New Episode of Radio Free Charleston featuring Wayward Girls School of Burlesque

Radio Free Charleston 179 Here’s episode 179 of Radio Free Charleston, featuring a bunch of cool stuff like a performance by Third Eye Cabaret, new music video from local heavy metal darlings Byzantine, and a Frank Panucci remix of Radiohead’s ‘Nude’, presented with Rudy Panucci’s footage of WGSoB’s debut this fall at the ShockaCon afterparty.  We’ve been appropriately obscured so don’t even bother reporting us to YouTube.  But feel free to report us to the grammar police for that incredibly run-on sentence!

Have a Holly Jolly Holiday the Wayward Way!

wayward_girls_school_of_burlesque_penny_maple_pepper_fandango_elle_xohmbeah_ruby_rouge_kitty_killton_leo_tuxedo_susie_sketchman_lilli_lugosi_chase_hendersonFans and friends, Wayward Girls School of Burlesque has been up to something!  For the last two months, we’ve been all aflutter, preparing for our our holiday show and working with no less than seven different photographers at three different and amazing shoots!  But we do it all for you, our community, our fans, and our friends – because damn, Charleston, WV really needs a monthly burlesque injection!

Lilli Lugosi dances with the wind at our Communion with the Beyond, photo by Chase Henderson

Lilli Lugosi dances with the wind at our Communion with the Beyond, photo by Chase Henderson

Come see us perform at 11 pm  December 8 at Kanawha Players Theater for our Wayward Holiday Show, $10 admission, $2 discount with donation!  That’s right folks, spend the first night of Hanukkah at 309 Beauregard St in Charleston, beside the Subway and the Sojourner’s Shelter, and bring a non-perishable food item and receive a two dollar discount off the $10 admission Saturday night.  Plop down in a pew and enjoy a brew and the musical stylings of the Pepper Fandango Band.  Did I mention it’s BYOB?  Enjoy your beverages responsibly – and share with Penny. Continue reading

A Glittery Debut!

Luna L'Enfant, Wayward Girls School of BurlesqueLast Saturday, the Wayward Girls School of Burlesque held its first recital at the Shockacon After Party at The Empty Glass. Excitement was high and alcohol was abundant as Charleston’s home grown burlesque troupe finally got to show Charleston the result of weeks of hard work. Continue reading

Burlesque, Gorelesque, Hot Mess: WGSoB at the Empty Glass

While Charleston’s burlesque scene takes its first toddling steps, let’s talk about this upcoming show, eh?

Charleston, WV’s world famous Empty Glass will host WGSoB’s first recital as part of the Shockacon afterparty, Saturday September 29, starting around ten pm.  In keeping with the fright and fantasy theme of ShockaCon, Penny, Pepper, Elle, Lilli, Kitty, Lavender, Luna and Leo have prepared a gory, creepy, spooky show – with about a dozen breasts, of course!

Over at our sister blog,, this is de rigeur – boobs, blood and babes are our meat and potatoes!  But burlesque is funny, sexy and sweet – what do you get when you throw terror in with the tits?  Why, you have gorelesque! Continue reading

Hello World! We’ve Got Some Tassels to Twirl!

Penny Maple and Pepper Fandango perform with Dangerous Curves Ahead, December 2011.

Penny Maple and Pepper Fandango are pleased to announce the launch of the Wayward Girls School of Burlesque!

Mark your calendars – September 29th will be the Girls’ debut recital at Charleston, WV’s world famous Empty Glass, at the ShockaCon afterparty.  Once we have reliable rehearsal space, we will begin to offer workshops or minicourses for those who are interested in burlesque – but not in performing onstage.

Wayward Girls School of Burlesque does not discriminate against any race, ethnicity, religion, political party, ability, body type, gender or sex.  Interested performers need only inquire – amateurs are preferred!