Back In A Big Way

It's safe to say that the almost-lost art of burlesque can be taken off the endangered list, at least in St. Louis. You can find a burlesque show almost any weekend in any number of venues — its current popularity may outstrip that of its glory days. How far has the bump and grind come the past few years? Lola Van Ella's Show-Me Burlesque Festival returns for a second year with more performers hailing from more exotic locales doing five shows in three nights (Thursday, May 12, through Saturday, May 14) at multiple venues throughout the city — and Friday night's show goes down at the prestigious Sheldon Concert Hall (3648 Washington Boulevard; www.showmeburlesque.com). The Sheldon show will be accompanied by a live band and stars twenty gorgeous performers hailing from LA, Chicago and right here in St. Louis — don't miss New Orleans' Perle Noire (pictured) presenting her tribute to burlesque legend Josephine Baker. Friday's show starts at 9 p.m., and single tickets are $20 to $30; there are various ticket packages available for $50 to $100 that include admission to multiple shows and various extras.
Fri., May 13, 2011

 
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Lola van Ella
Lola van Ella

Such an amazing evening. One for the history books! Thanks so much for the write up, Paul!

Jeezy
Jeezy

One of the best nights of my life! Perle Noire is a true entertainer!

 
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