Beating the Midwinter Blahs

(Photo credit: Miss Dee Fire)

It’s been a long, cold January here in Saskatoon, and the Menagerie has mostly been huddled together trying to stay warm while we get things in place for our 2019 season. We’ve briefly emerged from hibernation, though, because we love to offer sparkly, tasseled support to other local organizations and artists!

In mid-January, we performed at a fundraiser for Living Sky Wildlife Rehab. A small and enthusiastic group of animal lovers were treated to performances that featured some of our wildest creatures, while raising money to care for more vulnerable animals in the province. Now we’re gearing up to spend Groundhog Day on an entirely different stage. (If a burlesque performer sees their shadow, do we get six more weeks of glitter?)

Come to the Capitol Music Club on Saturday, February 2 for Pussy Pop!, an evening of feminist art in support of Scantily Glad Theatre’s SCUM: A Manifesto. Members of the Menagerie and other feminist, queer, and trans artists are preparing to share work including burlesque, spoken word, music, and more. If that isn’t enticing enough (which of course it is, but who doesn’t like an extra visual treat?), the venue is being transformed for the evening into Andy Warhol’s Factory, the New York City studio space where the artist held his famous parties.

SCUM: A Manifesto is a darkly comedic play which follows two modern young women learning about the work of Valerie Solanas, the author of the infamous radical feminist manifesto after which the play is named. These scenes are interspersed with exploration of the life of Solanas herself in the lead up to her 1968 shooting of Andy Warhol. The play runs from March 7 to 17 at Live Five Theatre. We’re all so excited to watch the play and to participate in this fundraiser!

Tickets to Pussy Pop! are $15-$20 on a sliding scale and are available online or at the door.

Tickets to Pussy Pop!

Pussy Pop! Facebook event page

Tickets to SCUM: A Manifesto

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After School Special! A Burlesque Show!

Tickets available at Brown Paper Tickets!

 

Also, because we like doing our homework right before the deadline… We almost forgot! We also have the amazing Helvetica Bold appearing on stage!

The Daily Xtra – “Ottawa’s Favourite Freak”

3 Guests, 2 shows, always 1 amazing experience with #SparklyBoobs

And thank you, for supporting local art.

After School Special : A Burlesque Show!

The Menagerie Burlesque Company presents After School Special: A Burlesque Show!

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Last September, the members of The Menagerie ruined your childhood; this year we’re here to ruin your adolescence.

Music, dance, puberty, growing pains, awkward teenage angst–this show has got it all! With performances by your Menagerie favourites–as well as some very special out-of-town guests, Scarlette Fusion and Judy Lee from Edmonton (Saturday night only)–this is not a show you’ll want to miss!

Let us take you back to your adolescence–now with more #sparklyboobs!

September 14 and 15th, – La Troup Du Jour
914, 20th Street West, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, S7M0Y4

Doors at 7:30, show at 8. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 at the door. As with all our shows, this is a 19+ event.

Tickets online ! https://menagerieburlesque.brownpapertickets.com

Love Stinks: A Burlesque Show!

Love….stinks.

Love hurts, love scars, love wounds, and marks. If Nazareth are to be believed (and they are), love is a big stank fest.

Luckily for you, The Menagerie Burlesque Company is under the same impression. We believe so strongly in this concept, in fact, that we’ve dedicated an entire show to that bad side of love. That love that has you and your mascara looking like you’ve been caught in a rain storm. That love that has you scream-crying those deep heavy sobs under your blanket while you question all your life choices up until this point and listen to freaking Hootie and Blowfish and sing along to “Let Her Cry” because those are feels, man. Big feels. This show is dedicated to that. It’s dedicated you—that person who pours out their heart in a text message, only to see that ominous “read” checked off, and you want to just barf because oops, you did it again, you sap, you.

Some people are hopeless in love; this show is for you. Come join The Menagerie Burlesque Company February 9 and 10 for our first show of the season, Love Stinks.

There will be a whole lot going on at this show that will distract you from your current heartache. We have sparkly boobs and sparkly bums and sparkly prizes and all sorts of hilarious pieces about the darker side of love.

If no one else currently wants you, please take some solace in the fact that we do.

Our heartbreak tour begins at 8 pm sharp, Friday, February 9 and Saturday, February 10. Doors open at 7, and we recommend you be there by then to grab a good seat and commiserate with your fellow lonely-hearts audience members.

Grab a tissue, and get ready.

Xoxo,
Sadie Sugarbottom

P.S Tickets available

I couldn’t even love my own body, how could other people? TRUE STORY : I’m a Burlesque Performer

I couldn’t even love my own body, how could other people? TRUE STORY : I’m a Burlesque Performer. From Yes and Yes.Org

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From Freya West,  a body positive, shimmy shaking, fire eating performance artist, writer and teacher, a frank interview with Yes and Yes.

Check the interview here.

Big, Juicy, Sausage Fest News!

Big news. Big. HUGE.

Almost as big as the hair.

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Oh, you KNOW it! Kiki Roquette is coming to Sausage Fest!

Kiki Roquette is known as “Saskatoon herself” when it comes to drag. After being the most visible drag queen in Saskatoon over the last 5 years, her reputation enters the room before she does. Good thing? Bad thing? You decide…

She’s done every gig a drag queen can do, from countless fundraisers and charitable events to weddings and bachelorette parties—and of course her sold our shows at Divas. Now that she’s semi-retired, you won’t see her nearly as much. But she’s shaving the beard and coming out for this sausage party. She’s always been a big fan of sausage.

We have a sneaking suspicion some of you are big fans of sausage, too. If we’re right, then we’ll see you (and you’ll see an awful lot of us) at the show.

Next Weekend, at a Very Special Sausage Fest

We’re proud to present Marcel Petit’s short film Tomahawk Fever as part of our Sausage Fest celebration of masculinity.

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Photo Credit: Maki Photos

Saskatchewan artist Marcel Petit has considerable experience in the arts. He is an independent producer, filmmaker, actor, photographer and playwright from Saskatoon where he runs his independent production company m.pet productions.

Marcel has several film and video works to his name including short dramatic pieces to several short videos to feature documentaries. He is a community activist and strong believer in hope and change.

He also loves Star Wars and is a Metis Jedi.

Intrigued? Good. We can’t wait to satisfy your curiosity.

Sausage Fest! A Burlesque Show
November 18 & 19 at the Nutana Legion in Saskatoon
Tickets $20 • Doors at 7:30, Show at 8:00 • 19+ Event

Big Shiny Boobs: A Burlesque Show

Our shows just keep getting better! What else would you expect from an unstoppable freight train of glamour? This one is so full of sparkle, glitter, humour and spectacle there almost isn’t room it all!

We are so excited to be performing at the Remai Arts Centre Backstage Stage! It’s a great venue and the staff have been great to work with! We are also really happy to be working with a wonderful new stage manager … he’s talented in so many ways!

Looking forward to seeing you at this show!

Love & Magic,

Lola D’Moan

Hot *CENSORED* In June!

HotCENSOREDInJunePosterJoin the Menagerie Burlesque Company for an evening of uncouth, uninhibited, unapologetic song, dance, and bawdy burlesque as we celebrate the (other) thing that makes this rockin’ world go round. The show so hot we can’t even tell you the full title! You have to see it to believe it! ONE NIGHT ONLY! “Hot *CENSORED* in June” features Neo-Burlesque performances from Menagerie Burlesque Company performers – Penicillin Penny, Sadie SugarBottom, Tig Bitty, Watusi Galore and Maizie Kissed!  Special musical performances by Eva de la Manzana!  Featuring glorious hosting and ridiculous banter from Lola D’Moan and  Peter MorningWood! Also debuting their first solo performances … Andy Phuchter and Vitamin D!

This is Menagerie Burlesque Company’s fifth event in Saskatoon. We sold out our last show – “Glitter!” – both nights with standing room only! Described as an“unstoppable freight train of glamour,” you’ll want a ticket soon!

One show only – Saturday, June 25th.

The Roxy Theatre  –  320 20th St West, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Doors open at 7:30 PM. Show at 8:30 PM

Tickets $15

19+ show, ID Required
contact: menagerieburlesque@gmail.com

For more show and ticket information check our our Hot *CENSORED* in June Facebook Event!