The Menagerie Burlesque Company Ruins Your Childhood!

This weekend, on a very special episode of Menagerie Burlesque Company productions, the Company members revisit the pop culture hits of their youth and childhood.

And wreck them.

When we decided to do this show, there were some VERY excited faces in the room. We were like kids on Christmas morning. Or Easter morning. Or Hallowe’en evening. Or any Saturday that involved cartoons and good cereal. You get the point. We were excited. And we still are!

We’ve had a ton of fun sifting through source material for costume references, music tracks, and general inspiration. The result may be our most over-the-top, ridiculous show yet. And like a lot of things in life, it’ll be way more fun showing off the fruits of our labour in front of an appreciative (if somewhat scandalized) audience.

So come be scandalized and let the Menagerie Burlesque Company Ruin Your Childhood.

This wonderfully ridiculous, nostalgic show runs September 8 & 9 at the Remai BackStage. Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 day of.

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A Message from Your Cruise Director

As your cruise director, it is my responsibility to ensure you have a wonderful time aboard the S.S. Menagerie.  This is not going to be a boring, quiet 2-hour harbour tour!  Each of our two sailings includes some of the more amazing entertainers this side of the Atlantic and the Pacific.  The Menagerie Burlesque Company’s usual roster of outrageous performers will be bringing you a most ‘naughty-cal’ evening of entertainment.  Our classic beauty, Eva De La Manzana will be bringing to life another classic beauty.  Sadie Sugarbottom, or perhaps Stripperbottom, will have some truly adult entertainment to share.  Brigadier General Cornelius D. Longfellow, the 69th Earl of Coxford will be on hand (so to speak) in tribute to the storied military history of the S.S. Menagerie.  She is a decommissioned frigate after all.  Our very own sea siren, Foxxi Fuse, will be singing her heart out for you. We’ve got a great new dancer, Neil Ingman, gracing our stage.  Vitamin D has an amazing new piece prepared … and it’s just too juicy to give away!  Now, it wouldn’t be a cruise without onboard activities!  We’ll have synchronized swimming and aerobics taught by the lovely ladies of the Menagerie! There will be a game with fabulous prizes, a poolside treat, a sea shanty sing-a-long and a photo booth to capture your trip for posterity.  Your captain, Peter MorningWood, and I, Lola D’Moan, have an uncouth, uninhibited and unapologetic cruise planned for you!  As soon as Captain MorningWood finds the keys to the ship we’ll set sail for fun, adventure and sexy times!

We sail from Village Guitar & Amp on Friday, June 2 and Saturday, June 3 at 8:00 pm. Have your tickets an hour before sailing!  $20 in advance and $25 at the door.

Get your tickets online at Brown Paper Tickets.  In person at Glitch Gifts and Novelties (the worst store ever on 19th St. at Avenue B).  Or by contacting us at menagerieburlesque@gmail.com

Bring your rubbers it’s going to be a wet ride!

Love, Magic & Seamen,
Lola D’Moan – Cruise Director – S.S. Menagerie
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The Ins and Outs of a Remount: Sausage Fest 2

In anticipation of Sausage Fest 2: The Remounting, we cornered one of our Men of Burlesque to answer a couple of questions. Here’s the goods from Peter MorningWood

“It wasn’t my idea,” he said, before I could ask the first question. Fair enough. . .

Q: Sausage Fest 2 the Remounting is, obviously, a remount. Of all the shows The Menagerie have done, why do this one again?

Peter: We thought redoing the show would give Saskatoon audiences a better chance to go to a more frequented location. The people who will go see a show at Diva’s aren’t necessarily the same people who attended at the last venue.

It’s not a standard or classic burlesque show. The show itself is a celebration of diverse masculinity. People who would normally go see our shows will be surprised. They’ll see numbers that they wouldn’t normally see.

Q: Can you give us a sneak peek, as it were?

Peter: We’ve got the Dirtiest Barber Shop Quartet that you’ll see. You’ll never look at The Muppets again the same way. A nod to Victor/Victoria. And a lot of other surprises and some by-demand repeat performances. Because Freedom Pie!

Q: And what about the people who’ve seen it before?

Peter: There are a couple of numbers that weren’t in the November production that were requested.

Q: Are you looking forward to bringing back those popular pieces?

Peter: Yes! Each performance is a little different from night to night. We get the crowd involved. The crowd is the most important part of the performance, because there is no fourth wall. Period.

Q: Are you looking forward to doing more of a bar show? Do they offer a different kind of energy from theatre shows?

Peter: Yes and yes. You get a different type of upward energy as opposed to a theatre. Our theatre crowds can be very loud. Very fun. Very rowdy. In a bar show, you get to be loud, and fun, and rowdy back at them. The way you interact is different when you’re playing to a bar audience. We love our crowds, wherever they are.

Q: What would you say to burlesque show virgins to convince them to give it a try?

Peter: We start off with fun and awesome, and we take it to ridiculous. What you think might happen may not happen at all. You’ll be amazed. And. . . . you’ll be amazed. Take a chance on something that isn’t another mediocre movie. Because our main goal is that you have fun. We are here to entertain you.

 

And on that Nirvana note. . .

Sausage Fest 2: The Remounting is Friday, April 28 at Diva’s in downtown Saskatoon. Doors at 9:00, Show at 10:00.
$20 at the door.

Bring a friend. Bring two!

Time to Get Lucky!

Dirty Birds, Dirty Words 2 features some of your favourite Menagerie Burlesque Company performers and several very special guests.

We will shock, delight, and amaze you with talented tongues, big reveals, and, (of course) sparkly boobs. So how could it possibly get any better?

Well. . . you could get to go for free. Click the link to see enter.

We’ll pick our lucky winner on Friday!

Tickets! Get your tickets!

 

Right, here!  We’ve got tickets! Get your red-hot Sausage Fest tickets!

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We have tickets; you want tickets—it’s a perfect match. And if you’re very lucky, you can win them! Enter the Sausage Fest Burlesque Show Ticket Giveaway! as many ways as you want for your chance to see our sausage for free. The more of a superfan you are, the more entries you get.

Of course, there’s plenty of other ways to get your hands on our tickets. Get them from one of our wonderful Menagerie Burlesque Company members, purchase them at Better Off Duds, or drop us a line to make other *ahem* special arrangements.

See you at the show!

Caution: Contents May Be Hot

We’re a few days closer to Sausage Fest: A Burlesque Showand here to help heat things up is our next guest: Brett Dawson!

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Photo Credit: Neil Fleishmann

Brett Dawson is a contact juggler with a bit of a tragic back story. As a young man he chopped off his thumb in an unfortunate hatchet accident. Thankfully, doctors were able to sew it back on. What they didn’t realize was that while sewing they were sowing the seeds of prop manipulation into his very being! From that moment forth Brett was granted the very unusual skill of ball handling. Later he learned to wiggle his wand. His day job even involves wiggling his wand in wet holes.

The Menagerie Burlesque Company is proud to have this wand-wiggling ball handler in the lineup for this show!

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

What A Show!

Hey folks, you’ve seen our sparkly boobs! Now you can listen to the ladies of the Menagerie and a gracious host Berkley Staite! Put this in your ear! We’re working on a way so you can see us, AFTER the show!  Stay tuned for that!

And what a show!

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Studio 914 hosted a great audience, what a great venue to perform in! Always gracious and they also amazing theatre shows including Getting your Christmas Rez fix in with the  Nīcimos Book Launch and Party Presented by the Gordon Tootoosis Nīkānīwin Theatre!

We’d also like to thank the Sexual Health Center in Saskatoon, CFCR, Saskatoon Story Tellers Guild, Tonight It’s Poetry!, Erin Dingle, Lady DeWinter of River City Revue Burlesque !

Also to our sponsors, Aloe Cadabra (Please use code AfWood to help us out! This is the best organic lube you can get your hands and … yeah, all your other bits on!) and the Digest of the Atomic Age Culture – Bachelor Pad Magazine Tell Java that MorningWood sent ya!

And we’d like to hear from you, especially if you’d like to get some hard to find back issues of Bachelor Pad Magazine, or some discounts on Aloe Cadabra!

Please send inquiries, cheers, requests to menagerieburlesque AT gmail. com

Sex! On the Radio! Words! Birds! Exclaim!

Hey everyone! Get your earholes ready for the sounds of Sex! on the Radio!

The lovely ladies of the Menagerie Burlesque invaded a local community radio station, which just happens to have a fantastic sex talk radio show called Sex Plus hosted by Sexual Health Educator (and really nice guy) Berkley Staite!

Listen to it here.

Direct link to save it to your favorite device – Get the MP3 Here!.

Apple Devices – iTunes store – Free Podcast!

Check in with Sexual Health Centre Saskatoon for more details, they have great programs, information, and a shop where they sell a variety of fun and inexpensive vibrators starting at $5. 

ONLY $5 dollars?! #YXE you can’t go wrong with a deal like that.

And don’t forget, we’ve got a show coming up on Nov 27th and 28th. $20 dollars in advance, $25 at the door. Merchandise will be available to help support artists in the show, including Tonight It’s Poetry.

What? Burlesque and Poetry? Together? Fun! Make your weekend the best!

Dirty Birds, Dirty Words : An Erotic Poetry Burlesque show!

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