The Blacklist Babes Cabaret was created in 2015 by Marisa Quijano-Sirois (Risa Risque) and Justin J. Scarlat (Bartholomew Bottoms) 

The musical partners desired to create an all live singing cabaret troupe that combined burlesque with live music.


With the help of Risa's live band partner, band leader Paul C. Tugwell (Professor Tuggles), Justin and Risa put together a troupe of professional singers and musicians and in 2016 they entered The Venue's "Amateur Burlesque Contest" and competed with a live singing group number. 

The Babes won 3rd place and were asked by Blue Star to perform in Orlando's "Come Out With Pride" on the main amphitheater stage on Lake Eola. 

Since then The Babes have performed all across Central Florida, St. Augustine, St. Petersburg, Sanford and in various venues in Orlando including The Venue, The Falcon, Iron Cow, Oblivion, Danny & Pats, St. Matt's Tavern, Mannikins and coming up next at HAOS on Church. 

The Babes have also performed at private parties, weddings and the Blacklist Band has performed at local brunches, children's parties and most recently composed and recorded original music for a Fringe Festival comedic musical (book and script by Newhouse Creative Group) that won "Patron's Pick" for their venue. 

The Babes strive to deliver a professional singing cast, with a professional live music band to every single performance they are in.  The Babes are largely BIPOC and LGBTQIA+, representation is of utmost importance to us.  We give back to charitable organizations several times a year, and have donated our time and raised money for The Barber FUND, BLM and the Native American Arts Fund.  We are an all inclusive group that includes burlesque, boylesque and non-binary burlesque performers.  

The hashtag #BlacklistLovesYou was created in 2020 when the Babes were performing strictly online weekly for over 8 months.  You can find our past performances on Facebook, Instagram and our YouTube channel.  Despite the state of the world, we truly love all of our followers, friends, family and fans.  We are fully vaccinated and will do our best to always keep you safe during a performance.  

Please donate to our Venmo or CashApp if you'd like to help the Babes.  We have shirts, masks, stickers and buttons available for purchase.  We can't wait to share our music and performances with you in person soon! #BlacklistLovesYou.

With loving gratitude and sassy attitude, XOXO, Risa Risque

Risa Risque:

Bartholomew Bottoms:
Co-Creator/Music Director

Professor Tuggles:
Co-Creator/Blacklist Band Director

Desi Angel:
Assistant Director/Choreographer 





The Babes in Photos