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 non-binary, asexual, pansexual, heterosexual, intersex, polyamorous, polyglotonous, girls, bois, little monsters, queens, kings, other nobility, the bourgeoisie, the rabble, the gentry, their allies, and the people who love them.
Celebrate every beautiful color of the rainbow! Join us!
Tickets at http://tbgs.brownpapertickets.com/
General Admission Ticket: $15
includes access to the event (doors open at 9pm).
Photo Opp Ticket: $25
includes General Admission plus access to the post-show photo pop area with Yara Sofia and members of the cast.
VIP Ticket: $55
includes reserved seating in front, complimentary Pearl Vodka cocktails during the Meet-n-Greet Reception at 8pm, Post-Show Photo Opp access, and goodie bag.
VIP Meet-n-Greet Reception at 8pm; General Admission Doors at 9pm; Show at 10pm; Dance Party and Photo Opp with the cast until 1am!
The Big Gay* Soirée Cast:
Yara Sofia of RuPaul’s Drag Race
Lola Van Ella
Tila Von Twirl
Ms. B LaRose
Kenadie St James
Produced by Van Ella Productions, Glitterbomb Productions, and Hi Point Entertainment
A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Metro Trans Umbrella Group (MTUG)
Made possible by Pearl Vodka, Vital VOICE, State Farm Agent Toni Smith, and other generous partners
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 will also be classes taught by world class burlesque educators at Van Ella Studios, St. Louis’ first and only boutique burlesque and variety school, and Mynx Academy of Pole Dance. Show-Me Burlesque promises to bring a thrilling weekend of fabulous and exciting entertainment and education to a wide and diverse audience. Don’t miss your chance to be a part of history!
Join us for the St. Louis event of the year!
REGISTER HERE! http://showmeworkshops.brownpapertickets.com/
Join us on the dancefloor and in the classroom for a variety of some of the most saught-after workshops led by professional performers and instructors from all over the world! All classes will take place at VAN ELLA STUDIOS and MYNX ACADEMY OF POLE DANCE.
Featuring amazing special guest gogo dancers from Jeezy’s Juke Joint: A Black Burly-Q Revue!
Essence Revealed (Brooklyn)
The first 50 people to arrive will be entered into a raffle for FREE tickets to The Alley Cat Revue 10 Year Anniversary Show!
Presented by Lola van Ella and Jeez Loueez in association with Kristen Goodman
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.
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 the city for the fourth year in a row. Starring Lola van Ella, The Stage Door Johnnies, Jeez Loueez, Frenchie Kiss, Lady Jack, The Bon Bons, all their favorite Beggars, many out of town special guest burlesque artists, aerialists and more, plus our beloved Three Penny Orchestra!
The audience will be amazed by the largest and most lavish spectacle of grand proportions. A non-stop frenzy of all encompassing, sensory over-loading, interactive mischief featuring some of our most beloved acts, wild routines, and an overwhelming sextacular of vaudevillian mayhem. A night of huge performances pieces, non-stop surprises, award winning performances, foot stomping music, and more fun than you can believe, beautifully crammed into one magical night. We aim to entertain and invite you to join us for one of the largest parties of the year!
Come see the Acts of Daring!
and so much more!
Featuring all your favorite Beggars!
Lola van Ella
The Bon Bons
Venus in Flames
and many more!
And VERY SPECIAL GUESTS!
The award winning Stage Door Johnnies – Ray Gunn, Bazuka Joe and Jett Adore!
Eva la Feva!
-Plus, Live music and original songs from the Three Penny Orchestra and special musical guests!
-Dance Party with Monsieur Shawn Gaston!
-Champagne Toast at Midnight with the Beggars!
-Rue de Risque: Featuring tons of carnival games, sideshow performers, dancers, peep show, photo booth, and more!
Featuring performers Greta Garter, Reverend T Shanks, hooch dancers, and so many more!
-A delicious midnight appetizer buffet!
-Random acts of delightful insanity all night long!
-HUGE countdown surprises!
-Great New Year’s drink specials!
Doors and party start at 9pm and goes till 3am
$69 ticket includes show, dance party, champagne toast, carnival tickets and appetizer buffet. (This ticket does not guarantee seating, but we will do our best to maximize the amount of seating available and will be adding seats as the ticket reservations come in)
And back by popular demand, a very limited, small amount of VIP tables are available. Tables are right up front, at the center of the action and include a bottle of champagne with every table of 4, party favors, and a special New Year’s photo with members of the Beggar’s Carnivale.
A table of 4 is $350*
*Tables start with 4, and cannot include more than 4 people per table. For parties larger than 4, other tables can be added.
Saturday, December 13, 2014
at The Blue Note
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 of legal age! Step right up to the sexiest, strangest, wildest show on earth! A gypsy carnival, a one-ring circus, a villainous vaudeville, a bawdy bordello, a manic music hall, and an unforgettable night of entertainment awaits you! Devilish Dancing! High flying! Fire Eating! Amazing Magic and so much more! The Beggar’s Carnivale is a vaudvillian silent circus, combining elements of traditional circus arts, gypsy folk and rock ‘n roll. Filled with wonderment and spectacle, it has been described as “Cirque du Soleil on a whiskey bender”.
Van Ella Productions is bringing elements of the Beggar’s Carnivale and Show Me Burlesque together to create a one night only, sextacular revue for the Blue Note!
with DJ Monsieur Shawn Gaston
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