Friday, October 21, 2016 12:52:00 AM
Rock of Ages
Justice Charlier grew up in a sleepy town in upstate New York with her parents and two brothers. A stellar student in high school, she was set to become an accounting major at SUNY Albany when the call of the West Coast became too overwhelming for her and she tossed it all in to follow her real passion: rock music. Much to her parents' dismay, she left home and never looked back.
Upon arriving in L.A., Justice found nearly immediate success as a backup singer. Using the stage name Maxine Diamond, she sang vocals on the Donna Summer hit album "Bad Girls", as well as The Alan Parsons Project's "The Turn of a Friendly Card". (Incidentally, this is where she first encountered Dennis Dupree...but what happens at TAPP stays at TAPP.) On the brink of fame and fortune, Justice's world seemingly came crashing down when the Sleazy Producer screwed her over for the starring role in "Xanadu", casting Olivia Newton John instead. She has since thanked him many times over by providing drinks on the house for life at the Venus.
Penniless, Justice tapped into her childhood interpretive dance training and turned to employment of the evening. She began a long tenure at Sheldon's Shangri-La on Sunset, where she used both her dancing and her financial acumen to mentor the other girls and help Sheldon get out of the red. Once he split the scene, she took over the establishment and changed the name in favor of her favorite Roman goddess - and the Venus Gentlemen's Club was born. She'd like her parents to know she made it in business after all!
Playing the part of Justice is Melissa Runde, who lives in Windham with her husband and three children and is a monthly columnist for the Nashua Telegraph.
Come join Justice at The Venus Club in Rock of Ages Oct 28 - 30 ! Tickets available here !