Friday November 12, 2010

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Cherri Cheesecake, Vavoom!

Burlesque Revue actors unleashed at Cheeky store

Craig Hill/Voice photos

 

Cheesecake Revue actors having fun and checkin' out the merch Friday at Cheeky Cherri.

 

irls just want to have fun. Some of the cast of Cheesecake Burlesque Revue mixed it up with some Cheeky Cherri on Spadina Friday afternoon in a prelude to their evening performance. The group of vivacious vixens who star in the Revue will only be playing one show at the Arts and Culture Centre.

Cheeki Cherry owner Brigida Crosbie was happy some of the Review cast were able to stop by and check out her line of shoes and hobnob with the locals.

Stage star, Punky Screwster, told the Voice that girls hail from Victoria but the show takes them all over BC. "We're just doing one show in Chilliwack and next week we're in Surrey and in Duncan next weekend if you can't catch us there."

According to Midori Polaza, the reviews have been fantastic.

"We were in Naniamo, now we're in Chilliwack." she said with a wry smile. "We're touring all the small towns in BC that we can and then the Okanagan and East Kootenay's in the spring.

Estee Lauder said that "there are no ugly women, there are only women who are as beautiful as they want to be". The Revue girls seem to know this because they're relaxed with who they are and what they're doing with the tour.

"It's a celebration of all shapes and sizes of fabulous women of all different ages, all different personalities and body shapes. We like to have fun, we like to laugh, we show off our curves and we like to entertain the audience," said Polaza.

Champagne Sparkles said she was having a lot of fun with it.

"We love what we do and coming here to celebrate with people. Its really nice to be able to meet the people coming to watch us. We really want to be able to entertain them,"

Sparkles says she has heard a lot about the new Cultch in Chilliwack and can't wait to play it.

"We're so excited, we hear it's a really beautiful space and brand new. We're going to break it in and get into every little crack and crevice and loosen it up a little bit," she said with the enthusiastic flair of a true showman.

The show is on at 8pm tonight at the Arts and Culture Centre, 9201 Corbould Ave.

For more information on where the Revue is playing check out their website at: www.cheesecakeburlesque.com

For information about being a Cheeky Cherri home representative e-mail Brigida here.  or visit the store: #5-45789 Spadina Avenue 1-604-392-1105

Store hours: Monday- Wed. 10 am - 6 pm. Thurs & Fri. 10 am - 7 pm. Sat. 10 am - 6 pm

See the photos and more background below.

 

 

Background

The Cheesecake Burlesque Revue keeps audiences coming back for more! More laughs, more tease and more body confidence. With influences from cult classics to Broadway favourites they create imaginative show-stoppers! The performers are as individual as the stars on the walk of fame - cute and geeky, rock 'n' roll, classic and elegant - audiences can't help but have a favourite or two or three! They're known for high energy acts, lavish costumes, stand out performers, comedic timing, seductiveness and girl-next door accessibility.

The press release said that they have "Lots of sass and plenty of class! Thrill to the explosive wackiness of the Cheesecake Burlesque Revue as they take to the stage with a modern twist! A little spice, a lot of nice and just a touch of naughty, add some sparkle and glitter and you’ve got a recipe for a “Cheesecake” delight.

These girls are fun, cheeky, sassy and a bubbly mix of girl guerrillas ready to take the stage by stilettoed storm. It’s all about making you cheer as they show you the sweet sexy brilliance that we all thought was lost to a bygone era.

Get ready for an evening of pumpin’ electro, slow and sensual moves, cute comedy, and lavish rock n’ roll music with a bevy of the most cheeky girls on stage – it’s the frolicking antics of the Cheesecake Burlesque Revue.

The Cheesecake Burlesque Revue unofficially started at a birthday party with a burlesque twist. In 2006, Midori Colada invited Vancouver performer Little Woo over to teach a small workshop for her birthday. The debut performances of a few of The Cheesecakes, from that workshop happened in Kitten Kaboodle's packed living room to an enthusiastic crowd of friends. And there was born the troupe's first incarnation known as "The Velvet Smut Revue". The amateur revue was booked by a friend to provide entertainment at an event (with 250 people in attendance!!!) and the girls quickly developed a love of the stage.

It wasn't too long after, that local pinup and burlesque performer Bettina May sent out a notice wanting to start a local troupe of her own. The Velvet Smut Revue answered the call and was re-christened "The Capital City Cheesecake Burlesque Revue" in July 2006. Soon after, Bettina May started touring more and enjoyed great success with her Glam-o-rama Girly Show. Bettina pursued a solo career, and with Champagne Sparkles leading the way the remaining troupe decided to make their own mark on the burlesque scene.

 

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