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Performers to the Rescue: Chardonnay La Tease

Performers to the Rescue: Chardonnay La Tease

Chardonnay LaTease

 

Web: tallahasseeproductions.com
FB: Chardonnay LaTease
Instagram: chardonnaylatease

Somewhere in the realm between burlesque and drag you will find Chardonnay LaTease, the Queen of Wine, who joins us Feb. 18 all the way from Albany, NY. This impressive impresario hosts Burlesque on the Rocks, a monthly show at Capital District nightspot Rocksand is also an actor and producer. Chardonnay has rescue pup named Louie, and this is his story:

My Louie was rescued from a home that abused and neglected him. He became part of my life…we spend the days lazy in the park or cuddled up on the bed. Dogs are meant to be loved and they give love back. He is not the most perfect or normal dog there is, but he is mine. After his years before me, I make sure he does not go without and I give him lots of food and hugs.

Clearly, Louie is #oneluckypup!

We hope you can join us on Feb 18 at the Met Room to support Pilots to the Rescue, an org that goes far and wide to bring luck and love to puppies in shelters across the U.S. who are in danger of being euthanized. A great show for a great cause! Click here for more info.

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Unleashed: Pilots, Puppies and Pasties: $25; Performance is at The Metropolitan Room (34 West 22nd Street, NY, NY 10010, Between 5th & 6th Aves). Call 212.206.0440 or visit MetropolitanRoom.com for more information. Nearest Subways: 23rd Street Station on 1, 2, N, Q, R, F, M, PATH.

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Step right up for Schadenfreude Circus

Step right up for Schadenfreude Circus

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If you’re tired of the same old “dinner and a movie” date night, we’d like you to meet Lazlo and Lady Riggy, also known as Schadenfreude Circus. These two self-described “normal people with abnormal jobs” bring old-school circus sideshow to the masses. Intrigued? In their own words,

“we live and travel the country, performing at fairs, nightclubs and other special events, setting up and tearing down in the blink of an eye. With a flash of glitter and the spark of a lighter, you might not know we were even there if not for the sinking feeling of ‘Is that even humanly possible?’ etched into your mind.

When not performing as The Schadenfreude Circus, we can be found playing house with Wallenda and Gonzo the ball pythons, Boa Fett the St. Lucia boa constrictor and Poobah the miniature schnauzer who is an obedience school dropout but excellent at three card monte.”

We are overjoyed to have them join us for Unleashed: Pilots, Puppies and Pasties at the Met Room on Feb. 18. They promise to spice up an already sizzling evening with some marvelous feats guaranteed to delight you. We hope you can join us, because proceeds from this show will benefit Pilots to the Rescue, an org that helps save animals from euthanasia.

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Unleashed: Pilots, Puppies and Pasties: $25; Performance is at The Metropolitan Room (34 West 22nd Street, NY, NY 10010, Between 5th & 6th Aves). Call 212.206.0440 or visit MetropolitanRoom.com for more information. Nearest Subways: 23rd Street Station on 1, 2, N, Q, R, F, M, PATH.

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Performers to the Rescue: Ruby Mechant

Performers to the Rescue: Ruby Mechant

Ruby Mechant

Instagram: @ruby_mechant

LFF Co-founder and producer Ruby Mechant is passionate about many things, but rescue animals in particular. Here are some of her “babies” and how they came to be part of her sparkly universe.

In her own words:

Cleo reclines on the beach

My family became pit bull aficionados by mistake. We really didn’t know we were picking up at the shelter Cleo, our very first pit. She lived a very long and happy life chasing cats and squirrels in Lake Como.

Asia with Ruby

 

Asia was a rescue too. Her previous family left her at the shelter at the age of two because they were having a baby and they said she was “too much to handle.” Well, if you don’t know how to train a dog even the tiniest chihuahua can become too much.

The newest edition – Bailey

As to the cat side, here in NYC you can say that Bailey aka ‘Queen B’ (not because of Beyonce, but because the little snitch knows she is beautiful), will take possession of my apartment and begin her residency on Feb 14th. She was abandoned by her previous family because they moved to a building that does not allow pets – so sure just get rid of your cat. Because of that she is a tad temperamental and she has to be the only cat in the house. It’s gonna be a slow journey with her but it’s not the first time that the rescue I volunteer has given me divas. I’m sure she will get used to feather boas and sparkly costumes soon!

Ruby and the rest of the LFF team are working hard behind the scenes to make Unleashed: Pilots, Puppies and Pasties an amazing show to benefit an amazing organization. Pilots to the Rescue is dedicated to making sure animals like Cleo, Asia and Bailey find their very own Ruby. Won’t you join us on February 18 at the Met Room to support them? Details below.
Unleashed Promo Poster-page-001Unleashed: Pilots, Puppies and Pasties: $25; Performance is at The Metropolitan Room (34 West 22nd Street, NY, NY 10010, Between 5th & 6th Aves). Call 212.206.0440 or visit MetropolitanRoom.com for more information. Nearest Subways: 23rd Street Station on 1, 2, N, Q, R, F, M, PATH.

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Making the Magic Happen: Nelson Lugo

Making the Magic Happen: Nelson Lugo

Feb. 18 is going to be a magical night for many reasons, not the least of which because we have an actual magician joining us:

Nelson Lugo, ‘The Charming Trickster,’ is a magician, raconteur, former ringmaster, and burgeoning grifter. Known for heartfelt illusions and wry vaudevillian honesty he is a noted and celebrated performer in the underground NYC cabaret scene. Descended from a genuine Santeria, Nelson Lugo’s singular magical style showcases classic sleight of hand with a nod to the pop culture that has shaped him.

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Photo: Kristopher Johnson

 

Twitter: @NelsonLugo
FB: Nelson Lugo

Nelson is just one of the many captivating performers who will be on hand to intrigue and delight you as part of our vaudeville-inspired showcase at the Metropolitan Room to benefit Pilots to the Rescue. We will also have singers, dancers, glass eaters – you know, the usual fare.

Tickets are on sale now, so click on over to to get yours before they sell out.

Unleashed: Pilots, Puppies and Pasties: $25; Performance is at The Metropolitan Room (34 West 22nd Street, NY, NY 10010, Between 5th & 6th Aves). Call 212.206.0440 or visit MetropolitanRoom.com for more information. Nearest Subways: 23rd Street Station on 1, 2, N, Q, R, F, M, PATH.

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On Broadway

On Broadway

Okay, we’re not heading for the Great White Way just yet, but we WERE listed on Broadway World’s website. That’s pretty exciting, no?

Our next show, on Feb. 18, will benefit Pilots to the Rescue, an org that saves pets from euthanasia.

This will be a fun night, because not only will you get to see the sexy and sassy burlesque and boylesque you’re used to, but we will also have singers, glass eaters and a sword swallower (not a euphemism!). It’s going to be the best night ever!

So hurry and buy tickets now because space is limited.

Yay! We can’t wait to see you on the 18th!

xoxo

Unleashed: Pilots, Puppies and Pasties: $25; Performance is at The Metropolitan Room (34 West 22nd Street, NY, NY 10010, Between 5th & 6th Aves). Call 212.206.0440 or visit MetropolitanRoom.com for more information. Nearest Subways: 23rd Street Station on 1, 2, N, Q, R, F, M, PATH.

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Meet the Treats: Matt Knife

Meet the Treats: Matt Knife

Matt Knife

Hello lovahs!

Our Halloween show, La Fête Fatale, is nearly a week away! We are excited to have  Matt Knife, aka “The Baron of Boylesque,” on our sexy roster of treats. Read on to learn more about him.

Social Media/website:
IG: mattknife3
FB: Matt Z Kessler 

How long have you been burlesquing?
4.5 years.

What drew you/draws you to burlesque?
The artistic expression of sexuality, sex, body, costumes, make-up and showmanship. The family of beautiful weirdos.

What do you do when you’re not burlesquing?
Freelance costume design, painter, art model, witchcraft.

Trick or Treat? Please elaborate.
I believe in tricking AND treating. Both are too fun!

Come let Matt Knife take a slice outta your night at The Triad on October 29. Tickets.

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Meet the Treats: Spiced Cider

Meet the Treats: Spiced Cider

Spiced Cider

Hello!

Our sexy Halloween show La Fête Fatale, will be here before you know it. We’d like to introduce you to the seasonally appropriate Spiced Cider, who will grace the stage with the rest of our sassy treats on October 29.

Social Media/website:
IG: spiced_cider

How long have you been burlesquing?
Two years.

What drew you/draws you to burlesque?
The freedom and the humor.

What do you do when you’re not burlesquing?
I’m a secret agent and that information is classified.

Trick or Treat? Please elaborate.
Treat. I like chocolate and I hate pranks.

Take a sip of Spiced Cider at The Triad on October 29. Tickets.

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Meet the Treats: Unsung Hera

Meet the Treats: Unsung Hera

Unsung Hera

Hi friends!

Our Halloween show, La Fête Fatale, is fast approaching and we’d like you to meet one of our sassy stars, Unsung Hera. Read on for more.

Social Media/website:
IG: sarahdavisactress
YouTube: sarahdavisactress

How long have you been burlesquing?
I just turned one!

What drew you/draws you to burlesque?
Body Positivity and the supportive community among women, that’s what drew me to it.  Now, fifty-percent of what I do is for me – I’m a performer, it’s who I am.  And I love feeling great about myself on stage, in large part due to this art-form. The other fifty-percent is for whichever women in the audience may be inspired by me.  Other people have been that for me. I’m happy to be that for whoever needs me.

What do you do when you’re not burlesquing?
I’m a musical theater actress and a yogi. I also work as a model, art model and write musical satire promoting Body Positivity.

Trick or Treat? Please elaborate.
In first grade I made a sweatshirt with TONS of glitter paint and an iron-on teddy bear witch that said “I AM THE TREAT” – I’ll stick with that!

Come see Unsung Hera and the rest of our treats at The Triad on October 29. Tickets.

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Meet the Treats: Chardonnay LaTease

Meet the Treats: Chardonnay LaTease

Chardonnay LaTease

Hello lovers!

It’s almost time for our sexy Halloween show, La Fête Fatale, and boy, do we have a show for you. Read on to learn more about this sassy performer who is joining us from Albany, NY. Introducing… Chardonnay LaTease!

Social Media/website:
Web: tallahasseeproductions.com
FB: Chardonnay LaTease

How long have you been burlesquing?
Six wonderful, crazy years, as of October 15th.

What drew you/draws you to burlesque?
A dirty old man at a gay bar asked if I wanted to take my clothes off for money. I said yes.

A few things keep drawing me to burlesque. One is that it’s wonderful and a joy to create new ideas and stories and concepts and bring them to life. Two is I get to perform with some of my best friends who are family. I also enjoy love and support for the audience.

What do you do when you’re not burlesquing?
Craft new ideas and projects.

Trick or Treat? Please elaborate.
Treat. I like my treats and they come in many forms.

Treat yourself to Chardonnay LaTease and the rest of our tricky lineup at The Triad on October 29. Tickets.

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Fright Night

Fright Night

Are your palms getting a little sweaty? Is your heart pounding? Do you feel a sense of unease you can’t explain?

You’re not imagining it.

Here’s a taste of what La Fête Fatale has in store for you.

Don’t miss it! 10.29.16

octstdHosted by Hubby L’amour, La Fête Fatale stars Italian sensation Bianca Nevius, boylesquer Matt Knifeupstate New York favorite Chardonnay LaTease and some new and old favorites. This foxy fête will scare the pants off you!

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