The Mason Dixie Burlesque Tour is "crossing state lines, eight pasties at a time" this February and March for our 2nd annual full Spring tour, and we're coming for you Atlanta! The "hottest vixens from both sides of the Mason-Dixon" are bringing their brand of sass and class to Red Light Café on Tuesday, March 18th!
The Mason Dixie Burlesque Tour stars four award-winning performers: Co-producer DEANNA DANGER (Richmond's reigning voted #1 Performer, and 1st Place "Crystal Corset Award" Winner at the Pennsylvania Burlesque Fest 2012), co-producer ÜLA ÜBERBUSEN ("Beautiful Weirdo" title winner at Boston's Alternatease Fest 2013), HAZEL HONEYSUCKLE ("Princess of Southern Exposure" Winner at The Great Southern Exposure Pageant 2012 and 2013 Golden Pastie Award Winner), and PORCELAIN (1st runner up Southern Fried Burlesque Fest Queen and "Most Classic" 2013).
With Atlanta local guest star, Sadie Hawkins!
The Mason Dixie Burlesque Show is a good ol' fashioned American burlesque variety show with live music, singing, vaudeville, comedy, group performances, games and more! Hosted by the multi-talented ukulele mistress, Üla Überbusen!
Doors 7:30pm — Show 9pm — Ages 18+
Deanna Danger is a performance artist skilled in many genres, based in Richmond, VA and is known as, "The Warrior of Burlesque." Her sometimes dangerous, always crowd-pleasing performances have graced stages from her home, up and down the east coast to New York, Chicago, St. Louis, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington D.C., Tennessee, Georgia, and the Carolina's. In 2013, she was voted Richmond's first #1 Best Burlesque Performer in Style Weekly's annual "Best of Richmond" poll.
Deanna has also been a dance, theater and burlesque instructor since January, 2010. Her studio Boom Boom Basics Burlesque & Performing Arts Studio holds weekly classes and workshops in Richmond, as well as weekend workshops in many east coast States. Deanna is also an aerialist & go-go dancer and has appeared at "Trash" in NYC, as well as at Richmond's "Rvalution", and is a resident cage dancer at the Richmond goth/industrial/fetish club Fallout.
She has performed in the 2010 New York Burlesque Festival as well as the 2011 Jim Thorpe Burlesque Festival, Charleston Burlesque Festival, Asheville Americana Burlesque & Sideshow Festival. In 2012 she appeared in and taught at five different festivals in the US: the Southern Fried Burlesque Festival, Carolina Burlesque Festival, Asheville Burlesque Festival, Windy City Burlesque Festival in Chicago, and she won the 1st place “Crystal Corset Award” at the 1st Annual Pennsylvania Burlesque Festival in Philadelpha, PA! In 2012, she produced "Byrlesque At The Byrd," the first official burlesque show held in the Richmond historic landmark Byrd Theatre.
Deanna Danger is an accomplished model, actress, makeup artist, and graphic designer. Aside from producing shows & teaching around Richmond, DC, Baltimore and beyond, Deanna is also the headmistress of "Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School’s" Richmond, VA branch, the founder and producer of The Mason Dixie Burlesque Tour, founder of River City Burlesque, is one-half of the performance art duo Name Of The Rose, and is entirely overworked...and loving every minute of it.
Üla Überbusen is a burlesque performer, emcee, ukulele strummer, teacher and professional actress based in NYC. Üla holds a BFA in Acting from the University of Miami and studied with the Shakespeare Theater Company and the NY School of Burlesque. She can be found performing sexy dances and playing silly ukulele songs (and occasionally performing silly dances and playing sexy ukulele songs) all over New York City. Winner "Beautiful Weirdo" Award - Alternatease 2013.
She was an original member of the innovative neo-burlesque and vaudeville troupe, Salomé Cabaret in Knoxville, TN and has performed in the Americana Burlesque and Sideshow Festival, the Southern Fried Burlesque Festival, the Show-Me Burlesque Festival, and was featured as an emcee, performer and teacher at the 2nd Annual Purrrlesque Follies in NC. Üla recently shot a featured roll in the burlesque inspired film “The Cruel Tale of The Medicine Man” by Richard Lovejoy and James Habaker (The Slipper Room), which also features Julie Atlas Muz, Bunny Luv and Mat Fraser. She has performed as a guest with the Dangerous Curves Ahead Tour and the Party Show Tour with Trixie Little and the Evil Hate Monkey. Üla has appeared in many of NYC’s finest burlesque shows including The Slipper Room, Mr. Choades Upstairs/Downstairs, Johnny Porkpie’s Monday Night Burlesque, Bushwick Burlesque, Kitty Nights, Shaken and Stirred, Brick City Burlesque (NJ), Hijacked, Nurse Bettie, Hotel Chantelle, D20 Burlesque, Hotsy Totsy, The Sharkbite Sideshow and Original Cyn Burlesque.
As a performer, Üla’s talents cover a wide range. Her acts include sexy classic burlesque, patently absurd neo-burlesque, stirring performance art pieces, and often incorporate her original ukulele tunes. Üla is known for her outrageous comedic antics, a charming singing voice, absurd animal impersonations and a penchant for inappropriate kitty cat love. Proving that her love of cats is indeed a laughing matter, along with Delysia La Chatte, she co-produced The Here Kitty Kitty Titty Show, which featured her epic and insane “Cat Lady” Trilogy. Her original cat lady act, a hysterical tribute to Schaffer the Darklord’s Cat People, was described as a “crowd favorite” by The Laurel of Asheville. She was hailed as “spectacular” in Katherine Neslund’s Burlesque Review. And she was called “blond” by her hair-dresser.
But wait, there’s more! In addition to being a self-taught ukulele player, Üla is also skilled at playing the triangle, tambourine, washboard, jar of macaroni, spoons and train whistle. She has been certified in stage combat, and thus can throw a punch to the face or a kick to the groin without hurting you. She once won first place in an Air Sex Competition. She knows sign language to eleven different gospel hymns. Also, she would like to purchase a bicycle.
Hazel Honeysuckle is a burlesque performer and pinup model throughout NYC, and she strikes a balance between classic burlesque and flat-out nerdery. For the past three years, she has been using her experience in ballet, ballroom, and arts and crafts to make a complete spectacle of herself whenever possible! Drawing inspiration from the fierce and fantastic performers of the 40s and 50s, as well as the amazing array of modern performers working today, Hazel has developed a wide range of performance styles, and is always eager for something new! Hazel won “Princess of Southern Exposure 2012" at the Great Southern Exposure Pageant in Charlotte, NC.
Hang onto your britches! Porcelain is always on the go, and could be coming to a town near you! With a 1920's shimmy that'll make you quiver and a modern woman's mindset that'll make your knees buckle, how could you resist catching her in action! This international burlesque sensation has a slew of underground fetish, alt, and pinup images that would eat any man alive...so you best believe there is a disclaimer for the real thing! Porcelain has appeared at the Texas Burlesque Festival, New Orleans Burlesque Festival, Carolina Burlesque Fest, and DragonCon.
Winner "Most Classic" - Southern Fried Burlesque Festival 2013
Sadie Hawkins is a burlesque aerialist and fire performance artist based in Atlanta, Ga. Whether she's taking to the stage as a mermaid or eating fire, she transforms experiences everywhere she goes - her aerial and fire performance is charged with a burlesque sensibility, often fusing them into performance art.
Since her debut in 2004, Sadie has been entertaining audiences both solo and with troupes counted among the best of Atlanta. Currently an independent performer, Sadie travels extensively as a featured performer at corporate events, festivals and local productions, and she was headliner of the inaugural Virginia Burlesque & Sideshow Festival in 2013.
Sadie Hawkins has been working with Hot Toddies Cabaret since 2009, and as well as collaborating with Flight of Swallows, an improv music and aerial performance group she co-founded with cellist Deisha Oliver in 2010. Previously, Sadie co-founded Blast-Off Burlesque, performing and producing with the group from 2006-2012. Known for quirky, performance art-style acts, Blast-Off Burlesque was voted Best Burlesque Troupe in Creative Loafing’s annual Best of Atlanta survey 2009 through 2012 and in 2010, Atlanta Magazine named the group Atlanta’s Best Burlesque troupe. Sadie Hawkins began her relationship with burlesque as part of Doll Squad Burlesque Revue in 2004.
Sadie is best known for performing and teaching lyra (aerial hoop). In addition to lyra, she regularly works with fire and a variety of aerial apparatus including aerial net, silk sling, aerial rope, still rings, trapeze, chains, and a variety of improvised apparatus.