Monday, December 6, 2010

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Turkish Delight!

Seriously delicious food, seriously good Burlesque times! Come out to see Stickybuns and the Galhaus' own Dixie D'Vamp!

Thursday, December 9 · 8:00pm - 11:00pm

LocationThe Cazbar
316 North Charles St
Baltimore, MD

Created By

More InfoThe Cazbar is a gorgeous authentic Turkish taverna in the heart of historical Mount Vernon! Known for their enticing bellydancing performances, they are hosting their first ever burlesque show!

Admission is only $5, and you can expect titillating performances by Paco Fish, Marla Meringue, Roma Mafia, Gigi Holliday, and more! Don't miss this fiery evening of the finest food & talent Baltimore has to offer!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Whoo! Boylesque!

In this episode of The Signal...

You've heard of burlesque – but what about 'boylesque?' We take a peek behind the curtain and into the exotic world of the male striptease with Mr. Gorgeous, Paco Fish, and The Evil Hate Monkey

The Big Show Intro

I was thinking about an intro number for the Big Show.

My idea is to have each performer come out from backstage, one after the other perhaps in nice dresses or dressing robes just be a little frantic and wave to the audience and what not to this song:

It's silly and pretty ridiculous but I think it would be a cute way to start the show.
Any thoughts?

Monday, November 15, 2010

Postcard Design

The Galhaus Revue is looking for a postcard design for The Big Show! The sooner a design is approved and we can send it out for printing, the better! Here is the info that must be included:

The Big Show: Even Bigger!
The Galhaus Revue
Friday, January 28th
Saturday, January 29th
tickets $5
Maryland Institute College of Art BBOX, 1601 Mount Royal Ave.

Submit designs to micaburlesque[at]gmail[dot]com

Sunday, October 31, 2010

FYI: Gilded Lily Show

Gilded Lily Burlesque presents…
“An Evening of Burlesque”
Saturday, November 13th
Doors at 9pm, Show at 10pm
Tickets: $13

The Ottobar
2549 N Howard St
Baltimore, MD

Baltimore’s Best Burlesque troupe, Gilded Lily Burlesque, will again be joining forces with N.Y. burlesque troupe, Wasabassco, and special guest from V.A., Deanna Danger! Come on out to The Ottobar on Saturday, November 13th. It will be a night of saucey striptease, naughty shenanigans, delightful humor and bawdiness that will be sure to offer jaw-dropping entertainment!
So join two of the best burlesque troupes on the East Coast and our sexy burly-q guest, Deanna Danger for an evening of burlesque!

Featuring: Maria Bella, Little Luna, Elle Devene, GiGi La Femme, Nasty Canasta, Doc Wasabassco and Deanna Danger!

Purchase tickets at!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Ciao Bella

Hope all is going fantastically with the group! Thought I'd send some international love your way!

Can't wait to see everyone after break!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Ministry of Burlesque - What is Burlesque?
Trixie and Monkey Fan Dance
Roxi D'Lite
Dita Von Teese

Friday, October 8, 2010

Pasties, Y'all!

Making Pasties with MICA Burlesque!!!

1. Take a circular template slightly larger than nipple diameter and cut it out of the craft felt.

Cut a "Pac Man" shape out of the form. Be sure your first cut goes to the middle of your circle. If you want tassels cut a small portion out of the center for the eyelets.
Hold the two sizes together to make a little cone. Trim as needed and sew the two sides together.

2. To make a fabric cover for your pasties, cut a fabric swatch a little larger than your original circle. It should be large enough to fold over the underside, but do not create too much excess (bulky pasty = awkward). Make a small dart the size of the felt cutout in the fabric, don't forget to also cut out your grommet hole if you are adding tassels.
Spread fabric glue on the top of the felt.
Line up the center of the fabric with the center of the base. Fold a part of the fabric over to the underside and start sewing. If you really have a lot of excess fabric inside trim it off.

3. Insert your eyelets according to instructions on the packaging. Put the larger side on the outside of your pasty.

Insert your tassel through the front hole and sew to the inside of the base.

4. Pasties be covered with sequins instead of fabric, this is a far more time consuming, but very glittery method of covering. Sequins come in strands or loose. To sew loose sequins onto felt base without exposed thread stitch as follows:

a. Insert thread from back to front of base.

b. String sequin onto thread with concave side facing up. In other words, when flat against the felt base, the sequin will be “upside down” with the cupped side up like a shiny, shallow bowl.

c. Insert the sewing needle from front to back a half of a sequin width to the right of the original exit point of the thread. When you pull this tight, make sure to flip the sequin so the convex side is up.

d. The next exit point of the thread will be a half sequin length to the right of the first sequin. Again, string the sequin concave side up.

e. The entrance point to attach the next sequin is at the right edge of the previous sequin. Again, pull the thread tight and flip the sequin to face convex side up. It should overlap the previous sequin half way, covering the stitch attaching it to the felt.

f. Continue around the circle, each exit point of the thread will be a half sequin length to the right of the previous sequin and each exit point will be at the right edge of that previous sequin. This is very similar to a backstitch in embroidery.

Loose sequins can also be attached using a seed bead as a stopper.

Note: Pasties can be attached with several different adhesives. Double sided tape with work in a pinch. For more secure adhesives try eyelash glue, spirit gum, yes! paste, or a simple glue stick. Whatever you use be sure to pick something that is non-toxic!!!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

MICA Burlesque Meeting #1

Here is what happened at September 19th's MICA Burlesque Club meeting. But, first, a video to wet your appetite...

What is Burlesque?

Burlesque is a humorous theatrical entertainment involving parody and sometimes grotesque exaggeration. In 20th century America, the form became associated with a variety show in which striptease is the chief attraction.

Burlesque turns social norms head over heels. Burlesque is a style of live entertainment that encompasses pastiche, parody, and wit. The genre traditionally encompasses a variety of acts such as dancing girls, chanson singers, comedians, mime artists, and striptease artistes, all satirical and with a saucy edge. The striptease element of burlesque became subject to extensive local legislation, leading to a theatrical form that titillated without falling foul of censors.

Burlesque Stars you should know:

Josephine Baker
Fanny Brice
Mae West
Gypsy Rose Lee
Sally Rand
Lili St. Cyr
Tempest Storm
Dita Von Teese
The Pontani Sisters (Angie Pontani)
Roxi DLite
Michelle L’amour
Catherine D’lish
Immodesty Blaize
so many more…

Baltimore Burlesque:

Trixie Little and the Evil Hate Monkey
Gilded Lily Burlesque (Maria Bella)
Sticky Buns Burlesque (Paco Fish, Marla Meringue)
Roma Mafia
Femme Six
The Palace of Wonders (Washington D.C.)

Burlesque Resources:

Miss Exotic World Pageant

Roles in the Big Show

Performers! emcee!
costumers and prop artists
stage manager
lighting and sound
ticket sales/ushers
promotions and printing


Pasties and Pastries?
ideas, ways to give back?

Begin to think about an act:

Character development

Upcoming Events

Next meeting October 3rd- pastie making workshop- invite your friends!
Tease-o-Rama movie night October 10th 8:00pm-10:00pm Brown 320
Erotic Show performance, Gallery 788 October 7th!
Gilded Lily Show October 10th at the Ottobar
Sticky Buns Burlesque “All Sinners Night” October 30th at the Windup Space

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Photo shoot

I'm a little out of the loop, but does anyone know when the photos from the photo shoot will be posted?

Friday, May 14, 2010

Wednesday, May 5, 2010


I seriously hope all y'all have already caught Beyonce's latest video!!!!!!

"Why Don't You Love Me" - Beyoncé from Beyoncé on Vimeo.

Thursday, April 29, 2010


Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Call for Talent

Hey y'all -

I put out this call for talent on Facebook:

The GalHaus Revue is looking for talented performers to join the troupe. Recruits will be admitted through an audition process.

To be considered, please send your contact information by March 31, 2010 to and we will contact you regarding an invite-only informational meeting to be held thereafter.

But if you know anyone personally who was interested in joining, either A) get their contact info or B) ask them to e-mail with their contact info so that we can invite them to the informational meeting!


Saturday, March 6, 2010

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Gaga Madness

Lady Gaga is in London being fabulous.
Check out some of these outfits from stylist Nicola Fomichetti.

Monday, February 15, 2010


Clearly the GalHaus should find someone that can samba, so we can start making costumes of this caliber.

That, or we should all go to Rio de Janeiro. RIOOOOO!!!

More costumes HERE.

Monday, February 8, 2010


I EXPECT TO SEE YOU ALL THERE. Seriously. Bring your friends, your boyfriends, your girlfriends, your parents, whatever. You WANT to be there.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Nice Things

I was recently informed of
There just happens to be an interview with Baltimore's own Monkey and Paco Fish in issue 4!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Friday, January 22, 2010


Sunday, 1/24, 8-10, fitness center
Wednesday, 1/27, 10-12, fitness center
Friday, 1/29, 7-???, BBOX

Got it? Be there.

Bring your costumes, props, anything you need to practice your act. The rehearsal on Friday is a FULL DRESS REHEARSAL. I would suggest coming in a little earlier than 7PM so that we can be ready to start ASAP.

ALSO! On Sunday, please bring your music on a flash drive or CD so I can compile them on my computer into one playlist for Kel.

Also, if you have any SPECIFIC lighting cues you need (ie, a black out or spotlight), be prepared to specify those cues to Kel on Friday.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Gold Diggers of 1933

Gold Diggers of 1933 is playing tonight at 7:00pm and Thursday at 9:00pm at the Charles.
If anyone would like to go on Thursday, let me know!

A synopsis from the Charles Theater website: Second of the archetypal backstage musicals from Warners (it followed hard on the success of 42nd Street) which established the idiosyncratic geometrics of Busby Berkeley. Some semblance of a plot (songwriter Powell turns against his wealthy parents in wishing to marry chorus girl Keeler), and much Depression wisecracking from Blondell, MacMahon and Rogers; but most notable is the vulgar, absurd and wonderfully surreal Berkeley choreography. Great numbers: Ginger Rogers adorned in dollars singing 'We're in the Money'; young lovers interrupted by rain while 'Pettin' in the Park'; and on a strangely bleak note, the files of unemployed ex-servicemen during 'Remember My Forgotten Man'. Delirious and delightful.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

star wars burlesque

The Jabba and C3PO ones made me laugh. The others were just so-so, I think.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

orchid mei

A really great example of neo burlesque in the classic style. I loved how she used her clothing as props like Trixie suggested, extending what could be a very boring and clichéd evening gown strip to something very titallating. Just wanted to share with y'all.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


We got our fabulous old military burlesque friend Ingrid Schindall to run our sound for us!! Yay!! Now we just need someone to run spotlight!

Which reminds me -- if you have any special stage needs for your act, make sure you have that figured out by dress rehearsal so we can submit a list of cues for Kel. Spotlights, dimmed lights, blackouts (tiff's constellation act?), placement of curtains, etc.

Who doesn't love a flowered swim cap?

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Nifty, nifty.

Marissa, this is for you:

Man, I am all about Little Brooklyn right now.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

final dress rehersal

Our dress rehearsal is scheduled for Friday, 1/29, 7:00PM. We will run through the whole show as if it was the real thang, costumes and all.

We're still looking for 1 person to do our spot light and 1 person to run our music cues. If you know ANYONE who may be willing to do this, let me know their contact info so I can ask them about it. These people will need to be at the final dress rehearsal on Friday so they can learn the cues. They will be welcome to come party with us after the show.

Our darling friends Maria and Steve have agreed to sell the tickets and work the door for us!

We also still need people to volunteer to help set up the chairs and risers and stage earlier on Friday. So far I have Katie and Cait. Kel said it should take about 2 hours for chairs and 2 hours for the stage, but I'm sure the more people we have the quicker it'll get done. If you aren't free all day, then post what times you are available that Friday and we will see what the best times are for everyone (I'm free after 3:45!)

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Couple of thangs...

Dr. Sketchy's is looking for someone to model for them on Mon. Jan. 25! I'd do it, but I have class. They're interested in having one of us to help promote the show. So, come on, ladies! Step up!

Also, please post your prop list if you haven't yet.

AND... I have a black petticoat that I don't want. Does anyone need one for their act?

hope breaks are going well!


SOMEONE just got back from Spandex World in NYC!!!! ONESIES AHOY.