Live at BORDELLO (formerly Little Pedro's)
Wednesday, January 20th, Doors at 9pm, 2010
901 East First Street, Los Angeles, 90012, 21 & Up
$10 admission at door only

Featuring Interstellar Burlesque Performances By:

Dizzy Von Damn! is a science-experiment gone horribly awry- she's what happens when you mix the genes of the lovely Bettie Page with those of kitschy-eccentric Liberace... She's proof that science can be sexy...and weird. Last year, she won the title of Miss Viva Las Vegas 2008, has performed across the country, as well as performing regularly at VICTORY VARIETY HOUR, MONDAY NIGHT TEASE, as well as various shows around town, and can be seen in the new LA Burlesque Calendar for 2010 which will be available for purchase at the show. She dabbles in design and is a jill of all trades - She's the Always Girl. She has both hosted and performed burlesque in our shows.

Ava Garter is here to preserve and carry on the tradition of classic Hollywood glamour and burlesque with impeccable style and beauty. Trained by world-renowned Catherine D'lish and Dita Von Teese. Her outstanding performances have been seen on stages around the world from Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Dallas, Paris, and Tokyo. Liz Goldwyn (director of the burlesque documentary Pretty Things) says "Ava Garter is a first class performer, a broad in the best sense of the word and in the tradition of the great stars of the Golden Age of Burlesque. With deep respect for her craft, she brings a sensuality to the stage that is lovely to admire." This is Ava's 2nd performance with Peepshow Menagerie.

In the "about me" section of her myspoace page, all she includes is a series of photos including Bo Diddly, Cocoa Puffs, a cupkae, a flag, Vampirella, a compass, and a poster from Lucha VaVoom. The poster certainly makes sense because she is a featured burlesque performer in that show. She does write a bit about music and movies she likes. She likes The Beatles and thinks they have a clever name. She can't stand Korn and Limp Bizkit (we hear ya, sister). She loves Westerns and 60's Science Fiction movies and has a special spot in her heart for Danger Diabolik. This is her first performance with Peepshow menagerie.

Miss Angie Cakes has been performing in night clubs from East to West Coast since the late 1990's. By day, she's a Fashion Designer for a local clothing company in Los Angeles. At night, the stage is her second home. She also makes her own costumes and accessories and will be launching her very own line soon. This little cookie loves all things sweet, (especially cake!). She's a cupcake cutie who spreads her frosting where ever she goes. With just 2 cups of sugar, a little spice, & a pinch of glitter, she'll bake up the hottest show in town! If you see this particular Burlesque Performer coming your way and you are over 30, you'd better run fast because when she's on stage, there is no sanctuary!

Fever Blister is a former club-kid & Go Go Gal turned "ENTERTAINER EXTRAORDINAIRE". An Unconventional conventionalist, don't call her a PIN-UP please. She is too heavy to hang on the wall... She isn't a model, she considers herself a personality! She believes in ambitious exploitation of her female assets... Her specialty is her own take on BURLESQUE ENTER*TEASE*MENT. Not only is she a burlesque performer, she's a producer of shows for the ANIMAL charity she founded - PAWS FOR A CAUSE in L.A. & also the producer of The BANG! BANG! Burlesque Show. She's a clothing & costume designer, sock rocker, jack-off of all trades, sex symbol, scavanger of used goods, former queen of the Cleveland scene now rocking out in Bob Barker's guest house in Burbank, California. A Voluptuous Blood Sucker, Volcanic Orgasmic Song Bird, Head stomper, Pastie twirler, Consumer of fine sparkling water, Candy advocate/enthusiast/addict and Tattoooed to the 9th power. She's the only fever you'd want to catch.

Professional makeup artist, professional ball breaker, model, burlesque performer/chanteuse, freak of nature, muse, wannabe rock star, go-getter, artist, lush, bohemian, part time lover, believer of true love, geek, anglophile, old soul, closet intellectual, social butterfly, narsacist, art/musical/fetish/rock'n'roll/karaoke/film enthusiast. By day she's a make-up artist who has worked with more famous celebrities than you can even think of off the top of her head...and that was just last week. Imagine who she must meet in a month or a year! By night she is a burlesque vixen who paints the stage just as smoothly as she does her subjects in the make-up chair. She has performed for adoring audiences at Club Schmutzig, On The Rox, and at the Monday Night Tease. She's also our Peepshow Pin-Up this month and will be bringing you an act that takes you through the entire universe!

Olivia D'Helion brings with her a lot of fun and spunkiness! From her Myspace profile: "WHY HELLO DARLING, MY NAME IS OLIVIA D'HELLION AND I'M READY TO SHIMMY AND SHAKE MY WAY ALL OVER LOS ANGELES. I MAY ACT SHY, BUT I SURE KNOW HOW TO RAISE HELL!" She also loves to leave the caps-lock on as it would seem. You'll often find her working the door at Victory Variety Hour and our show, but she's ready to hit the stage and she'll warm your heart to the point of glowing.

Your favorite fallen angel, from the depths of hell comes Miss Dia Blow, a favorite of Satan's roller skating, hellfire spitting vixens! Don't let that sweet smile fool you, she will steal your soul just as soon as kiss you! Dia is known to wear a lot of hats; helmets, top hats, fedoras, and of course her devil horns. She also wears a lot of shoes; skates, heels, chucks, spurs, folded up newspapers, and toe socks. She also wears a backpack with a towel in it and asks us not to question it. Dia is a member of the Angel City Derby Girls. If you ever get lucky enough to go skating with her, be sure to to wear more protection than your standard knee and elbow pads because if you get in her way, you surely find yourself under her wheels. Since skating her way into the burlesque scene, she has performed at the Monday Night Tease and at last year's Viva Las Vegas.

VESTAL adjective- (1) Roman Mythology: a) Of or relating to Vesta b)Relating to or characteristics of the vestal virgins (2) Chaste; pure. noun- (1) Roman Mythology: A vestal virgin (2) A woman who is a virgin (3) A nun. VIXEN noun- (1) A female fox (2) a sexually attractive woman. Hailing from Southern California, Burlesque diva Vestal Vixen combines millennia of feminine sensuality in a shiny new package. Whether sizzling on stage as a member of Miss Kitty's Filthy Family or dazzling the room with beauty and class during her Burlesque numbers, Vestal Vixen knows how to seduce a crowd and leave them yearning for more. This is her second performance with Peepshow Menagerie.

After making his burlesque debut at the MONDAY NIGHT TEASE burlesque tribute to the band Queen for the AIDS/Lifecycle charity (which is happening again next month), Mr. Dick Envy swung his stuff onstage for our tribute to The Gong Show. This month he is performing with Lavendar La Rue, Anastasia Von Teaserhausen, and Isabella Star in a group number that warns us of the dangers of Close Encounters Of The Fourth Kind! From his bio: "I'm a jaded misanthrope whose also a fun and sprite Los Angeles musician, songwriter... semi-icon and legend in my own mind."

Lavendar La Rue is in love with costumes and glam and everything vintage. Vaudville appeals to her and most of her performances reflect that. She's a little vaudvillian package, dancing to her own tune. She has performed at the MONDAY NIGHT TEASE at 3 Clubs, SCHMUTZIG (that's german for dirty) at El Cid, LE FEMMES CHERRIS at The Key Club, Bordello for Friday Nights, and SHIMMY & SHAKE. It seems weird that she hasn't been in our show since September as she is one of our very favorite performers and was a huge hit in our David Lynch themed Beneath The Surface. She will be performering as part of Dick Envy's number.

As a four year old, Anastasia Von Teaserhausen looked at her of mother's Erte' books and said "Mommy I want to make these." She taught herself to use a sewing machine at age 14, breaking 2 in the process. Sewing professionally since she was 17, she studied in New York for Accessory and Millinery design at Fashion Institute of Technology. After specializing in fetish and club costuming for several years, she was introduced to the amazingly fun world of burlesque and found a passion in it. She last performed at when she was representing Lux LaCroix's Bump And Grind 101 classes as one of her students for our Hot For Teacher show. Since learning with Lux, she has since had a very active and successful career in the Los Angeles burlesque scene. We love having her on our stage and are very happy to have her back at Peepshow Menagerie. She will be performering as part of Dick Envy's number.

Special Guests:

She's got "Curves, Curls and Baby Blue Eyes!" Josie Bunnie is a burlesque performer, occasional nude model, and confirmed nudist who loves being creative and artistic. She has performed at El Cid with the Victory Variety Hour & Schmutzig, 3 Clubs with the Monday Night Tease, Mr T's Bowl and The Scene club with Burlesque-a-go-go, in the live Camp Burlesque show, and other various shows. She is a student of Kitten De Ville, Augusta (AKA Penny Starr Jr.), Jewel Of Denial, Lux La Croix and Vixen Violette. She is a very bubbly person who likes to socialize and meet new people. She knows what she's got and knows how to use it, as they say. She also says she loves being in front of a camera and playing with her kitty cats.

Hosted by:

Blaine Capatch has plenty of burlesque cred under his belt. You may have seen him perform in The Velvet Hammer. But more than likely you know him from hosting Season 2 of the Comedy Central game show Beat the Geeks. Since 2002, he has hosted the live burlesque and Mexican wrestling show Lucha VaVOOM in Los Angeles (and recently touring around the country with that show). In 2007, Blaine appeared in Comedians of Comedy: Live at the Troubador". He's also a great musician, performing in The Buxotics and currently with The Tulsa Skull Swingers. He is one of our favorite local comedians who is about to either take over the world or at least leave it the first chance he gets to fly in a UFO with Richard Dreyfuss.

with a LIVE musical performance by:

We are very lucky to have The Invisible Humans in our show. Usually you'll find them playing with bands like The Damned, Buzzcocks, and The Misfits, and playing venues like the House Of Blues, but we were lucky enough to offer them the right amount of energon cubes to get them to play our goovey space show. They have a new e.p. out now called "Being Human" and appear on a new Love And Rockets tribute album. This may be your last chance to see them for only $10 (Yes, only $10!!!) so don't miss them here before they get abducted to some world tour!

Produced by:

Performing Burlesque and Co-Produced by SCARLETT LETTER
Scarlett Letter is not only the co-producer of this show, but is also the co-producer of the MONDAY NIGHT TEASE which takes place every Monday at 3 Clubs in Hollywood. Like most dancers in Hollywood, Scarlett Letter has been performing since childhood. However, her experiences have helped her develop a strong capacity for performing off the cuff and from the hip. During her lonely days in rural Nevada, she spent many a night performing under the glow of a black and white TV, dancing along with the best. She quickly developed an "I can do that" attitude and jumped at every performance opportunity that came her way. Upon moving to California, she put her dreams of a chorus girl life on the backburner and earned a bachelors in Performing Arts Management. Since her graduation, it has been all systems go. Now, she is using the skills acquired growing up Mormon to keep her trunk full of award winning costumes and ready for every situation. Scarlett has performed in a wide variety of venues including the World Famous Derby, The Queen Mary in Long Beach, The Whiskey a Go-Go, the Gig and the Mint. You may have recently seen her in an episode of the television show "Chuck" where she played the part of an unsavory stripper which is worlds away from her real life persona. She has also performed in Tucson, Vancouver, Seattle, Las Vegas and Boston, where she was awarded the title of "Most Classic" at the Great Boston Burlesque Exposition of 2007. Recently Scarlett began teaching a class on burlesque in Ventura called "The Little Red Schoolhouse Of Burlesque."

Co-Produced by CHRIS BEYOND
Chris Beyond has been a part of the L.A. independent music scene since the early nineties and has really had his hands full since then. He is the creator of No-Fi "Magazine" in 1996 and No-Fi "Radio" in 2002, both of which are still in production today. He has appeared on the television shows SEXBYTES on HBO and on DEADLINE on HDnet. He's been an in-studio guest on the radio show LOVELINE, was interviewed on, and has been published in Ben Is Dead and Harper's magazines. He has produced several concerts around the Los Angeles area as well as been a member of the bands EAR BEYOND and POPULAR GIRL. He is also a designer whose works have appeared in albums, magazines, newspapers, flyers, and DVDs (including the burlesque film Broad Daylight directed by JMM). He is a prominent burlesque and pin-up photographer in the national burlesque scene and a staffmember of the Burlesque Hall Of Fame/Exotic World. He has hosted shows for Shimmy & Shake, Dolls Of Fox, Monday Night Tease, & more, and is co-host of The Burlesque Podcast with Lili VonSchtupp which recently began production on it's second season of shows which are available for free on iTunes. By the way, if you are lucky, you just MIGHT win a copy of his new "Chris Beyond's Bootleg Stag Party Volume 2" at this show! Just be prepared to be pulled on stage for the chance.

Show Photos! (Live photos will be updated after the show.)

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THE L.A. WEEKLY visits Peepshow Menagerie as their featured slideshow!

THE GUARDIAN U.K.'s very positive mention about Peepshow Menagerie in this article about David Lynch!

HOLLYWIRE.COM's review of Peepshow Menagerie: Beneath The Surface!

A review of Peepshow Menagerie: Beneath The Surface on YELP.COM!

Jack Dagger's experience at Peepshow Menagerie: Burlesqueland!

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