New Years Eve Recap

Hello lovelies, Wow we are already well into 2020 and I can't believe how fast this year is already flying by. So much has been happening n my life that I am so grateful for and one of those things is the production of my and my husbands passion project, The Whoopee Club. We were given an opportunity to produce a great big shiny show at Detroit's boutique hotel The Foundation Hotel inside their beautiful restaurant and lounge The Apparatus Room. We had only 30 days to get this production off the ground and that was a huge mountain that we had to climb. We wrote an entire show that included live music with our band The Whoopee Cushions, developed two new acts, one being a re-vamp of my award winning Smokin' Cigar that won me the coveted title of Burlesque Hall of Fame's Queen of Burlesque Miss Exotic World in 2010... A DECADE AGO! I had a new costume made for the act just for the occasion by my talented tailor friend, Keith Magna at 1701 Bespoke who based the new smoking jacket of Christina Manuge's original design. Additionally we built a new ashtray and label for the cigar prop, and created a new act for the finale with costume provided by local Detroit designer Stein Maximus and a new champagne glass prop that unfortunately was not finished in time and was not made to our specifications by the company we hired, but we had to put it on stage anyway because the show must go on! I'm very much looking forward to that prop re-do and making this show available in my repertoire. The night was slammed and we sold out and even had people at the door offering $200/ ticket but we had to turn them away as we were at capacity. The energy in the room was epic and everyone was smiling from ear to ear with their party hats on looking fabulous in their 1920's attire. It was exactly how we hoped it would be aside a few snafus that were out of our control like the stage not being high enough, but still everyone had a fantastic time including us! Our show was stacked with our dream cast, Arty Dodger, the Gentleman juggler himself, sword swallower Sally Marvel and magic maker AJ Sacco. Our band The Whoopee Cushions played seamlessly all night and we sure did have a great time dancing the night away. It was such a time crunch to get it all done but WE DID IT and I am so excited to share this little video shot by the sweet as pie Brian Zhou. This was my first time performing this cigar re-vamp and I just got this costume a couple hours before the show so I had no rehearsal time with the new song and costume, but putting in over 1000 hours into my craft, once the music started I just knew what to do, it was a cake walk (which the exception of those dang cufflinks giving me a hard time!). I can't wait to perform this act again in the future. Stay tuned for more from us at The Whoopee Club and be sure to follow our Vimeo, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook for updates on where to see us next! If you are interested in booking our production for your next event or if you are a venue looking for something extra special, we special in event production, and would love to work with you to create a night your guests will remember for a lifetime! Please send all event requests / inquiries to thewhoopeeclub@gmail.com Enjoy this video by Brain Zhou, edited by yours truly. Photos by our dear talented friend Trever Long Photography



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