Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Going Mobile

I now have the capability to blog on the go. Yay! This will make updates easier when I go to festivals and on tour. Please enjoy this photo of my Doodlebug waking up as my first mobile post.

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Friday, June 25, 2010

Rock Star Moments

I had a rock star moment last night.  Yes, part of the reason I'm writing about this is to brag, but there's a lesson at the end of the story.  Endulge me.

In "I Was a Teenage Hitler" in The WRONG Show, I had to sing a 1980's rock song about Hitler.  To be heard over the three-piece band, I had to use a microphone (because parts of the song are outside of my current belting range).  I grabbed the mic last night when it was time for the song and knocked the cable out of the bottom.  I picked up the cable and tried to put it back together but gave up after two quick attempts, sucked it up, and belted out the entire song.  Boo-yah.  Of course, the band dropped their volume a bit to accomodate me (and bully on them for doing so).  But I made that song my bitch.  I was a rock star.

We all have rock star moments, like when Billy Bob finally goes for the oop-de-oop play in Varsity Blues, or when Ralph Fiennes goes back to the car to Angela Bassett at the end of Strange Days.  Moments where we can lay it all on the line and hope to hell it turns out okay.  The payoff can be huge.  It's important to be a rock star when those opportunities present themselves.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Victory Variety Hour presents The WRONG Show

The show you HATE to LOVE returns as part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival.
Racism. Fisting. Nazis. Good, clean American fun! Now in its third year, The WRONG Show is a socio-politcal mix of burlesque, live music, comedy and novelty acts—-this is not your grandfather’s variety show. Featuring the Cultural Appropriation Chorus Line, “Fistin’ by the Pool” and highlights from the musical “I Was A Teenage Hitler”.
“So wrong it’s right!” LA Weekly.
Voted one of the Best Shows in LA by Bizarre Magazine.

Tickets are $14
at Comedy Sportz 733 Seward St. (off Melrose) Los Angeles CA 90038

buy tickets now at

Monday, June 21, 2010

Monday Night Tease!

Hosted By: Count Smokula

with burlesque performances by:

Anastasia Von Teaserhausen
Miss Josie Bunnie
Red Snapper (Mega Costume)
Scarlet O'Keljus
Veronica Yune
Scarlett Letter
Pepe Lee Rue

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

Cover charge for June 21st, 2010

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: lili@burlesque411.com

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

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Red Snapper's Sassy, Classy Burlesque Revue: June 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 Lavendar La Rue, Iona Vibrator, Penny Starr, Jr., Scarlett Letter, Pepe Lee Rue, Holly Go Darkly and Red Snapper with pickup by The Tasseled Squirrel. $15 admission gets you nine incredible performers and you can BYOB! June 20th, 2010, show starts at 9 PM. The Sherry Theater, 11052 Magnolia Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601.

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

Wednesday, June 16, 2010


Start your Burlesque Summer right with our 2nd annual burlesque parody of the Frankie & Annette 60's beach movies with several of the best burlesque performers in Los Angeles, brought to you by the people who brought you BURLESQUELAND, FAMOUS MONSTERGIRLS OF BURLESQUE, and BENEATH THE SURFACE.

Featuring Burlesque Performances by:

(winner of Most Classic, Best Solo Performance,
and the Legends Award at the Boston Burlesque Expo)


With our 23rd Peepshow Pin-Up:

With Special Appearances by:

With Live Music by:




Live at BORDELLO on Wednesday, June 16th, 2010
901 East First Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012
$10 Cover (cheap!) - Doors at 9pm - 21 & Up - Full Bar

Find more info on www.peepshowmenagerie.com.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Biscuits & Gravy Tour: Austin Show Photos

Here are a few pics from my Austin show with Kings N Things last month.  These were shot by Trey Jones.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Tiki Necklace!

You remember how giddy I was about being selected to participate in the Keep A Breast Foundation breast cast project, yes?  I was also giddy about "The Flower Parade," the incredible artwork on my breast cast by Ken Ruzic.  It's whimsical and wild and perfect.

Well, this whole Tiki Oasis thing gets better and better.  I asked ol' friend Sandy Meeks to create a necklace based on the breast cast so I can wear the necklace to the art showing at Tiki Oasis in August.  Sandy crochets amazing art sculpture necklaces from the cashmere yarn that spent a past life as a sweater.  Totally green upcycling stuff.  The vampire bite necklace that was all the rage last summer was her brainchild.

Sandy is phenomenal.  I put the bug in her ear to come up with something for me on Friday.  She decided to sponsor me with this necklace, and I'll make a dress to go with it.  She sent me a photo of it today.  It's absolutely gorgeous and totally captures the spirit of the breast cast.  Her description of her process with this custom piece is below:

I thought about it all weekend while at work, and then spent some time looking at the Tiki Oasis website, I went through the entire gallery of Ken Ruzic, then through photos of you too :)

I went with the green of the tropics, to the oranges and reds of fire (and your amazing hair), and added the coolness of the turquoise blues to represent not only the water, but to hopefully pick up on your eyes.

I noticed in Ruzic's work, it is tribal, with an influence of Art Nouveau (which I totally love).

I also added the tongue element (that is on the painted bust) to the bottom as well :)

The colors look dark and bold in the pic, but are a wee bit less so in life. My camera freaks out when I try to photograph anything with red and orange tones.

Incredible work.  I encourage you to check out Sandy's Etsy store.  Her stuff is very affordable and clever.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Fringe Fest Freaks

Here's a photo of me with the Hollywood Fringe Fest freaks from last week's fundraiser.  (That's a lot of f's in one sentence for me without at least one being a swear.)

I also got a mention on L.A. Theatre Review for my performance at the fundraiser.  I'm very fortunate to be able to support things dear to my heart, and theatre is one of those things.  I encourage you to visit the website for Hollywood Fringe Fest and take in some shows this summer.  You can catch me in The WRONG Show as Eva Braun in "I Was a Teenage Hitler" (and they guy who plays Hitler is so HOT!).

Poetry Brothel at House of Blues Sunset Strip Foundation Room

I'm posting late about this.  I danced at House of Blues Sunset Strip on Saturday night.  It was a great deal of fun, and I got to take Mega Costume out for a spin.  In workshopping a number, there are all sorts of things to work through with a new number.  Each performance points out to me which costume alterations need to be made, which parts of the choreography may need tweaking, and what gets the best audience response.  One great thing I got from this performance was that I really need to get a matching dressing gown for backstage, particularly when I have to parade outdoors on the Sunset Strip in pasties and a G-string on the way from the stage to the dressing room.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Hollywood Fringe Festival Fundraiser

Tonight at 8PM

To gear up excitement for the first annual Hollywood Fringe Festival, make sure to attend our pre-Fringe fundraiser at the legendary Three Clubs in Hollywood.

Included in the festivities are:

Performances in music, dance, cabaret, comedy, and more (including burlesque by Ms. Red Snapper)
Dancing with live DJ’s
Discounted drinks and refreshments
Take a picture with a freak
Socializing, networking, and fun
Opportunities to purchase tickets to over 175 Fringe shows
Pick up copies of the Fringe Guide
Come one come all! The festival is just around the corner – let’s celebrate the birth of the premiere Hollywood Fringe Festival together.

Tickets are $20 regular price and $10 for fringe participants and local artists. All proceeds go to The Hollywood Fringe Festival, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit company.

Buy tickets at www.HollywoodFringe.org/fundraiser

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

The Letter Follies: June Edition

The Letter Follies is a combination of classic and Neo-Burlesque presented for all to enjoy in the comfort of a Topless Gentlemen’s Club.

Some girls wear pasties, some don’t.
Some performers demonstrate skills on the pole, some do not.
Some acts challenge, some acts tease, some acts delight.

All acts are enjoyable, entertaining and demonstrate a mastery of the art of burlesque.

Two shows are presented, one at 10 and one at 11:30 – in between, we encourage you to enjoy the lovely and entertaining ladies of Star Garden. (Bring folding money.)

The cover is $10.

(Tonight I dance to B.B. King and Eve 6.)