BURLESQUE ACTS
Tito Bonito Cuba Libre La Mentirita
"PATRIA Y VIDA" 

Paying homage to Tito's Cuban heritage, this is a politically driven commentary on the benefit of immigration; specifically of Cubans exiled by the Castro regime to the US during the 1960s. Songs used include Desi Arnaz, Gloria Estefan, and mainly Celia Cruz's "La Vida Es Un Carnaval." First performed December 2010 in Chicago, IL.

accolades

  • 2018 Burlesque Hall of Fame "Best Boylesque" Nominee

  • 2013 Burlympics "Most Comedic" Winner

Tito Bonito Boy Scout
"SCOUT'S HONOR" 

A character first inspired by burlesque icon Hot Toddy in 2012, when the Boy Scouts of America had misguided opinions on homosexuals. This routine eventually saw the acceptance of not only gays in the Boy Scouts but also girls! Set to Nicki Minaj's "Anaconda". Also known as "Spread Eagle Scout" this act comes as a co-ed duet with icon Jessabelle ThunderFirst version was performed October 2014 in Los Angeles, CA.

accolades

  • 2017 Burlesque Hall of Fame "Most Comedic" Winner

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"MY BIGGEST FANS" 

This routine is a male take on traditional burlesque. It serves as a proper tribute to the classic fan dance and striptease of yesteryear as well as to legendary girl group, the Spice Girls. A balance of both comedy and sexy in a fun and vibrant routine.

 

The music is set to the instrumental of the Spice Girls' closing track on their sophomore album SpiceWorld, "The Lady Is A Vamp" and includes all of the reveals! First performed in 2018 in Los Angeles, CA.

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"cuba libre" 

A vibrant and grandiose uptempo striptease with political themes and surprise reveals. This is a special tribute to Tito's Cuban culture and family history. It is a call for freedom for the people of Cuba who have been under a strict  and unrelenting dictatorship since the 1960s.  Costume and reveals designed by the iconic Mr. GorgeousFirst performed August 2022 at Tiki Oasis in San Diego, CA.

 

Set to the music of Gloria Estefan’s “Cuba Libre.”

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"FREE BRITNEY" 

A tribute to the circus and the iconic Britney Spears. As the ringmaster of this one ring cirque du so gay, Tito teases and taunts with props galore. Dancing and making his way out of his pants and into your hearts under the big top. First version was performed in August 2019 in San Diego, CA.

Set to the music of Britney Spears' "Circus."

Tito Bonito Robin Batman
"ROBIN'S DREAM" 

Inspired by Tito's undying love for Batman, this routine is a very queer parody of the 1960s Boy Wonder, Robin. Set to "Teenage Dream" by Katy Perry. 

 

In August 2019, Tito & his boylesque inspiration, Bazuka Joe, created a duet of the dynamic duo for DTLA Proud. That version is set to the song "(I've Had) The Time of My Life" from the film Dirty Dancing. First version was performed in September 2012 in Knoxville, TN.

 

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"Gcpd" 

What would it look like if the Joker did a burlesque routine?Featuring nods to the Jokers of cinema past including Cesar Romero, Jack Nicholson, Heath Ledger, Joaquin Phoenix, and Mark Hamill (sorry to Jared Leto)

 

This act features a very special surprise reveal at the end. Plus an extra end credits scene. Set to the music of Sade's "Is It A Crime" and Trina's "Pull Over". First performed January 2018 in Los Angeles, CA.

"IT'S RAINING MEN" 

An unapologetically prideful performance dedicated to gay men and getting absolutely soaking wet.  Partially  inspired by male burlesque icon Tigger and his infamous invisible dress routine.  Giving you a thunderstorm with a chance of dancing in the rain.

 

The act is set to the cover of "It's Raining Men" by Geri Halliwell  (originally performed by The Weather Girls). First performed in June 2022 in Santa Ana, CA.

 

Tito Bonito Tin Man The Wizard of Oz
"THE TIN WOODSMAN" 

As it was for many, The Wizard of Oz was Tito's first favorite film. Inevitably, this routine was created & performed as the first male burlesque act in the history of Devil's Playground Burlesque for their Wicked Oz show.  It has also been showcased in shows throughout the country.

 

The act is set to the song "Midnight City" by M83. First performed in April 2016 in Los Angeles, CA.

 

"v is for vogue" 

Inspired by ballroom culture, drag, queerness, and the evolution of burlesque. This act made its debut in January of 2011 in Chicago and is a mashup (mixed by Tito) which blends Madonna's "Vogue" with Lady GaGa's "Poker Face".

 

It has been performed internationally as well as at several burlesque festivals including the 2012 ABS Fest in Asheville, NC, 2014 New York Boylesque Festival, and the 2017 Toronto Burlesque FestivalFirst performed in January 2011 in Chicago, IL.

Tito Bonito Mario and Luigi
"Mario & luigi"
(duet with Nikita Bitch project)

You'll never look at the Super Mario Bros the same way again after you see our take on this '90s video game friendship. A fun and creative duet with the brilliant Nikita Bitch Project.  Set to the music of TLC ("What About Your Friends") & MC Hammer ("Can't Touch This"), you can watch the entire creative process on Cuban Missile Series Season 2 Episode 6. First performed in February 2015 in Los Angeles, CA. 

 

accolades

  • 2018 Burlesque Hall of Fame "Best Small Group" Nominee

  • 2015 Hollywood Burlesque Festival "Best Duo" Winner

 

 

 

 

For a full list of burlesque routines not listed contact itstitobonito@gmail.com.