Glam Gam Productions is a Montreal based, performance based collective otherwise known as ‘The Glamily’. Glam Gam was founded in October 2009 by Sarah Murphy, Julie Paquet and Michael McCarthy. Our very first production was Tits The Season…To Be Naughty which debuted at Café Cléopâtre in December 2009.
We all knew we loved to perform, but we were not satisfied with existing platforms, so we made our own. We categorize ourselves as ‘burlesque’, because this is the genre that best describes what we do. However, we also struggle with the term since the general population’s point of reference is now a Hollywood high-budget film that shares the same name yet has nothing to do with what we’re about.
We usually produce and perform our shows at Café Cléopâtre because they have been so good to us and allow us to express ourselves in a way that no other venue will. We consider this venue our home as it has allowed burlesque to flourish in Montreal for 35 years (in a building that has hosted this and other alternative art forms for over 100 years) and embraces our spin on it. We also perform at outside events that are representative of our values. It is important for us to always have a charitable aspect to our shows and we like to choose local charities that embody our beliefs.
From the beginning we have aimed to break down barriers of what is considered sexy and we also want to entertain everyone. Many events are targeted to one specific audience, but we’d like to think we have something for everyone and love bringing people together! We are an entertainment utopia, wherein all shapes, sizes, genders and sexualities are represented on stage and in the crowd.