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Joe The Shark and Cherry Pitz Present:
Hotsy Totsy Burlesque’s tribute to The Star Wars Holiday Special
@ The Slipper Room
167 Orchard St, (at the corner of Stanton, on the second floor), New York, NYC
Wednesday December 17th
$10 for tickets go to www.slipperroom.com
Doors 7:00 / Show at 8:00
For more information about Hotsy Totsy go to
Sponsored by Sailor Jerry Rum, offering drink specials and awesome swag!
It is the holiday season and time once again at The Home For Wayward Girls and Fallen Women for the annual viewing of Cherry’s favorite TV show: The Star Wars Holiday Special! Join us for a night of Star Wars themed burlesque acts and clips from the actual 1978 fiasco. George Lucas has reportedly said: "If I had the time and a sledgehammer, I would track down every copy of that show and smash it." We are so proud to own a copy!
If you have not seen The Star Wars Holiday Special, then you have not seen special guest star Bea Arthur sing and dance with the space alien bar patrons from the Tatooine Cantina, (here is a clip- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RzXKySxPFCI). The Star Wars Holiday Special was quite possibly the worst holiday special ever conceived. It is literally Star Wars meets The Carol Burnett Show and it stars the cast of the original Star Wars trilogy Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher & Harrison Ford (they were under contract and couldn’t get out of it) and was written by the staff writers of The Carol Burnett show, featuring special guest stars Harvey Korman, Bea Arthur, Art Carney, The Jefferson Starship and a cast of fur suited character actors as Chewbacca’s family. It is chock full of WTF moments, such as Carrie Fisher singing and even includes Wookie-porn. We promise to show you the best (we mean the worst) bits.
Hosted by Cherry Pitz and Handsome Brad with performances by Brief Sweat, Ivory Fox, Jenny C’est Quoi, Magdalena Fox, Rosey La Rouge, Ruby Solitaire and Topher Bousquet. Kittening by Australian sensation Melody Merlot and gogo entertainment by Erika Rodgers.
Cherry Pitz and Joe the Shark proudly present Hotsy Totsy Burlesque, New York's only episodic, monthly burlesque show. Featuring a different script each month and a rotating cast, Hotsy Totsy is a high camp soap opera featuring some of the best burlesque talent New York has to offer.
Every month you are invited to The Home For Wayward Girls and Fallen Women. The residents of the home need money to keep their hotel open and to buy G-strings and glitter. Sadly, the shows have had their technical difficulties and in the past they have had to combat, zombies, gangsters, human-animal hybrids, intergalactic space travelers, televangelists, snake oil salesmen and Sarah Palin. The ladies promise you beautiful, clothing-averse women, lots of laughs, spinning tassels, and flying underpants. So join us for Hotsy Totsy Burlesque at The Home For Wayward Girls and Fallen Women where the motto is "We've fallen, we can't get up, and we like it that way!
December 17th -- Star Wars Holiday Special Tribute show
January -- Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy tribute show
February -- Stephen King tribute show
March -- Game of Thrones
Check out who is talking about Hotsy Totsy Burlesque
Sunday Times of London / On Nerdleques featuring Cherry Pitz http://www.heroicsinhotpants.com/?p=341
NY Times / On Cherry Pitz and Hotsy Totsy - http://theater.nytimes.com/2012/01/13/theater/strippers-with-a-plot-audra-mcdonald-and-sharon-van-etten.html?_r=0
ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY / On Hotsy Totsy -http://popwatch.ew.com/2012/07/24/game-of-thrones-mad-men-and-doctor-who-spoofed-in-burlesque-show
Washington Post / Doctor Who- http://www.washingtonpost.com/express/wp/2014/04/10/hotsy-totsy-burlesque-doctor-who-black-cat-boobies-in-the-tardis
STAGE BUZZ / Doctor Who - http://www.stagebuzz.com/2012/10/review-doctor-who-returns-to-hotsy.html
READ AT JOE’S / Doctor Who - http://joediliberto.wordpress.com/2013/09/18/a-burlesque-tribute-to-doctor-who-in-nyc/
Bedfordandbowery.com / The Big Lebowski - http://bedfordandbowery.com/2014/02/watch-a-burlesque-version-of-the-dream-sequence-from-big-lebowski
TIME OUT / Mad Men Show - http://www.timeout.com/newyork/clubs-nightlife/scene-spotlight-hotsy-totsy-burlesque
DNAINFO.COM / Star Wars 1978 Holiday Special - http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20121219/lower-east-side/stars-wars-burlesque-brings-bikini-clad-leia-lower-east-side
GEEKTYRANT.COM / Game Of Thrones - http://geektyrant.com/news/2012/7/25/game-of-thrones-burlesque-anyone-sfw.html
TIME OUT / The Big Lebowski - http://www.timeout.com/newyork/clubs/hotsy-totsy-burlesque-the-big-lebowski-slide-show
It's a feeling of having stumbled into a bar outside of the space-time continuum, where the best bits of sexy 20th century aesthetics (early jazz, false eyelashes, garter belts) have been gathered together for some smart and sensual dancers to play with. - www.nytheatre.com