2016 Colorado Burlesque Festival

Photo Courtesy of the Colorado Burlesque Festival on Facbook

Thursday, July 7 ushers in the glitter train of glamour that is the 7th Annual Colorado Burlesque Festival. The festival is a celebration of all things related to the art-of-the-tease with performances by burlesque legends of past and present.

This year’s headliners include Colorado’s own Gail Winns and Canada’s Judith Stein, who will tread the boards once again, bringing their legendary talent to the historic stage at the Paramount Theater. Also appearing as headliners will be some of burlesque and boylesque’s top performers who are making their own paths towards becoming legends. Trixie Little, the Reigning Queen of Miss Exotic World 2016 , who won over the world with her “a-peeling” act in Las Vegas’ Burlesque Hall of Fame, and Bazuka Joe of Chicago’s Stage Door Johnnies will be headlining alongside Denver’s own versatile vixen, Vivienne VaVoom.

With performances ranging from classic to neo-burlesque, from funny to sultry, the Colorado Burlesque Festival is the weekender you don’t want to miss. Read on for information about all five shows lined up to get your tassels twirling.

 

Thursday’s Opening Night Gala

2016 Colorado Burlesque Festival

Headliner Vivienne VaVoom. Photo courtesy of Colorado Burlesque Festival.

Where: Lannie’s Clocktower Cabaret

When: July 7 at 7:30 p.m.

Cost: $25

Low Down: Join Colorado’s own Lola Spitfire and Gezelle Za Belle as The Evilettes: The Infamous Go-Go Dancing Super Vixens from Outerspace, as they tantalizingly take you through the first evening of performances in the kick-off show that takes it off.

 

Thursday’s Late Show Shimmy

2016 Colorado Burlesque Festival.

Headliner Bazuka Joe. Photo courtesy of Colorado Burlesque Festival.

Where: Lannie’s Clocktower Cabaret

When: July 7 at 11 p.m.

Cost: $20

Low Down: Stay up late with Mustang Monroe for the show that will shimmy its way into your heart and make you scream for more, more, more.

 

Friday’s VIP Intimate Showcase

2016 Colorado Burlesque Festival

Headliner and legend, Judith Stein. Photo courtesy of Colorado Burlesque Festival.

Where: Lannie’s Clocktower Cabaret

When: July 8 at 7:30 p.m.

Cost: $60

Low Down: Come see the headliners and more amazing talent at the VIP show hosted by sexy songstress Sofia Soubrette.

 

Friday’s Late Night Naughty Nightcap

2016 Burlesque Festival

Headliner and legend, Gail Winns. Photo courtesy of Colorado Burlesque Festival.

Where: Lannie’s Clocktower Cabaret

When: July 8 at 11 p.m.

Cost: $35

Low Down: Fanny Fitztightlee will have you laughing your way through act after act of sparkling, live, late-night theater with performances by some of the best burlesque and boylesque acts in the U.S.

 

Saturday’s Colorado Burlesque Festival Spectacular

2016 Burlesque Festival

Headliner, Trixie Little. Photo courtesy of Colorado Burlesque Festival.

Where: The Paramount Theater – 1621 Glenarm Place – Denver

When: July 9th at 7:30 p.m.

Cost: $25 to $60

Low Down: Naughty Pierre hosts the spectacular spectacle that is CBF’s big show at the historic Paramount Theater. You will be amazed by performances from each headliner as well as a multitude of phenomenal acts hailing from San Francisco to Baltimore and everything in between.

Colorado Burlesque Festival is an annual celebration of all that burlesque has to offer in its glittery, sequin and rhinestone glory. Each show is packed with stage-worthy talent that exhibits a unique take on what burlesque and boylesque has come to represent, every body is beautiful and everybody uniquely expresses their art to the delight of audiences. There will also be classes on burlesque performance, etiquette and more offered throughout the weekend as well as a brunch on Sunday at Crave from noon to 2 p.m. For more information, check out the Colorado Burlesque Festival online. You don’t want to miss this four-day festival full of fancy frivolity and spectacularly sexy entertainment.

Author’s Note: The author is currently employed at Lannie’s Clocktower Cabaret.

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