2013 is coming to a close and 2014 is rapidly approaching. It’s time to start making your New Years’ Resolutions. And, if you’re going to make a resolution, you should make one that you are definitely going to keep. Odds are you aren’t going to finish writing that novel or learn to play the theremin. You may manage to be more organized, but where’s the fun in that?
If you want to make a resolution that you know you are not only going to keep but have fun keeping, resolve to go see more burlesque! To help you out, here are some wonderful shows that are coming up in the very near future.
TONIGHT! Tuesday, December 31 through Friday, February 28 | Zombie Burlesque Zombie Burlesque takes place in Las Vegas during the Atomic Era, circa 1958. Be the first living audience to experience classic burlesque, zany musical numbers and top-notch singing all performed by the sexiest zombies at the hottest, formerly zombie-only, nightclub in Vegas.
San Francisco, California
Saturday, January 4 | Volare Variety Taking burlesque to new heights, Volare Variety is San Francisco’s brand new variety showcase. Drag queens, pole artists, boylesque & more! Prepare to be amazed with visions of extreme physical talent and neo-burlesque set to a soundtrack of classic tunes.
Saturday, January 4 | Wheel of Tease There are two things you don’t see a lot of in neo-burlesque today: live music and on-the-spot-improvisation. When these two elements do come to pass, the result is a rare and beautiful thing. On the 4th of January, eight burlesque stars will take the stage and create spontaneous performances using props and song chosen by members of the audience. The soundtrack to this “kamikaze burlesque” will be performed live by the Seattle’s only electro-swing band, Good Co. Join us for a night of spur-of-the-moment striptease and silly, sexy fun. Featuring performances by Morgan LaMay, Jesus la Pinga, Violet DeVille, Penelope Rose, Ava D Jor, Maggie McMuffin, Cirquesse Nichelle de Sade and your host “The Rhinestone Stud”, Sir Eddie van Glam!
Friday, January 10 and Saturday, January 11 | Calendar Girls Burlesque In January, start the year off right with a little bump and grind! Calendar Girls features a different beauty for each month of the year, showing you something different to look forward to with each flip of the page! With Whisper De Corvo, Maggie McMuffin, Olatsa Assassin, Scarlett O’Hairdye, Bolt Action, The Shanghai Pearl, Dizzy Von Damn, Polly Wood, Lady Drew Blood, Crystal Tassels, Scandal From Bohemia, Seraphina Fiero, Persephone Illyri and hosted by Sailor St. Claire!
Friday, January 10 and Saturday, January 11 | Every Sequin is Sacred This show is inspired by the wit and crassness of the good chaps from Monty Python, with more than tongue in cheek…like a little T & A, and maybe a knob. Join some of the top names in Seattle burlesque as they salute the many sketches, and move you with the movies. Burlesque is used to extravagance, but in keeping with the style of Monty Python the producers have encouraged each performer to keep every “Sequin Sacred.” They will be judged on their $75 or under costume and props by the audience. Starring Nani Poonani, Tootsie Spangles, Vanadium Silver, Queenie O’Hart, Sabina Soubrette, Vixen Valentine, Bunny Von Bunsmore, Whisper De Corvo, Mae Kim Beg, Cacia Vice, Lexi Luthor & Seymoure Skin and hosted by Rebecca Mmm Davis!
Friday, January 17 | Classic American Follies A black tie burlesque revue, performed by the world famous American Burlesque Troupe this show features some of the greatest burlesque acts in the world. The bee knees of old-time shows, the razor’s edge between naughty and nice, this show is a nostalgic and fantasy-laced adult musical revue with multiple variety acts. This is burlesque at its best, performed by America’s longest running, burlesque troupe, The American Burlesque Troupe.
San Diego, California
Saturday, January 18 | Burlesque:REMIXED The Pixie Stixx dancers will be doing what they do best: mixing old with the new! All acts will be performed to remixes, covers, and mash ups of classic songs. The show has elements of classic burlesque infused with ballet, jazz, hip hop, and aerial arts. The show uses the entire venue as a stage, including some of the spectators, and is full of surprises! Featuring national burlesque star: Di’lovelym Musician, Sara Khula and Calburlesque Kittens’ Jezabella D’lish!