Thank you to Andrew O’Neill for filming and editing this short video showcasing some performances in Philly’s burlesque scene from May 2018 to May 2019. It was created for the 2019 Golden Tassel Jawns. Continue reading A Year in Philly Burlesque
It’s that time again: to celebrate the vibrant, weird, beautiful, innovative, sparkly, talented and quickly growing Philadelphia burlesque scene! It’s the second annual Golden Tassel Jawns: the community-sourced, charity awards event. The event will be held Friday, June 16th at Ruba Club at 416 Green St and is produced by HoneyTree EvilEye and Josh Schonewolf. It’ll pop off at 9 PM with live performances from … Continue reading Golden Tassel Jawns 2017!
Time for some burlesque origin stories featuring Minnie Tonka, Jonny Porkpie, Melody Mangler, Kay Sera, Jo Weldon, Sugar Dish, Joey Martini and more, all filmed at the Burlesque Hall of Fame in 2012! What Draws a Broad Into a Life of Crime, Thrills and Burleskery? Shakespeare, Dr. Demento, Rocky Horror, Josephine Baker and (very often) Seeing Your Very First BURLESQUE SHOW! Thank you to Count … Continue reading “Birthlesque” a Sneak Peek Behind the Pasties
There’s so much happening this week in our community at the 3rd annual Philadelphia Burlesque Festival! April 6-9 means four nights of shows, parties, classes and shopping! Check it all out! https://www.facebook.com/thephillyburlesquefest/videos/674783169390681/ You can get tix to the shows here. Sign up for classes with our internationally renowned headliners here. Buy some gorgeous new pieces at the first ever Sparkle Market! And don’t forget the AFTER … Continue reading On Tap This Weekend: Philadelphia Burlesque Festival!
Hattie Harlowe entered the Philly burlesque scene as an intern for Broad Street Burlesque (check out BSB’s Miyazaki show March 11th!) and was an instrumental part of the Philadelphia Burlesque Festival (it’s back April 6-9!). Now she’s competing in Philadelphia Burlesque Battle Royale on Thursdays at Tabu! Check out her skills at a recent Full Front Street! Continue reading Video: Hattie Harlowe at Full Front Street
Showcasing yet another incredible Philly area performer: Isa Ardiente! Look for her new quarterly show Nudey Tunes at Ruba where she and HoneyTree EvilEye create an original storyline combining live music and burlesque! Nudey Tunes: Prohibition on March 17th features the live music of Drew Nugent and the Midnight Society with a stunning lineup of burlesque stars. Get tix here. How long have you been … Continue reading Featured Performer: Isa Ardiente
Last Fridays of the month mean it’s time to S’Tiel the Show! Check out the amazing lineup of Asha Rabbit, Masokiss, Lyla Ross and Pollyanna HighGloss, plus headliner and sexy aerialist Tiel tonight at Cibo! Continue reading S’Tiel the Show: Heart Attack
If Sophie Sucré isn’t part of your world yet, prepare to be obsessed. This bold, talented burlesque performer from the South dug deep to offer Burlesqueadelphia a peek into her life and art. Continue reading Featured Performer: Sophie Sucré
Time to spill MORE secrets behind the stage names of your favorite burlesque and drag stars! From alliteration to 60’s girl groups–the origins of these alter-egos are fascinating. Make sure you check the Burlesqueadelphia Event Calendar frequently to see these performers in person. Continue reading MORE Stage Names: Revealed!
You know and adore these burlesque and drag performers, and chant their names before they shimmy onstage. Now, your favorites tell how the secrets behind how they chose their stage names. Some were happy accidents, while others were a spark of genius! Continue reading Stage Names: Revealed!