Show-Me Burlesque is a 3 day festival dedicated to glitz, glam, breathtaking talent, spectacular productions, and fabulous burlesque, vaudeville, circus, and variety entertainment from every gender and from around the world! St. Louis has a rich and diverse burlesque and vaudeville history from the brilliant talent of Josephine Baker, to the heyday of Gaslight Square, where The Smothers Brothers, Phyllis Diller and Barbara Streisand got their start, and to Evelyn West and the infamous Stardust and Grand Burlesque theaters where she and many other famous burlesque dancers performed. Show-Me Burlesque is thrilled to bring St. Louis burlesque to its former grandeur with a sexy new makeover. Lola van Ella, St. Louis’ own award winning burlesque grand dame and passionate producer, along with an amazing creative and technical team, is proud to bring all of her favorite elements of theater, spectacle, glamour, and vaudeville, to showcase the best talent in the world in what is Missouri’s first ever burlesque festival and now, the largest of its kind in the Midwest. In addition to four different shows, there …
2016 is shaping up to be one hell of a year in #BadgerNation! I’m honored to be headlining and/or emceeing and teaching at a few festivals across the country throughout the year. 5/12-15 DENVER Fierce: International Queer Burlesque Festival 5/19-21 ST LOUIS Show-Me Burlesque Festival 6/2-5 LAS VEGAS Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend– Miss Exotic World Pageant 7/28-31 DALLAS Texas Queerlesque Festival 8/11-13 BOSTON Alterna-TEASE: The New England Neo-Burlesque Festival 9/16-18 NEW ORLEANS The Roux: A Spicy Brown Burlesque Festival There are so many wonderful events happening throughout the rest of the year, including more Jeezy’s Juke Joint events, conquering Pride events in Chicago AND St. Louis, and roadtripping with Foxy Tann and the Wham Bam Thank You Ma’am’s. If you’d like to add a little honey badger to your events or productions please visit my contact page! (Photo by Wijadi Jodi at Minneapolis Burlesque Festival 2015)
Coming up in the land of Jeez Loueez- The Honey Badger of Burlesque! 4/16 NASHVILLE DDP: Jeezy’s Juke Joint: A Black BurlyQ Revue 4/19 CHICAGO April 19: Lady Jack Cabaret (We’ve Jack’d the Clipper) 4/20 CHICAGO Misstress Mister Junior‘s Green Queen Spring Fling at Stage 773 4/20 CHICAGO (Late night) No-Tell Cabaret at Debonair Social Club 4/21 CHICAGO The Drifter Chicago (7pm & 10pm) 4/22 LOGANSPORT, IN The Van Ella Band at State Theatre 4/23 CHICAGO Spectaculaire! at Uptown Underground 4/25 CHICAGO Salonathon at Beauty Bar 4/26 CHICAGO The 2016 Illinois Burlypicks 4/29 DES MOINES, IA BADASSERY | Fearless Burlesque and Entertainment 4/30 CHICAGO The Naughty Little Cabaret at Original Mother’s 5/6 ST LOUIS LEZ DANCE! 2nd Anniversary Celebration! at 2720 Cherokee 5/12-14 DENVER Fierce: International Queer Burlesque Festival 5/19-22 ST LOUIS Show-Me Burlesque Festival FOR BOOKING INQUIRIES PLEASE USE THIS CONTACT FORM
I am so thrilled to present this awesome hosting reel made by Brian Peters! Includes snippets of songs, jokes, stalling, performer intros, and more! Need a sassy, professional, entertaining emcee to steer your event? Look no further than Jeez Loueez! Please CONTACT for more information. ENJOY!