Bad Girls of Burlesque
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2013
House of Blues (225 Decatur St.)
General Admission, standing room. Limited reserved balcony seating at an additional cost. No flash photography allowed during show.
|Mistress of Ceremonies CORA VETTE (Denver, Colorado) aka Reyna Von Vett, performed for more than one million guests over three years as Tanya in Mamma Mia! at the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. She now runs a burlesque company in Denver called Black Box Burlesque and also has a troupe of male burlesque performers called Cora Vette’s Hot Rods. She has written two burlesque musicals, the critically acclaimed Victorian Comic Burlesque Operetta, Leadville or BUST! and a Pot Opera called Reefer Mania: Denver’s Gone To Pot. As Cora Vette, she is your naughty hostess with the mostest. She is clad mostly in sparkle vinyl clothing that she makes herself creating costumes that have the longevity of a car seat and are ready for thousands of rear-end hours that she can happily provide. Besides the New Orleans Burlesque Festival, she hosts other national burlesque festivals such as Show Me Burlesque Festival in St. Louis, Hot Rods And Heels in Dallas, The Texas Burlesque Festival in Austin, and The Southwest Burlesque Showcase in Albuquerque. She also frequently travels to New Orleans to host Rick Delaup’s STRUT at the House of Blues in the French Quarter. Known for her quick wit and slick costuming, she recently opened a shop in Denver featuring burlesque costuming and vintage clothing reproductions.|
|MISS MIRANDA (United Kingdom) A striking on-stage presence with her statuesque 5’9” 36-25-36 slender, yet hourglass figure, Miranda’s shows combine vintage elegance and exquisite femininity with an equal measure of outrageous retro rock ‘n’ roll bawdiness! Drawn to performance since a very young age, she has always had a fascination with costumes and their ability to transform one’s character… she was instantly attracted to the emerging London burlesque scene in the early 2000s. At just 17, Miranda was a very early starter to burlesque performance, giving her a rare and extremely valuable level of experience – around 9 years worth. Miranda has performed overseas in New York, Milan, Madrid, Moscow, and more, and has been a fixture in the London scene for nearly a decade.
|MS. REDD (Las Vegas, NV) started out as a PinUp Model and actress, but realized a yearning to perform burlesque. She has performed in the Bad Girls of Burlesque showcase for the past two years, and has shared the stage with some of the world’s top performers. She has performed coast to coast, and in her hometown she has placed twice in the Miss Viva Las Vegas competition in 2011 and 2013.|
|PORCELAIN (Raleigh, NC) is always on the go, and could be coming to a town near you! With a 1920’s shimmy that’ll make you quiver, and a modern woman’s mindset that’ll make you knees buckle, how could you resist catching her in action! This international burlesque sensation has a slew of underground fetish, alt, and pinup images that would eat any man alive… so you best believe there is a disclaimer for the real thing!|
|LOU LOU LA DUCHESSE DE RIERE (Montreal, Quebec, CANADA) Montreal’s own Mohawk princess Miss Lou Lou la Duchesse de Riere is a sweet and seductive performer who has been singing, dancing, and acting for over 15 years. Despite her girlish demeanor, she has several years of tantalizin’, teasin’, and rump shakin’ under her tiny garter belt. Skilled in knife throwing, Martini downing, and sharp shooting La Duchesse is an exotic force to be reckoned with.|
|CHERRY LA VOIX (NYC) Cherry La Voix brings to burlesque a soulful voice with cheeks as sweet as cherries. With original songs, such as Unemployed and Bad Girl, this starlet is sure to sing, dance, and tease her way into your heart. Cherry La Voix is a transplant to the New York burlesque scene from Columbus, OH. She has traveled the country bringing to the stage her unique blend of song and striptease, performing with Gotham Burlesque, Vaudezilla, and The Kiss Kiss Cabaret. Cherry has a background in vocal performance as well as a wide variety of dance styles, ranging from ballet to break dancing. With her soulful voice and cheeks as sweet as cherries, Ms. La Voix’s talents are something that sweeten any spotlight.|
|PO’ CHOP (Chicago, IL) Known as the B.A.M.F. of burlesque, Po’Chop is one savory slice sure to leave your mouth watering for more. Having been marinated in over 10 years of dance training, this juicy tenderloin combines story-telling, dance, and elements of theatre to create performances that are described by Chicago critics as “…the most provocative symbol of might onstage… It was as if Po’ Chop had captured lightning in a bottle and the bottle was herself.” Po’Chop! The meat, so sweet, even vegetarians want a bite!|
|LUX-O-MATIC (Nashville, TN) The tantalizing temptress of Tennessee has been dancing her way into hearts since 2007. She performed in the New York Burlesque Festival in 2007 with Panty Raid, The Southern Fried Burlesque Festival and the Show Me Burlesque Festival in 2012 with her beloved troupe, Music City Burlesque.
|GOGO MCGREGOR (New Orleans, LA) the “Pain Proof Princess of Burlesque” has been traveling and performing all over the country for the past seven years. She’s known nationally for her gorgeous feather fan dancing, as well as her death defying bed of nails act! She has toured the country with such acts as The 999 Eyes Freakshow & Sideshow (Austin), Beggars Carnivale (St. Louis), The Show Me Burlesque Tour, and her most recent project The VagaBandits (New Orleans). GoGo mixes the class of old Burlesque with the fun and excitement of the Circus & Sideshow. She’s won such awards as “Best Burlesque Performance” St. Louis 2010 River Front Times, was named champion of the national Shimmy Showdown 2010 and voted #32 in “Top 50 Burlesque Performers in the World” 2011 (21st Century Burlesque). Besides Burlesque and Sideshow, GoGo is also a stunning emcee, pin up model, Vaudevillian and seamstress.|
|PEPPER POTEMKIN (Stockholm, SWEDEN) is a hard-working professional burlesque tigress that loves to perform, travel, and meet other performers and producers around the globe. Her repertoire consists of classic burlesque, singing, rock burlesque, modeling, acting, as well as being a show producer. Pepper is a flexible performer and can do any number of variations on themes and shows. She’s just as happy in front of 3,000 people in an arena, as in front of 30 people in a bar. She is the permanent member of the Swedish band, The Catastrophe Orchestra, and the troupe Blackbird Burlesque Cabaret.|
|BECKY LOU (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia) Winner of Miss Burlesque Victoria, 2013, Becky Lou has been starting fires in the nation’s hearts and pants since 2009. Bursting on to Melbourne’s thriving performance scene in 2010, she quickly won hearts with her combination of smoldering striptease and irreverent comedy and has become a firm favorite in the best variety venues in Australia’s performance art capital. With a background in comedy and physical theater, Becky Lou swings effortlessly between classic bump ‘n’ grind and hilarious neo-burlesque. Passionately involved in the Australian burlesque community as a performer, producer, director and teacher, she has featured in The Australian Burlesque Festival each year since its inception.|
|FANNY GALORE (Tucson, AZ) first started dancing as a adolescent, but always knew she was different from the other girls in ballet class. After doing her first burlesque performance in 2008, Fanny Galore (and her fanny) had found her calling. Over the years, she has performed in Tucson and in festivals around the country, including Flagstaff, Denver, and St. Louis. In 2009, Ms. Galore discovered a second passion in teaching the art of burlesque. In 2012, she founded Fanny’s Fox Den, Tucson’s only burlesque dance studio. She is also proud to be one of the founding members of Don’t Blink Burlesque.|
|HARVEST MOON (Brooklyn, NY) also known as The Sultry Siren of Burlesque is an international burlesque performer, since 2001. She won the Most Innovative Award at the Burlesque Hall of Fame. Harvest Moon also created the award-winning burlesque troupe, The Cantankerous Lollies.|
|VA VA VETTES (Denver, CO) The VaVaVettes are Cora Vette’s gorgeous gals with attitude from altitude! This Denver based troupe has been featured at Viva Las Vegas in both the fashion show and as a troupe in the Miss Viva Las Vegas Burlesque Competition night 2013. They performed at the Colorado Burlesque Festival and are so excited to shimmy and shake for the New Orleans Burlesque Festival in the Bad Girls of Burlesque! They will be starring, alongside Cora Vette and the Hot Rods in a brand new show this fall, Cora Vette’s RestoMod Burlesque at the VooDoo Comedy Playhouse in Denver.|