What can we say – we’ve been so busy of late that we’ve barely had a minute to stop, reflect and write it down.
This past weekend we performed once again at Pride Toronto (or should we say World Pride – yeah it was kind of a big deal). We had lots of fun, even if it was a very hot (and sweaty) time! That 3:30 PM sun is very unforgiving, but we still gave it our all, in spite of the oppressive heat.
In the near future we’ve got two very exciting things in the works. (Well actually, we have many more things that we can’t reveal just yet, but two awesome things we can tell you about right now.)
First up: We’re doing our first, all-new show in about a year!
Nerd Girl Burlesque is very pleased to announce Tassels and Tabletop: Clue.
All of the evening’s acts are inspired by the classic murder mystery board game, Clue, which has inspired movies, television shows, and a cult following. As with all editions of T&T, gaming will follow the show.
The evening’s murder investigation in Toronto will be lead by Great Canadian Burlesque’s The Canadian Wolfman, playing the part of police detective and host. The Ottawa edition will be hosted by Games for All gaming aficionado Jordan Richer.
Our cast of suspects include: NGB’s own Delicia Pastiche as Mrs. White, Helen of Tronna as Colonel Mustard, and Loretta Jean as Professor Plum.
Additional would-be murderesses include special guests from Ottawa, Miss Helvetica Bold (Rockalily Burlesque) as Mrs. Peacock and Jolie Stripes as Miss Scarlett. Titus Androgynous of Toronto’s The Yes-Men: A Drag King Collective will round out the suspect list as Mr. Green, with a delicious drag performance.
Second piece of exciting news: We’re returning Michigan!
The other exciting thing that’s in the works for us is the tarot-themed show in Ann Arbor, Michigan that we’ve been invited to perform in. Pick A Card: A Burlesque Exploration of Tarot is set to be a truly original show that blurs the lines between performance art and burlesque. The show is set to take place in September 2014 at the beautiful and historic Michigan Theater.
You can read more about this fabulous project on Burlesque Bitch, but we think the line-up kind of speaks for itself.
Pick A Card is a collaborative effort led by Gala Delicious of The Tickled Fancy Burlesque Co. The show’s headliner is 2010 Queen of Burlesque, Roxi D’Lite of Windsor, Ontario. The show also boasts some of the cream of Chicago’s burlesque scene including: burlesque powerhouses Red Rum, Dahlia Fatale, and Cruel Valentine. There’s also local Michigan phenomenons and Ann Arbor favourites Dolly Dagger, Lushes LaMoan, Luna Legare, Annie Thing, and many more which are still to be announced!
There’s now just 13 days left in the Kickstarter campaign to help make Pick a Card a reality. This fabulous show is an ambitious project and cannot happen without your support!
There are some amazing perks up for grabs, both for those who are able to attend the show and those who cannot. Delicia Pastiche is offering some custom made g-string and crystal pasties. Loretta Jean has donated several tarot readings. There’s also original art by E. Woobury Rand up for grabs, as well as t-shirts, prints of the custom tarot cards (in the likenesses of the performers) being created for the show – and lots of other awesome perks too!
To all of of our awesome friends and fans, we so appreciate your love and support. Until next time! ♥
-Nerd Girl Burlesque