Some say that she’s the love child of Sir Elton John and Judy Garland (if that were at all possible). Smothered in a secret sauce… All we know is, that she’s Bambi Lipschitz.
This Broadway baby of Burlesque has enjoyed extensive experience in treading the theatrical boards, both on stage and behind the scenes and since making her Burlesque debut in May 2012 has been entertaining and engaging audiences regularly all over Melbourne .
Some have likened this Germasian sensation (a delicious hybrid of German and Asian) to being a flamboyant gay man trapped in the body of a curvaceous femme fatale.
When she’s not saucily seducing you from the stage, Bambi can be found dancing around her house in sequinned underwear singing show tunes, lurking where all good sequins are sold, leading redheads astray and being distracted by things that are shiny.
Hissy Loco sings and plays ukulele. Her songs lament falling asleep on public transport, celebrate getting all dressed up and having nowhere to go, and ask why we can’t all be cowboys. Since 2009, Hissy Loco has played the Melbourne Ukulele Festival 2011, 2012 and 2013, the Victorian Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby’s Christmas party 2012, magazine launches, a shop opening, Earth Hour celebrations, children’s parties, weddings, community events and misc stages around Melbourne and interstate. Hissy is now trying her hand as a showgirl with Va Va Boombah and hopes to audition for the Rockettes in 2037.
Dame Titzi Te Kanawa – Able to fill a Valkyrie’s breastplate and shatter chandeliers by age 15, young Titzia Groper (Titzi to her friends) renamed herself “Te Kanawa”, thinking it meant “Huge Tracts of Land” in Foreign. Titzia’s bounteous presence soon graced major opera houses, and she was awarded her DBE for services rendered. Just services. Rendered. Dame Titzi has played many operatic heroines and always wins. She has had many husbands, but gave most of them back.
When not channelling Dame Titzi, Alexandra is actually studying to sing opera/classical voice. She firmly believes in the transformative power of classical music, and the transformative power of corsetry to make everything 157% more interesting. You can stalk her at @alexandra_sings on twitter or www.alexandra-sings.com for performance updates.
Emmeline Spankhurst‘s Marxist Feminist dialectic brings all the girls to the yard. With The Vindication of the Rights of Women in one hand and a scotch in the other, Spankhurst is one Suffragette who’s not afraid to show her ankles. And when she’s not tottering on stage or pottering in the kitchen, you’ll find her taking back the night. It’s all right, she kept the receipt.
Harlotte Brontë is a cheeky, full-bodied red with undertones of spice and strawberries. She’s also a one-woman burlesque response to Pretending Things Are a Cock (which is Pretending Things Are a Cock while wearing a corset and tutu, pretty much).
She’s more into madwomen in attics than stuffy dudes with secrets.
When not partaking in burlesquely delights, she can be found drinking cups of tea, going on long walks in the countryside, and gleefully dissecting contemporary social mores.
Should you be so inclined, she has a Facebook fan page http://www.facebook.com/HarlotteBronte
Lisa-Skye is a writer and Humoursmith. She has curated and performed in spoken word events for Midsumma since 2007, and performed/written shows for Melbourne Fringe and Melbourne International Comedy Festival since 2008, including the critically-acclaimed show LADYBONER (4-star reviews, nominated for the Jhonsy Award, winner MICF Daily’s ‘Best Eye Make-Up at the Festival’ Award).
If you want to see yet more of her, you can catch her around town barking like a showpony in various comedy, impro and kink rooms. Check her FB page for regularly updated info!
She’s always looking for trade, so come say hi after the show whynot. Otherwise stalk her here:
Facebook! (For upcoming gigs and outfit pictures): facebook.com/thelisaskye
Twitter! (For vapid musings, total sauce and narcissistic selfies): @thelisaskye
Web! (For… none of the above, really): lisaskye.com.au
Little Raven Publishing and Va Va Boombah are proud to present Saucy, an evening of burlesque and erotic spoken word that promises to stimulate your senses (or at least a few of them) and bring you the best of both worlds. Allow yourself to be teased and titillated with erotic stories and poetry from Iron Man Dosh Luckwell, erotic novelist Kathryn O’Halloran, kinkster of all trades Hunter Bruin, the funny-ha-ha and funny-hot Mardi O’Connor and Randall Stephens, the fastest tongue in Melbourne. Interspersed with the spoken word performances are burlesque acts by Va Va Boombah’s resident plus-sized vixens, the luscious and hypnotic Miss Charity Case, tassel-twirling funny lady Harlotte Brontë, leggy badass Bambi Lipschitz and the voluptuously sensual Cupcake Kitten.
MCed by Melbourne International Comedy Festival and Melbourne Fringe Festival favourite, comedian Lisa-Skye (Ladyboner, Songs My Parents Taught Me).
Sunday 30th June 2013 at The Toff in Town, Second Floor Curtain House, 242 Swanston St Melbourne (accessible venue). Limited seating is available.
Tickets available at the door, $15 full/$10 concession
Va Va Boombah is back, fresh from the success of their debut in June 2012. Join them in the Gallery Room at Agent284 and reacquaint yourself with your favourite performers, and check out some new-to-Va Va Boombah performers.
Plus, you’ll be in the running to win fabulous door prizes from VVB sponsors Little Raven Publishing, Bliss for Women, NoXceptions Clothing, Hey Fatty Found Fashion, Bottoms Up! Burlesque and Pole School. There’s also free tickets to the next major VVB show up for grabs.
Date: Thursday 22nd November Time: Doors 7:30pm, performances from 8pm Venue: Agent284, 284 Smith St, Collingwood Cost: $15 full/$10 concession, on the door
Miss Charity Case
Dame Titzi Te Kanawa
and MCed by Lisa-Skye
Part book launch, part burlesque show; all sexy queer feminist celebration. After 3 long years the latest edition of SLIT is here!
The theme for this 15th ISSUE is Simulacra – going to the heart of debates in our communities about the basis of sexuality and gender, paying homage to iconic artists, pilots and bands, as well as creating alternate histories and reframing images.
Performers include Lucinda Lou, Ladies of Colour Agency (LOCA) and members of Va Va Boombah fat burlesque.****Only $5 entry ($2 unwaged) No-one turned away for lack of funds*****
All proceeds to Slit magazine for printing costs and general greatnessCurrent issue and back issues for sale – all still only $10!