Tuesday, February 24, 2009

March Madness in the Sugar Shack

Well my darlings, we are moving towards spring and what wonderful things do we have planned for you!

March 2nd, Six Weeks in the Sugar Shack Burlesque Workshop Series - Firehouse Theatre, RVA
The first of six sessions ending in a class recital at the Firehouse Theatre on April 6th. An exciting series of workshops studying the basics of burlesque and celebrating the specific talents of each student. http://www.firehousetheatre.org/

March 4th, Shaken and Stirred - NYC's ONLY Burlesque Danceparty @ Niagara (7th and A)
Doors at 9:30. 8$

As usual we'll be kicking off the new month with a little booty shaken and burlqy goodness. Join us this month with special guests Darlinda Just Darlinda and Minnie Tonkia. Paloma Negra and our special Go-Go winner from last month will keep you moving between burlesque sets. FREE SHOTs throughout the night provided by 44 Degress North. Hosted by Miss RunAround Sue and Legs Malone with DJ Jess (Indierotica) on the tables and the super fine Ms. Pop Pistol on the door. Our infamous go-go contest at midnight and if you're lucky.... the makeout minute.

March 5th - Thirst Fursdays - Nurse Bettie (107 Norfolk St, NYC) 6-9 FREE
This month marks the one year anniversary of the lusty happy hour. Hosted by Anti-Mag, together we are bringing back the art of conversation. http://www.anti-mag.com/

March 11th - Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School -RVA , Gallery 5 (200 W. Marshall St. RVA)
6-9pm, 7$
Dr. Sketchy's is what happens when cabaret meets art school. Grab a drink and sketch away!
This month join us a Richmond Burlesque star Boo Boo Darlin' brings to life the theme: A Tribute to Bettie Page

March 13th - Your Luckiest Friday the thirteenth EVER (Palace of Wonders, 1210 H St, DC)
Doors at 6, Show at 10, 10$ (**Produced by Bleeding Hearts Burlesque)
We might scare you... but we promise you'll like it. Burlesque sensations Legs Malone, Marlo de Marquise, Veruca Honeyscotch and RunAround Sue pair up with the Southern Gothic Storytelling of Clay McLeod Chapman and Hannah Cheek.
A portion of all profits will be donated to Mister ArtSee (http://www.misterartsee.com/)

March 14 - In the Flesh: Cole Porter Gallery 5, (200 W. Marshall St. RVA)
Doors at 7, Show at 8 $12 http://www.gallery5arts.org/
Bringing together the talents of NY and VA, Sugar Shack produces it's first full show in VA! Join us for a night of singing, dancing and innuendo as we celebrate the music of America's cheekiest Songwriter: Cole Porter. Starring Legs Malone, Dolli Holiday, Boo Boo Darlin, Skye Sinclair, The Muse, Bambi Galore, Lillith Lore, Kitty Monroe, and......

March 20th - Opening night Party, Bermuda International Film Festival
If you're relaxing in the tropics or in the mood for fine films -be sure to stop by the Opening Night Party where Legs Malone, Donny Vomit, RunAround Sue and the Peculiar Gentlemen will get the night a little hotter.

March 23rd - Encore show in Bermuda, Location TBA

March 27th - In the Flesh @ The Living Theatre (21 Clinton St., NYC) $15
**produced by Bleeding Hearts Burlesque
Join us as we reprise our DC show with beautiful burlesque ladies and the gothic storytelling of Clay McLeod Chapman and Hanna Cheek. A portion of the profits will be donated to charity.

March 28th - Sugar Shack Heads North (Club Helsinki, Great Barrington Mass)
Two shows, 8 & 10:30 $15
Hosted by Albert Cadabra with Miss RunAround Sue, Peekaboo Pointe and Ukelele Master Mr. Kenny Law

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Only a few spots left for "Six Weeks in the Sugar Shack"

Learn to Shimmy and Shake with some of NYC's finest burlesque dancers. This series is perfect for those wanting to improve their performance skills or simply spice up their private life!

Classes will be held at the Firehouse Theatre beginning the first week in March. Classes will cover topics such as Burlesque History, Basic Moves, Costuming, Choreography, Tassel Twirling, Pastie Making, Fan Dancing, and Character Development. The final class will be a dress rehearsal for the class recital which will occur at the Firehouse Theatre. **Please note, participation in the recital is not required.

In addition to Miss RunAround Sue, classes will be taught by Gal Friday, teaching the signature New York School of Burlesque Classic Moves Routine, Nasty Canasta from Pinchbottom Burlesque and Sugar Shack Burlesque's Partner in Crime, Miss Legs Malone. All guest teachers are professional Burlesque dancers currently working in the vibrant NYC Burlesque scene. Classes are $300 for the series.

Miss Sue currently produces monthly burlesque shows in NYC, Brooklyn, Massachusetts, and Washington DC. In addition to founding NYC's only burlesque DanceParty, Shaken and Stirred, Miss Sue is also the resident Burlesque Producer for the Living Theatre in Manhattan. This summer she brought burlesque to the Hamptons with a weekly show at the beautiful Sole East in Montauk. She has the honor of performing at the Slipper Room, Starshine Burlesque, Sweet and Nasty Burlesque, The Jalopy Music School, Arts Nova, Galapagos and many other enchanting venues. In addition, Miss Sue is the founder and producer of Bleeding Hearts Burlesque, the only non-profit burlesque company in the country. She looks forward to sharing the positive and cheeky experience of burlesque with the lovely ladies of Richmond.

To register for class, please email Miss Sue at sugarshacksouth at gmail dot com

Monday, February 16, 2009

How Sweet It is....

Thank you to everyone who came out this weekend.

Our Valentine's Show at Jalopy was a magical night. Albert Garzon and Lex Grey performed a cabaret set as well as collaborating with Sugar Shack for the final acts of the evening. Our talented host, Mr. Albert Cadabara kept the night rolling while Legs, Sue and the fire alarm fire of burlesque: Gal Friday shimmied and shook. That venue is really a special place. If you've never been to Jalopy - you gotta check it out: www.jalopy.biz. They book the most amazing music. Next week my absolute favorite guitarist - Kruno, is playing there. And next door is a great bar: Moonshine. You can play pool, darts - hell even, grill out in the back yard.

Last night Sue and Legs had separate gigs in the East Village.

At the end of the next week, Sugar Shack will be headin north. We'll be back at our favorite haunt in the Berkshires: Club Helsinki in Great Barrington. Dinner and Burlesque - what more could you want? - two shows, 8 & 10:30. This month with Miss Astrid as host, Dr. Lukki as featured performer and the ladies who bring you the show: Legs Malone and Miss RunAround Sue. www.clubhelsinkiweb.com

And wouldnt you know it - Febuary is so short... already we're back in action at Niagara - where we shake a tail feather the first wed. of every month at NYC's ONLY Burlesque DanceParty: Shaken and Stirred! Resident Hearth Throb DJ Jess on the tables. Door at 9:30, Go-Go and FREE shots through out the night. 8$, Niagara - 7th and A

The next night, Thursday March 5th - marks the one year anniversary of Anti-Mag's monthly happy hour @ Nurse Bettie (107 Norfolk St.). I can't believe its been a year of pin up, cocktails, and soft comfortable couches to lounge in while bringing back the art of conversation. Special performances each month... whose breaking it down for the anniversary? stay tuned....

Hope everyone enjoyed their valentine's.... and remember: Life is hard. Be Kind.


Friday, February 13, 2009

Sugar Shack Burlesque Announces First Production in Virginia

The New York based burlesque company, Sugar Shack Burlesque, announces it's first show in Richmond, Virginia. On March 14th at Gallery 5, Sugar Shack Burlesque will bring together the burlesque talents of both NY and VA in "Cole Porter:In the Flesh". In this cheeky tribute to one of America's best composers, Sugar Shack will bring you an evening of dancing, singing,and innuendo.

Already a staple in NYC and San Francisco, Sugar Shack has expanded in the last year to include monthly productions in the Berkshires of Massachusetts and the Palace of Wonders in Washington Dc. Last Summer, co-founder and producer Miss RunAround Sue brought burlesque to the Hamptons with a weekly show at the beautiful Sole East. Later this march, Sugar Shack has the honor of opening the International Film Festival in Bermuda. But before these ladies head down to the tropics, they'll be bringing the cheeky experience of burlesque to Gallery 5 with their Cole Porter Tribute.

Last month, Miss RunAround Sue (through her burlesque non-profit - Bleeding Hearts Burlesque) co-produced a similarly themed show at the Living Theatre in Manhattan. The Village Voice captured the show nicely. To see the slide show from the Voice, please direct your browser here: http://www.villagevoice.com/slideshow/view/235996

Sugar Shack Burlesque hopes to develop this production further this summer with a large scale production complete with a live orchestra at one of Richmond's most beautiful landmarks.

Stay tuned for more details. If you'd like more information, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

A note from Dr. Sketchy's RVA Headmistress

Thank you to everyone who came out. It was a good turnout and I was happy to see so many people posting their work on the walls during the break. Quite an array of styles and quite interesting.
Next month, Richmond Burlesque Starlette - Boo Boo Darlin' will bring to life the theme: A Tribute to Bettie Page. Join us March 11th at Gallery 5 from 6-9 when the Anti-Art School heats up with this old school pin up inspiration.
xoMiss RunAround SueHeadmistress, Dr. Sketchy's RVA Anti-Art School

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Whats been happenin in the Sugar Shack?

Wow - what an exciting past couple weeks we've had.

First was the absolutely decadent Cole Porter Burlesque Tribute show co-produced by our sister company, Bleeding Hearts Burlesque and the Lovely Amber Ray. Although there were a few challenges (such as the previous show running well over an hour and our stage manager not showing up!!) - we still managed to go on with the show. And what a show it was! A dapper audience and the top stars in burlesque and cabaret came together for an enchanting evening sewn together by the talented band, Grandpa Mussellman and they Syncopaters. The Village Voice was there and inspired to create a slide show for the event on their website. For a week, our very own Miss RunAround Sue was on the website's front page.
You can see the sideshow here:

The next afternoon Legs Malone , Miss RunAround Sue, The Lady Aye and World Famous *BOB* hightailed it up to the Berkshires for two amazing shows at Club Helsinki. What a great bunch of girls to travel with. Next month will be our one year anniversary of producing at this amazing spot. If you're ever in Massachusetts on the last Saturday of the month - come join us!!

Next we had the honor of being the first to dirty-up the newly renovated downstairs lounge (formerly the tiki lounge) at Niagara. We're going on three years of shimmying and shaking in this steamy little hideaway where we produce "Shaken and Stirred" NYC's ONLY Burlesque Danceparty. Our resident hearth throb, DJ Jess from Indierotica was on the tables, La Maia and Jani Gun were on the go-go box, and Melody Sweets and Harvest Moon joined Legs and Sue on the stage. Come on out and see us sometime if the combination of free shots, a danceparty, and burlesque gets your heart swoonin'.

The next day we celebrated Lady D from Anti-Mag (www.anti-mag.com) at Anti-Mag's monthly happy hour, Thirst Fursday, at Nurse Bettie. The whole point of this night is to bring back the art of conversation and give this eye-opening, artist friendly magazine a physical home once a month. Sugar Shack provides a mini-show to break the ice and this month had the pleasure of booking Marlo De Marquise, Veronica Vroom, and Mr. Kenny Law in addition to Sugar Shack's partner in crime, Legs Malone and the one and only, Miss RunAround Sue as host.

Friday was crazy! Imagine four gigglin burlyq girls sitting side by side on a bus down to DC and you'll have a pretty good idea of our afternoon. We played the Palace of Wonders that night which was only a few doors down from Sticky Rice. Miss Sue had agreed to put together a special teaser party for a bachelorette party in the upstairs part of Sticky Rice. So, Legs and Sue did their thing and then hustled back to the Palace to continue the burlesque!! We sold out the venue and saw many loving faces in the crowd! Miss Sue and Legs hosted the night while Veronica Vroom, Boo Boo Darlin, and Ruby Valentine provided additional shimmying and shakin'.

And that brings us to the now... and the future... whats going on in the Sugar Shack over the next few weeks? Well.... stayed tuned, that report will be out later today.

Sugar Shack Burlesque

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

RunAround Sue on the cover of the Village Voice website!

It went up last week, so tomorrow it's probably gonna change... should have posted this earlier!


Monday, February 9, 2009

Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art Drawing Session returns to RVA at Gallery 5 this Wednesday!

Last month's session brought in nearly 70 artists varying in age and medium. Come out and see what happens when this international drawing club sets up shop at Gallery 5 (200 W Marshall) this Wed., Feb. 11th from 6-9. For 7$ you can sketch away as Deanna Danger brings to life the theme: "The Prom Your Momma Warned you About". Saddle up the bar, particpate in silly contests and get to know fellow artists in your community.
Please email the Headmistress, Miss RunAround Sue at drsketchysrva@gmail.com if you have any questions.
Also, please note - drawing materials are not provided.