Eric Schmalenberger first created Blunderland in December of 2011 at the now-closed underground playground The Red Lotus Room in Brooklyn, in response to a dare from House of Yes founder Anya Sapozhnikova. With far too many performers, a full orchestra, and more glitter than anyone needs (but everyone wants) Mr. Schmalenberger threw what he thought would be a spectacular one night stand in wonderland. But then it happened again… and again…and then at Coney Island… and then again over here and then at several other places...eventually landing at House of Yes.
Blunderland continues to play a double booking each month at House of Yes to a packed house, and recently expanded its wings to hold a seasonal residency at New Orlean's famed One Eyed Jacks. The next stop is London... and then beyond! Blunderland is an unstoppable force of New York's top burlesque, cabaret, drag, and circus artists, with a generous helping of internationally touring performers.