Nerd Girl Burlesque is proud to announce their first official show: Book Club Burlesque.
Nerd Girl Burlesque is very excited to be presenting their first self-produced show, Book Club Burlesque, at Goodhandy’s in Toronto on Friday, August 17, 2012. Advance tickets are now one sale at Silver Snail for $12 (or $15 at the door). Tickets also available online through Eventbrite.
Nerd Girl Burlesque (NGB) brings together the talents, brains and beauty of founding members Bella Fox, Delicia Pastiche, Kenickie Street, Loretta Jean and Meryle Trouble. Soon after the NGB’s inception, Ruby Pixel joined the troupe’s ranks to round out the dyanmic ensemble. These ladies have been performing together informally since 2009-2010, but now as a troupe are an unstoppable force!
With this show you can look forward to a night of literary-inspired themed acts, ranging from classic English literature (Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde) to contemporary best-sellers (The Hunger Games) and also beloved children’s books (Dr. Seuss’ Green Eggs and Ham.)
Book Club Burlesque is being hosted by the always hilarious Mike Drach, and will also feature special guest acts from Sevvy Skellington (The Undergound Peepshow), Pavlov’s Dogs Handbell Ensemble, and magic by Lukas Stark.
NGB’s style can be described as playful, comedic, kitschy and of course – nerdy. Burlesque is at it core, satire mixed with sexy, and that is exactly what you’ll get at an NGB show!
Each member of NGB has a variety of nerdy interests. Some of these interests fit neatly within the categories of nerd and fandom culture, while other hobbies and intellectual pursuits are bit more esoteric. NGB aims to reclaim the words ‘nerd’ and ‘geek’ by celebrating them and turning them on their heads.
NGB shows are smart, sassy and engaging. Some people would label NGB’s style as nerdlesque, which is the troupe’s specialty, but acts on the troupe’s roster also span the neoburlesque, neoclassical, vaudeville and performance art spectrum.
For more information please contact Nerd Girl Burlesque directly – email: info [at] nerdgirlburlesque [dot] ca.
Thank you to the amazing sponsors of Book Club Burlesque – The Silver Snail, Random House Canada, Red Moon Creations, Re:Reading, Eyesore Cinema, Wild Things Creations, Wonderworks and Yarn of Despair.
Nerd Girl Burlesque are proud members of The Nerd Mafia.