The LaLas return to the NoHo Arts District in June.
You could call our one-square mile neighborhood the NoHo Theatre, Dance, Music or Art District. But we simply we call it: The NoHo ARTS District because we do it all. We are fortunate to attract talent from all over and from various genres to perform on our stages. One of the places we see such talent nightly is at The Federal Bar. But we get a special treat when The LaLas shimmy into town. So save the date, North Hollywood!
WHEN: Friday, June 12
7PM Doors | 8PM Showtime | 75 minute burlesque show
WHERE: The Federal Bar
5303 Lankershim Blvd. NoHo Arts District
Meet Erin Lamont, creator of The LaLas, and see what they have in store for NoHo.
So what exactly are the LaLas?
The Lalas is a group of 6 women – all of whom are professional female dancers working here in L.A. The group performs custom, comedic, audience interactive shows. Everything we do, everything we put on stage, is completely one of a kind. From our team of assistants whom sew and hand make all the costumes, to the choreography – The Lalas is a true labor of love. Each show has a classic rock & bluesy music theme, and most importantly – within each act – there is pure comedy. It isn’t blue steel sexy for 75 minutes. It is more like: grab your cocktail, drop your jaw, sit on the edge of your seat and say “did I just see that?”
Can you give us a sneak peak/preview of what we can expect from your upcoming show at The Federal Bar?
I’m always working and creating new acts. We have a few that will hit the stage in June, which I am VERY excited about.
Here is a video that will give you a feel for what you will see at The Federal on June 12th:
Who are the LaLas?
The Lalas that will be performing in June, in NoHo:
MEL: Don’t let Melissa’s innocent look fool you, she has a devilish side when she steps on stage. Beware of her hair flips, high kicks, and back arches that would make one squeamish. You can see Melissa on multiple episodes of Glee, America’s Got Talent, Tosh.0, and featured on such national commercials as Loreal and Sony.
MICH: Our newest Lala, Michelle. The epitamy of big things come in small packages. This five foot Puerto Rican is fiery and claims the stage as her own. Her style is quick to the punch, and her “signature move” is enough to get you off your chair and Iphone set to record.
SA: SaraAnne is our resident midwest six foot tall red head. Her swivelly hips and natural curves leave jaws dropped and audiences mesmerized. Beware, as when SA takes the stage – no one is safe! SaraAnne is currently working on The Fosters, and can be seen on the big screen on everything from Under The Gunn, The People’s Choice Awards, and Tosh.0.
TK: Tonya Kay is a classic. Her wit, beauty, and body that goes on for days…..what more to say about TK? She will have you laughing, she will have you at the edge of your seat whether it is performing a beautiful ballet driven dance break, or grinding sparks on her metal bikini. TK is beautiful inside and out, and is The Lalas’ hostess with the mostess.
Erin Lamont: Erin Lamont is originally from Detroit, Michigan and graduated with both a B.A in Dance, and a B.B.A in Marketing from Western Michigan University. It was in college that Erin found a love for choreography and At 21 Erin single handedly produced, choreographed, directed and managed her first dance production: Getting There, which sold out every show.
Upon moving to L.A – Erin came in with eyes on the prize. Knowing she wanted to make an indelible mark on the dance world as a choreographer and creative director, she hit the pavement.
Fast forward 7 years, and most recently Ms. Lamont’s burlesque show: The Lalas has been touring the world performing at various casinos, private events, in addition to numerous television appearances. Within the past two months The Lalas have traveled to Ibiza to open for Ke$ha, and then on to Johannesburg, South Africa for an 8 show series performing to 1,000 people per show. Erin has also racked up feature choreography credits such as: Little Women LA – Lifetime TV’s #1 Show, a Vitamin Water Commercial, Train, Lady Gaga, Tosh.0, Suburgatory on ABC, The People’s Choice Awards with Kaley Cuoco (2012), The Video Game Awards with Neil Patrick Harris, CSI:NY, Kevin Rudolph, Trace Adkins, Boys Like Girls, the Veronicas, CMT’s Your Chance to Dance, L.A Fashion Week, the Miss USA Pageants/ Miss Universe Pageants on NBC, Exercise TV, and ESPN.
Other choreography credits include; Warner Brothers Film “The Lonely Dog” directed by Avika Goldsman, Skechers, Volcom, Nike, Nuskin, ABC, Puma, Wella, Wyndham Resorts, Playboy, EMI Records, Norwegian Cruise Lines, Holland America Line, Disney, Spike TV, Jimmy Kimmel Live, and the NBA L.A Clippers Dance team. Erin also tours as a guest artist and has choreographed and taught at: Sydney Dance Company, Melbourne Music Academy, ABC Dance Group in Vietnam, Broadway Dance Center Tokyo, and has master class credits in over 40 states across the U.S. Erin currently resides in Manhattan Beach, CA with her husband Jesse, daughters Dylan & Casey, and dog Bagel.
How did the LaLas get started?
The Lalas got started about 5 years ago. My husband and I live in Manhattan Beach, and – well 5 years ago we were out for happy hour and stumbled into a venue that had a burlesque show going on. I told Jesse (my husband) – “I can do that, and it will be awesome.” So I got a group of my girlfriends together, put together an audition tape, and The Lalas were born.
Do you think you’ll hold auditions for new LaLas members?
We usually hold private auditions two times a year. Anyone who is interested, send over your headshot/resume/reel to: www.thelalas.com/contact – and we will keep your info on file!
What’s coming up for the LaLas?
Let’s see. International global domination, a reality show, and a comic book! Apart from that we love touring and just simply, being on stage and making people laugh. We are in Juneau, Alaska next week – St. Louis, Missouri in August, and Kalamazoo, Michigan in September. All of our tour dates are at: www.thelalas.com/shows
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