Where classic burlesque lives
Short North Stage
The Shrunken Head
Taryn Lindsey Photography
Taryn Cook is a Columbus-based photographer, specializing in pinup and boudoir photography. With over 10 years of experience, Taryn's work has been published in numerous national and international magazines. She is also a graphic designer, with experience in Photoshop and retouching services.
Honey Merlot is an award winning actress, singer, internationally published pinup model, mother, and wife. When not performing burlesque, she can be found performing in musicals theatre productions all around Columbus. Her titles include: Winner of the 2014 Ohio Burlypicks Regional Competition and 2013 Miss Hot Rod Hula Hop Pinup. She is the proud owner of a Jebby Award and a Gracie Award for her work in musical theatre.
Cherie Blondell is nationally sought after burlesque performer, producer, choreographer, and instructor. Additionally, she is an internationally published pinup model. Cherie has a background in theatre, dance, and even moonlights as a Marilyn Monroe tribute artist from time to time. Her titles include: 2nd Runner Up Miss Burlesque World 2013, 2013 Miss Voodoo Traditions Pinup, 2013 Miss Cleveland Autorama Pinup, Master of Tassels and Best Improv at the 2014 Ohio Burlypicks Regional Competition, and 2nd Runner Up Miss Cavalcade of Customs Pinup.
Mon Cherie Entertainment began in 2012 when Columbus burlesque performer, Cherie Blondell decided to take her love of producing quality burlesque and variety shows to the next level. Up until then she had produced her signature show, Stars and Strips! a benefit for military charities, for 2 years and wanted to branch out into producing a monthly burlesque centered show, which up until then did not exist in Columbus.
Since then, MCE has produced several burlesque shows all over Columbus, at many venues, and featuring many performers from all over the state of Ohio and beyond. MCE productions have been featured in several local citywide publications, such as Columbus Alive and 614 Magazine.
In late 2014, Cherie teamed up with co-producer Honey Merlot, another local burlesque entertainer. Combining their backgrounds in theater, the two set forth on a mission to provide a more theatrical kind of burlesque show, in addition to the standard format show that is already part of the MCE repertoire.
In addition to high-quality burlesque shows, MCE also offers burlesque and pinup classes and workshops, private events, and much more! We can also customize a show to fit any theme. To learn about everything we have to offer, please visit our SHOWS and CLASSES pages. To hire us, please visit our BOOKING page.