Wasabassco Burlesque’s 7th Anniversary at the Bell House!


cast photo ©Luke Ratray Photography

Because sometimes a one-night event just isn’t enough.  Because sometimes, the only way to kick a hangover is to have another drink—and that goes double for a T&A hangover. Saddle up, lil’ britches, and get on down to the Bell House this weekend for Wasabassco Burlesque’s 7th—whipcrack!—7th freakin’ Anniversary.

It figures that after 7 sparkly years in this rough-and-tassel business, there would be some war stories.  Here are a couple to wet your whistle (or whatever needs wetting):

“I danced for Wasabassco in the show “Revealed” at Under St. Marks. I was very excited to perform and not be bothered with those pesky pasties and g-strings! The number I did had a baby oil finish. I was told by Wasabassco to try not to get oil everywhere because the theater looked down on that. (That was my cue not to listen.) Franky Vivid, my husband, lent me his jacket for the number and put it on the floor and said to get all the oil on the jacket. I missed the jacket completely. I tried! I really did. So, since I missed, I just went with it. As I left the stage, I put some oiled boobs, hands, and butt prints on the back wall. That was fun to clean up… for Franky. This is where we learned that bad scotch cleans up baby oil real nice.”
—Michelle L’amour

Michelle L'Amour: Stage Wall & Baby Oil

“I started working with Doc when he was running the Monday Night Burlesque shows at Public Assembly. Once there was a Halloween-themed show, and Lil Miss Lixx and I were both booked, and we showed up with the same black cat act—even the same song, ‘Stray Cat Strut!’  So we decided to do the acts anyway, but end up in a cat fight at the end of the second act. We were rolling around on the stage and hissing and pulling each other’s hair—the fight got ugly! But it was all in good fun.”  —Bird of Paradise

“Doc and I met over a switchblade and a bottle of John Daniels (aka Jack Daniels, but when you’ve known him as long as I have, you call him John). Actually, that’s an inside joke that Doc made up when introducing me. I’m known for being pretty smiley and mostly happy-go-lucky, so Doc started saying crazy things about me when announcing me, such as, ‘She threatened to shoot my mother and only remains calm with a bottle of Jack in hand.’  Then, of course, I come out in some really ladylike bustle and sing a song from 1915—which makes his intro even sillier.”  —Grace Gotham

Friday, November 4  CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS!!!
Hosted by Bastard Keith, Stormy Leather, and Nasty Canasta, with performances by Hazel Honeysuckle, Magdalena Fox, Bird of Paradise, Peekaboo Pointe, Precious Little, Medianoche, Kita St. Cyr, Tansy, Go-Go harder, Madame Rosebud, Lady Scoutington, GiGi La Femme, Vikki Likkerish, Nelson Lugo, Bettina May, Nikki Le Villain, and exclusive engagement by Chicago’s Michelle L’Amour. With Amanda Whip, Emmy Dubois, Evelyn Vinyl, Mala Morrigan, and Pixie Love. Featuring a stocking fashion show from PEEK Brooklyn and a pole dance show-within-a-show in the Frontier Room sponsored by X-Pole.

Saturday, November 5  CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS!!!
Hosted by Sapphire Jones, GiGi La Femme, and Doc Wasabassco, with performances by Amber Ray, Broadway Brassy, Grace Gotham, Ms Tickle, Albert Cadabra, Kobayashi Maru, Harvest Moon, BooBess, Hard Corey, Victoria Privates, Jenny C’est Quoi, Peekaboo Pointe, Stormy Leather, Hula Hoop H*rlot Melissa-Anne, Gal Friday, and Nasty Canasta with Amanda Whip, Emmy Dubois, Evelyn Vinyl, Mala Morrigan, and Pixie Love. Featuring a tattoo-art runway walk of performers deliciously inked by Scarlet Sinclair of Tattoo Ritual and a special appearance by the Outer Borough Brass Band.

Both shows at The Bell House. Doors at 9pm.  Show 10pm-1am.

149 7th Street between 2nd and 3rd Avenues, Gowanus, Brooklyn; F or R train to 4th Ave and 9th Street

See you there!
—BqB

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