Thursday, April 30, 2009

The Hazy Days of....May Days....

Well Hello to you all...

April was a wonderful month, full of good friends and inspiring shows. We also had the occasional glass of whiskey and night of Mayhem - so, all things considered it was a perfectly proportioned passing of days....

Onto May!

May 2nd, Sugar Shack Heads North, Club Helsinki - MA
8pm, 10:30pm

The first Saturday of May finds us on one of our most favorite road trips... straight up the Taconic Parkway to Great Barrington, Massachusetts. This weekend we're celebrating -for the second time (because one is nice, but twice is twice!), our one year anniversary performing at the spectacular Club Helsinki. Manchego, host from the Slipper Room and clown extraordinaire, leads a night bursting with the talents of Miss Tickle, RunAround Sue, and - newly home from India!- Legs Malone. Shows are at 8pm and 10:30pm.

For directions:

May 6th, Shaken and Stirred, Bowery Electric - NYC
327 Bowery @ 2nd St.

9:30 doors, Bursts of Burlesque throughout the Night...

After three years at our beloved Niagara, Sugar Shack invites you to come celebrate our new home! Peekaboo Pointe and Boo Boo Darlin' will be teasing you all night with go-go by the fantastic Kit Cat and Sugar Shack's hostesses with the mostesses, RunAround Sue and Legs Malone! DJ Jess will have you working up a sweat on the dance floor and Pop Pistol will be on the door, taking your hearts along with your admission. FREE SHOTS throughout the night and fabulous new contests to be had on this most special of occasions... Bring your friends, lovers and everyone in between and help us ring in our new home in style!

May 14th, A Good Old Fashioned Burlesque Show, Palace of Wonders - DC

Sugar Shack Burlesque is heatin up the East Coast - and you Washingtonians better get ready! Join us at the Palace of Wonders for "A Good Old Fashioned Burlesque Show" featuring: Harvest Moon - burlesque and trapeze extraordinaire, Miss RunAround Sue - the "Moving Violation", Legs Malone - with her "thirty-four and a half inch inseam", Boo Boo Darlin - "The Carol Burnett of Burlesque", and Greta Von Tapp - Burlesque's newest tap dancin Sweetheart! True to our sweet style, we'll be offering up a night of dance, humour and - of course - good old fashioned burlyq! Catch us if you can...

May 18th - Six Weeks in the Sugar Shack: Burlesque Workshop Series, Richmond VA

Sugar Shack Burlesque announces "Six weeks in the Sugar Shack: Burlesque Workshop Series". Classes will cover topics such as Burlesque History, Basic Moves, Costuming, Choreography, Tassel Twirling, Pastie Making, Fan Dancing, and Character Development. Classes will be held at Gallery 5 (200 W. Marshall Street)on Monday evenings starting May 18th and occurring for six consecutive weeks. The final class will be a dress rehearsal for the class recital which will occur at the Firehouse Theatre on June 29th.

In addition to Miss Sue, classes will be taught by Gal Friday (Miss Coney Island), teaching the signature New York School of Burlesque Classic Moves Routine and Nasty Canasta producer of Pinchbottom Burlesque and Sweet and Nasty Burlesque. All guest teachers are professional Burlesque dancers currently working in the vibrant NYC burlesque scene. Classes are 300$ for the series.

For more information email

May 30th, The FireBall - The Firehouse Theatre, Richmond VA

Oyez, Oyez, Oyez! Grab your flapper and your raccoon coat and crank up the jalopy! The annual Firehouse Fire Ball is back and inspired by the “Good Old Days.”
This year, the Firehouse takes you back in time to the Roaring Twenties, complete with sexy flapper girls, hot hooch, and live and silent auctions!
Dance your dogs n’ gams off to live music, have a glass of “Recession Red” or “Bathtub-Gin-tini” from our Bootleg Bar. Later, enjoy performances featuring singers from the upcoming “Great American Trailer Park Musical” and Sugar Shack Burlesque. Prizes awarded for most inspired fashion statement - Oh You Kid!
Shhhh! In true Speakeasy fashion, secret passwords issued to all ticket buyers! Speak it at the door, or pay a fine to get in.
Prices include entertainment, open bar, food, music, and of course, plenty of ambiance!


May 1st - Mr. Choade's Upstairs/Downstairs, The Slipper Room NYC
167 Orchard Street @ Stanton
10:30 show, $5

Burlesque and Go-Go all night long... Antics off and on.

May 4th - The Legs Malone Show, Public Assembly, Brooklyn
70 North 6th Street, Williamsburg
10pm show, $10

Spring has sprung and what better way to celebrate the start of warm weather with a few of our favorite things - boobies, beer, impressive commentary and thrilling libidinal shocks to the system! Starring NYC favorites Peekaboo Pointe, RunAround Sue and Queen La Queefah with Richmond VA native and NYC virgin Boo Boo Darlin! Hosted by your favorite long-limbed lovely, Legs Malone. Join us also for a special Fixe Magazine event throughout the evening - fetish never looked so good...

May 5th - Hard Candy Burlesque, Identity, NYC
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May 13th - Dr.Sketchy's Anti-Art School, Gallery 5, RVA
200 W Marshall St
6pm-9pm, 7$

Every month, Dr. Sketchys is full of new developments. Now with quite a dashing sponsor, Baby Tattoo, and a few months under our belt - we look forward to bringing you even more inspirational evenings of booze and art. Our sessions are the second Wed. of every month and our models look forward to spending the warm months of spring and summer disrobing their fantastical costumes for your artistic development. Next Session: May 13th. (be sure to pan up and down as well... amazing!)

May 22nd - The Hot Box, Slipper Room, NYC

Back at the Slipper, full of spring fever - go-go and burlesque till the sunrises.

May 28th - Brick City Burlesque, Newark, NJ
Heating up Jersey!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Attention Ladies of Richmond!

Six Weeks in the Sugar Shack: Burlesque Workshop Series starting May 18th! Spend your Monday nights learning the art of Burlesque. In these workshops we'll cover such topics as Tassel Twirling, Fan Dancing, Burlesque History, Basic Moves, Costuming, Choreography, and Character Development. The final class will be a dress rehearsal for the class recital which will occur at the Firehouse Theatre.

In addition to Miss Sue, classes will be taught by guest teachers who are all 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. Last summer she brought burlesque to the Hamptons with a weekly show at the beautiful Sole East in Montauk. She has had the honor of performing at the Slipper Room, Starshine Burlesque, Sweet and Nasty Burlesque, The Jalopy Music School, Ars Nova, Galapagos and many other enchanting venues. In addition, Sugar Shack Burlesque had the honor of being the first burlesque troupe to perform in Bermuda this past March when they performed for the opening night party of the International Film Festival. She looks forward to sharing the positive and cheeky experience of burlesque with the lovely ladies of Richmond.

For more information and to register for class, please email Miss RunAround Sue at

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Burly-Q's May Review

May 4th, The Legs Malone Show, Brooklyn
The first Monday in March you can find Miss RunAround Sue take a couple turns on the stage at The Legs Malone Show at Public Assembly. These two ladies are joined by Boo Boo Darlin, Queen Laqueefa and other burlesque sensations.

May 6th, Shaken and Stirred, Bowery Electric NYC
And then the first Wed in may - May 6th join us at for Shaken and Stirred, NYC's ONLY Burlesque DanceParty! This month announcing our new venue: Bowery Electric. Join us at 327 Bowery just below 2nd St. when we pop the cherry on the new stage with Miss Peekaboo Pointe and Boo Boo Darlin, the lovely Kit Kat will lead you with her go-go stylings and DJ Jess will be ,as always, our resident heartthrob. Miss Pop Pistol will be workin the door where entry is 8$.

May 9th, Sugar Shack Heads North, Club Helsinki MA
On the First Saturday we'll shakin it for the fine people of Great Barrington.. at Club Helsinki, where we've spent the last year slipping into something more comfortable. Last month was our one year anniversary - but who says we can only celebrate once? Once is nice, but twice is twice! So, come celebrate with us again! This month ManChego hosts the show with Miss Tickle as our featured performer.

May 14th, A Good Old Fashioned Burlesque Show - Palace of Wonders, DC

Bringing together the southern sexpots and the big apple bang! Performances by Boo Boo Darlin, Greta Von Tapp, RunAround Sue and move!

May 30th, The FireBall - Firehouse Theatre, RVA

This year Sugar Shack Burleque shakes things up a bit for the Firehouse theatre's annual fundraiser. Travel back to the days of the speakeasy, drink from the tub of gin, step into the back room for a well placed bet.....

And thats just the basics.. Check our personal myspace pages for our updated calendar. Thanks for supporting live arts! Hope to see you at a show!

Monday, April 6, 2009

This week: The Sugar Shack in RVA

Down home in RVA, I'm the headmistress for the Richmond branch of Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School: Where cabaret meets drawing session.
This wed. brings us back to our monthly drawing session at Gallery 5 (200 W, Marshall St) from 6-9pm. Our model this month, Bailey, is bringing to life the "Fan Dancer". In addition to our super fine costumed model, we additionally are pleased to announce our new partnership with the cool undeground art book company - Baby Tattoo ( . This month when you participate in Headmistress's Sue's crazy contest you'll walk away with one of these amazing books. As always, our dapper bartenders will be happy to sell you booze and we look forward to having you at our session. Please contact me if you have any questions or suggestions.

Also in RVA, join me for the Six Weeks in the Sugar Shack class recital on April 6th at the Firehouse Theatre (1609) Broad St) at 7pm. Believe me with these ladies, you'll want to say - I remembered her when....