Friday, July 22, 2011
This year's theme is Canadiana-Rama and focuses on this country's own talent. There will still, however, be plenty of guest performers from around the world.
Some of the participating acts are 2011 Miss Exotic World Miss Indigo Blue, 2010 Miss Exotic World Roxi Dlite, First Lady of Burlesque April March, Vancouver's Melody Mangler, Japan's Cherry Typhoon, NYC's Amber Ray, Darlinda Just Darlinda, Trixie Little and the Evil Hate Monkey, Montreal's Scarlett James, Oui Oui Encore, Chicago's Boylesque sensation Jett Adore, Vancouver's Burgundy Brixx, Halifax's Miss C, and Toronto's Coco Framboise, Sauci Calla Horra, Miss Mitzy Cream, Mahogany Storm, Mysterion the Mind reader, and Legend Tanya Cheex to name a few of the over 70 Canadian and international acts.
Great Canadian Burlesque and Skin Tight Outta Sight present
the 2011 Toronto Burlesque Festival...
CANADIANA-RAMA: The World of Burlesque is HERE
The burlesque scene in Toronto is HOT and with July upon us that only means one thing- everything gets hotter with the 4th annual Toronto Burlesque Festival!
With Canadian talent winning top industry awards around the globe, including the 2010 coveted Burlesque Hall of Fame Queen of Burlesque crown, this year's theme of Canadiana-Rama showcases the best acts up here in the true north strong and free. We have welcomed guests from across the country to show why Canada is setting the standard in burlesque entertainment. Never before has there been such a wide assembly of national talent like this at one festival!
Headlining this year are the two top burlesque artists in the world - Burlesque Hall of Fame Reigning Queen 2011 Miss Indigo Blue (Seattle) and Canada’s own Queen, 2010 Burlesque Hall of Fame winner Roxi D’Lite. A delicious assortment of acts from across Canada are also shaking things up, with performances by Vancouver's Melody Mangler (Best Debut; Burlesque Hall of Fame 2009), members of Halifax's Pink Velvet Burlesque, Montreal's original burlesque troupe, Blue Light Burlesque, Vancouver Burlesque Festival Producer, Burgundy Brixx, Founder of The Montreal Burlesque Festival, Scarlett James, and guests from Ottawa, Calgary and of course, the top talent our city of Toronto has to offer! Don't miss performances by such local legends as Tanya Cheex, duets and solos by Skin Tight Outta Sight, Miss Mitzy Cream, Dew Lily, Boylesque TO, Coco Framboise, Glamour Puss Burlesque, Mahogany Storm, Billie Black and Charlotte Webber (of Les Coquettes), Lucky Minx, Fionna Flauntit, The Saucy Tarts, and of course our Festival Producers, Mysterion the Mind Reader of Great Canadian Burlesque and Founder, Sauci Calla Horra of Skin Tight Outta Sight.
Our incredible friends from around the globe will also be showcasing their talent, with award winning performers from across the U.S.A and as far away as Japan and Australia taking part and tearing things up! International Boylesque sensation Jett Adore (Chicago) has to be seen to be believed as does Japan's Cherry Typhoon. All the way from Australia, Miss Danica Lee will show our audience why she won the Most Classic award two years in a row at the Miss Burlesque Australia Competition. Ruby Joule (Texas) will also show us why she is one of the hottest rising stars in the scene today. The best of NYC treat us with spectacular performances by Trixie Little and The Evil Hate Monkey (as seen on America’s Got Talent; multiple award winners at the Burlesque Hall of Fame), Amber Ray (featured in the upcoming movie, Burlesque Assassins) and Darlinda Just Darlinda (NYC Performance Art Legend). Also attending this year's Festival as our special guest is the First Lady of Burlesque herself, April March. Ms. March headlined at Minsky's coveted shows in the 1950s and performed at the legendary Victory Burlesque Theatre in Toronto before The Beatles performed at Maple Leaf Gardens. Ms. March was just featured in the documentary, Behind the Burly Q, as a Living Legend, well-connected to burlesques heyday.
At this year's Toronto Burlesque Festival, you will see the most scintillating striptease, fabulous group numbers, sexy chanteuses, hilarious hosts and acrobatic aerials that our city, our nation, and indeed the world has to offer! And if you're tempted to learn some of the tricks of the trade from our world-renowned performers, you can also sign up for workshops at our Burlesque University, sponsored by The Coco Framboise School of Burlesque.
When and Where:
July 21 Meet and Greet Teaser, Mitzi's Sister, 1554 Queen St. W. Doors at 9 pm. $10 at the door only
July 22 Opening Gala, Gladstone Hotel Ballroom, 1214 Queen West. Doors at 8 pm. $30 in advance, $35 at the door
July 23 The Burlesque Ball, The Mod Club, 722 College Street. Doors at 6 pm. $35 in advance, $40 at the door
July 24 Canadian Burlesque Hall of Fame Industry Brunch, The Academy of Spherical Arts, 1 Snooker St. Doors at 11 am. $30 in advance only. Available to performers and media only.
Advance tickets available at Hell's Belles - 463 Queen St. W. 416-504-4355 and online at our website or http://torontoburlesquefestival2011.eventbrite.com VIP passes and VIP single tickets with guaranteed seating for Saturday's show are exclusively online.