty O’Hellno.

Meanwhile…I was involved with local charity Moveable Feast. Some good friends were longtime participants and supporters of MF’s annual fundraiser Ride for the Feast. Betty and I hatched a plot to produce a charity show to benefit the Ride. We threw the idea around with some friends, one of whom was Lizzy Falltrades, and the result was Hot Dish. A few very generous local performers — including Hot Todd Lincoln and Valeria Voxx —agreed to donate their time and talents, and then we found a venue. Things were quickly coming together. At that point, I was strictly behind the scenes, organizing and stage managing but not on stage at all. The night of the show is mostly a blur, but it was a big success. We raised a bunch of money for Moveable Feast, but we also had a blast doing it.

In fact, we had so much fun producing our own show that we couldn’t stop thinking about it. At first, we decided to make Hot Dish an annual event. But that wasn’t enough. We started playing around with the idea of starting our own burlesque company…and the idea just wouldn’t go away. So we started asking the serious questions. Why did we want to start our own burlesque company? What would set us apart from all the others in the area? What did we want to accomplish with it? The answers came all too easily.

The TimelessTease team tumbles from their time machine.

The TimelessTease team tumbles from their time machine.

With my experience as a writer and Betty’s experience with event planning, set design and filmmaking, it seemed obvious. We’d be a theatrical company, producing scripted shows. But what was our angle? We came up with the idea that our main characters would be time travelers with a giant phallic time machine (which Betty sketched on the spot). With that concept in mind, our name seemed obvious.

It had become clear to both of us that this was more than just a pipedream, so we brought it up with our friends who’d helped with Hot Dish. They were both enthusiastically on board. And thus, TimelessTease Productions was born.

We immediately set about writing our first show, Steampunk Seductions: An Adventure in Victoriana. Set in Chicago during the famous Columbian Exposition of 1893, it was the story of two inventors traveling back in time only to have their time machine sabotaged by an evil inventor (Jim Dandy) and his assistant (who was secretly also a time traveler stuck in the past herself).

And somehow, suddenly, I was in the show. But only acting! I wasn’t going to strip. Well, not completely anyway. Betty was also in the show, of course. As was our stage manager and co-producer, Lizzy Falltrades, in a cameo. Our fourth co-founder was initially a main character as well as a stage kitten, but was in the process of deciding that maybe burlesque wasn’t for her, after all. (Which is okay. Burlesque isn’t for everyone.) That meant we had a big hole to fill, and who better to fill that hole than our lovely and talented co-star, Whiskey Joy. She stepped in with her usual effervescence and charm, and not only killed the role but became a permanent co-producer of TimelessTease Productions.

A scene from Steampunk Seductions.

A scene from Steampunk Seductions.

Steampunk Seductions was a big success. It sold out weeks before the night of the show. We performed to a packed house at Mobtown Ballroom and the feedback was incredibly positive. We were thrilled with the response, but also humbled by Baltimore’s enthusiastic embrace. Since then we’ve put on two more cabaret-style shows at The Crown, the second annual Hot Dish and Dive Bar Disasters, where I finally gave in and did my first full boylesque act.

Our model is to hopefully do two large-scale, full theatrical productions a year, interspersed with cabaret style shows. Our next fully-scripted original show is Nips at Nite, on September 26 at Mobtown Ballroom. It’s another time-traveling adventure, but this time we’ll be visiting the Golden Age of Television with homages to seven classic TV shows. It’s your childhood favorites all grown up! We’re all-in on this show, with all four co-producers in starring roles, and all original or reworked acts. It’s our most ambitious work yet.

And that’s just the tip of the iceberg. We have other, even bigger plans in store for the future. Or the past. You know, with a giant time machine, you can never be sure.

Trixie Little has a quote, featured prominently in Us, Naked — the excellent documentary about her and Monkey. It goes, “Be careful to not make your dream too small because then you’re really screwed if you get it and it wasn’t enough.” That’s not a problem that we seem to have at TimelessTease Productions.

What’s next? Well, as we say at the end of each show, join us next time for another time-traveling TimelessTease Production! Who knows where we’ll land next…

Meet the Variety: Queens of the Modern Age

Posted by Jules V Moorhead | Posted in burlesque, Meet the Variety | Posted on 03-09-2015

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Bambi Galore in full drag.

Bambi Galore in full drag.

Bambi Galore is a burlesque producer, performer and…drag queen? Bambi, a cisgender female, is a well-known performer in the DMV and New York burlesque scenes, but the Chameleon of Tease also describes herself as a drag queen. And it would seem the world — or at least Baltimore — agrees with her. She’s currently a finalist in the Baltimore City Paper‘s Best of Baltimore contest in the category of Best Drag Performer.

But how can a woman be a drag queen, an area of performance long claimed primarily by gay men? According to many, it’s a feminist statement. Drag, at its core, is all about exaggerated femininity, and a new wave of female performers are reclaiming that femininity as their own.

Said Bambi, “I consider it to be a form of feminist art. By taking what society tells women to be and turning it up to the highest voltage, we are taking back the gender stereotypes and making people reexamine what does it mean to be a woman. Drag to me is as much a thought process as it is an art form. It means to me, looking at the world from an outside perspective that is bigger and bolder than the everyday. It has more kitsch and glamour to it. It’s all about being the biggest and best version of yourself.”

Metro-Bambi

Bambi (center) on the cover of DC’s Metro Weekly with The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence.

For some, the difference between drag and burlesque might be hard to spot. There are a large number of drag burlesque performers, both queens and kings, who strip — for instance local favorite Betty O’Hellno or Seattle sensation Lou Henry Hoover — but on the whole, drag performers don’t strip. “There is some overlap between drag and burlesque,” Bambi admits. “I think the biggest difference is in drag, the story isn’t always about the reveal. Its more about the journey.”

Bambi recently participated in an all-female drag show in NYC that received a lot of press, but according to her, it’s not really a new phenomenon. “It’s funny because in a lot of ways it’s starting up now but has also been around for generations. Dixie Evans, best known as the founder of the Burlesque Hall of Fame, called herself a female impersonator of Marilyn Monroe. World Famous *Bob*, who is my drag big sister, has been performing as a drag queen since the ’90s, and there are many more.”

She credits the world of social media for bringing these like-minded lady queens (as they’re sometimes called) together. “We have started to create a community for ourselves and, with that, it’s getting noticed more by others.”

But while social media might be bringing them together, they’re finding an enthusiastic audience. Bambi credits the changing tide of cultural awareness. “Society as a whole is questioning gender more. We as a collective are open to more ideas and not having to keep everything in one tidy little box, and so with that we are able explore and express gender representations. Though I still get asked often, ‘How can you be a drag queen if you don’t have a penis?’ I don’t think people realize how ignorant that question sounds until it is said back to them.”

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Bambi on stage in NYC.

“One of the biggest misconceptions is that we are just women in makeup. When, in fact, we are gluing our eyebrows down, padding, pushing and wearing multiple pairs of pantyhose like our male sisters. We don’t take the fact that we use female pronouns all the time as an excuse not to put all the work into it.”

In addition to reclaiming femininity, female drag queens are also holding their male counterparts to a higher standard. Traditional drag has often struggled with accusations of misogyny and offensively sexist attitudes. Bambi reports, “With female to female drag queens, I have yet to see someone do a misogynistic act.”

Which leads to the question, what sort of reaction or reception do lady queens get from traditional male drag queens? “It varies. I have worked with many who have accepted us with open arms and consider us sisters. You do run into some though that are stuck in their misogyny. Overall though, I’d say, those that understand that drag can be used as a tool to educate as well as entertain welcome us. Many of my biggest supporters are drag queens, and I love them dearly.”

“In New York City,” Bambi continues, “most of the venues and producers have warmed up to the idea of lady queens and include us in their shows without blinking an eye. My own personal fears have been what has kept me for reaching out here in Baltimore. I reached out once to a fairly big name and didn’t even get the decency of a response back. That was hurtful. Change scares people, and what I think producers need to realize is we’re not here to take over the art form or appropriate it, but to add another voice to the chorus, to be able to express ourselves in a way that feels true to our own identities. I will say getting nominated for Best Drag Performer has given me more courage and I hope to reach out more.”

Meet the Variety: Bawdy Shop Burlesque

Posted by Jules V Moorhead | Posted in burlesque, Meet the Variety | Posted on 25-08-2015

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Bawdy: 1. dealing with sexual matters in a comical way; humorously indecent.

The ladies of Bawdy Shop Burlesque.

The ladies of Bawdy Shop Burlesque.

When the five founding members of Bawdy Shop Burlesque got together in 2014 and decided to form a new troupe in Baltimore, they named themselves with a pun. And their chosen moniker couldn’t be more fitting. Since their debut one year ago with the scripted show Goin’ Downee Oshun!, the Bawdies — Kay Sera, Cherie Nuit, Ruby Rockafella, Sunny Sighed and Giddy GoGo — have been consistently delivering hilarious, ribald performances that raise the bar for regional burlesque shows.

Their most recent scripted show, Search for the C-Word, had the Bawdies scouring Baltimore City in search of its missing charm on a quest given to them by the tap dancing vagina goddess Vaginethea. Led by her heavenly queefs and a spirit guide in the form of Stephon Walker, the intrepid quintet visited many of Baltimore’s most iconic neighborhoods — from Hampden’s Avenue to Fells Point — and iconic features including rats and the city’s beloved white marble stoops. In the end, it turned out the missing charm was there all along, in the form of its inimitably quirky residents (and a bit of nether-region adornment).

But Bawdy Shop Burlesque didn’t happen overnight. It was the brainchild of Sunny Sighed, who fell in love with the idea of scripted shows while she was a part of the late, lamented Baltimore troupe Sticky Buns Burlesque. Having worked with the other women in various shows in the area and knowing their experience not just in burlesque but in theater, visual art and dance, Sunny approached the ladies with the idea and everyone jumped at the chance to be involved. “It worked out even better than I could have imagined,” Sunny said. “Kay, Ruby, Cherie and Giddy were all right on board and they are among the hardest-working, creative, intelligent and wacky women I’ve ever met!”

The Bawdies going all in at their recent show "Search for the C-Word."

The Bawdies going all in at their recent show “Search for the C-Word.”

Bawdy Shop has found Charm City to be a generous muse. “We aspire to honor the tradition of authentic absurdity that makes Baltimore ‘The Greatest City in America,’ as the benches say!” the ladies explained. “The people of Baltimore are incredible. The community as a whole is so proud of everything the city has to offer, no matter how weird or different it may be, so long as it comes from a place of true passion.”

“Baltimore’s bizarre brand of burlesque is what made me fall in love with the art form,” Giddy adds. “I love the emphasis on performance art mixed with message — it’s a rare art form in which the same show can make you laugh, cry, think and feel a little funny downstairs…all in a matter of minutes.”

The five women consider themselves more than just a troupe. They’re also a family that works together as a tight-knit team. While they all wear many hats, collaboration is key: Sunny is their choreographer, Cherie Nuit is the graphic artist and screen printer, Giddy GoGo is the stage manager and backstage organizer, Kay Sera is the team’s marketing/social media queen and webmaster and Ruby Rockafella is the troupe treasurer and merchandise manager. But the troupe purposefully doesn’t have a “troupe leader.” Cherie explained, “As a troupe that prides itself on not having a designated ‘leader,’ we all had equal parts responsibility in its formation. We all brainstormed names, came up with show concepts, and created our mission and goals. I am thrilled to be working with a group of women that are so passionate and intelligent! It is always inspiring.”

Their scripts are also true collaborations, with each troupe member contributing to the story and their own characters. As Ruby said, “I really enjoy that we get to write all the characters in the show and guide their transformations. It’s ridiculously fun to write parts for the other Bawdies. I think how well we know each other really shines through in our shows.”

A full stage at Don't Knock the Block.

A full stage at Don’t Knock the Block.

One of the biggest burlesque events this region has seen was Don’t Knock the Block, a fundraiser for the Burlesque Hall of Fame, the world’s only museum dedicated to burlesque. The event, boasting more than 20 local performers in one show, was a huge success — raising $5,000 for the Hall of Fame’s Legends Challenge, the largest fundraising event in the challenge’s history. “In order for burlesque to continue to evolve, it’s important that we understand where the art came from and to appreciate the experiences and contributions of the legends who shaped it,” Kay explained.

The next adventure for the Bawdy Babes is an indoor/outdoor variety show as part of HampdenFest 2015. The Avenue Meets The Strip will include members of TimelessTease Productions, Gilded Lily Burlesque and Twisted Knickers, plus a host of other local favorites for a wacky extravaganza that could only happen in Hampden.

The Bawdies are also excited to announce their second annual Bawdy Shop of Horrors Halloween show on October 30 at The Ottobar, and they’re working with The Creative Alliance to do a second series of burlesque “boot camp” classes in the Spring of 2016 that will cap off with a student showcase. And that’s all on top of their individual solo careers.

As a fellow member of the Baltimore burlesque scene, I know I’m constantly challenged to up my game by these brilliant, creative women. Let’s hope they continue being Bawdy for a long time to come! Find Bawdy Shop on Facebook or follow them on Twitter for all the latest news.

Meet the Variety: Tapitha Kix, Doing It Her Own Way

Posted by Jules V Moorhead | Posted in burlesque, Meet the Variety | Posted on 17-06-2015

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Photo Credit: Stacy Atwell Photography

Photo Credit: Stacy Atwell Photography

Like many people who get into burlesque, Baltimore-based producer and performer Tapitha Kix started out as a fan. After a friend invited her to see Trixie Little and the Evil Hate Monkey at Creative Alliance, she was hooked. After attending many shows in the audience, a twist of fate put her on stage when a kitten had to back out of a show at the last minute and Tapitha was game to fill in. “That night, I thought to myself, ‘I should be on stage!'” Tapitha said. “Being onstage is what makes me truly happy.”

After rejecting a few stage names, an ex-boyfriend christened her Tapitha Kix, but as the famous song from Gypsy says, “You Gotta Have a Gimmick.” Having a background in tap and dance, Tapitha knew right away what would set her apart. “I do a style of dancing that (to the best of my knowledge and research) no other burlesque dancer does — pointe tap, which is tap dancing on the tips of my toes in a pair of custom-made ballet pointe shoes fitted with metal caps.”

Once Tapitha discovered pointe tap — practiced in vaudeville in the 1920s and ’30s — she knew she’d found her niche. But she doesn’t want it to define her as an artist. “I don’t want to be a one trick pony,” Tapitha explains. “I’m trying to expand myself as a performer and do more regular pointe and modern dance/jazz/hip hop. I’ve always said that as a performer who does not fit the American stereotypical standard of what a ‘hot’ woman looks like, I have to work extra, extra hard to impress the audience. I can’t just stand there and prance around looking hot and pretty. And that’s okay. I want to work hard to impress my audience. I want to surprise and delight them. And believe me, when people see me dance, they are surprised.”

In addition to performing, Tapitha is also a founder and producer of Twisted Knickers Burlesque. After finding it difficult to find casting opportunities, she decided to create shows herself. She and some friends, including Hot Todd Lincoln, got together and Twisted Knickers was born. Today, Twisted Knickers is Tapitha and Todd with a rotating cast of regulars and guests. While Yellow Sign Theater has been their primary home for years, the are currently expanding to other venues, such as the State Theatre in Falls Church, Virginia, and Church & Company in the Hampden neighborhood of Baltimore.

If you want to catch Tapitha and Twisted Knickers, their next show is The Burlesque Sing-a-Long at the State Theatre on July 10. “Performers will dance with lyrics projected on a big screen for the audience to sing along with karaoke style.”

Twisted Knickers also has a more theatrical-style show slated for July 18 during Artscape called The Grind and the Glitter, a tale of an up-and-coming burlesque dancer set in 1957. “Expect to see something unlike the Knickers have ever done!”

The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful: My Life as a Plus-Size Burlesque Performer

Posted by Diva Darling | Posted in burlesque | Posted on 07-04-2015

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I’ve been staring at a bright blue Post-It note for the last five minutes as I thought about how to start this piece. My intern last summer at my muggle job liked to write little inspirational quotes on them and leave them for me to find, and I keep them lined up along the bottom of my monitor. This particular one says, “Why fit in when YOU were born to stand out?”

Turns out that’s a pretty good mantra for thinking about how to deal with doubts about being a fat girl in burlesque.

Diva Darling Portrait

[photo credit: Kristina De Santis Photography]

A newer performer in our community, herself a curvy woman, inspired this piece when she wanted to hear from other performers of size about our experiences onstage and off. Who could blame her for wondering how she’d be received? The world isn’t exactly kind to women who take up more than a single-digit dress size of space, and that’s when we’re keeping our clothes on. To have the audacity to get in front of a roomful of people and reveal every jiggle and curve seems like it would be an exercise in pathological masochism.

And yet, being a plus-size performer in burlesque is like visiting another world where the usual rules don’t quite apply.

Meet the Variety: Lady Fancy, One of Baltimore’s Newest Burlesque Beauties

Posted by Jules V Moorhead | Posted in burlesque, Meet the Variety | Posted on 06-04-2015

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Photo Credit: Dorret Oosterhoff

Lady Fancy [Photo Credit: Dorret Oosterhoff]

Meet Lady Fancy, one of Baltimore’s newest burlesque beauties. She’s burst onto the scene in a big way in a short amount of time. She’s already appeared on stage with TimelessTease Productions and Twisted Knickers, and she’ll be competing in the Burlypicks DC Regional Competition next on May 1 at the Bier Baron.

I first saw Lady Fancy at GalHaus Review‘s Big Show 6, the student showcase put on by MICA’s burlesque club annually. My co-producer Betty O’Hellno and I attended to support the club and were blown away by her artistry and poise. We immediately booked her for our next show, where she effortlessly wowed the crowd. You never would have guessed she was new to the scene.

I recently had the chance to ask Lady Fancy some questions about what attracted her to burlesque and her first impressions so far.

What was your introduction to burlesque?

There was a burlesque club [GalHaus] at Maryland Institute College of Art that had a few shows I attended, and afterwards I was curious and started looking up videos of other performers on the internet. I stopped attending MICA as a student, but the club was kind enough to let me still participate in their activities, and I was hooked from there.

What drew you to performing?

I’ve been involved in the performing arts for pretty much all my life, mostly through music. Piano and voice recitals, musical theater, leading music at my church and at conferences…I’ve done a lot of different things. Looking back, even at the church stuff, I got so much out of interacting with an audience. There’s a kind of energy the audience gives you, and by performing, you take that gift and give it back. It’s a very powerful feeling. I get a lot out of making people happy that way. Being able to make someone smile, or convey some kind of meaningful message through performance is really special.

How did you choose the name Lady Fancy as your stage name?

My friends have been calling me Fancy, Miss Fancy, Fancy Pants, etc. for a while. It’s really to the point that hearing my real name is almost a surprise. Fancy just fits and I love it. It’s my true name, if you will. When it came to picking a stage name for burlesque, I picked Lady to go with it because I really admire the poise and classiness so many dancers bring to their routines. The poise of a Lady, the playfulness of Fancy….that’s what I want to bring to my performances.

What background contributes to your style?

Musical theater and belly dance both have a strong influence on the way I move and dance. Musical theater taught me a lot about stage presence and how to fill up a room, as well as strategies for blocking and using stage space well. Belly dance is something I’ve seen a lot of and dabbled in, both dance and costume-wise. I was always impressed by the importance of both choreography and improv in that style. You can tell a lot of stories through belly dance the same way that you can with burlesque. It’s also very close to burlesque in how extravagant the costumes can be. I can’t resist the sparkly!

Do you have any influences or inspirations as a burlesque performer?

Lady Fancy [Photo Credit: Dorret Oosterhoff]

My fiancé showed me a lot of Dita VonTeese’s photographs when I started burlesque. I really connected with the lavish opulence of her looks – so many rich textures and so much sparkle! She also brought the poise and elegance from her performances into her everyday lifestyle. I’m a little chaotic as a person so the idea of taking the spirit of burlesque and molding myself to its ideals is really amazing. Also, I really admire Nina Amaya, a local belly dance performer. She leads the Aubergine Troupe, and I took a few lessons with her after seeing their performances at local events like Artscape. They do traditional belly dance, but also do performances and storytelling as fairy dancers! She’s a very whimsical lady who makes a living by bringing a fun loving, childlike spirit into her dance. I really admire her as a person and for what she has accomplished as a performer.

What’s been your most memorable experience (good or bad) on stage so far?

There have been a lot of really good ones from my church days, but one in particular sticks out to me. I led a congregation in a song called “Wade in the Water” one week.  There were about five or six hundred people in the room that Sunday. The song had a lot of soul and I really was able to grind and get dirty with the sound. The lyrics talked about the struggles of life and the hope that it would all mean something in the end, which everyone can connect to. It was call and response, where you sing one line and the audience sings back. By the end of the song, everyone in the room was on their feet, stomping and clapping. The energy was really intense. I remember that I was shaking by the time the song was over, it was just that powerful. I hope that I can bring that kind of vulnerability and connection to future performances, because I will never forget that experience.

Tell us a bit about GalHaus. How has it shaped you as a performer?

I can’t speak highly enough about GalHaus. Dolly Longlegs did a great Burlesque 101 workshop the semester I joined the club. I was still wrapping my head around the idea of stripping, but the welcoming atmosphere she created along with the club leaders encouraged me to give it a try. The first year was a little challenging because very few of us had been exposed to burlesque before, but having mentors like Mimi Madly who could teach and give us direction while developing individual acts for Big Show 5 was so helpful to our growth.

The second year, the returning members did a fall show that brought in a lot of new students, but also gave them a head start on putting ideas for an act together. Having so many people who already had strong and unique ideas made Big Show 6 a really diverse show. I remember feeling confident about approaching my second act with the club, as I was starting to learn what kind of dancer I wanted to be and what kinds of themes I wanted to bring to my performances. I even got to try my hand at leading a workshop for the new members. I really hope that I can give as much back to that club as it gave to me.

I’m giving the pro thing a go because GalHaus taught me how much I loved burlesque and wanted to keep doing it. That kind of drive and inspiration is hard to come by, but GalHaus has it in spades. I hope the professional community continues to keep an eye on future Big Shows, because the people who stay in Baltimore after graduation have turned out to be some pretty solid performers, and it really prepared me to go out and apply what I learned to other acts. I am truly grateful that I got my start in such a great environment. Cheeki Ho is heading up the club next year, and I am really excited to see how it flourishes under her leadership.

As a new performer, what are your biggest fears or concerns as you get into burlesque?

I worry about my lack of knowledge and exposure. Other than the GalHaus Review, I haven’t seen a lot of burlesque, and I don’t want to be disrespectful to those who have dedicated so much of their lives to cultivating burlesque locally and internationally. I really want to make it out to more shows so I can see what is out there and learn as much as possible from other dancers. I’m also a little worried about the actual cost of where burlesque might take me. It’s something I can see myself doing a lot of, but the cost of making new acts, traveling, touring, festivals, etc. is a little bit daunting. I tend to throw myself into things out of the sheer joy of it, and am worried that the money side of things might steal some of that spark. Still, I know there are a lot of performers who do it on a much tighter budget, so I just need to network and learn from those people so I can figure it out too. I’m really looking forward to the connections and friendships that are out there waiting to happen through burlesque, though. I just hope I can stay humble while still being the best that I can be.

Jules V Moorhead co-produces TimelessTease Productions in Baltimore. Find Jules and TimelessTease Productions on Facebook.

[Photo Credit: Dorret Oosterhoff]

Comic Strip!

Posted by Event-bot | Posted in events | Posted on 10-02-2012

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The beauties of Twisted Knickers Burlesque and Black Tassel Boolesque bring you an evening of sultry sass so hot your pants will smolder! The Twisted Knickers will serve up titillating treats on stage as burlesque’s good girl Stella Sweet, tap-dancing diva Tapitha Kix, brassy BeauJolais NouVeau, and slaphappy sexpot Spanky Roundbottom stir up just the right stuff! And Black Tassel Boolesque’s Queen of Halloween Eyrie Twilight, Mourna Handful–a handful in more ways than two–and the Va-Va-Voom Vixen Valeria Voxx are ready to steal your soul with their spooky shimmy ‘n’ shake. And no date night would be complete without MC Hot Todd Lincoln and sexy stage kitten Flora Bush. Bringing together the sweets and the sours of Valentine’s Day, this burlesque coupling is a match made in heaven and hell.

18 and up to enter. VALID ID required.

COMEDY: DOORS 7 PM – SHOW 8 PM
BURLESQUE: Show 10:30 PM

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