Saturday, June 4, 2011

Queer Pride STRIP SPELLING BEE - June 24th, 2011




STRIP SPELLING BEE in TORONTO, ONTARIO!
Toronto Queer Pride Edition

The game is played a lot like strip poker, but it's a spelling bee, and it's played in front of a live audience of hooters, hollerers and hecklers who want to see some smart and sexy skin!

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Friday, June 24th, 2011
Buddies in Bad Times Theatre
12 Alexander Street
(1 blk east of Yonge)
Toronto, Ontario

Sign-up at 10 PM sharp!
Bee starts at 10:30 PM
$10 at the door
19+

Please note that we must cap our number of strip-spellers at 15 to ensure an expedient and entertaining evening.


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OFFICIAL RULES:

One by one, participants are asked to spell a word. If they get it right, they sit down. If they get it wrong, they must striptease A THIRD of their clothing off, and that is considered their first "strike". When they misspell a second word, that is their second strike and they must striptease ANOTHER third off. A third and final strike requires that they strip down to their underwear. Or, NAKED - whichever they are most comfortable with.

After three strikes, a participant is out of the competition. But they should take heart – because while they may have lost, the audience has most certainly won.

Both the winner of the Bee and the Best Striptease of the night take home $50!

While the Best Speller of the night will be chosen through purely quantitative means, Best Stripper is chosen in a more qualitative manner by our Secret Judge whom we have embedded in the audience. As with all things, if you compete in costume, the Secret Judge will look more favourably in your direction.

All striptease spellers do not pay cover.
Anyone can drop out of the competition at any time AFTER the completion of the SECOND round.

This is a queer, senior and trans-friendly event. We have a NO BOOING policy strictly in effect. No photos are allowed except by our Official Photographer. Our goal is to have everyone feel safe, secure and comfortable enough to strip and spell.

Regarding the No Photos Rule - we also have a Snitch Policy. If you are a member of the audience and you witness someone taking a surreptitious photo, BY ALL MEANS, interrupt the proceedings, come up to one of the hosts - SNITCH on the guilty party, and once they have been dealt with, you will be rewarded with a free drink.

We thank you for your patronage and understanding.

To be alerted to future Strip Spelling Bees in your area, please join our facebook group, CHAT PERDU PRODUCTIONS: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Chat-Perdu-Productions/223457214331777


If you liked this event, you might be interested in our other equally charming & compelling upcoming events!

♥ Toronto QUEER PRIDE SLOWDANCE. Friday, June 17, 2011:
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=114956385259404

♥ Toronto CARDBOARD FORT NIGHT. Saturday, June 25, 2011:
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=169001789825654

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Recently, we were fortunate enough to get some MEDIA COVERAGE:

http://www.thestar.com/article/831682--strip-spelling-bees-a-twist-on-age-old-tradition

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/style/strip-spelling-bees-are-the-latest-hipster-twist-on-burlesque/article1569064/

Linkhttp://www.torontosun.com/news/torontoandgta/2010/05/07/13870906.html

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Part of Queer Pride 2011 at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre

Buddies In Bad Times Theatre presents
QUEER PRIDE 2011
A Festival for the Community
June 13 – July 3, 2011

Festival Sponsor: TD Bank Group
Queer Media Partner: XTRA
Buddies After Hours Sponsor: Cruiseline

For three weeks, Buddies throws open its doors for a joyous celebration of our diverse
queer community. We welcome queers who crave adventures beyond the expected,
artists who refuse to conform and communities who will not allow themselves to be
silenced. On the Buddies’ stage, you will find a stellar line-up of some of Toronto’s most
exciting queer entertainers, while Buddies After Hours offers up the most outrageous
clubbing in the village.

Box Office 416-975-8555
buddiesinbadtimes.com

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