JUST ANNOUNCED: Titans of Tease 2011

We are thrilled to reveal the lineup for the 54TH ANNUAL BURLESQUE REUNION SHOWCASE! On June 3, 2011 the gorgeous, 850-seat Orleans Showroom will play host to a once-in-a-lifetime lineup of legendary stripteasers–including venerated veterans of the ’40s, ’50s, ’60s & ’70s burlesque stage, many of whom have shimmied their way across America (and the world’s) finest stages for the better part of the last half-century!

An ode to vintage-style striptease in all its risque glory, the Reunion Showcase has its roots in the annual gatherings of dancers held by EDL (and Burlesque Hall of Fame) founder, Jennie Lee, beginning in 1957–a tradition we’re honored to uphold, in the form of a living, breathing, bump-and-grinding testament to burlesque “as it was.”

Scheduled to perform:
The Cosmic Queen...

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Learn from the Pros: 2011 Master Classes

For the fourth blockbuster year, the Burlesque Hall of Fame Finishing School offers rare, hands-on workshops with “Living Legends” of the art of Burlesque. These classes are a special opportunity to learn directly from seasoned performers and headliners, each of whom has her own  unique perspective on the art, and shares directly from her own experience.

Produced by the BurlyCon Burlesque Educational Convention, offerings are curated by Hall of Fame Co-Directors of Education, Jo “Boobs” Weldon (New York School of Burlesque) and Miss Indigo Blue (Seattle Academy of Burlesque), and in the past have included workshops with such notable stars as Big Fannie Annie (2009), Candy “Baby” Carmello (2010), Dee Milo (2009), Joan Arline (pictured at left, 2010), Marinka (2008), Satan’s Angel (2010),

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Movers, Shakers & Innovators 2011

We are pleased to offer yet another glimpse of the awesomeness that awaits #BHOF11 attendees, in the form of the “Who’s Who in Burly-Q” appearing in Thursday night’s MOVERS, SHAKERS & INNOVATORS Showcase. These acts have been specially selected for being unique, innovative, dazzling… and especially noteworthy. The creative forefront of modern burlesque? Right here.

So book your room, buy your tickets, and get ready to whet your appetite for world-class burlesque with an eye-popping array of neo-BQ superstars and innovative up-and-comers from around the globe.

Hosted by San Francisco’s Kingfish and Minneapolis’s Foxy Tann, the Innovators show features performances by New York’s Julie Atlas Muz (Miss Exotic World 2006) and Brooklyn NY’s Trixie Little, as well as:

Bee TinyTot (Tokyo, Japan)
C...

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Just Announced: 2011 Title Contenders

We’re thrilled to announce the lineup for s 21st annual Tournament of Tease. Dubbed “The Superbowl of Striptease” (Seattle Post-Intelligencer), “The Grand National–The Oscars–of burlesque striptease” (London Daily Telegraph) and “The world’s top showcase of international burlesque entertainers” (Las Vegas Sun), the Saturday night competition features top-flight entertainers from around the globe, all pursuing coveted specialty titles and their place among the Burlesque Hall of Fame’s 2011 royal court.

BEST DEBUT
Angelique DeVil (Portland, OR)
Charlotte Treuse (Portland, OR)
Ginger Valentine (Dallas, TX)
Imogen Kelly (Sydney, Australia)
Iva Handfull (Seattle, WA)
LouLou D’vil (Tampere, Finland)
Minnie Tonka (Brooklyn, NY)
Miss La Vida (Auckland, New Zealand)
Randi Rasc...

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Update: BHOF Weekend Legends Challenge

Special thanks to all of the performers and producers who answered our call for participants in the 2011 Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend Legends Challenge. We’ll be updating this list as new shows are added, so be sure to bookmark this page to find out if there’s an event happening near you.

PARTICIPATING PERFORMERS & EVENTS:

Minneapolis:
Friday, April 1st
The Underpants Show: A Tribute to Burlesque Legend Toni Elling
7:00pm & 10:00pm
Bryant Lake Bowl

Lili’s Burlesque Revue has been delighting audiences for the last seven years doing what they do best: hot jazz, bawdy comedy and vintage tease! In this very special edition of The Underpants Show – Lili’s pays tribute to stunning burlesque legend Toni Elling...

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