Queen of Burlesque
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2013
The Theater at Harrah’s New Orleans
This show 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 2012 Angi B Lovely.
The Queen of Burlesque is produced by Rick Delaup. The New Orleans Burlesque Festival jazz band is Matt Bell (bandleader/guitar), Doc Richards (drums), Jim Thornton (trumpet), Mike Jenner (sax), and Greg Schatz (upright bass).
|Master of Ceremonies VINCENT DRAMBUIE (Seattle, WA) Born and raised in Seattle Wa.Vincent Drambuie is living the dream. Traveling the world hosting burlesque shows is his bag. But his work doesn’t stop there. He is also a in demand public speaker,pinup contest host ,writer, voice over talent, car show host, and commercial spokesperson. He has appeared in commercials for the NBA,Gunniess beer and QVC. Vincent is very proud of his troop “Big Time Burlesque” out of Portland. Where the burlesque gals and their band Orcheste L’Pow pack them in at every show. Vincent is also a huge movie buff and collects vintage movie posters in his spare time. He is very excited to make his 3rd appearance at NOLABF. And plans to spend some of that time looking for his keys that he lost last year in the French Quarter.|
|Special Performance by ANGI B. LOVELY – Queen of Burlesque 2012 (Dallas, TX) 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.|
|Special Performance by CHRIS McDANIEL - Like a modern day Buffalo Bill Cody, Chris McDaniel brings the excitement of the Wild West to Bustout Burlesque. A world champion trick roper and holder of 2 world records with bullwhips, McDaniel mixes his skill, charm, comedy, and cowboy songs to make a little cowboy magic. He’s been seen internationally from Bali to Moscow to 5 star resorts in Mexico. He’s been on The Late Show with David Letterman, 2 national Broadway tours, and is a long time featured performer at the longest running off Broadway magic show, Monday Night Magic.|
|QUEEN OF BURLESQUE CONTESTANTS|
|HAVANA HURRICANE (Leeds, UK) the pint-sized pocket rocket hailing from over the pond. By name and by nature Havana Hurricane has been taking the UK’s burlesque scene by storm. Oozing with the sass and sex appeal of Hollywood Starlet’s past, the glitz of Vegas glamour and a vivacious take on bump ‘n’ grind she’ll be sure to blow you away.|
|RUBY JOULE (Austin, TX) has performed her award-winning acts all over the continent from Montreal to Las Vegas to Bourbon Street. Crowned “Best Debut” and “Most Classic” at the Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas, and awarded “Most Original,” “Best Costume,” and “Texas Performer of the Year,” in her home state, she is a founding member and co-producer of The Jigglewatts Burlesque in Austin, Texas. An avid student of both classic and neo burlesque. She’s studied with some of the greats including Joan Arline, Ellion Ness, Michelle L’Amour, Jo Weldon, and Catherine D’lish. Model, music video queen, film actress, and international burlesque sensation, there’s aren’t enough hours in the day for this lone starle! She’s “the gem you’d like to polish…”|
|DIXIE RAMONE (Rome, Italy) discovered the magical world of burlesque in 2007, and it was love at first sight. Her name derives from her favorite band, the Ramones, and it reflects her character: energetic, explosive, and rebellious! Dixie Ramone is a mixture of styles so different from one another that it makes her impossible to classify. With a passion for dancing, which is food for her soul, Dixie has studied everything from ballet to belly dance, to contemporary to tap. A variegated personality, multiplied by an insatiable curiosity, make Dixie a performer that will give you a taste of the exotic flavors as well as seasoned classics, with a good dose of inevitable and inescapable punk rock! Erotik, exotic, psychotik!|
|MISS ORCHID MEI (Denver, CO). Miss Orchid Mei (from the Chinese Mei li de Lan Hua meaning beautiful orchid) aspires to maintain the classic institution of burlesque while integrating traditional Chinese and Korean dances. She gravitates toward movements that embody beauty, grace, and class with subtle provocation and allegory. Her movements are not overtly sexual but they are quintessentially sensual, and if you pay attention, you may just get the hint!|
|MEDIANOCHE (NYC/Spain) has been described as appearing in the New York City burlesque scene “out of nowhere, fully formed, like Athena from the head of Zeus.” Born and raised in southern Spain, trained in flamenco and tango dance – she brings a recognizably unique flavor of tease to venues all over New York city. Medianoche has charmed audiences in New Orleans to Texas as a member of Dita Von Teese’s Strip Strip Hooray! cast; and dazzled Canada with the World Famous Pontani Sisters. She has also performed at the 3rd and 4th Annual New Orleans Burlesque Festival, the New York Burlesque Festival, Viva Las Vegas 15, and the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend.|
|THE STRAWBERRY SIREN (Melbourne, Australia) is known as the “Tarantino of Burlesque… Sexy & Dangerous!” Miss Strawberry Siren has been dazzling burlesque audiences both in Australia and overseas for the last 6 years. No stranger to the stage, Miss Strawberry has been performing since the tender age of 12 (yes… that’s 18 years in the spotlight!) Miss Strawberry draws on her extensive background in circus, theatre, and dance to provide a fresh and fancy take on burlesque that she likes to call Cirlesque!|
|CHARLOTTE TREUSE (New Orleans, LA) cut her teeth in the Pacific Northwest burlesque scene. where she has been connected to the resurgence of what is now the burgeoning burlesque scene of Portland, Oregon. As a founding member of Rose City Shimmy, and dance manager for Orchestre L’Pow! Charlotte soon was garnering national praise and has been seen across the country, performing for critically acclaimed conventions and festivals, including The New Orleans Burlesque Festival, The Burlesque Hall of Fame, Tease-O-Rama, Viva Las Vegas, Kansas City Burlesque Festival, Ink-N-Iron, and more. In 2012, she graced the cover of the book “It’s All That Glitters,” and was named by the Burlesque Bible as one of “the world’s brightest burlesque stars whose careers are set to sparkle over the next few years.”|
|HAZEL HONEYSUCKLE (New York City, NY) has been playing dress-up all her life. A childhood ballerina, she’s traded up to rhinestones and feathers, and has been charming audiences since 2009. She’s performed on stages all over NYC, and this summer she is performing at the Borgata in Atlantic City. She was a founding member of NYC’s only all-classic troupe , The Rhinestone Follies. She recently toured the American South with the Mason Dixon Burlesque Tour. Catch her cameo as Echo on the new Netflix series “House of Cards.” In 2012, she was crowned “Princess of Southern Exposure” at the Great Southern Exposure Pageant in Charlotte, NC. This “Delicate Flower” is one you don’t want to miss!|