This last weekend was a busy one! Starting on Thursday night I had three shows lined up for the weekend and it was the best!
The first show was CHEAPSEATS which is a DIY show put on by Erich Haygun at the YMCA in Cambridge, MA. Erich has a beautiful philosophy about building a supportive community of different types of artists who can all come together in one show. It's a good place to experiment. It was definitely the quietest crowd I'd ever performed burlesque for. I think seeing burlesque was a new experience for a lot of people in the audience. Either that or they weren't into seeing my butt which just can't be true! I mean come on guys, butts!
The second show of the weekend was A Dark Knight in the Asylum which is the Batman themed burlesque show that my troupe The Slaughterhouse Sweethearts created. The show, at Oberon in Harvard Square, sold out two weeks before the opening! The costumes and makeup alone were enough to impress anyone. I had to share a dressing room with Killer Croc (played by Willie Dumey) and it was terrifying. I like to think I don't scare easily, but damn! Some of the costumes in the show were truly frightening!
The plot of the show was that Commissioner Gordon, played by Dale Stones visits Arkham Asylum to check up on the villains that had once plagued Gotham. Dr. Arkham, played by THE WIZARD, walks him around the asylum introducing the audience to all the villains until all hell breaks loose and Joker, played by Complete Destruction, reigns as king of chaos!
There were so many amazing numbers in the show!
These were some of my favorites:
A bunch of my Muggle friends came out to support me in my debut as a Slaughterhouse Sweetheart. They bought out 2 tables in the front row and cheered like lunatics whenever I was on stage. (they are awesome) Afterward, we all went out to my favorite bar and drank all of the wine.
Now, I have a confession.... I ended up singing karaoke with Gypsy Lux to Honky Tonk Badonkadonk. (Thank god no one recorded it!) In all honesty I think I sang four songs which is a true testament to how much "fun" I was having. Despite being such a ham, the idea of singing karaoke is my idea of hell...although I'm pretty sure I rocked Joan Jett's "I Hate Myself for Loving You" #letsbehonest
After the karaoke some of us headed over to The Slaughterhouse...there is a lot of photographic evidence of this but most of it is locked in the vaults.
The coolest thing about this weekend of shows was that so many people I don't get to see that often braved the cold to come see me perform. My liver paid for it but my cold little heart swelled with all the love I got from my friends.
And with that I leave you until later when I'll recap the third show of the weekend: Geek Girl Boston Presents: BIG IN JAPAN!
Here's a selfie of me looking (and feeling) extremely hungover to tide you over until then!
There are a bunch of reasons why I decided to begin doing burlesque and 'The Slaughterhouse Sweethearts' are one of them. They are Boston's Horror Burlesque troupe and their shows are amazing. The costumes, the production value, the creepiness! Each show is a unique sight to be seen and is totally up my alley- my dark scary alley full of monsters with glowing eyes and razor sharp teeth.
I was lucky enough to dance alongside some of the veteran members and get to know them- and then the best thing ever happened....They asked me to join!
Last month The Slaughterhouse Sweethearts announced their newest members: Karin Webb, Allix Mortis, and me!!
My first show as a Slaughterhouse Sweetheart is A Dark Knight in the Asylum which is an immersive show about the Batman villains. Tickets are almost sold out and this show is going to be positively villainous. We've been working really hard and doing tons of research. Some of the costumes are terrifying even in rehearsal!
This weekend, while celebrating Femme Bones's birthday, we re-watched the Batman movies and got up to all kinds of weirdness: Femme Bones shaved Complete Destruction's head, Landis Darling did my devil makeup while sitting in a bathtub with her clothes on, I drank a bunch of wine (OK that's not weird at all, I love wine, mmmm wine)
There are a bunch of guest artists from other Boston troupes like Dewie Decimator from Rogue Burlesque and some of the dudes from Sirlesque (swoon)! This really is a collaborative show of dark nerdiness!
Needless to say, try and check out this show if you can. Whether you're a fan of the Batman or not, you're going to have a good time.
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