Interview w/ Owner Erin Lamont & Hard Rock Rocksino!

A Night with the Lalas | 11.11/11.12 Hard Rock Rocksino | Northfield, Ohio

With a mix of comedy, choreography, and audience interaction, The Lalas are sure to make your visit to Club Velvet a one-of-a-kind experience. Guided by celebrity choreographer Erin Lamont, The Lalas have toured the globe bringing their show to casinos, parties, and private events. Previous guests have raved about these ladies’ performance, saying it’s the “best burlesque show” they’ve ever been to that’s “entertaining, sexy, and fun.”

Burlesque in Cleveland Ohio

When it comes to November events in Cleveland, there’s really no shortage of things to do. Between Broadway shows, concerts, and other local events, you’ll be able to easily fill your days with something new every week. But if you want to introduce a little bit of burlesque to shake up your schedule, snag your seat for The Lalas show running Friday, November 11 – Saturday, November 12. We honor our veterans and will be offering $5 off per ticket for each person who shows a military ID at the box office.

A night with The Lalas is a perfect way to have some fun before the holiday craze sets in or choose to stay and play and make a mini-vacation out of it. Whatever you decide to do, we hope to see you at the show!

Spotlight Q&A with The Lalas Creator Erin Lamont

Erin Lamont of the Lalas

Hard Rock Rocksino: How did you end up in the burlesque industry?
Erin Lamont: I started dancing when I was 7 and I just knew [I loved dance]. In high school, I knew I wanted to be a choreographer. I don’t like being in front of the camera. I’m more of a behind-the-scenes chick. My [now] husband and I moved to L.A. and were at a happy hour with a burlesque show (when I was already a choreographer) and it was not good! I called the owner the following Monday and said I had a burlesque show and he should hire mine instead of his, and the rest of it just kind of happened.

HRR: What do you enjoy most about your line of work?
ER: I enjoy most that I’m my own boss. And then, the girls I get to work with are just incredible women. It’s literally like we’re a family.

HRR: What is the interview process like when bringing on a new girl to the show?
ER: It’s trial and error, to be honest. The audition first and foremost because to be able to get the style takes a specific person. It’s not just that you’re a good dancer. Do you travel well? Can you be funny on stage?

HRR: What can the audience expect when coming to one of the Lala’s shows?
ER: No one is safe! The girls are going to be in your face. If you shy away, they’ll “pick” on you a little more. Expect good [classic rock] music. Every costume is handmade by myself or one of my staff. We create these things from scratch and have six full suitcases coming with us to every show. Besides the costumes and music, the choreography and group routines, there’s so much to expect. It’s the perfect date night. It mixes things up!

HRR: How would you say the show in Cleveland will be different than your others?
ER: Everything we do is completely custom. There will definitely be a tribute to Veteran’s Day. And, I’m a huge football fan, so I like to incorporate sports into the acts and take whatever’s local and spin it. [For this show] I will take Cleveland Browns’ jerseys and turn them into bra or G-strings or make an over piece into a burlesque number. The men go crazy for it. They love the sports numbers!
Did you know? Local hometown hero and former Browns player, Bernie Kosar, is a frequent guest at Hard Rock Hotel Rocksino and onsite restaurant, Kosar’s Wood-Fired Grill, contains plenty of sports memorabilia for football enthusiasts and Cleveland visitors alike.

HRR: What advice would you like to give to any girl who would like to be a burlesque girl?
ER: No matter where you are, you just have to do whatever makes you happy. I’ve always known what I wanted to do. I know that people who want to be burlesque or have Insta-fame glory or the next Dita Von Teese, you do have to be a little self-serving and no matter what, that will lead you to where you should be.