Kay Sera, APR; The Burlesque Hall of Fame
BURLESQUE HALL OF FAME CELEBRATES 50 YEARS OF TEASE
25th Annual “Miss Exotic World” Competition and 58th Annual “Titans of Tease” Showcase Highlight Four-Day Event on the Art, Heart and History of the Bump & Grind
February 24, 2015 –Las Vegas, NV–The Burlesque Hall of Fame celebrates its 50th anniversary at the museum’s annual Weekender event, featuring four days and nights of shows, classes and programs, Thursday, June 4–Sunday, June 7 at The Orleans Hotel & Casino Las Vegas.
This year’s Weekender marks the Silver Anniversary of the “Tournament of Tease: Miss Exotic World” competition, the world’s longest-running and most prestigious burlesque event, as well as the 58th annual “Titans of Tease” showcase, featuring vintage-style striptease from the legends who made it famous.
“The BHoF Weekender is not only an incredible showcase of the world’s best burlesque performers, it’s also a family reunion,“ says Reigning Miss Exotic World Midnite Martini and chair of the organization’s Legends Challenge Committee. “We bring dozens of burlesque legends to Las Vegas to perform, to teach, to connect with the new generation and to reconnect with friends from ‘back in the day.’”
Dustin Wax, BHoF Executive Director, adds, “The Weekender is a fundraiser not only to preserve, share and grow the collection that Jenny Lee and Dixie Evans began and stewarded, but to build the burlesque community and fanbase to ensure the art’s future as a valid, viable performance form.”
- Thursday’s Movers, Shakers and Innovators show features international performances from burlesque’s cutting-edge
- Friday’s 58th “Titans of Tease” Reunion brings together classic stars from burlesque’s heyday, showcasing vintage-style striptease
- Saturday’s 25th Annual Tournament of Tease puts the world’s top burlesque entertainers in competition for best debut, small group, large group and boylesque categories, and for the coveted title “Miss Exotic World,” the Reigning Queen of Burlesque
- Sunday’s All-Stars & Icons gala rounds out the weekend with a spectacular line-up of inspirational icons and BHoF titleholders past and present, including the largest gathering of Miss Exotic Worlds in history
Tickets are on sale NOW.
The Burlesque Hall of Fame is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to preserve, celebrate and inspire the art of burlesque.
Note: Validated members of the press can request no-cost admission; requests must be submitted by May 22, 2015. Please see the BHoF Weekend Press Policy for more information.