Mondo Burlesque

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2014
The Theater at Harrah’s New Orleans
Showtime 8pm
Reserved seating. No photography allowed during the show.

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Mistress of Ceremonies CORA VETTE (Denver, CO) Cora Vette (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. Cora and her burlesque troupe, The VaVaVettes, perform weekly in Cora Vette’s RestoMod Burlesque Revue at the VooDoo Comedy Playhouse in Denver. 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. Cora travels the country hosting national burlesque festivals. Cora Vette: Mouth of a sailor – Voice of an angel. Cora’s shows were awarded Best Burlesque Night and Best Boylesque Night by the Denver Westword in 2012. Cora Vette was named Local entertainer of the year by the readers of OUT Front Colorado in 2012 and 2013.
MISS STORMY GAYLE (Los Angeles, CA) is a New Orleans native and original cast member of Bustout Burlesque. 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 consistently been a fixture in New Orleans entertainment working as a film actress, model and dancer for over a decade. While production is a passion, live performance has truly been the catalyst for her artistic expression! She has headlined shows at Viva Las Vegas, The Ink and Iron festival in Long Beach, California as well as Mondo Burlesque at The New Orleans Burlesque Festival. Recent bookings have taken her as far as Germany, making appearances in Berlin and well as Munich’s famous Paradiso Tanzbar!
GINGER VALENTINE (Dallas, TX) is the new Evangeline the Oyster Girl, recreating the famous Bourbon Street act of the 1940s and ’50s. The act was officially passed on to her from the original Evangeline, Kitty West. Ginger is the shining star of Dallas’s burgeoning burlesque scene. She is the co-producer of the Ruby Revue at House of Blues Dallas, as well the Dallas Burlesque Festival, and Texas Tease-a-thon in Houston. She won “Best Tease” at the 2010 Texas Burlesque Festival. In 2011, she competed against the world’s top burlesque dancers and won the title of “Queen of Burlesque” at the New Orleans Burlesque Festival. A YouTube video of Ginger performing in Bustout Burlesque has gone viral, receiving over 1,345,000 views.
STEPHAN (San Antonio, TX) is a dancer, choreographer, and actor who has performed in burlesque shows for four years. He has won two titles, King of the Southern Fried Burlesque Festival and King of the San Antonio Burlesque Festival.
BLACKBIRD BURLESQUE CABARET (Stockholm, Sweden) Far away, in a country cold as ice five sinsational Swedish showgirls were born, with one mission in life: To bring some heat to the freezing people of the North. Born and bred in the art of burlesque, they are true veterans of tease, and know all about how to keep hot by cabaret, old school decadence, twisted humor and glamour. Joined by a love and passion for technicolor musicals, the roaring twenties, vaudeville, and hollywood golden days, they have brought their heat  all over the world, to New York, Las Vegas, Milan, Berlin, Paris, Helsinki, London, Hamburg, Copenhagen and of’course to every corner of Sweden.
ELIZA DELITE (United Kingdom)  Eliza De Lite has sky-rocketed since she first hit the stage in 2008. In 2012 she was crowned “Best British Female” at the World Burlesque Games and has since gone on to perform internationally, including at high profile shows in Las Vegas, Milan, Stockholm, Rome, Prague, Berlin, Istanbul, Switzerland & Paris. She has established herself as one of the most in-demand performers on the UK circuit. Her classic Hollywood looks combined with stunning costumes and breathtaking choreography mean that Eliza is a firm favourite with lovers of classic and neo burlesque alike. A modern day Ziegfeld Girl!
RENEE HOLIDAY (Dallas, TX) A cast member of the Ruby Revue, Renee Holiday is a classically trained vocalist who received her formal burlesque education at the Ruby Room Studio at which she is now an instructor and office manager. A versatile entertainer with years of performance experience, Renee blends her skill as a singer with her love of striptease to offer a spectacle of both sight and sound that has dazzled audiences in many cities including Dallas, Houston, Chicago, San Antonio, and New Orleans. Winner of The San Antonio Burlesque Festival’s “Future Legend of Burlesque” award, and pinup title “Miss Lone Star Drive Inn 2013” you can see Miss Holiday singing, stripping, and even hosting Ruby Revue shows each month at House of Blues Dallas.
LE FOSTERS BERGERE! (Perth, Western Australia, Australia) With all the glitz and glamour that the great Down-Under has to offer, we are delighted to present – direct from the Wide Brown Land we called ‘Straya – le Fosters Bergère! Comprised of the fanciest sheilas the Outback could muster (and a bloke thrown in for good measure) these ridgey- didge delights are a true-blue sensation! So crack a tinny and sit back and enjoy as they bring their outbacks on stage and their down-unders up top!
GIUDITTA SIN (Italy) Passionate about literature Fin de siècle, inspired by the works of symbolist, decadentism and surrealism, from the controversial works of Colette and revolutionary dancers like Isadora Duncan. Love, freedom, magic, dreams and madness are Giuditta ingredients for the perfect spell.
STEPHANIE BLAKE (Los Angeles, CA) aka Cimmaron, is a two-time Miss Exotic World winner. Following in her mother’s footsteps, Stephanie started her stripping career at age 15 in Kansas City, MO. Now living in L.A., she is an actress who has won many movie roles due to being an accomplished exotic dancer. She proudly played strippers in films such as, The Mambo Kings, Whore, Lost in the Pershing Point Hotel, and Danger Zone II: Reaper’s Revenge. She was also the “Singing Nurse” in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.
RUBY REVUE (Dallas, TX) The Ruby Revue celebrates the American traditions of live variety shows featuring award-winning burlesque tease. In 2014, The Ruby Revue won the prestigious title of “Best Troupe” at the Tournament of Tease in the Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas.  The Ruby Revue Showgirls have also won many titles individually making the Ruby Revue a true powerhouse of Texas Tease! Established in 2006, The Ruby Revue performed in clubs around Dallas before starting its run at the House of Blues Dallas, Texas in 2010, and then expanding to the House of Blues Houston in October of 2010.   As a group, the Ruby Revue has performed for at New York’s Lingerie Fashion Week, Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend and in the New Orleans Burlesque Festival.
EVA LA FEVA (Chicago, IL) Beginning her career focusing primarily on belly dance, Eva la Feva blends a variety of dance styles to create a unique brand of theatrical fusion dance/performance pieces. Eva la Feva has performed across the country with groups like the Beggar’s Carnivale (St. Louis), the Deadman’s Carnivale (Milwaukee), Musette’s Midnight Revue (Minneapolis, MN), and Columbia Alternacirque (South Carolina). Her festival credits include Show-Me Burlesque Festival (St. Louis, 2010, 2012, 2014), the Minneapolis Burlesque Festival (2013), and Diversitease (2014). While in Chicago, Eva is regular performer at Untitled and performs with Original Tease.
ANGI B LOVELY (Dallas, TX) is the 2012 Queen of Burlesque. She is a founding member of the award-winning burlesque troupe, The Lollie Bombs, which won Best Troupe of the Year in 2008 at the Texas Burlesque Festival and Troupe of the Year in 20o9 at Hod Rods and Heels. Angi is a frequent guest headliner for Viva Dallas, and is a member of the burlesque company, The Ruby Revue. In addition to her titillating striptease, Angi B. Lovely is an accomplished aerial artist, having performed in the New Orleans Burlesque Festival, the Dallas Burlesque Festival, and Show-Me Burlesque Festival. She has been recognized many times for her art, having won Audience Choice and Best Soloist at the Texas Burlesque Festival in 2010.