Miss Coney Island Burlesque Beauty Pageant




 THIS IS IT!                                                                                                                                    Friday, September 13, 2013 – 10:00pm                                                                             Coney Island’s Sidshow by the Seashore                                                                            1208 Surf Ave  BK,NY 11224                                                                                                          D, F, N or Q to Coney Island/Stillwell Avenue

Burlesque at the Beach is proud to present the highly anticipated 11th annual Miss Coney Island Burlesque Beauty Pageant on Friday, September 13!  Come see a bevy of burlesque beauties as they try to prove to you that their love for Coney Island runs true!  Only the audience present at the show gets to pick who will reign as Miss Coney Island for a full calendar year!
Competitors include:Chicava Honeychild, Dangrrr Doll, Dottie Dynamo, Francine, Grace Gotham, Grandma Fun, Jenny C’est Quoi, Kryssy Kocktail, Rita MenWeepRosey La Rouge, and Ula Uberbusen
Plus stage kittens Betsy Propane &  Boo Bess, & music by Kenball Zwerin and the Candy Shop Boys.
Hosted by the Great Fredini! 
MY fate is in your hands! Get your tickets online now for this knock down, drag out striptease royale and YOU can choose your Coney Island queen! (Seating is limited and this event WILL SELL OUT!!!!)
Purchase Tickets and get more info:

The Miss Coney Island Burlesque Beauty Pageant was started in 2003 by Bambi Themermaid as an homage to the original Miss Coney Island Pageant which ran during Coney Islands heyday in the teens and twenties. The pageant invites a gamut of New York’s up-and-coming  burlesque, sideshow, and variety performers to strut, shake, and shimmy in the hope of becoming Miss Coney Island for a year. Miss Coney Island serves as queen of Coney Island for a full calendar year. She leads the world famous Mermaid Parade every June, hosted by Coney Island USA, a not for profit arts organization.
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Serenity Spectacular


Burn the land and boil the sea, you can’t take burlesque from me.

The Cyn Factory is proud to present the Serenity Spectacular, a big damn follow up to last year’s wildly successful Firefly show.

August 10th at 9pm The Bell House will be overrun with Browncoats eager to see 15 burlesque tributes to their favorite Firefly characters. Then they’ll stick around for drinks in the front bar, our own version of The Maidenhead, but with less bar fights (we hope) and more steampunk go-go girls. There will even be someone juggling goslings. People some people juggle geese.

Finally the stage will light up again with a live show by two of the Nercore scene’s most celebrated rappers, Schaffer the Darklord and Adam Warrock, creator of the Browncoats Mixtape, a rap album based entirely on Firefly.

It’s a full night of burlesque, music and misbehaving all in tribute to the world’s favorite sci-fi western.


Mary Cyn as Kaylee Fry
Schaffer the Darklord as Hands of Blue
Nasty Canasta as Wash
Brad Lawrence as Malcom Reynolds
Minnie d’Moocha as Inara Sera
Cherry Pitz as a Fruity Oaty Bar girl
Apathy Angel as River Tam
Hard Corey as Badger
Stella Chuu as Jayne Cobb
Gigi Holliday as Zoe Washburn
Burke Heffner as Shepherd Burke
Rita Menweep as Yo/saf/brig (Mal’s wife)
And Adam Warrock as himself

Hosted by The Reverend Burke Heffner and Handsome Brad Lawrence

Tickets are available here http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=3676444

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6th Annual Strip for A Cure

Where: The Secret Theatre 4402 23rd St.  Long Island City, NY 11101 (Subway- 7 Train to Court House Square)
When: Thursday May 2nd, 2013.  Doors at 10pm
“Strip for the Cure” is a fundraiser for the NYC AIDSwalk that I created six years ago and it gets bigger and better every year.  This event is produced by me and Conatus Productions (for which I am a founding member) and the show we’re presenting is a night of burlesuqe, cirque and variety, where the entire underground NYC performing arts community can strut their best stuff and collaborate together for a good cause. We not only have an amazing show with over 20 performers throughout the night, but also a silent auction and specialty drinks.  Last year we raised $2,000 after the company match, but collectively over the past five years we have exceeded $24,000.  I really want to double this contribution in 2013!
**All proceeds will go to the NYC AIDSwalk and will be matched dollar for dollar by my company, though this is not an official AIDSwalk event.
TIX:$20 Suggested donation at the door (includes 1st free drink)

Hosted by Juliet Jeske with performances by Rita MenWeep, Matt Knife, Empress Olga and Backdoor Bjorn, Creamed Stu, Hazel Honeysuckle, Mr. Gorgeous, Joshua Dean and Ben Franklin, Astoria Grey and Cagey-B, Ruby Valentine,  Apathy Angel, Miss Megs D, Beelzebabe, Cheri Cola and Charles Stunning, Boo Bess, Ivy League, Clara Coquette, and many more…..
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Honeybadger Burlesque

Come Join the Circus Saturday, April 20th!!!!
Miss Charles Stunning and Miss Cheri Cola proudly announce the arrival of their precious love child:
Where: The Chain Theatre 21-28 45th Rd, Long Island City
One block from Court Square/Ely subway stations (7 E G M)
When: Saturday April 20th, 10pm
TIX:$15 for entry and one drink ticket
Discount Code: Menweep
Hosted by Schaffer the Darklord
With performances by
Brief Sweat
Charles Stunning
Cheri Cola
Kryssy Kocktail
Rita MenWeep
Stockholm Filly
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Something Naked This Way Comes…

William Shakespeare’s Bardlesque
April 12th at 7pm
 @ The TANK
151 west 46th St. 8th FLR.  NY, NY
The Cyn Factory brings you William Shakespeare’s Bardlesque; a night of Shakespeare, burlesque and Shakespeare burlesque. Many of New York nightlife’s brightest stars were trained as actors and now we’re finally putting our BFAs to good use by brushing up, and stripping down, our Shakespeare.  Soliloquies will be stripped to, familiar scenes will escalate to new, naked heights and the bard’s most beloved characters will strut and fret their way into your heart, mind, and chief reproductive organ. Also, swords. There will be swords.
**Starring Nasty Canasta, Rita Menweep, Schaffer the Darklord, Peter Aguero, Miss Mary Cyn and Iris Explosion. With star crossed stage kittens Cherry Pitz and Handsome Brad Lawrence and saucy swordsmen Scot Ferra and Michael Villiastrigo**
Tickets $18 and available at http://bardlesque.brownpapertickets.com/
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Nelson Lugo Benefit Show

You’ve likely heard by now that our beloved vaudevillian (and America’s sweetheart) Nelson Lugo was recently diagnosed with cancer. Though the outlook for his recovery is strong, he has begun a series of unpleasant and highly expensive treatments. So! A number of his dearest friends (and Schaffer the Darklord) have joined forces with the generous help of Epic Win Burlesque’s home The Tank Theater to present a benefit show to assist Lugo with his mounting medical costs. This show will feature some of Lugo’s favorite performers (and Schaffer) from his 100+ years working in this scene, all of whom are donating their time and/or raffle prizes for the cause. Please attend and let that lovable curmudgeon know you’re thinking of him.

Foxy Vermouth
Fem Appeal
Rita MenWeep
Topher Bousquet
Francine “The Lucid Dream”
Amelia Bareparts
Peter Aguero
Boo Bess
Magdalena Fox
BB Heart

With Stage kittens:
Cheri Cola
Charles Stunning

Hosted by:
Bastard Keith and Schaffer the Darklord

Wednesday April 3rd
@ The Tank Theater
151 W. 46th St. 8th Floor
Tickets: $15-$25 sliding scale (but c’mon, guys)

Save that date, yo.

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Bare Vol X

Peter Aguerro Presents: Bare Volume X; Closing out the Red Room
The East Village is tragically losing yet another performance space as The Red Room will be taken back by the landlord on April 1. Come close out the space with a bang with the latest installment of Bare.
Bare is Raw Stories paired with Raw Burlesque
Hosted and curated by Peter Aguero
Stories by:
Jim O’Grady
Micaela Blei
Mike Soviero
Peter AgueroPaired with Burlesque by:

Brief Sweat
Rita MenWeep
Sizzle Dizzle
The understudy Kraken – Rosey LaRouge

Unpaid Stage Kitten: Handsome Brad Lawrence

Sunday, March 31
The Red Room
85 east 4th st


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Rita MenWeep Demo Reel

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From Coney With Love!!!!

Bond, James Bond once more at your secret service as he travels to the exotic Isle de Coney to take down the “Sin-dicate.”  Rumored to be building an army of burlesque beauties, this den of ill repute must be stopped in its tracks.  DD7 has a mission to kill and a license to thrill but will he escape the burly girl’s charms or will their feminine wiles be stacked against him?  Featuring performances by Creamed Stu, Rita MenWeep, Trixie Little, The Evil Hate Monkey, Bambi Galore, Boo Bess, Miss MegsD, Astoria Grey, and Cagey B.  You’ve met Dr. No- Now meet Dr. Yes, Yes, Yes!




When: Thursday July 12th, 2012  Doors at 8:30, Show at 9pm

Where: Coney Island Sideshow by the Seashore

1208 Surf Ave, Brooklyn NY

(Corner of Surf Ave. and West 12th st.)

Subway: D,Q,N, or F to Stillwell Ave/Coney Island

Tix: $12 @ the Door

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SpeakTeasey April- “From Chantelle With Love”

Conatus Productions and Sailor Jerry Presents…..

SpeakTeasey at Hotel Chantelle

“From Chantelle with Love”


Sun.  April 22nd Doors @ 6:30pm, Show @ 7pm


Hotel Chantelle

92 Ludlow St.

New York, NY 10002

(btwn Delancey and Broome)


BUS: M15


Includes a prix-fixe three course dinner, drinks, gratuity, and show.

$75 in advance

Available online at www.brownpapertickets.com

$85 at the door **

**Dress up in your best Bond girl or secret agent man outfit and receive $10 off the door price**

Bond, James Bond once more at your secret service as he travels to the exotic Isle de Chantelle to take down the “Sin-dicate.”  Rumored to be building an army of burlesque beauties, this den of ill repute must be stopped in its tracks.  DD7 has a mission to kill and a license to thrill but will he escape the burly girl’s charms or will their feminine wiles be stacked against him?  Featuring a prix-fixe menu by Chef Kreisel, drink pairings shaken and stirred by Sailor Jerry, and performances by Brad Lawrence, Cherry Pitz, Rita MenWeep, Trixie Little, The Evil Hate Monkey, Gal Friday, and Miss MegsD.  You’ve met Dr. No- Now meet Dr. Yes, Yes, Yes! 


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