London Pinups Presents:Garden Of Hedon
A modern burlesque show!

Sep
14

Please visit our myspage page (www.myspace.com/londonpinups) for the time being.  Talks have begun concerning our next show so any announcements will be there.

Thanks and have a great Fall and Winter, we will probably see you in the spring!

Jul
16

Ok, I didn’t really cry but there were moments I felt like it.

What a ride!  I can honestly say that this experience was both exciting and terrifying at the same time.  One moment I am crazy in love with the notion of what to do for the next show and the next moment I feel like slapping sense back into myself.

We arrived at the theatre around 10am (I was up at 6am) and we ran around like crazy people for the next couple of hours setting up lighting, putting out goodie bags, filling the fridge and running last minute errands.  And then we waited.  I guess I should have stressed to the performers to be there earlier.

We did delay the show by a few minutes at the beginning and we had some last minute changes.  Our original MC had to head out of town for a family emergency so thankfully Bernie Roehl, our improv guy, was able to step in and take over that role.  I like to think of him as my knight in a shining dinner jacket.  He was fabulous!

So the evening began with an injured Ginger St. James.  There is a great story behind the ankle injury but you’ll have to ask her for the details.  Mind you, for anyone that made it to the show, you wouldn’t have known that there was anything wrong with her ankle as she skipped around the stage!

Kissimmi Goodknight followed up with an incredible performance, dancing to the Jessica Rabbit song – Why Don’t You Do Right?.  Let me put it this way, Who Framed Roger Rabbit would have had a much higher rating if Jessica Rabbit danced like this in the movie.

Then we did the chicken dance!  Ok, not really but Bonita Chinchilla did do a dance to a song called Little Red Rooster and the best part for me was the reveal of the fried egg pasties!

Next up we had a last minute addition to our cast, Anita Johnson.  She did an amazing performance and I wish I could tell you the name of the song but it’s hard to remember the words with the images of her dancing in my head!

We finished up the first half of the show with Shantell doing an amazing poi performance.  This is my absolute favourite so forgive my bias.  I’ve been intrigued by this since I was a kid.  My family used to vacation in Florida regularly and we would go to this Hawaiin Restaurant where they would do dinner and a show.  I loved it! And I specifically remember the poi, it was as fascinating then as it is now.

Interspersed between the acts we decided to try something a little different and did some improv bits.  The audience got to participate and I think it was the perfect addition to the show.

The second half of the show we had our first performance blunder.  I’m not sure if our girl was overly nervous or something but sadly she had a bit too much to drink before her set and the performance went awry.  I’m sure anyone who attended probably remembers her best and I’ve never wanted one of those long shepards hooks so badly in my entire life.

Thankfully Katz Meeow picked things up with an amazing balloon dance to Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend.  This was the point things really shone! or should I say sparkled.  I had the brilliant idea to fill the balloons with glitter, which created a really cool effect in the lighting but I’m sure some of the audience is still picking glitter out of their hair.

Anita came on for a second performance and did a leg strip, which was a new one for me.  I have watched dozens of acts, live and online, but I have never seen this one.  Basically she layed on her back and took off her boots and stockings.  But it was an intriguing act to see!

We then had another original act.  Bonita was back but this time she was with Lila Paschilla and were librarians at the Garden of Hedon Public Library.  They did a wacky mad lib and it was hilarious.  Though I must admit, with these two girls standing there in nothing but pasties and panties the words people were choosing were very tame…elbow? Come on!  Story time will never be the same though.

We closed the evening with Shantell again.  This time she performed a veil dance and it was mesmerizing.  I think my husband is signing me up for belly dance class as we speak!

Of course the performances weren’t all that went on that night.  We had our silent auction and everything was bid on.  We made close to $300 just on the auctions.  I will be making up thank you notes for the sponsors this week!  We couldn’t have done it without their generous donations.  And in case you are curious, we did make somewhere around $800 after all our expenses.  🙂

We closed the evening with a big group bow.  After everyone left we proceeded to clean up the glitter and close up shop.  We did attempt to go out to celebrate but we were exhausted from the day so sadly we only managed one drink and then home to bed.

Photo’s have been posted on the myspace site and when we get some time to edit the video a bit, we will get that posted as well.

I want to send out a big thank you to all of those that attended the show.  I sincerely hope you had a great time, it wouldn’t have been the same without you! In fact, it would have been very boring and quiet.  I don’t think i could have asked for a better audience. 🙂

So lots of love and kisses for everyone! I can’t wait to get the pictures printed, packed up and mailed out!

XOXO

Jul
14

This is just going to be a quick post today, I have lots of stuff to wrap up but I promise I will take some time to do a write up about the show, complete with out takes! hehe.

if you want to check out some pictures of our performers please head on over to our myspace site (www.myspace.com/londonpinups).

That’s All Folks!

Jul
09

I do have a sortof love/hate relationship with media.  I love that they can reach such a huge number of people with a vast amount of info all at once, I hate doing interviews.

🙂

In the past few days I have been busy, and will probably continue to be busy right up until the last act hits the stage so forgive me if I don’t get a change to update the blog to many more times before Saturday.

I had a great interview with Echo Weekly.  It’s a free entertainment magazine published in Guelph and distributed throughout Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge and Guelph.  If you are in any of those areas, I recommend picking up a copy on Thursday to check out our article.  I understand it is a rather large one so you should miss it!

I was also contacted by the entertainment reporter for The Record, Colin Hunter, who was hoping to do an article on the show in the paper but sadly could not get the approval from his higher ups.  However, he did still write an artcle about us in his blog on the Record website and I think it was really well done so I hope you can find some time to head over there and read it. http://therecord.blogs.com/withinearshot/

While your surfing the internet you might as well surf on over to The Center in the Square website and buy a couple of tickets for Saturday night.  The link is all over this blog so there is no excuse that you couldn’t find it. 🙂

Hope to talk soon but just in case I cant, I’ll see you Saturday and let everyone know how we did next week!

Jul
04

For those of you within the listening area of 91.5 the Beat radio station, keep tuned in on the morning of Friday July 11th for your chance to win a pair of tickets to the show the following Saturday night!

I still strongly encourage you to buy your tickets in advance and then if you win you can bring two extra buds with you! And if you have unfortunate luck and don’t win, then you still have tickets to the show. 🙂

Seats are limited!

All the best of luck!

Jul
02

I’m not even sure where to start other than to say the last thing I should be doing is blogging!  I am up to my ears in goodie bags, fabric, emails and more.

I have added one or two new sponsors to the sponsors page so be sure to check them out and there are still tickets available…for now…so check out the About the Show page for info on buying tickets from Center in the Square or email me directly. londonpinups@gmail.com

That’s all I got for ya! Back to work!

Jun
26

I wish I could put my excitement into words but they just don’t hold the same feelings, or at least I have not been able to express it well enough through words.  This was the best I could come up with:

This show is like a rollercoaster.  At this point it’s a slow climb up the first hill.  It’s all excitement and anticipation mixed with a little fear and a lot of stress.  Once that first act hits the stage, it’s all downhill and I plan to sit back and enjoy the ride!

I feel like I have been promising these photo’s forever.  In reality it’s been a year but who knew it would take so long to get things together!  If I was a millionaire, this wouldn’t even be an issue and the burlesque show would be just for fun.  Again, reality rears it’s ugly head to remind me I just don’t have that kind of cash.

That being said, if you can’t make it to the show but want to contribute to our project, please email me and I will tell you how you can donate!

Have you checked out or sponsor page to see all the awesome prizes you could win in our silent auction?  In addition to the products, there will be a chance to win your very own pinup photoshoot, or a complete set of the photo’s we are sending to the troops.  I encourage you strongly to visit the websites, or actual storefronts, of the companies that have donated to the show.

Jun
25

Well guys and dolls,
If you haven’t bought a ticket yet may I strongly suggest you do?  There are limited seats available as it is and with only 2 weeks left, there are not many seats left.

You can purchase tickets from The Center in the Square, Kitchener either in person (101 Queen Street N) or online at http://www.centre-square.com/ . Just click on the link for buy tickets online and then choose The Registry Theatre.

It’s been a flurry of activity around here as we put together our line up for the evening, put final touches on the acts and find things to fill our goodie bags!  As always, however, if you have questions or have any trouble buying a ticket, email us at londonpinups@gmail.com.

Jun
14

There has been a lot of interest regarding the show, partially because of the fact that is burlesque and partially because of our cause which is supporting our Canadian Troops. You can see that our sponsors page has been growing with some awesome donations for our silent auction.

There comes a time though when one may need to admit they need help. Everyone involved so far has been great, doing what they can but up to this point I’ve been trying to do the majority of the work on my own. I will be the first to admit, I am a closet control freak. I have ideas about how things need/should be done and it is hard to allow others to do things their way. Care for an example? 🙂 I hate the way my husband folds the bath towels. I usually refold them later because they fit better on the shelf in the closet when they are folded the way I do it.

I’ll give you a minute to finish your giggling over that one.

I have agreed that it is time for the pro’s to come in. We are now officially working with The Darker Side of Light Productions. They are a very well connected entertainment production company that is based out of Kitchener and Toronto. You can find them on Myspace and after just one meeting with them, I would highly recommend their services if you are ever in the position of organizing an event.

So be prepared for an even better show as they help me get more organized from the production and promotion side of things!

And you thought the show was going to be pretty good before… 🙂

Jun
03

In the normal everyday world 39 days is a long time. In the crazy unpredictable world of theatre, 39 days is pretty much the equivalent of 39 minutes.

There is still soo much to do and I wonder sometimes where to begin. Thankfully I am working with a really great bunch of people.

If you haven’t purchased tickets yet, please head over to the Center In The Square, either in person (101 Queen Street W) or online, or contact me or one of the performers directly to purchase a ticket. Remember, they are $15 in advance and $20 at the door!

I promise it will be a fun filled night so plan to be entertained and be open to some audience participation as well!

Be sure to check out the sponsor page and visit the various businesses that are helping us out. Also checkout the performers pages if you want to know more about the faces you are going to see the night of the show.

If you have any questions or comments, leave them below!