All posts tagged: lola van ella

St. Louis PRIDE June 24th- The Big Gay* Soirée!

St. Louis! A brand new PRIDE tradition is sashaying its way into town, and it’s grander, glitzier, and gayer* than you could ever imagine! Inclusive and welcoming to every flavor of the rainbow and the people who love them, The Big Gay* Soirée is an eye-popping, panty-dropping, heart-stopping spectacle that will have you over the rainbow and under the influence in no time flat! An unbelievable, theatrical, and expertly curated PRIDE party that has something for every lady, gentleman, boi and grrl. The creative minds behind “Spectaculaire” “Glitterbomb Productions”, “The Vertical Sideshow”, “Jeezy’s Juke Joint” and “Lez Dance” have combined their fab forces to create a majestic and otherworldly PRIDE event like no other. The Big Gay* Soirée is presented by Pearl Vodka and features award-winning and well known acts in drag (including Yara Sofia from RuPaul’s Drag Race!), aerial, acrobatics, burlesque, and the best in high energy dance music for an unmistakable, non-stop night celebrating the whole spectrum of life and love! *Inclusive and all encompassing of gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans, queer, genderqueer, gender …

7th Annual Show-Me Burlesque & Vaudeville Festival returns to St. Louis May 19th-21st!

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 …

LEZ DANCE- Pussy Control! *TONIGHT* at 2720 Cherokee- St. Louis

Calling all sex kittens and frisky felines… In September, LEZ DANCE is all about CATS. Wear your best kitteh costumes and feline fashion, and dance the night away to DJ Irene G on the ones and twooooooze! Gorgeous go-gos take the stage to provide you with eye candy all night!!! Featuring amazing special guest gogo dancers from Jeezy’s Juke Joint: A Black Burly-Q Revue! Essence Revealed (Brooklyn) Po’Chop (Chicago) RedBone (Minneapolis) The first 50 people to arrive will be entered into a raffle for FREE tickets to The Alley Cat Revue 10 Year Anniversary Show! https://www.facebook.com/events/1600965200167056/ LEZ DANCE is designed with lezzies in mind, but ALL are welcome!#lezbefrenz $5 Admission at the door #whatadeal Doors at 9pm, 21+ Presented by Lola van Ella and Jeez Loueez in association with Kristen Goodman

Jeez Loueez joins The Van Ella Band on The Wanderlust Tour 2015

Saturday July 18th- LEXINGTON, KY- Cosmic Charlie’s Friday July 24th- LOGANSPORT, IN- The State Theatre Saturday July 25th- CINCINNATI, OH- Bogart’s The Wanderlust Tour An enticing and enchanting mix of blues, jazz, pop and rock all done in a sultry theatrical cabaret style and accompanied by thrilling live performances. A truly engaging and unique evening of entertainment. The Van Ella Band is an exciting new project created by St. Louis musicians Andy Hainz and Dustin Sholtes (band leaders for Spectaculaire, The Beggar’s Carnivale, and members of numerous bands and orchestras) and Lola van Ella, international and award winning burlesque performer, singer, and emcee. Together, they have created an original project with a mix of original songs, and cleverly arranged covers. Along with Lola’s witty banter and teaming up with burlesque and variety performers to interpret the music for the stage show, The Wanderlust Tour is a scintillating mix of rock concert, cabaret, theater, jazz club performance art, with each show being a one-night-only affair.

Spectaculaire! A Grand New Year’s Eve! (St. Louis, MO)

Van Ella Productions Presents: Spectaculaire! A Grand New Year’s Ball! At the Casa Loma Ballroom, December 31st, 9pm From the producers that bring you the largest burlesque, vaudeville and variety productions in St. Louis; including The Beggar’s Carnivale, The Show Me Burlsque Festival and The Shimmy Showdown, comes a New Year’s Eve party like no other! Ladies and Gentlemen! Boys and Girls of legal age! We invite you and yours to come on in, to an unparalleled soiree of beauty and sin! A scintillating burlesque spectacle, a modern day music hall, a one-ring circus, a villainous vaudeville, a bawdy bordello, and an unforgettable night of entertainment await you! After 4 years of sold out shows at the beautiful and historic Casa Loma Ballroom, one of the largest New Year’s Eve celebrations in St. Louis, and taking their hit show all over the world, the producers of this acclaimed company are thrilled to take some of their favorite and largest acts from around the country and turn it into the most exciting New Year’s Party in …

Fire Ball Masquerade in Columbia, MO at The Blue Note THIS SATURDAY December 13th!

The Blue Note Presents FIRE BALL BALL MASQUERADE! A burlesque & vaudeville circus spectacular! starring: BEGGAR’S CARNIVALE and SHOW-ME BURLESQUE Saturday, December 13, 2014 Doors 7:30PM at The Blue Note Tickets $10 On Sale Friday, Nov. 14 at 10am⇢ http://goo.gl/daAOLG WHAT IS FIRE BALL MASQUERADE?? Since the The Blue Note was built in 1927, the historic stage has hosted the breathtaking stunts of magicians, the humor and wit of vaudeville performers, and so much more! In celebration of bygone days of entertainment, for one night, Saturday December 13th, the Blue Note will transform back to it’s roots for a one-time only show called Fire Ball Masquerade! – A Burlesque and Vaudeville Variety Show. Join us for a mystical, titilating, breathtaking and riotious night of the Midwest’s best acrobats, jugglers, magicians, comedians, and burlesque dancers. Be dazzled and wowed by the seductive shenanigans of St. Louis’ BEGGAR’S CARNIVALE. Ladies and gentlemen, dress to impress and prepare to be wowed and aroused…this is the Fire Ball Masquerade! WHO IS BEGGAR’S CARNIVALE?? Ladies and Gentlemen! Boys and Girls …