Bearcat Betty is a Frederick, Maryland based variety performer, specializing in burlesque and sideshow entertainment. “Habitually voluptuous and rarely ferocious”, she brings humor and vigorous smiling to a stage or dressing room near you. Among her bladewalking and tassel twirling talents, she considers herself a chocolate milk connoisseur and has been in a lifelong battle with top shelves. She’s lavishly unique and unapologetically herself. Bearcat is a tacky treasure in a modern world and has a knack for fabricating wondrous creations from remains, breathing new life into rubbish. In addition to being a performer, she is an artist, a maker, a shaker, not much of a baker, a host, a producer, and an ordained minister.
She is the 2019 overall Pennsylvania Burlypicks winner, 2018 overall second runner up DC Burlypicks and has worn the titles of All Around Favorite Entertainer, Miss Generosity and Miss Titties from The Lodge, her home venue. Decades of previous award winning experiences include Employee of the Month, Employee of the Quarter, superb attendance, All American Cheerleader, Maryland Distinguished Scholar, and the coveted Putt Putt minigolf trophy at a birthday party in 1989 where she accidently signed “love” on the birthday boy’s card and was teased all day.
Bearcat Betty’s repertoire features classic and neo-Burlesque, as well as sideshow stunts. Exceptionally adequate and efficiently capable, this Dame of Danger can perform rope, chain and straitjacket escapes, bed of nails, ladder of swords, human blockhead, human cutting board, glass walking, animal traps, plate spinning and fire eating/breathing! She can also make balloon dogs, giraffe-like dogs and dogs with abnormally long tails.
Lady Bladie is Frederick, Maryland’s brash beauty. She is a drag and burlesque entertainer, model, windup doll, balloon artist and all around hot mess. Armed with drag inspiration and unapologetic confidence this harlot aims to captivate her audience with her unique special blend of glitter and garbage. She is “Delightfully Crude”, in the cute and charming kind of way! Crowned the 2018 Deadly Diva, Lady Bladie is the dazzling dumpster fire you don’t want to miss! Performances range from family/kid friendly to adults only
Lipstick Lamarr is Frederick, MD’s very own punk rock pinup. She lives for unexpected twists on classic burlesque and wants you to ignore that vague sense of dread you have when she takes the stage. Her repertoire of characters includes everything from naughty lunch ladies to Irish fan dancers and Leatherface to most of the current (as of May 2018) Presidential administration. If she leaves you feeling confused and slightly disturbed about being kind of turned on, she’s done her job. Prepare to be seduced in the most delightful way by Lipstick Lamarr!
Cinderfella is a captivating burlesque beauty who has a penchant for Dads and dad bods alike! A shy Violet, he prefers to seduce and charm with his vast knowledge of plants and insects.
Presenting: The herald of harlots, the barker of burlies, the master of disaster and ceremonies, Commodore Bailey!
As Master of Ceremonies, Commodore Bailey keeps our evening on track while derailing into comedic delights that keep the crowd giddy throughout the night. Consider yourself lucky if you’ve witnessed a peek at his sultry sock garters. He has a taste for dandy & dapper fashions. His suspenders are becoming a work of art with his outrageous vintage style pin collection. He lets the audience know when to hoot, to start hollerin’ and where to throw there dollar in!
Denis the Menace
Dedicated to both picking your things up, and putting them down (in the right place)! Denis the Menace is here to keep the show on the road.
Johnnie Moxie is a Burlesque entertainer and extraordinary mortal from Frederick, Maryland. Bringing all the charm of New York class and Midwestern sass where ever she goes, don’tcha know. This large-and-in-charge kitchen witch is an avid, unapologetic body positivity advocate and seasoned meme queen, but she’s also worth keeping around for her outlandishly fun attitude on stage and well-received mac n’ cheese recipe. She came into the burlesque world wearing fancy underwear just because she liked them, but now she has an excuse to cover them in fringe and rhinestones and not wash them for weeks at a time! She’s a go-to gal during pre-show prep, mid-show mayhem and post-show… snacking, let’s be honest. When she’s not busy looking good while cooking good, she spends her time following people’s pets on Instagram, talking to her plants, and finding better ways to be the cryptid she wants to see in the world. She is charismatic, ultramatic, lightning wrapped in queer charm, CAPSLOCK IN REAL LIFE, Johnnie Moxie!
Kiti Hendrix is a self-proclaimed enthusiast of all things creative. While there’s nothing she loves more than dancing in circles with her hula hoops, she’s passionate about poetry, drawing, playing guitar and writing music. As a newer performer who was bitten by the burly bug after seeing her first burlesque show at The Lodge, she aims to never stop learning from the “OG Honeybees” and other members of the local performance community. When she’s not creating, this chaotic-good enchantress loves to immerse herself in the fantasy of video games, the whimsy and adventure of Gaiman and Tolkein, or just a nice, hot bowl of ramen. She’s a real foxy lady and she’s ready to dance (in) circles around an audience near you.
Knox Gently is shy and awkward, but there’s more to him than being tall, dark, and blandsome! He is the unicorn in uniform, a rare, white cishet male burlesquer whose privilege it is to perform for you!
Scarlett Ropeburn, the DC Burlypicks Master of Comedy 2018 and 2019, is the Stripper of Many Faces, embodying her characters with zeal and appeal. This method burlesque glam-eleon throws herself into edvery mimic and gimmick and enchants you to follow her down the rabbit hole. The pop-culture provocateur can also be found disappearing into Princess Leia, Nancy from The Craft, and a multitude of Disney characters, always with a twist. Collecting personas like some collect shows (although she also collects shoes), she can also be found performing and hosting as drag kin Damian Poe. Part-nerd, part-backstage mom, and all fierce, Scarlett is easy to adore but hard to resist.
Sirvixen is an obscure indie comic come to life. Crude, lewd, and shockingly polite! The Detroit Jewel, the Patron Saint Of Spinach in your teeth, SirVixen is the life of the party! This bubbly performer loves all things cat related and learning new forms of art. Come see her flash her grin and shake her tush and walk away feeling that much better about yourself.
The Adequate Gatsby