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Video: Sudbury Burlesque excited to hit the stage this weekend

We get ready with performer Starlotte Satine as the Sudbury Burlesque troupe prepares for its first full-capacity show in two years

Sudbury Burlesque is getting ready to bring a new set of performances to The Grand Nightclub this weekend, after two years of waiting to host full-capacity shows. 

The local burlesque troupe previously held smaller Halloween-themed shows at The Coulson Nightclub last year. Despite having capacity restrictions, the group saw success with last year’s shows and they’re bringing the performances back for this year with less horror and more 1990s.

Starlotte Satine, a performer with Sudbury Burlesque for almost 10 years, invited backstage to get ready with her for the upcoming weekend burlesque shows. 

“It was really sad when everything kind of shut down because we (Sudbury Burlesque) were a bit in limbo and I didn’t know exactly what was going to happen,” Satine said. “So for us to be back at full capacity at The Grand Theatre… I just feel really blessed.” 

The weekend set is a real trip down memory lane, from references to the movie ‘Meal Girls’ to boy bands, Blockbuster Video and more. 

Satine is particularly excited for her part in the show that references the iconic 2000s movie ‘Coyote Ugly’. 

“I get to do a ‘Coyote Ugly’ bar top number, and for me, as a kid growing up, I used to love watching ‘Coyote Ugly’ and I don’t know about most people, but for me, I always aspired to be ‘that’ girl. So for me to get on stage and be a Coyote Ugly girl is just the icing on the cake for me… My inner child is very happy,” Satine said. 

The performance isn’t the only thing to look forward to. Audience members can also shop at local pop-up vendors, check out era-inspired art installations, and take photos at a photo booth. A Y2K-themed costume contest will also present some prizes to winners from local businesses.

Check out Sudbury Burlesque Productions’ Y2K Burlesque on May 6 to May 7 at The Grand Nightclub (28 Elgin Street). 

The shows start at 8:30 p.m. but the doors will open at 7:15 p.m. Tickets are available here.