curated by Red Velvet
EXIT Theatre, 156 Eddy St, SF
February 21 - February 24, 2018
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EXIT Theatre proudly presents our first annual Burlesque Extravaganza, four unique evenings featuring some of the Bay Area’s most treasured performers. A titillating Sing and Strip hosted by the tasty Red Velvet, Seven Deadly and Other Sins with Magnoliah Black as MC, How Lovely to be a Woman, a one-woman show featuring DeeDee Queen, and our outrageous Burlesque Improv Night with If ‘N’ Whendy and a bevy of buxom babes.
Wednesday February 21 SING AND STRIP featuring Dorian Dietrich, Barbie Bloodgloss and Risky Ginger, Magnoliah Black, Siren Sapphire, DeeDee Queen, Red Velvet, Lady Sapphire Noir, Ariyana la Fey, Kami Oh, Jasmine Pritchard, Dee O’s Mio and Lady Malavendra, and Mon’et Ha-Sidi.
Thursday February 22 SEVEN DEADLY AND OTHER SINS featuring MC – Magnoliah Black, Scarlet Conte, Mone’t Ha-Sidi, Lady Monster, Lady Malavendra, Barbie Bloodgloss, Clavicle Cupcake, Maggie Motorboat, Cerise Longstem, Harlie Holladoll, and Dee Bauchery.
Friday February 23 HOW LOVELY TO BE A WOMAN, written and performed by DeeDee Queen. Preshow featuring Amber Lust, Babe Ridge, and Red Velvet.
Saturday February 24 BURLESQUE IMPROVISATION featuring MC – If’N Whendy, Boysinberry Cupcake, Maggie Motorboat, Amber Lust, Ophelia Coeur de Noir, Bella Badonkadonk, Kitty KaPowww, Lady Malavendra, Mon’et -Ha-Sidi, Dee Bauchery, Dolly Dior and Valhalla Voom.
|Kami Oh!, is a Los Angeles area burlesque performer and singer. She started performing under the mentorship of Michelle L'amour in Chicago in 2008 and has been shaking it ever since. She's performed around the country and was honored to be part of the Chicago Starlets when they won Best Group at the Burlesque Hall of Fame in 2010 and to be part of the Best Duet category with partner Bazuka Joe in 2013. These days Kami continues to perform and teach in LA and beyond. "|
|Amber Lust Born and raised in Panama.With a passion for stage and entertainment, I discovered latin show girls which led me to pin up, vaudeville and the birth of Burlesque. I felt burlesque provided a different platform for self acceptance & empowerment and with that co-founded the first burlesque troupe in Panama. In 2015 moved to California and has since then performed with Dr. Shocker's Burlesque JamborTease in Ventura, OddVille in Oakland, The Broadway Revue Burlesque Show in Eugene OR, Red Hots Burlesque, Nudie Nubie and Monday NightHubba Hubba Revue in San Francisco. I am also the newest member of Va Va Voom Burlesque Vixens.|
|Lemon Drop This extraordinary performer hails from Sonoma County, Santa Rosa. First appeared as a kitten in 2013 with Cabaret D' Caliente and took classes with Eva D Luscious. She got her first break with North Bay Cabaret and a is a regular at the Monday night Hubba Hubba Revue.She's been seen dancing at the Uptown Club in Oakland for Saturday night Hubba and also Hunny Bunny's No Cover Cabaret. She hopes to spread a little sweetness wherever she goes. You never see the same act twice either. You just never know what to expect from Miss Lemon Drop. ;)|
|Siren Sapphire Cabaret singer and burlesque performer extraordinaire! She is rock n' roll in feline form, the Daughter of Anarchy!! You have never before laid your ears on anything like this dark beauty, who will sing her way into your heart. Siren Sapphire is a well seasoned veteran of both the burlesque stage and the microphone. She has wowed audiences around the Bay, including (but not limited to) The Hubba Hubba Revue, Cabaret de Caliente, Seduction Feroce, The Broni Mitchell Show, Polesexual, and Red Hots Burlesque. This Silver Tongued Cat with the Golden Voice is also a member of Last Night's Fling Allstar Burlesque and Siren Sapphire and the Jewels.|
|DeeDee Queen is a drag queen trapped in a cis-woman’s body — a performing woman who is performing “woman.”� She is a burlesque, pole, and drag artist who teaches burlesque and storytelling. She co-produces Curtains Cabaret, a theatrical burlesque company in Redwood City, as well as produces Nearly Naked Broadway, a Broadway burlesque revue. She teaches theatre in San Jose and is performing in several musicals in 2018. DeeDee has been seen at the California Burlypicks (2016/17), Hawaii Burlesque Festival (2016/17), Vermont Burlesque Festival (2017), Great Burlesque Expo (2017), Freezing Tassel in Alaska (2017), Philadelphia Burlesque Festival (2017), Hollywood Burlesque Festival (2017), Oregon Burlesque Festival (2017), Hawaii Burlesque Festival (2017), the Amsterdam Burlesque Awards (2017), and Feinstein’s/54 Below in NYC (2016/17). To take classes with DeeDee, visit siliconvalleyburlesque.com.|
|Lady Sapphire Noir r, the sultry dark jewel of burlesque, is a LA based award winning burlesque singer, host and dancer who performs all over Southern California. Known for her big sexy sultry voice, love of vintage/pinup style and her signature color royal blue. Holds the title of Miss Pin Up Perfection 2017. This lady rocks the mic with all types of music from classical, Broadway, jazz, pop and rock.|
|Magnoliah Black This kinky, estatic, art activist and performer can be found lighting up Bay Area stages with Bad Influence Burlesque, Hubba Hubba Revue, Bad Influence Burlesque, Debauchery, Fishnet Follies, the Body Political and Rebel Kings of Oakland. For more information about upcoming shows, classes and events check out her blog https://theungratefulfatbitch.com/ She’s Sass,Class and a touch of Crass the Bay Area’s own Deviant Debutante Magnoliah Black!|
|Red Velvet Red Velvet, a life-long dancer, has performed extensively in musical theatre, performed throughout California, has studied and performed dance in New York, and has toured internationally. She has taught dance to adults and children. Ms. Velvet, a prolific choreographer, and can frequently be seen performing solo work around the Bay Area. Red Velvet also co-produces a monthly show, DIVA or Die Burlesque, and is artistic director of the cancan troupe, The Velvettes. She has performed with the award winning Hot Pink Feathers, award winning Flaunt Follies, Bombshell Betty’s Burlesqueteers, Alegria Samba Dance Company and was artistic director for the dance group Pretty, Pretty Please. Red Velvet is proficient in various dance forms and teaches classes in burlesque, cancan, and Isadora Duncan dance. She has performed at burlesque festivals throughout the U.S. and internationally. She won Most Classic at the Great Burlesque Exposition in 2016 and Most Humorous in 2014. She co-created three full-length burlesque /cabaret /theater productions: Rebel without a Bra, At the White Rabbit Burlesque, and Hotel Burlesque. She loves bringing her crazy ideas on stage for your enjoyment. Come and Try a Slice of Red Velvet!|
|Dee O’s Mio was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. She spent much of her youth hearing her mother explain “¡Ay Dios Mío!”…and the name kinda stuck. At the young age of 7, her mother grabbed her by the scruff of the neck and threw her into an introduction to creative drama class, as an attempt to appease her incessant need for attention. It worked, satiating her need to perform: She did so each Fall and Spring production throughout her childhood and adolescence. At age 17 she began dancing Brazilian Samba. In an effort to appease her passion for dancing, she found herself at a Can Can class with the infamous Red Velvet. It was then that she was introduced to the world of Burlesque. She was delighted to be cast in the first year of DIVAfest’s theatrical-burlesque-fusion; ‘Rebel Without a Bra.’ Her next performance at EXIT Theatre was as Belle in ‘Hotel Burlesque’. She is particularly grateful for her incredibly supportive Samba Husband, Mr. O’s Mío, for wrangling the four chickens, the rooster, the bunny, 2 geriatric puppies, and 3 Cats, while she practices her shimmies on stage.|
|Lady Malavendra was borne of incense and stardust on the day of perfect balance. She expresses her spiritual being through methods of theatrical costume removal. Curious mortals may find her engaging in such activities at Diva or Die Burlesque, Bombshell Betty’s Burlesque, and on occasion, Bad Influences Burlesque when she has the opportunity to venture south of the Bay waters. She also manifests sparkling jeweled accoutrements, which may be purchased at www.etsy.com/shop/malavendrousgems. In order to integrate herself within “normal” society, Lady Malavendra poses as local cheese monger during regular business hours, helping the community make wise decisions in fermented dairy product consumption. She’s married to a sexy Italian man she found at a grocery store a number of years ago. They share an apartment with Otto, a temperamental but adorable border terrier.|
|Scarlet Conte is a burlesque and circus performer, originally from Austin, TX. In Austin, she was part of the production team of Burlesque for Peace, a burlesque benefit for organizations such as Adopt-a-Landmine, and co-produced the Animalesque fundraisers for two local pet rescue agencies. After moving to the Bay Area, she co-produced the Bionic Vixens Revue shows in San Jose and Legislate This! South Bay in Redwood City. She currently co-produces Curtains Cabaret’s shows and has written three scripted theatrical variety shows: Once Upon a Cabaret, Variety on the High Seas, and Showgirls in Space. She teaches aerial silks at Poletential in Redwood City.|
|Ophelia Coeur de Noir With flowers in her hair and sparkles in her eyes, Oakland based performer, Ophelia Coeur de Noir, ‘Le Petite Phenomenon’, has combined her passion for theatre, music, and dance to create unique performances & choreography since 2005. Ophelia’s been featured at events all over Northern California and beyond. She’s one half of the comic clown duo ‘Nettles & Lala’, a founding member of Jazz Nocturne, and a core cast member of Naked Girls Reading - San Francisco. She performs regularly with San Francisco’s Hubba Hubba Revue, Oakland’s Tourettes Without Regrets, Sacramento’s Sizzling Sirens Burlesque Experience, and teaches Cancan with the Fishnet Follies Classic Burlesque Revue. Ophelia won the title of ‘Best Pickup Artist’ at the 2007 Miss Exotic World Pageant/Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas and performed at the Tease-O-Rama 2007 showcase in San Francisco. Ophelia plays Arya Stark in the touring Game of Thrones Live! variety show (Oakland/Vancouver, 2014-present), and has performed at festivals and events across the US and Canada. She’s ten feet of woman in a five foot package, and she’s coming for you!|
|Bella Badonkadonk enjoys expressing the many sides of herself onstage through character, movement and costuming. Bella appears often in Bay Area Burlesque shows including: Burlesque...From the Inside Out, DIVA or Die, Circus of Sin, and Bad Influences Burlesque. She is also a member of The Velvettes can-can troupe and sells her hand-crafted CostumeEclectic garments and accessories on Etsy.|
|Kitty KaPowww, is known as "the kitten that cats prefer". She debuted from Bombshell Betty's burlesque intensive taught by Red Velvet in April 2016. Since then, she co-founded the troupe Hex in the City Burlesque and joined the cast of Starlight Room Cabaret as one of Sir Francis Drake's Gems. Kitty has sauntered across such stages as Bad Influence Burlesque, Body Political, DIVA or Die, Hubba Hubba Revue, Red Hots Burlesque, and many more. Most recently, she was selected as a finalist for Nudie Nubie's SF Ultimate Reveal.|
|Maggie Motorboat is a 4 year member of Oakland’s premier burlesque troupe, Fishnet Follies Classic Burlesque Revue. She has performed all over the Bay Area from San Jose to San Francisco, and gone as far as as Minneapolis Minnesota to Houston Texas. She is known as the Fowl Femme Fatale, The Striptease Comedienne, and the One Woman Zoo of Burkesque.|
|Dee Bauchery This South Bay babe got her taste for burlesque long before her debuted on the stage of Bad Influence Burlesque, and now she's ready to spread her bosom across the Bay. She's performed with Diva or Die and Monday Night Hubba, and even competed in Nudie Nubies SF. Embracing her geek chic through costuming and photography, you can also find many of her creations through Fayetally Yours. Shameless fangirl by day, leaping ships in a single SQUEE and everything you'll want to ship on the stage, she is the Fandom Fatale.|
|Dorian Dietrich, the Towering Tease, has been bringing audiences to their knees since her debut with Mynx D'Meanor's Fishnet Follies Classic Burlesque Revue in 2016. With legs for days and pipes that shake the rafters, this sultry songstress is heating up stages across the Bay Area. She'll serenade your socks off as she takes her bra off! Whether it's a nod to the gender benders that blazed the way, a pinch of dark cabaret, or a little clowning around, you'll never know what comes next with Dorian.|
|Ariyana La Fey is a bone-deep Northern Californian, the product of a youth misspent amongst grapevines and mountains, an education near the beaches, and now, fully-formed, she entertains her way around The Bay. She is more than a triple-threat; she surpassed that marker in her teen years, and has moved on to what she describes as complete performance art. Every part of the act, from inspiration to execution, has been crafted for excellence, regardless of the medium. Is she peeling, singing, fan dancing, or flying through the air above your head? No matter! She is always “weapons-grade cute”, with “skin like porcelain”, and “a voice like an angel”. Let her entertain you!|
|Cheeki Charli Under the divine tutelage of Ms. Red Velvet herself, Cheeki Charli emerged from Bombshell Betty's School of Burlesque ass out and pasties up. Eager to shake her newfound talents, Charli has had the extreme pleasure of performing at the Elbo Room in San Francisco. She is one day hoping to incorporate her passion for operatic singing and burlesque dancing to both stages as she firmly believes that 'Mozart is sexy'!|
|Dolly Dior from the Dior’s of Drag in NW Arkansas embodies the bawdy side of entertainment. From looney tunes to muppets she’s campy, goofy and just a little ridiculous.|
|Lady Monster A Queen of the Fire Tassels, The Quadra-Flame Twirl-inator! Lady Monster is a star of stage, screen, sound, print and A Queen of the Fire Tassels - one of 20 women in the world sanctioned by the burlesque legend, Satan's Angel to twirl her fire tassels. Lady Monster twirls FOUR fire tassels at once, and is also the only known performer to make s'mores with their breasts. A burlesque performer, workshop facilitator, published writer, film actress, model, recording artist, and a producer of events: The Spawn of Satan's Angel!, Straight From The Boobs of Hell!, Treats Straight From The Teat!, She Brings The Camp to the Fire!, The TWIRL-inator! And Lady Monster. Voted as one of the TOP 100 Burlesque Performers in the World by her peers in 21st Century Burlesque Magazine (2010). Stars in the documentary film about Satan's Angel, SATAN'S ANGEL: THE MOVIE. Featured on the Revolting Cocks' 2006 recording, Cocked and Loaded with her song, "Revolting Cock Au Lait". Spokesmodel for Leonard Nimoy's book of photography, The Full Body Project. Lady Monster has worked with legends and celebrities such as: Leonard Nimoy, Margaret Cho, Al Jourgensen, Jello Biafra, Annie Sprinkle, Carol Queen, Satan's Angel, Steve Balderson, Carlos Batts & April Flores, Charles Gatewood, Eric Kroll and many others, in a variety of capacities as an artist.|
|Valhalla Voom is a wild, sensual, and passionate Valkyrie who is often referred to as The Muse of Many. A heavenly creature; she will inspire you to laugh and love as her hips move heaven AND Earth! She adores the body as an art form and for the variety of beauty we all possess individually, inside and out. Valhalla believes the world would be a boring place if we all looked the same, in contrast to the body-shaming ideas fed to us by the mass media. You can catch her sparkling the stages of Diva or Die Burlesque, Red Hots Burlesque, Bombshell Betty, True Hustle Entertainment, Bad Influence Burlesque, and Bubbles on Fire! Valhalla has many projects in the works so you'll want follow her on social media so you don't miss out!|
|Boysinberry Cupcake will have your mouth watering in delight. This pint-sized cutie has been performing burlesque in the Bay Area for the past four years creating solo, duet, and group acts, along with dancing in Bombshell Betty's Showgirl Chorus. After five years of performing improv comedy, she discovered the art of sparkly things. She bought a few pounds of glitter and took to the stage to take it all off. Through burlesque she blends her love of comedy with a sultry tease. She won Most Humorous at the Great Burlesque Expo 2017. Boysinberry Cupcake is sinfully delicious.|
|Risky Ginger has been dancing for as long as she could walk, she found her way to Bombshell Betty’s Burlesque school back in 2016 and has been twirling her tassels ever since! She currently dances with SF based troupe Hex in the City and loves making strange and sexy art with her favorite witches!|
|Bawdy Booshka (formerly Clavicle Cupcake) began performing burlesque in 2011 as a way of embracing and owning her sensual nature, while giving life to different facets of her personality through story and creative movement. Trained in classic jazz, tap, and ballet from an early age, the stage has always felt like home to her and been a place of liberation and self-expression. She is an entertainer of many sorts: dancer, choreographer, writer, and model, who uses her art to take the audience on a journey of guts, glitter, and glory. Bawdy Booshka has performed with the Red Hots Burlesque, The Wyatt Act, Body Political, Folsom Street Fair, Mr. and Ms. Alameda County Leather Contest, Womanopoly, Curtains Cabaret and various venues in Los Angeles and San Francisco. She also produces and choreographs private events, such as intimate themed dinner parties and artist shows exploring current events and political themes through various art styles. Her passion for the many art forms is more than enticing entertainment. She is committed to using her art as a platform for education and healing of the divine feminine, beginning conversations within community about objectification, empowerment, and sensuality. In addition to entertaining she has led structured educational discussions on the role Neo Burlesque plays in feminism and women's rights.|
|Harlie Holladoll is the berzerk beauty with the bodacious booty! She’s fierce, fat, and femme af. Her performances are queer, comedic, and nerdy, and for this show, she has prepared a sinfully delicious new number. Since her debut in December 2016 on the Bad Influence Burlesque stage, Harlie has performed all over the Bay Area as well as with Rubenesque Burlesque at the 2017 Hollywood Burlesque Festival! You can see her next at the Bad Influence Burlesque Under the Big Top show February 27 at the San Jose Improv.|
|Babe Ridge Born with tassels swinging, Babe Ridge hails from the land of rolling golden hills. She is a woman of contradiction and continuous reinvention. The Queen of Double Standards promises to tantalize and leave you begging for more. Babe began as a scantily clad showgirl parading through the streets with the burlesque troupe Hot Pink Feathers. She honed her craft with none other than Kellita the Showgirl Shaman. You can spot Babe performing on both sides of the Bay Bridge and beyond. Her weapons of choice are fire, fury, and a healthy dose of her bootylicious witch’s brew. Subtlety (or not so subtlety) she will slap you in the face with penetrating eyes as she owns the stage. Worth the commute, so park your ass front and center ‘cause all lanes are open on Babe Ridge!|
|Barbie Bloodgloss As a founding member of Hex in the City Burlesque, she's been performing her way around the Bay Area's lively art scene in a variety of shows and events while producing a bi-monthly cabaret with her troupe. She's the Bay Area's Bottle Blondeshell-- Barbie Bloodgloss!|
|Jasmine has been singing since she was 5 years old - from Musical Theater, to Motown standards and ballads to 90's HipHop and RnB - but this is her first venture into the realm of Burlesque. It is part of her continuing journey to be both creative and outside of her comfort zone. She is much more accustomed to being behind he scenes with performing, running her own company, SongRise Studios, where she teaches private voice lessons, hosts and promotes shows, facilitates workshops, does artist development, and video production. But she loves to sing, and is excited about this new experience!|
|If N' Whendy "The Queen of Face"! is a performer, MC and Producer in San Francisco and has been taking off her clothes in public (with varying degrees of security being called) since 2009. She's danced at Hubba Hubba Revue, Tiki Oasis, Lagunitas Beer Circus, with Los Shimmy Shakers at Viva Las Vegas and she's the cover model for the Burlesque Coloring Book! She's co-Artistic Director of DIVA or Die Burlesque & a member of The Devil-Ettes, San Francisco's 1960's Go-Go dance troupe (code name: The Wild One). She enjoys vodka, cats, fake blood & real laughs.|
|Cerise Longstem The bees love to buzz around the nectar that Cerise serves up on stage. A California girl, through and through, she has been tantalizing audiences with her sumptuous stems and rosy petals ever since she debuted at the Elbo Room in the summer of 2017. New to the Bay Area burlesque scene and eager to please, she is here to bring you classic burlesque with a cheeky twist. Try to keep your eyes from popping out of your head and watch as she shimmies her way into your heart.|
|Mone't Ha-Sidi started her burlesque career at 30 & will be celebrating her 10 year anniversary this year. In that time she has performed atHubba Hubba Revue, Pole Expo in Vegas, Pole Con in Atlanta,The Queen Mary II, The Brass Menagerie in Nashville,headliner at Burlescapades in Arizona, Winner of the Arizona's Burlypicks for Master of Lipsynch & Master of Improv, as well as founder of Jezebelle's Army & BlackArtsMatter in Sacramento. The Queen of Ratchet Burlesque enjoys lighting up the stage with her unique brand of nerdy black girl magic.|