Queen of Burlesque
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 2016
The Civic Theatre 510 O’Keefe Ave, New Orleans, LA 70113 (504) 272-0865
Showtime 8:00pm, doors at 7:00pm *Show Starts Promptly*
This showcase accompanied entirely by a live traditional jazz band!
Reserved seating. No photography allowed during the show.
The Queen of Burlesque is a competition among the world’s sexiest, talented, and glamorous burlesque dancers. Focused on classic and traditional burlesque, each contestant performs a striptease with the accompaniment of a live traditional jazz band. A panel of celebrity judges selects the title-holder who will be crowned by Queen of Burlesque 2015, Miss Stormy Gayle.
The Queen of Burlesque is produced by Rick Delaup. The bandleader is Jim Thornton.
|Master of Ceremonies NAUGHTY PIERRE (Denver, CO) produces & emcees Burlesque shows thrice a week at Lannie’s Clocktower Cabaret in Denver, CO, working side by side with Miss Exotic World 2014, Midnite Martini. He is currently in his third year touring with Deschutes Brewery’s “Beerlesque: Tastings & Tassels”, a nationwide series of events, and he also produces the Burlesque Hall of Fame’s “Icons & All-Stars” show each year in Las Vegas. In addition to Burlesque gigs, Pierre also landed one-episode roles on “Breaking Bad”, “The Soprano’s”, and “America’s Most Wanted”. Once, in Amsterdam, he was paid to fake-vomit on a Dutch supermodel for a weird “Gotcha!” TV show. That is a true story.|
|PERFORMANCE BY QUEEN OF BURLESQUE 2015! MISS STORMY GAYLE (New Orleans, LA) is originally from New Orleans, 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 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.
|ELI ROSE (New Orleans, LA) “The Debonaire Mystic,” is a New Orleans based sword swallower, palm reader, sideshow performer and boylesque performer. He’s the cofounder The Little Top Circus and Medicine Show, New York’s most raucous turn-of-the-century revivalist tent show and Montreal’s Debonaire & Derriere production duo. He’s currently a member of both Bustout Burlesque and Bad Girls of Burlesque at House of Blues New Orleans, peddling his own brand of dashing death defiance!|
|ANAIS ST. JOHN (New Orleans, LA) Elegant and seductive, Anaïs St. John is a singer whose daunting stage presence sends sensual shivers up the spines of audiences in venues both intimate and grand. A native New Orleanian and daughter of jazz alto saxaphonist Marion Brown, this Creole songstress is a seasoned performer deft at jazz, opera and musical theater. Anaïs can currently be seen every Friday and Saturday night as the featured performer at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans 8 Block Kitchen & Bar.|
|QUEEN OF BURLESQUE CONTESTANTS|
|MINXIE MIMIEUX (Dallas, TX) She is known for her sensuous feline-style, and classic bumps and grinds! She is an international showgirl and centerfold cover model. She’s a producer in Dallas, and also the designer and creator of GLAMOURPUSS by Minxie, an elaborate, and hand crafted accessories line designed for showgirls and brides! She is the Texan Tigress of Tease, Minxie Mimieux!|
|HAZEL HONEYSUCKLE (NYC, NY) Hazel Honeysuckle is NYC’s “Delicate Flower”, an international burlesque starlet who has been playing dressup all her life. As a dancer, singer, model, costumer and actress, she performs all over New York City, the US, and abroad. She is a core member of Wasabassco, The BURLESQUE Show at the Borgata in Atlantic City, and also performs regularly at The Slipper Room. She was named 1st runnerup at the New Orleans Burlesque Festival in 2015, and has toured with Twirly Whirly BurlyQ and Mason Dixie Burlesque, as well as solo touring in Europe. Catch her cameos as Echo on the Netflix series “House of Cards” and the second season of “Orange is the New Black.”|
|RAQUEL REED (New York, NY) Raquel Reed “The Puerto Rican Jessica Rabbit” ! known for her serious hips and lips,this spanish beauty is sure to make your blood boil! She performs full time in NYC at Duane Park,Slipper Room,and her own burlesque show Black Rose Burlesque. She is a world traveling showgirl who has appeared in New Zealand, Singapore, Canada, Autralia, and Finland just to name a few! She also teaches makeup for the New York school of Burlesque and booking classes for Bikini bootcamp for up and coming performers.|
|BETSY BOTTOM DOLLAR (Victoria, Canada) Armed with a powerhouse personality and devastating vocals, Betsy Bottom Dollar is a force to be reckoned with. Raised by a wild pack of drag queens, Betsy learned early that bigger is better: attitude…ego…hair. Since 2008, she has been a member of the Cheesecake Burlesque Revue as a performer, producer, choreographer, and co-emcee. This fierce-fatale tours regularly with her Cheesecake Sisters to fabulous theatres throughout Western Canada and has brought her own brand of sass to festivals all over North America including New Orleans, New York, and Las Vegas. A splash of diva, a smash of drag-queen, and a crash of heavy metal; she’s a woman who will give you her 2 cents… whether you want it or not.|
|HAVANA HURRICANE (United Kingdom) Hailing all the way from the UK, Havana Hurricane is the shimmy shakin’, earth quakin’ whirlwind guaranteed to blow you away. Havana is an international burlesque performer who has graced stages throughout Europe, Australia, Canada and the USA. A true force of nature Havana Hurricane was voted in 21st Century Burlesque Magazine’s ‘Top 50 Burlesque Industry Figures’ and the ‘Top 10 UK Burlesque Performers’ in both 2014 and 2015. With a vivacious take on good ol’ fashioned bump ‘n’ grind Havana Hurricane is one of the UK’s most established and in demand artists.|
|PUSS-N-BOOTS (NYC, NY) An award winning International burlesque artist and model who is bound to entertain you with her high kicks, perfect pout and dynamic body that just oozes sex appeal. “Slicker then liquid eyeliner,” this blue eyed beauty was dubbed in London as one of “The United States best exports”. Puss-N-Boots is a raven haired vixen from the south who’s trotted across the globe bringing audiences everywhere to their knees with the bump and grind, the splits, the kicks, the shimmy, the twirl and, of course, the strip! One of the hardest working girls in showbiz, this Joan Collins look alike, 2015 KC Burlesque Queen performs regularly in NYC with Wasabassco, The Slipper Room, Nurse Bettie, Lumos, The Cutting Room and Hotel Chantelle.|
|LOU LOU LA DUCHESSE DE RIERE (Montreal, Canada) is Montreal’s answer to real royalty.The dancing sensation from the Mohawk nation has been performing her brand of balls to the wall burlesque for over a decade. She is an internationally recognized performer who has performed in New York , New Orleans, Chicago, Detroit and Las Vegas.|