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Glitter Gutter @ The Slipper Room – August 17, 2016

The Slipper Room is a great performance space! Like a ‘speakeasy’ in the Lower East Side.

Beautifully decorated and intimate as well. Most of the shows there are of a ‘burlesque’ nature.

I was there on Wednesday and photographed the ‘variety acts’ since this blog is all about ‘eccentric variety’.

2016.08.17.GlitterGut_015Mel Frye (James Habacker) hosts the show Glitter Gutter every Wednesday evening at 10 pm.

2016.08.17.GlitterGut_012Mel Frye – the host is a rather eccentric character that proclaims to be driven around in a limo with a chauffeur.

2016.08.17.GlitterGut_070Ellie Steingraeber – Hula Hoop mistress of madness performs a wild finale.

2016.08.17.GlitterGut_102Strap aerialist ‘Amadeus’ was wonderful in his ‘audition’ for the show.

2016.08.17.GlitterGut_106Gal Friday started her act off with a nice tame ‘bump and grind’.
2016.08.17.GlitterGut_132Carla Rhodes with Cecil Sinclair were hysterical.

2016.08.17.GlitterGut_139Velvet Crayon prepares his tongue for the upcoming pickle sucking portion of the act.

The Slipper Room has several shows each evening. Be sure to check out their calendar here.

Burlesque Performing Arts Photography The Kraine Theater

“Burlesque-a-pades” at The Kraine Theater – July 20th, 2013


What a great evening of ‘old-style’ burlesque.

The cast was amazingly talented and the show was directed by Trav S.D.

What better to host this great lineup than the master MC Albert Cadabra.

Albert Cadabra host the Burlesque-a-pades.

The first number was a chorus of all the women from the show.

The Burlesque-a-pades chorus lineup.

Albert started the show by swallowing a very long balloon.

Albert Cadabra swallows the whole ballon.Albert Cadabra swallows the whole ballon.

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Sultry Angie Pontani starts off the show with a hot fur  number.

Sultry Angie Pontani starts off the show with a hot fur  number.


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Helen Pontani decides to read books instead.

Helen Pontani reads books for the audience.

Helen Pontani performas at The Kraine.

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Stage manager Bambi Galore insists that Albert stop talking and get on with the show.


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The ‘Maine Attraction’ brings some ‘Josephine Baker’ inspired moves to the show.

'The Maine Attraction' brings some hot moves to the show.


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‘Gal Friday’ added some more zest to the show with her routine.


Pinkie Special performs her routine at Burlesque-a-pades.

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Tigger is joined by Helen and Angie Pontani in this Hawaii tribute dance.



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Tigger tries a new electronic device that ‘cures all problems’.


A little comedic reprise for the show.

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Angie Pontani performs a beautiful ‘on point’ ballet burlesque.

Angie Pontani on point in her burlesque piece.


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Albert tries to sell an audience member some ‘cure all’ that isn’t what it seems at all.


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‘Pinky Special’ pulls out all the stops on her amazing electrified  hula hoop act.

Pinky Special performs with her electrified Hula Hoops.


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The show was filled with wonderful comedic moments.  Bradford Scobie added quite a few.

Whether singing a ‘dirty’ song or using a lasso…he was hysterical!

Bradford Scobie singing about chickens.


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The finale was ‘Tigger’…singing a song and strippin away the masquerade of life.


Tigger performing at Burlesque-a-pades.



And the Curtain Call for all the amazing performers.

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For more information on the Burlesque-a-pades go to their Facebook page here.