Monday, May 16, 2011

A Sneak Peek at Shaken and Stirred Featuring LIL STEPH

Well, well, well What do we have here? Could it be your favorite Wed night danceparty, Shaken and Stirred, filled with the Nation's favorite burlqy stars? Well, yes indeed it just might be! Last week was a riot with a gorgeous cast of superstars including our featured dancer, Sizzle Dizzle, and our merry band of burlqy babes Airin De Skies, Davina Gransparkle and Foxy Vermouth. Boots La Mae was our stellar gogo Gal and Twig Von Wonderkid was hot on the decks.

This week, The Delancey is starting up the Summer Cook Out for 5$ a plate up on the roof top. And starting at 10pm we've got quite a show for you. Featuring LIL STEPH from Bravissimo Burlesque in Philadelphia, with special guests BAZUKA JOE from Chicago's Stage Door Johnies and NYC's own DARLINDA JUST DARLINDA with one of New York's favorite dames on the gogo box: MINNIE TONKA. As always hosted by your trifecta of tease: RUNAROUND SUE, SCOOTER PIE AND DJ JESS! Now serving $3 Huckleberry Vodka shots courtesy of 44 Degrees North. Dancefloor open till 2am! Never a Cover - Always a good time.

And now - On to the Peeking: LIL STEPH!

1. How would you define burlesque?

To me burlesque is an opportunity for me to bring some of my crazy ideas to life on stage. I Love wearing costumes. It reminds me of being a kid and always putting on shows with my friends. We would put acts together then get people to come over and watch them. Its like taking dance classes and having recitals all the time. I love it!

2. How did you pick your name?

My name was given to me. Ive been a gogo dancer for 10 years and one day my friend Psyde Delicious announced me as Lil'Steph. It just stuck. Some people ask why are you Lil'Steph. They don't always realize I'm 4'10" cause I'm in heels when I'm performing.

3. Who is your celebrity crush?

I have 2 celebrity crushes. Johnny Depp, I loved 21 Jump Street, and Corey Haim. I had three pictures from Teen Beat on my bedroom walls. I was so sad when Corey Haim passed away.

4. What are you reading now?

Right now I'm reading Black Daliha Avenger. My boyfriend got it for me. We both love stories of strange murder cases.

5. What is your favorite performer anecdote?

My favorite performance anecdote was during a Bravissimo show. I was doing a balloon number that I pop the balloons with sparklers. I couldn't find regular sparklers so I had to get the really big ones from China Town. I had my boyfriend on the side of the stage lighting them. When I grabbed the 2nd one the top that is lit fell off onto the wood stage. I tried stomping on it like all this was part of the act, but it wouldn't go out! Meanwhile my boyfriend just kept lighting them cause he didn't notice I had almost set the stage on fire. Finally he came over and pit it out. It was pretty funny.

6. Please distill your life philosophy into a couplet or a haiku:

I'm not good at writing poetry. I just say do what makes you happy. It doesn't matter what you are "supposed to do" or who others want you to be. You have one life, live it the way you want it!

7. Where can people find you?

Check out my monthly show in Philly, Bravissimo Burlesque. Go to my website: to see where I will be next. And become my friend on facebook: Stephanie LilSteph

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