2016 Showcases

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Thursday, June 2, 2016 – Movers, Shakers & Innovators Showcase

Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend kicks off with a bang with the Movers, Shakers and Innovators Showcase, featuring a dazzling array of fiercely original acts from the international forefront of modern burlesque. These cutting-edge performances will put you on the edge of your seat!

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And special step-down performances from:

  • BEST LARGE GROUP 2015, Jenny Rocha and Her Painted Ladies (Brooklyn, New York)
  • BEST BOYLESQUE 2015,  Matt Finish (Tucson, Arizona)

With your hosts, the Carny Preacher, Armitage Shanks (Seattle, Washington) and the Showgirl Scholar, Sailor St. Claire (Seattle, Washington)!

Friday, June 3, 2016 – 59th Annual Titans of Tease Showcase

We are thrilled to reveal the lineup for the 59th annual Titans of Tease Burlesque Reunion Showcase! The heart-and-soul of The Burlesque Hall of Fame, this star-studded and crystal-encrusted blow-out stars legendary stripteasers from the Golden Era of burlesque through the 1970s.

An ode to vintage-style striptease in all its risque 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–a tradition we’re honored to uphold–in the form of a living, breathing, bump-and-grinding testament to burlesque “as it was.”

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Featuring the 6th Annual Walk of Fame hosted by Bic CarrollToni Elling (The Duke’s Delight), & Camille 2000! starring…

With a special tribute performance to Rose la Rose, The Original TNT Girl, by Darlinda Just Darlinda (Brooklyn, New York)

And a tribute to the Legends by Dirty Martini

And the presentation for 2016 Legend of the Year, DEE MILO!

Hosted by World Famous *BOB* (New York City, New York), she expects to see you there!

Saturday, June 4, 2016 – 26th Annual Tournament of Tease

Burlesque Hall of Fame is proud to present the 26th annual Tournament of Tease! An extravaganza of the best of the best of global burlesque talent, this wildly fun and fantastically glamorous event culminates in the crowning of Miss Exotic World, the Reigning Queen of Burlesque!

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A special guest performance from Tease Queen, Melody Sweets (Las Vegas, Nevada)!

And her farewell performance as Reigning Queen of Burlesque, MISS EXOTIC WORLD 2015, TRIXIE LITTLE (New York City, New York)!

Hosted by American Treasure, Blanche DeBris (Las Vegas, Nevada) and the Burlesque Mayor of NYC, Jonny Porkpie (New York City, New York)!

Sunday, June 5, 2016 – Icons & All Stars Showcase

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

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And a special step down performance from BEST SMALL GROUP 2015, The Original Twins (Seattle, Washington)

Don’t miss also, the 2016 Sassy Lassy Award honorees, Ursulina and Fisherman!

Your closing night will be hosted by Ernie von Schmaltz (Seattle, Washington) and Mistress Victoria DeVille (Minneapolis, Minnesota)!