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
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
:: Show-Me Burlesque ::
Van Ella Studios
2646 Cherokee Street
St. Louis, MO 63118
BY POPULAR DEMAND!!! The class that has everyone ready to pop, wobble, werk, and wine is BACK!!!
***This high-energy ass intensive is not for the faint of heart! Fusing the sensuality of burlesque with the sharp attitude of hip hop, this class will focus on isolations, footwork, and of course…THE BOOTY! Class begins with a warm up and stretch and moves into a fun combination of pop, lock, and dropping your favorite asset. Some dance experience is recommended.
***What to bring/wear: Wear comfortable, form-fitting clothing in which you can easily move. Tennis shoes and booty shorts recommended.
–About Jeez Loueez- The Powerhouse of the Midwest–
Jeez Loueez is an award-winning burlesque performer, actor, emcee, and instructor in St. Louis known as “The Honey Badger of Burlesque” and “The Powerhouse of the Midwest”! A lethal combination of drama, hilarity, and killer kinetics, Jeez is known for consistently bring audiences to their feet! She’s the 2012 (and first African-American) Miss Viva Las Vegas, the 2013 Shimmy Showdown Champion, and the Reigning 2014 Southern Fried Burlesque Queen. Since 2010 Jeez Loueez has been voted as one of the TOP 50 Burlesque Industry Figures coming in at #39, #31, #27, #18! Jeezy has produced the sold-out hit show Jeezy’s Juke Joint: A Black Burly-Q Revue in Chicago/St. Louis, The 8th Degree, and most recently LEZ DANCE with Lola Van Ella & Kristen Goodman, a monthly LGBT lady-loving dance party in the burgeoning neighborhood of Cherokee Street in STL. Never one to rest for too long she frequently tours with The Beggar’s Carnivale and Foxy Tann and the Wham Bam Thank You Ma’ams, teaches at Van Ella Studios, and has taught her popular Twerkshops across the country from Burlycon Seattle to Chicago to Virginia!
Lots coming up in the land of Jeez Loueez- The Powerhouse of the Midwest!!! And a whole lot more being added for 2015.
In addition to burlesque performance I’m also available to emcee your event, gogo dance, tap dance, sing, and to teach you how to do some stuff with your butt. xo
Fri October 17th- 7th Annual Mynx Pole Dance Extravaganza at 2720 Cherokee
Sat October 25th- The Beggar’s Carnivale Presents: Le Maison de Decadence
Sun October 26th- Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School St. Louis featuring Greta Garter
Sun October 26th- Super Happy Funtime Burlesque live at the Crack Fox
October 27-November 1st- On Tour with Super Happy Funtime Burlesque
Monday October 27th- NEW SESSION STARTS AT Van Ella Studios
Fri November 7th- LEZ DANCE! ’90s RAGE Friday Nov 7
Sat November 8th- Twerk and Jerk at VES
Sat November 8th- Hypnosis and Burlesque with Brian Madrid at Stratford Inn
November 14-16- Humboldt, CA- Humboldt Burlesque Expo
Mon November 17th- L.A.- Monday Night Tease! (Tito Bonito’s Birfday Show!)
This fall Van Ella Studios has added new classes, plus we’re bringing back Dramatic Stage Make-Up with Siren!!
If you’ve been curious about burlesque, want to become a stronger dancer and performer, looking to add new skills to your repertoire, want to find a new, exciting way to get fit, or just take a great dance class with other adults, you have come to the right place!
Van Ella Studios is a one-of-a-kind, boutique dance school, featuring a wide variety of classes and workshops for every level of student. We pride ourselves on a friendly, fun atmosphere and a knowledgeable staff to make your dance experience a fulfilling one.
Our focus is not only on comprehensive burlesque education, but a diverse variety of other dance and fitness disciplines, including ballet, belly dance, and jazz. We also offer classes to spice up your love life, the stage, and the dance floor.
Van Ella Studios has some of the most talented instructors in the area! Our staff is not only knowledgeable, but are also working performers, which gives them a unique and specialized perspective. VES has been featured in the Post-Dispatch, Show Me St. Louis, Alive Magazine’s A-List, Vital Voice, the Patch, and AOL’s City’s Best, and we are the only boutique burlesque school in the metropolitan area. Come and see what we’re all about!
6-7pm Burlesque 3/Advanced
7-8pm Burlesque Basics
6-9pm Exotic Rhythms (Drop-Ins Welcome)
6-7pm Burlesque Basics
7-8pm Burlesque 4/Solo Development
8-9pm- Modern Burlesque Movement
6-7pm Ballet Basics (Drop-Ins Welcome)
7-8pm CardioTease (Drop-Ins Welcome)
8-9pm Burlesque 2/Intermediate
9-10pm Swingin’ Out: Intro to Swing Dancing (4 WEEKS, Drop-Ins Welcome)
6-7pm Give What You Can Dance Jam (Drop-Ins Welcome)
2-3pm Dramatic Stage Make-Up (4 WEEKS, Drop-Ins Welcome)
Burlesque 101 (Sept 6th & 27th, Oct 18th)
Twerk and Jerk (Sept 2nd and Oct 7th)
REGISTRATION IS OPEN!!!