"TEASE, if you please!" is an authentic burlesque show presented in the vaudeville style that was so popular back in the early 1900's. Miss Donna Hood is so proud to bring “TEASE, if you please!” to Los Angeles and share the art of burlesque in a beautiful, classy setting. What makes this show different than any other show in Los Angeles is that you can walk into a beautiful art deco venue located right across the street from the Walt Disney Concert Hall.
The dim lighting, decor, and jazz music playing really makes you feel like you took a trip back to the roaring 20's! Once you have enjoyed a delicious meal and hand-crafted cocktails you will be escorted to your table in an intimate, speakeasy theater. The waitstaff will always make sure you have a tasty cocktail, and even small bites if you choose. This theater has lighting and sound that brings each act to life!
Every act has been hand selected for their originality, stand-out stage presence, and show business reputation. These performers have performed all over the world, competing in some of the most prestigious burlesque competitions, and some have even performed with the undisputed Queen of Burlesque, Dita Von Teese! You will be sure to be laughing, cheering, and always wanting more!
The show runs bi-weekly and no show is the same. So for those show-goers you will never see the same show twice! Feel free to stay and shake hands with our performers because after all we are here for you!
Get your ticket before they sell out.
710 W. First St. Los Angeles, CA 90012
TEASE, if you please! is located at Bar Fedora which is inside First & Hope Downtown Supper Club. The venue is on the southwest corner of 1 st. & Hope st. in the Promenade Shopping Plaza in Downtown Los Angeles. We’re right across the street from Walt Disney Concert Hall, REDCAT Theatre, Ahmanson Theater, Mark Taper Forum and the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.
First and Hope can be accessed via the 101 Hollywood (Temple St. exit), and 110 Harbor (4th St. exit) freeways. We’re also a short walk from the Civic Center Red Line Metro Station.
Under the Promenade Plaza. Entrance on First St. west of Hope St. $9
Doors open at 8:30 PM and the show starts at 9:30 PM. The show ends between 11:15 PM and 11:30 PM.
Seating is on a first come, first serve basis. If you have a large party we recommend arriving when the doors open at 8:30pm to insure your party can sit together. There is a two (2) drink minimum.
|MISS DONNA HOOD
Miss Donna Hood started performing at the ripe age of 4. Training in all styles of dance and performing with artist such as Usher, Skrillex, Snoop Dogg, and Kaskade, she is no stranger to the stage. Donna moved from Houston, TX to Los Angeles, CA in the summer of 2010 and immediately started performing. One of her first bookings was a spot performing in the touring burlesque show "Strip Strip Hooray!" with Dita Von Teese. Working alongside one of the biggest names in burlesque history inspired Donna to create her own acts and start performing them as much as possible. Along the way she has met and performed with the amazing cast members of "Tease, if you please!" . This is Donna's first stage production and hopes to share the art of burlesque to Los Angeles in a whole new way.
Kristina Nekyia is a showgrrrl based in Hollywood California. She was the 2010 First Runner-Up for the title of Queen of Burlesque at the Burlesque Hall of Fame competition in Las Vegas and she was the Hips of Fury Belly Dance Ultimate Soloist. Her dedication to the art of Mongolian contortion led her to study with the Mongolian Circus in Ulaanbaatar. She is on the board of directors for the largest burlesque educational nonprofit, BurlyCon, and she teaches contortion and flexibility fitness across the globe. Find more at www.kristinanekyia.com
Olivia Bellafontaine started her burlesque career with a show called Kubrilesque, a burlesque parody of all twelve Kubrick films. She toured with them in LA and Europe. Olivia has performed at various clubs and art galleries in Los Angeles, Orange County, San Francisco, San Diego, Boston, and Jamaica. She is also known for her portrayal of Princess Leia in the highly successful Star Girls Burlesque. Olivia is inspired by Jodorowsky, Lynch, Kubrick, Tarantino and Pink Floyd. This has developed her style of burlesque combining dance, theatrical stage presence, and rock and roll. Olivia is also a theater and film actress.
Jessabelle Thunder has been bringing her thunder to audiences since 2010 and can be seen on various stages around LA including performing with the troupe Victory Variety Hour. She has also graced the stages of shows in Northern California, San Diego, Las Vegas and Colorado and has most recently become an international performer. Her style can best be described as high energy, shimmyy shakin', flirtatious and all around fun and blends modern and classic burlesque beautifully. This burlesque beauty has plans to take the whole world by storm! Keep an eye out and be prepared
Tonya Kay is the Most Dangerous Woman In Hollywood http://themostdangerouswomaninhollywood.com. Called "The stand out dancer and star performer" at the Palms in Las Vegas by Frankie Tease Magazine and sighted as one of Los Angeles's "Top 100 Burlesque Beauties" by LA Weekly, Tonya Kay combines her endless specialty arts into some of the most dangerous, comedic, classic and entertaining acts you'll ever see. This hard-bodied professional dancer is a Platinum Stages-sponsored pole athlete and Second City-trained improvisor whom is as home on the mic hosting live shows as well. She has performed her famous Bullwhip Burlesque on Showtime, her Grinder Girl Burlesque on Comedy Central, her Snake Handling Burlesque on TLC and her specialties have appeared in the Lone Ranger, The Muppets Movie and recurring on Glee to name a few. Live, Tonya Kay is a company member of The Lalas, performs regularly with Gypsy Rose and the Dollface Dames and has performed with Burlesque Noir (ABQ), the Red Hotts Burlesque (SF) and at many a seedy bar nation-wide. Her newest acts are her pole dance solo and the rare Bathtub Burlesque in tribute to her burlyQ idol from the 1940s, Lili St. Cyr.
Ruby began her Burlesque craft in New York City by attending The New York School of Burlesque and debuted in Dec. ’06 . As a Petite Pinup, she's been featured in publications such as Bachelor Pad Magazine, Retro Lovely, Milk Cow, ALT, Ol' Skool Rodz, Car Kulture Deluxe, as well as modeled for specialty clothing designers. Ruby is also featured on Sort This Out Olde Tyme Soda Works' Cola bottle and Cover Model for Bachelor Pad Magazine's Nightcap Edition #2! In 2010, Ruby successfully earned her the title, "Miss Viva Las Vegas 2010" in the Viva Las Vegas Burlesque Competition. In 2012, she won "Best Soloist" in the ABurlyQ Burlesque & Sideshow Festival in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She has performed in New York Burlesque Festival, TeaseORama, ABurlyQ! Showcase, St. Louis Burlesque Festival, Southwest Burlesque Showcase, Colorado Burlesque Festival, and the list keeps growing! Ruby welcomes all opportunities to represent classic beauty, glamour, and petite pizazze!
A trail-blazing little person in the entertainment world, Selene Luna, at 3’10″, is a small package with a very big presence. A veteran of the stage and screen, Selene cut her teeth performing in clubs and art venues, and quickly became a darling of Hollywood’s underground scene. An original member of the Velvet Hammer Burlesque, Luna tours internationally and performs regularly with the undisputed Queen of Burlesque, Dita Von Teese. Luna is probably best known for her role in Lionsgate’s feature, My Bloody Valentine 3D, and her role as Margaret Cho‘s assistant in Vh1′s The Cho Show – a performance that landed her a nomination for MTV LOGO’s NewNowNext: Brink of Fame: Comic Award. To date, Luna has written and performed six original one-woman shows, most recently Born to Be Alive, produced by the Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center. Luna’s stand-up comedy has led her to work alongside comedy legends Roseanne Barr and Robin Williams. Luna’s most celebrated stand-up comedy credit has been opening for Margaret Cho’s MOTHER Tour, summer 2012-spring 2013. Selene Luna is currently the host of her own radio show, Lunatic Fringe on the Universal Broadcasting Network .
“A polished spitfire.”
–THE NEW YORK TIMES
“[Luna] a walking ball of comic defiance, which is exactly what stand-up is supposed to be.”
“A delightful emotional rollercoaster… makes you leave the theater satisfied that you are perfect just the way you are! … This show has EVERYTHING I look for in an evening of entertainment.”
“…the blistering self-assurance of Gypsy Rose Lee.”
|MYNXII WHITE (Stage Kitten)
Make-up artist, esthetician, writer, model; all-around beauty extraordinaire. Considers cosmetics as an art form: Mynxii White is an artist; the human face her canvas. She exhibits aesthetic beauty, not only of herself in her modeling, but also that of her clients who seek her mastery of cosmetic and hair-styling skills. Working alongside notorious photographers and music artists across the nation, she has developed a keen understanding of a wide variety of beauty and executes the ability to achieve any client’s desired look. Since the year 2000, Mynxii has labored to constantly improve and fine-tune her skills by working with notable companies such as Toni&Guy, touring with Kanye West, and working on set at RuPaul's Drag Race and Samsung. By 2004, her exemplary skills were recognized and duly awarded her as being Tony&Guy’s Make-up artist of the year 2004 in all of North America and Canada. She is the Contributing Online Beauty Editor for FLAUNT Magazine,Beauty Editor for Style Defined NYC, Buzzmaker for Buzznet ,and is currently exemplifying her artistic skills within her position with the Rex Agency. http://www.therexagency.com/artists/mynxii-white Mynxii White, a virtuoso of her art, possesses dexterous and proficient talents to help make the world more beautiful, one client at a time.
Our show kicks off every other Friday at Bar Fedora at First and Hope: 710 West 1st. Street. Los Angeles, CA 90012!
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