2013 Showcases

Movers, Shakers & Innovators
Thursday, May 30, 2013

Burlesque Hall of Weekend kicks off with a bang at MOVERS, SHAKERS & INNOVATORS featuring a dazzling array of fiercely original acts from the international forefront of modern burlesque. Get the party started right with cutting-edge performances from some of the brightest burlesque stars and up-and-coming talents! (We invite you to wear devil horns in honor of Sparkly Devil.)

Indigo Blue (Step-Down Performance, 2012)Scheduled to appear:
Dr. Tease (Toronto, Canada)
Gilbert de Moccos (Tokyo, Japan)
Iva Handfull (Seattle, Washington)
Jett Adore (Chicago, Illinois)
Lady Satan (San Francisco, California)
Little Motown (New York, New York)
Lolli Hoops (Boston, Massachusetts)
Nicky Ninedoors & Brother Keys (Vancouver, British Columbia)
Peggy de Lune (London, United Kingdom)
Raven Virginia & Miyuki Divine (Calgary, Alberta)
Sgt. Die Wies (Oakland, California)
Sparkly Devil (San Francisco, California) (Twinkletoes McGee will be performing a tribute act In Memoriam)
Sweet Soul Burlesque (Vancouver, British Columbia)
Trojan Original (Seattle, Washington)
Viva La Muerte (Chicago, Illinois)
Willow J (Melbourne, Australia)

And special step-down performances from:
BEST GROUP 2012, the Peek-A-Boo Revue (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
BEST BOYLESQUE 2012, Russell Bruner (Portland, Oregon)

With your host, the Burlesque Mayor of New York City, Jonny Porkpie (Brooklyn, NY)!


56th Annual Titans of Tease Reunion Showcase
Friday, May 31, 2013

The heart-and-soul of the Burlesque Hall of Fame and our Weekend event, the TITANS OF TEASE stars legendary stripteasers, “Vintage Vixens,” who made burlesque history shimmying their way across the finest stages in America and the world!

An ode to vintage-style striptease in all its risqué glory, the Reunion Showcase has its roots in the annual gatherings of dancers held by Exotic Dancers League (EDL), and Burlesque Hall of Fame founder Jennie Lee, beginning in 1957.

Scheduled to appear:
Delilah Jones (debut at BHoF)
Dusty Summers, The Nude Magician
The Untouchable Ellion Ness
Ezi Rider, Wicked & Wild (debut at BHoF)
Gina Bon Bon
Gypsy Louise
Haji, co-star of Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!
Holiday O’Hara, The Lady Who Loves to Love You
Kitten Natividad, Miss Nude Universe ’70 & ’71
Marinka, Queen of the Amazons
Tammi True, Miss Excitement
Tiffany Carter, Miss Nude Universe ’75
Val Valentine, The Queen of Hearts
Velvet Ice (debut at BHoF)

The evening also includes our 3rd Annual Walk of Fame, starring…
April March, The First Lady of Burlesque
Bic Carroll
Big Fannie Annie
Gabriella Maze (debut at BHoF)
Joy Dale (debut)
Judith Stein, The Lady Divine
Julie Mist (debut at BHoF)
Madame E (debut at BHoF)
Tai Ping
Toni Elling, The Duke’s Delight
The Insatiable, Viva La Fever

And we’ll announce our 2013 Legend of the Year!

Hosted by World Famous *BOB*, the Dream Come True Girl (New York, NY)!


23rd Annual Tournament of Tease
Saturday, June 1, 2013

Burlesque Hall of Fame is proud to present the 23rd Annual TOURNAMENT OF TEASE! A star-studded extravaganza of global burlesque talent, these performers represent the best and brightest of modern burlesque. This breath-taking night of glamour will culminate in the crowning of Miss Exotic World 2013, the Reigning Queen of Burlesque!

Scheduled to appear:

BEST DEBUT
Bella de Jac (Melbourne, Australia)
Coppelia Circus (Tokyo, Japan)
Di’ Lovely (San Diego, California)
Elektra Cute (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
Eliza DeLite (Leicester, United Kingdom)
Jessabelle Thunder (Los Angeles, California)
Lada Redstar (Sarajevo – Former Yugoslavia)
Lady Borgia (San Diego, California)
Laurie Hagen (London, United Kingdom)
Sina King (Melbourne, Australia)

BEST GROUP
The Dolls of Doom (Chicago, Illinois)
The Hoop Unit (San Diego, California)
The Sizzling Sirens (Sacramento, California)
Swing Time (Portland, Oregon)

BEST DUO
Kami Oh! & Bazuka Joe (Chicago, Illinois)
Lola Frost & Melody Mangler (Vancouver, British Columbia)
Sandria Dore & Russell Bruner (Portland, Oregon)
Villainy Loveless & Ruthe Ordare (Vancouver, British Columbia)

BEST BOYLESQUE
Mr. Gorgeous (New York, New York)
Paris Original (Seattle, Washington)
Ray Gunn (Chicago, Illinois)
Waxie Moon (Seattle, Washington)

MISS EXOTIC WORLD 2013, THE REIGNING QUEEN OF BURLESQUE
Burgundy Brixx (Vancouver, British Columbia)
Coco Lectric (Austin, Texas)
Cleo Viper (Milan, Italy)
Gin Minsky (Brooklyn, New York)
Kristina Nekyia (Los Angeles, California)
Lola Frost (Vancouver, British Columbia)
LouLou D’vil (Helsinki, Finland)
Midnite Martini (Denver, Colorado)
Minnie Tonka (Brooklyn, New York)
Sweetpea (Minneapolis, Minnesota)
Sydni Deveraux (Seattle, Washington)

And special step-down performances from
BEST DUO 2012, Jett Adore & Frenchie Kiss (Chicago, Illinois)

Melody Sweets and cast members of Absinthe (Las Vegas, NV)

In her farewell performance as the Reigning Queen of Burlesque, MISS EXOTIC WORLD 2012, Imogen Kelly (Sydney, Australia)!

With your mistress of ceremonies, Blanche DeBris (Las Vegas, NV)!


Icons and All Stars
Sunday, June 2, 2013

How do you top three days and nights of world-class burlesque? By bringing the house down with a cavalcade of inspirational icons and award-winning BHoF Weekend all-stars, performing a mix of their favorite signature acts, and stunning collaborations that will leave your jaw on the floor.

Scheduled to appear:
Dirty Martini, Miss Exotic World 2004
Hot Toddy, King of Boylesque 2009
Indigo Blue, Miss Exotic World 2011
Kitten DeVille, Miss Exotic World 2002
Michelle L’amour, Miss Exotic World 2005
Perle Noire, Best Debut (2008) & Most Dazzling (2012)
Roxi D’Lite, Miss Exotic World 2010
The Stage Door Johnnies, Best Group 2011
Catherine D’Lish, Miss Exotic World 1992 & 1994
Jo “Boobs” Weldon, Sassy Lassy 2012

And featuring Legends of Burlesque…
Camille 2000, The Girl for Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow, The Cosmic Queen of Burlesque
Shannon Doah, The Good Bad Girl

And the 2013 Sassy Lassy Awards honorees!

Hosted by Foxy Tann (Minneapolis, MN) and Kingfish (San Francisco, CA)!