If you’ve been reading Memphis Rock City the past couple of days, then you probably already know the sales pitch. Saturday October 22 at Newby’s, the ladies and gentlemen of Tennessee Tease Burlesque will be presenting their Edgar Allen Poe themed Halloween show “Once Upon A Midnight Eerie.” VIP tickets which guarantee you a place to sit and table service are $15, while standard tickets are $10, and can be purchased here. The show starts at 9pm, and White Matthew will be opening. If $10 and $15 are a bit out of your price range, they will also be doing a dress rehearsal at Newby’s on Thursday October 20th at 8:00pm for only $5. Today, we will be introducing you to one of the new additions to the group: Cherry Cheesecake.
It couldn’t be more appropriate that Cherry Cheesecake, one of Tennessee Tease Burlesque’s newest dancers, will be making her debut for the Halloween show. Cherry was actually born on Halloween in Nowhere, Kansas. The epitome of Midwest sweetness and naiveté, Cherry spent her formative years as a quiet church girl, praying and reciting her catechisms. While she may represent all things good and nice, she still has a wild streak to her (as any child born on Halloween should).
Cherry’s religious parents were quite protective of their young daughter and raised her on the films and music of past popular culture, fearing that the things that passed as entertainment in the present day would only turn their young daughter over to Satan. Their plan backfired when Cherry learned of Elvis Presley’s divorce from Priscilla and hopped a Greyhound bus to Memphis, so that she could comfort him. The problem was, she did not learn of Elvis’ divorce until 2010. Cherry was stranded in Memphis with no money and nowhere to go, until she was taken under the wing of TNT Burlesque.