Chocolate City Burlesque and Cabaret (CCBC) returns to the GALA Hispanic Theatre on November 25 for their annual Black Friday show. Now in it’s third year, the burlesque show has become a popular D.C. event within the LGBTQ community.
CCBC producer Chè Monique is back as the emcee, alongside special guest Toni Elling. Taking her name from her friend Duke Ellington, Toni Elling is a legend in the burlesque community and beyond. She performed her first strip tease in 1960, followed by a career that took her around the world. She still continues to stay active in the burlesque community by mentoring performers and leading workshops.
For the first time, CCBC will host a special Black Burlesque history presentation, which will feature Elling and Chicava Honeychild, producer of New York City’s Brown Girls Burlesque.
The show also includes performances by CCBC talent Angel, Bunny Vicious, Fox Martin, GiGi Holliday, Eva Mystique, Dainty Dandridge, and Hell O’Kitty.
And, the performers don’t get to have all the fun. CCBC encourages crowd participation through dancing, raffles, pudding contests, and more. The raffle includes prizes from Alexandria Massage Therapy, Lotus Blooms, Pretty Boi Drag, and Skin by Cindy, just to name a few.
Organizers ask guests to “bring cash to tip the performers, come dressed to impress, and brush up on your pudding eating skills.”
The Black Friday show takes place on Friday, November 25 at GALA Hispanic Theatre, 3333 14th Street NW, Washington, D.C. at 8 p.m. VIP tickets have already sold out. For more information and to purchase general admission tickets, visit http://www.chocolatecityburlesque.com/.