Friday, April 30, 2010

Scarlet Passion Burlesque

Tonight I have the honor of performing at Scarlet Tea Room in Pasadena.  It's a beautiful little tea house that's celebrating its fifth anniversary.  I'm performing a classic fan dance, and there are other classic performers and a chanteuse.  This is a great introduction to burlesque for those who aren't ready to see pasties yet, as we're keeping our ta-tas covered.  For more information, visit here.

Friday, April 23, 2010

And More Burlesqueland

This is a photo of my Cruella deVil act from Burlesqueland! at Peepshow Menagerie this year.  Photo by Markus Alias.

Burlesqueland! has become the first burlesque festival for Los Angeles.  Here's hoping for even more shows next year!

Sassy Classy Review

"Red Snapper's Sassy, Classy Burlesque Revue" was covered by Fine Arts LA.  The entire review is very complimentary of the performers and the show, which is wonderful for me as a producer.  I'm very proud of the show and pleased with the talent I've been able to snag during its short life.  (Photo by Holly Go Darkly)

I also got a nice blurb as a performer:
The show’s producer and name-sake, Red Snapper, arrived on stage next, ushering the audience into the second half of the night—the more experienced girls. Snapper was obviously a crowd favorite, more than comfortable strutting around in a pair of garters and stockings, doing a kind of naughty 50’s housewife parody. The supposed female empowerment associated with modern burlesque became more apparent in Snapper’s performance. She possessed a definite control over her own teases, an excited familiarity with her routine that translated into a kind of feminine pride.

The next Sassy Classy is in two months!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010



"A Naughty Night of Mythology, Opera, and High Brow Burlesque Hijinx!"

In celebration of the LA Opera's production of THE RING CYCLE and the many surrounding events in Los Angeles, Peepshow Menagerie is presenting burlesque interpretations of the music and story of The Ring Cycle as well as other acts inspired by the theme of the evening.

As far as we know, this may by the first modern burlesque show with an Opera theme and is not to be missed by fans of burlesque and certainly not to be missed by fans of Wagner's Ring Cycle.

Featuring performances by:

("Best Solo" and winner of the "Legends Award" at the 2010 Boston Burlesque Expo and winner of "Most Classic" at the 2007 Boston Burlesque Expo.)

(Our very special guest from the United Kingdom performing on her last night in L.A.)


Just Added:

(presenting something new and different)

(What, a big town like Seville only has one Barber?)

(presenting her act from Monday Night Tease's The Muppet Of Burlesque Show and it's nothing to snort at)

and even more to be announced!

901 East 1st Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Only $10, Doors Open at 9pm. The show will start between 9:45 and 10pm. For best seating options, we recommend getting there as early as possible.

For more information as it comes, please check our website at

New Tagline

I have a new tagline.  My "sass, class and a black girl's ass" doesn't play in all markets, and it especially doesn't play when I follow a gal who has a bigger butt than me.  While I'm still using that tagline, I've been announced as "The Go All the Way Girl" a couple times in the past week.  I like the sound of it.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Monday Night Tease!

Monday, April 19th, 2010

hosted by:
Rob The Balloon Guy

with burlesque performances by:
Phoenix Briar & Truffles Mc Clure
Miss Josie Bunnie
Red Snapper
Olivia D'Helion
Iza LaVamp
Prix de Beaute
Scarlett Letter
JUST ADDED MIss Luna Rosa (London)

Bar Opens: 6pm 
Seating Starts: 9:30pm 
Show Starts: 10pm 

Cover charge for April 19th, 2010
$12, $10 with flyer

Ask about the $5 drink specials!!!

3 Clubs 
1123 Vine St. 
(Vine at Santa Monica) 
Los Angeles, CA 90038

No photography. Performers subject to change without notice.

21+, full bar.

Need help?
Email Lili with any questions:

Follow us on twitter: @MNTease
You'll get updates and flyers for discounts.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Red Snapper's Sassy, Classy Burlesque Revue: April Edition

Red Snapper brings burlesque back to the theater! An evening of classic (and classically twisted) burlesque. Hosted by the dapper Mr. Snapper with performances by Bebe Firefly, Iona Vibrator, Jessebelle Thunder, Costa Brava, Panama Red, Evie Lovelle and Red Snapper with pickup by Parfait d'Amour. $15 admission gets you nine incredible performers and you can BYOB! April 18th, 2010, show starts at 9 PM. (NOTE THE LATER STARTING TIME, KIDS!) The Sherry Theater, 11052 Magnolia Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601.

*Remember, theaters don't have vice laws. ;)

Friday, April 16, 2010

Texas Teaser

I'll be in Texas next month for one weekend to do three shows, three photo shoots, teach two classes and perform at Dr. Sketchy's.  Here's the first event I have a flier to promote:  Broads & Panties Cheesecake!  Produced by my lovely friend Vivienne Vermouth.

Don't worry.  I'll remind you again as we get closer to the date. :)

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Burlesqueland Gets More Press

It's been nearly a month and Burlesqueland is still getting coverage online.  The Gloss has a nice write-up that includes this little blurb about yours truly:
because you always knew that Cruella de Vil was sexy
There's a slide show on that site as well.

I also appeared on Guest of a Guest.  Go check out the photos and blurbs.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Corset Bits & Pieces

I went downtown with the lovely Evie Lovelle over the weekend to select some fabrics for my new costume.  Evie is helping me with the majority of the costume, and Anastasia von Teaserhausen is making the corset.  We had to shop for fabrics for the corset lining and outside that would work well with the rest of the costume, but that were still neutral enough for the corset to be incorporated into other numbers.  The fabric at the bottom is for the outside of the corset.  The fabric on the right is the lining and on the left is for the binding.

Anastasia is working her creative fingers to the bone right now to finish my corset within the week.  She's done such a wonderful job and is sending me picture message updates.  Today I got a photo of the corset with the busk installed. It's absolutely gorgeous.  The fabric color in the top photo is truer, but the bottom photo shows you how wonderfully she matched the pattern.  Anastasia's work is beautiful.  I really look forward to the end product.

If you'd like to contact Anastasia for your corset needs, shoot me and email and I'll pass your info along.  :)  msredsnapper/gmail.

Burlesqueland: Day Three

I'm late in posting this.  Again, I'm a terrible person.  I was part of a creative tornado last week.  :)

I was only in the audience for the third night of Burlesqueland at Monday Night Tease last month, but I still managed to make the "paper" with Mr. Snapper, Evie Lovelle & her husband.  Check out the slideshow here.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Raymond Burl, Esq. & the Family Ballyhoo - April Edition

(I am so late in posting this it's shameful.  That's what I get for opening a play Friday night.)

The Ballyhoo is back!

Yes, indeed, for one night only, ladies and gents, the world's most lovely and luminous lineage returns to spread it winsome wings over the city of angels! With a coquettish collection of the best and most beautiful branches of the Ballyhoo family tree, Mr. Raymond Burl, Esq. - showman, racconteur, and first runner-up in the Gary, IN Pillsbury Bake-Off - returns to The Unknown Theatre (1110 Seward Street at Santa Monica Blvd.) with his most replete revue to date!

The saucy and superlative Miss Shakena!
The raunchy and ribald Miss Red Snapper!
The jocund and jolie Miss Jessabelle Thunder!
The perfect and provocative Miss Panama Red!
The illustrious and illuminating Miss Iza La Vamp!
The inimitable and impressive Miss Isabella Star!
The dexterous and darling Miss Lindsay Benner!
The devilish and desirable Miss Dizzy Von Damn!


The seductive and sublime Miss Luna Rosa (just in from the U.K.!!!)

As you buy a modest $12 ticket - $10 if you wear red lipstick - your eyes will feast upon sights that have dazed the drowsy lids of the viceroy of Siam, the raj of Kafiristan, and the crown prince of Rhodesia displayed in tantalizing Technicolor on the main stage of The Unknown Theatre! A fantabulous raffle will be conducted in the lounge along with a bar that serves up the coldest drinks in Los Angeles! Doors open at 10PM and showtime is at 10:15! Ample seating and street parking abounds! Come on out and join the Family!

Friday, April 9, 2010

My Meditation

Everyone has their own little backstage ritual.  When I was younger and just did theatre, I'd listen to music and spend a great deal of time methodically applying my stage makeup.  When I started performing in the real world, the venues weren't as available for the lengthy makeup application, and all of these shows have more performers than mirror space.  I like to ground myself so I'm fully prepared for what is about to happen.

I don't really get nervous before I perform unless I have no idea what in the hell I'm doing (which has happened).  I consider myself a vessel for the words or music I'm about the share on the stage.  I am a means of communication.  Before I go on, I center myself and let the worries of day-to-day human existence fall away.  I have a little meditation before I take the stage, a knowingness that this is the only time I'll ever have this particular experience.  This is the only time the audience will have this exact experience with me.  Once I leave the stage, that shared experience is over.  I must enjoy every part of it because this same event will never happen again.

I remind myself how lucky I am to make money doing something I love.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Sassy Classy Schedule

Here's the schedule for Red Snapper's Sassy, Classy Burlesque Revue through the end of 2010.  I'll continue posting fliers for the individual shows, but now you can save the dates!  (A big shout-out to my pal Chris Beyond who shot this photo and did the design.  He's amazing!)

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

"The Flower Parade"

This is my painted breast cast to be auctioned off at Tiki Oasis.  It was beautifully painted by tiki artist Ken Ruzic.  It's called "The Flower Parade."  I couldn't have asked for a better pairing.  Check out Ken's other works here.

The Letter Follies: April Edition

I am pleased to announce that I am officially a regular performer at The Letter Follies!  There has been a line-up change.  Lucille Highball (Striptease Symposium graduate) is filling in for Holly Rock-It.  I'm doing a fan dance at the early show and a new boa number at the late show, implementing some of the choreography I taught my beginner class so they can see how it can be used.  It's always a fun time, and it's the only Los Angeles burlesque show that allows for money being thrown on the stage.