WOW WHAT A GODDESS WEDNESDAY – (enjoy learning about a goddess!)
Our amazing goddess this week is: Annie Weinert. Her goddess name: Red Hot Annie
Red Hot Annie began as – and remains – a pinup model since 2003. With an extensive performance background to draw on (having performed in nearly 50 bone fide theatre productions in about 13 years), she turned her attentions to burlesque in early 2008. In short order, she has become one of the most recognizable and visible faces in Chicago burlesque, blending comedy, sexiness, and storytelling into a crowd-pleasing style.
In July 2008, Red Hot Annie paired up with Dick Dijon to create Vaudezilla Productions, which has become a major force in Chicago by redefining the burlesque bar show and setting a new standard for burlesque variety shows. If you remember, I featured this company on my blog on September 18 because it sounded so interesting and different.
In 2009, she began expanding her presence beyond Chicago, making appearances at the Vancouver International Burlesque Festival and the Texas Burlesque Festival, both of which have accepted her again in 2010. She regularly pops up all over the midwest and welcomes performance inquiries from other states & countries. http://redhotannie.com/ Ask anyone, and they’ll tell you: Red Hot Annie really knows how to make the wieners boil! (I just love her tagline!)
So having met Red Hot through social media, I offered to “expose” my readers to this beautiful woman. Being a red head myself, I simply can relate to being red hot! Hey people get up off the floor – I realize you’re laughing at that remark.
She has a free show next week and here is the information. I think I may just have to go see the show (especially Red Hot) and learn a little about how to toss my boa! Ta da!!!
Vaudezilla presents Lincoln Fair, A Monthly Burlesque Exposition
Friday, October 15 – 9:00pm & 11:00pm (two different shows)
Lincoln Tap Room, 3010 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago IL 60657
Cover Charge: FREE
American burlesque got its start right here in Chicago in 1893 at the World’s Columbian Exposition. And a few short months ago, Vaudezilla played an integral role in paying tribute to that as one of the producers of the first-ever Windy City Burlesque Fest, and now we bring you “Lincoln Fair: A Monthly Burlesque Expo.”
Every month, we’ll bring you everything you’ve come to expect from a Vaudezilla show: the finest burlesque talent that the Windy City has to offer, the fabulous Vaudezilla Vixens, our trademark swag bags, and more fun than the law should allow!
This month, expect two free shows, plus a free BOA lesson, eyelash applications, and submit a joke contest, but you never know just what Vaudezilla has in store for the future of this event!
Donna Touch,Jez Loueez,Barrett All,RenZena,Trixie Sparx,Cherry Brandi,Wham Bam Pam (Washington DC),Red Rum
Red Hot Annie,Donna Touch,Jeez Loueez,Wham Bam Pam (Washington DC),The Lady Aye (New York City),Chasity Chaos,Deirdre Doll,Dolls of Doom
I hope you enjoyed learning about another new goddess. Until next week:
Nobody seems to know yet how television is going to affect the radio, movies, love, housekeeping or the church, but it has definitely revived vaudeville. – Edgar Bergen
Laugh, learn and liven up your taste buds!