Bad Girls of Burlesque
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2015
House of Blues (225 Decatur St.)
General Admission, standing room. Limited reserved seating at an additional cost. No flash photography allowed during show.
|Mistress of Ceremonies JEEZ LOUEEZ (Chicago, IL) is an award-winning performer known as The Honey Badger of Burlesque! A lethal combination of drama, hilarity, and killer kinetics, Jeez Loueez is a powerhouse that’s taken stages across the country by storm. Whether donning a mohawk and her patented “Stank Face” , or serving up classic, glamorous striptease, she’s a consummate force that’s quickly become one of the most memorable personalities of modern burlesque. Jeez took home the titles of Miss Viva Las Vegas in 2012, Shimmy Showdown Champion in 2013, and Southern Fried Burlesque Queen in 2014. A skilled improviser with impeccable comedic timing, Jeez Loueez also charms as the host of Jeezy’s Juke Joint: A Black Burly-Q Revue in Chicago and The Roux: A Spicy Brown Burlesque Show in New Orleans.|
|MISS STORMY GAYLE (New Orleans, LA) splits her time in between Los Angeles and New Orleans. She started her burlesque career as a chorus line girl in The Crazy Horse inspired show, La Revue, on Bourbon St. Though no stranger to other realms of entertainment, Stormy has been a fixture in New Orleans as well as Los Angeles entertainment, working as a film actress, model, dancer and producer for over a decade. She has not only produced and directed her own shows but has provided live entertainment for various notable companies,venues and festivals around the world. She has headlined shows at The London Burlesque Festival, Dallas Burlesque Festival, The Ink and Iron festival in Los Angeles, The New Orleans Burlesque festival and many more!|
|NINA LA VOIX (Brooklyn, NY) NYC’s Titan of Twerk, Nina La Voix, is a burlesque artist and producer based out of Brooklyn, New York. Often bringing a mix of traditional elements of burlesque with a modern neo twist, Nina is hard hitting yet strikingly sensual. She has been seen in multiple burlesque festivals nationwide, including The New Orleans Burlesque Festival, a feature in the Fierce! Festival, and won Best Soloist at The Great Burlesque Exposition in Boston. You can see her on stage regularly with Wasabassco, and at Nurse Bettie, Hotel Chantelle, The Slipper Room, and many more. Get a taste of this performer’s style by scouring the internet for #whatdatbootydo.|
|THE SLAUGHTERHOUSE SWEETHEARTS (Boston, MA) Prepare yourself for a SINFUL treat. Boston’s spookiest, horror burlesque troupe is here to ENTERTAIN the DERANGED. Prepare your backbone, and adjust your underwear, but only if you’re ready to scream, squirm, and beg for more. These scantily clad, cleaver-wielding cuties aim to bring you the best in bone rattling, dripping, oozing, downright wrong, gorelesque, vaudevillian antics, sideshow spectaculars, and queer, gender bending bizarro entertainment. You’ll see monsters mashing, batwings flapping, and stitches popping. They are a show not to missed, and if you’re not screaming for more with the Sweethearts, you’re probably screaming for mercy.|
|REGINA DENTATA (Toronto, CANADA) Known as Canada’s Unexpected Bite, Regina Dentata burst onto the Burlesque scene in 2013, and has been taking the stage by storm ever since. With over 20 years of dance experience, her abilities on stage continue to impress crowds around the world. Her training doesn’t stop at dance, as Regina has been known to hang from the rafters as a circus aerialist! In the past year she has performed in some of Canada’s largest festivals, the Windy City Burlesque Festival, and both the Sydney and Western Australia Burlesque Festivals. Regina has shown time and time again that her unique brand of sassy glamour and in-your-face attitude is exactly the type of performance that crowds love.|
|PUSS-N-BOOTS (NYC, NY) International Striptease Artist, Puss-N-Boots, is bound to entertain you with her high kicks, perfect pout and dynamic body that just oozes sex appeal. “Slicker then liquid eyeliner,” this true blue eyed beauty was dubbed in London as one of “The United States best exports”. Puss is a raven haired vixen from the south bringing audiences everywhere the bump and grind, splits, kicks, shimmy, twirl and, of course, the strip! Puss now resides in NYC and produces a monthly show, Naughty Noir, on the LES at legendary rock-n-roll bar Three Of Cups. Puss can be seen with NYC’s premiere swing band Double Down, Beauty Bar, Hotel Chantelle, where she is currently the 2015 Artist in Residency, Nurse Bettie, Wasabassco, Boudoir308 at Duane Park, Coney Island.|
|DUCHESS DeBERRY (New Zealand) Born and raised in New Zealand and known as the Antipodean Temptress, Duchess deBerry has been performing from a young age. Trained in multiple disciplines of dance, and as a classical singer, the Duchess draws upon over 18 years of experience to create routines that are both unique and polished, while retaining her signature blend of cheekiness and sensuality. She has performed alongside many national and international burlesque headliners. Duchess deBerry is most renowned for pushing the boundaries of burlesque with her fierce and passionate dance style. Never one to shy away from the spotlight, the Duchess pours all her energy onto the stage; entertaining is in her blood.|
|PENNY WREN (New York, NY) Best known as the “Perverted Pixie of Burlesque,” Penny Wren is a wide-eyed danger. Her first burlesque stage performance took place in September of 2011, though she has been dazzling New York audiences since 2007 as a modern dancer and choreographer. She is a regular performer with the renowned Wasabassco Burlesque and has danced for musical artists such as Bon Jovi, Robin Bacior, Vampire Weekend and Harold Haven. Her versatility and skill has been key in tailoring performances for clients like Ted Baker of London, The W Hotel and Jameson Irish Whiskey. Ms. Wren is a scintillating whirlwind whose antics are rife with narrative. She is altogether charming, kooky and seductive.|
|ARIEL HELVETICA (Vancouver, BC, CANADA) The doctors say she strutted – with heels and pasties – straight out of the womb. Others say she built her own time machine to do weekly brunches with Bettie Page. All we know is she goes by Ariel Helvetica, and since 2010 she’s been stamping her unique font all over the burlesque scene. A proper Canadian Prairie girl and a classically trained ballerina, Ariel spent years criss-crossing the globe; first as a dancer and entertainer aboard cruise ships, then as a professional Can-Can dancer in France. No doubt, Ms. Helvetica’s traveled the world and the seven seas, where everybody’s looking for something, and thanks to her signature stems and sultry stare, Ariel’s found it in her bewitching brand of burlesque.|
|RUMMY ROSE (Portland, OR) Originally from Oakland, CA, the Rock & Roll Rebel brings over two decades of dance training in ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, & modern. Rummy Rose has been featured in diverse dance troupes; Can-Cannibals punk rock cabaret, Dishrag Dollies burlesque duo, Frim Fram Foxies burlesque troupe and Sprockettes mini bike dance troupe.
WANDA BONES dazzles audiences from across the Pacific Northwest with her coy, cheeky fusion of classic and neo burlesque. Wanda Bones is a graduate of the Rose City School of Burlesque, and co-produces the quarterly revue Pepper + Bones Presents in Portland, OR with partner-in crime Dee Dee Pepper, showcased her talents for international audiences at the inaugural Oregon Burlesque Festival, and is seen in numerous local shows.
|MUZA DE LA LUZ (Bloomington, IN) is the all encompassing medium through which the voices of the divine feminine are heard. She has been in the theatre performing through much of her life but has utilized Burlesque performance as the place is all combines together. She is an experienced performer, producer, choreographer, and model based in the little town of Bloomington, Indiana. She has a degree in Kinesiology and loves to study the body and all of its wonders. Some regard burlesque as a form of goddess worship, and Muza intends to explore that realm and all of the various shapes it takes.|
|BETHANY SUMMERSIZZLE (Austin, TX) Bethany is a full-time performer of circus arts and burlesque. She travels the country performing in various shows and festivals including, The Michigan Burlesque Festival, Hollywood Burlesque Festival, Las Vegas Burlesque Festival, Windy City Burlesque Festival, London Burlesque Festival and Texas Burlesque Festival to name a few. This will be Bethany’s second year performing at the New Orleans Burlesque Festival. Bethany began her performance career at Vive Les Arts in Killeen, TX where she was cast in Cats the Musical. Later, she moved to Austin where she discovered circus arts and now works as an instructor at Sky Candy Aerial Arts.|