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The 5th Annual Windy City Burlesque Festival is going to add even more sizzle to Chicago's summer. Join us for a cavalcade of feathers, rhinestones, fans, sparkle, sass, and sexy fun as performers from all over the world descend on the Windy City to strut their stuff.

June 10 - 8pm Opening Night Party
June 11 - 8pm "Anything Goes" Show
June 12 - 8pm "Classic Burlesque" Show and 10 pm "Anything Goes" Show
June 13 - Daytime workshops, 8pm "Pop Culture" Show, 10pm "Anything Goes" Show, Midnight "Neo" Show


This year's headliners are New York City’s Tigger!, Vancouver’s Lola Frost, and St. Louis’s Lola Van Ella. Tiffany Carter of Las Vegas returns to grace the stage as this year’s WCBF Legend. Our featured performers are Coco Lectric (Austin), Melody Mangler (Vancouver), Jolie Goodnight (Austin), Po’Chop (Chicago), Ray Ray Sunshine (Chicago), Tila Von Twirl (Chicago), and Bazooka Joe (Chicago).

More info on the Windy City Burlesque Fest:

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Vaudezilla's Red Hot Annie
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The 4th Annual Windy City Burlesque Festival is going to add even more sizzle to Chicago’s summer. Join us for a cavalcade of feathers, rhinestones, fans, sparkle, sass, and sexy fun as performers from all over the world descend on the Windy City to strut their stuff. This year’s headliners are Seattle’s Iva Handfull, Portland’s Russell Bruner, and St Louis’s Jeez Loueez. Featured Performers include Kitten Deville (Los Angeles), Penny Starr Jr (Los Angeles), Paris Green (Chicago), Lady Jack (Chicago), Red Rum (Chicago), and Tiffany Carter (Las Vegas).

With a production team led by Red Hot Annie of Vaudezilla, the WCBF 2014 will run Jun 18-22 is Chicago's biggest annual burlesque event. Full of comedy and accented with incredible costumes, dancing, magic, circus, and aerial acts from local performers, as well as performers from Sweden, Italy, France, and Australia.

Opening night party on Wed, Jun 18 will be held at Lincoln Tap Room.

For tickets & more info, visit:

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Iva Handfull

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There will be more colors listed soon, but these are some cuties you'll enjoy! Available in most sizes, and in various colors (both undies & fringe). Perfect addition to a burlesque costume!


Saturdays at 10:30pm, starting April 6

“Vaudezilla!” (After Dark)

Stage 773
1225 W Belmont Av
Chicago IL

Saturdays, 10:30pm

Burlesque powerhouse Vaudezilla has taken up residence at Stage 773 for a weekly cabaret show that features the finest burlesque and cabaret performers the Windy City has to offer. With a new show every week and a new theme every month, make a regular date to hang with us and have some sexy fun. Chicago has lots of burlesque, but only one Vaudezilla!

The “After Dark” series runs all through the month of April, and features the hottest, steamist burlesque and cabaret acts that only city like Chicago can offer! Full of sex appeal and accented with incredible costumes, dancing, magic, circus, and more this late night cabaret is the perfect aperatif for those who are just starting their evenings festivities! Let us get you in the mood!


My corset to the Edwardian Ball

Originally posted by jenniferseoul at My corset to the Edwardian Ball
I made this corset specifically to wear to the Edwardian Ball in Los Angeles last month. I took my inspiration from Edward Gorey's more fantasy-based black and white illustrations.
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Valentine's Burlesque w/Live Jazz Band

Vaudezilla Presents “Burlesque Bandstand”

Saturday, February 16th, 2013
Showtime: 10:30pm
Tickets: $18
Stage 773 – 1225 W Belmont Ave, Chicago IL 60657

Chicago’s hottest live band burlesque show is back!

Vaudezilla invites you to some old-school cabaret as we bring you burlesque and variety acts all scored to the live music of our new house band, The Red Hot Qaurtet! This month, we welcome guest performers Brittny Congleton & Megan Captaine, Ian Abramson, Lilly Rascal, Gil T Dubs, Angela Vela, and Sadie O’Swirl & Zipper McKenzie. Whether you’re looking for some laughs, some music, or just some good old shimmy-shakin’ burlesque, Vaudezilla shows always have something for everyone.

And this month, you can see our patented Russian Roulette Burlesque! The performer comes out, picks a song out of a hat, the band plays, and no one knows what will happen after that. You have to see it to believe it.

Of course, it wouldn’t be a Vaudezilla show without all your favorite performers. This time around, you’ll be dazzled and delighted by the likes of Raven Gemini, Po’ Chop, Vanna Tease, our Vaudezilla Vixens, Mister Junior, Dirty Devlin, Trixie Sparx, and the First Lady herself – Red Hot Annie!

There may be a lot of burlesque in Chicago, but there’s only one Vaudezilla!

Support A Burlesque Costume Exhibit

There is one week left to fund this project!

For the past five years, The Great Burlesque Exposition has hosted one of the largest and most informative displays of burlesque costuming in the United States.  The difficult part has always been seeing the exhibit; since it was only set up as part of the annual 3-day event, like a shooting star it was there and then gone.  Many burlesque fans and scholars wanted more time with the costumes – and a larger exhibit.

We're pleased to partner with The West End Museum of Boston.  The museum is delighted to host an expanded version of our costume exhibit for a month, beginning a few days after The Great Burlesque Exposition.  From April 10, 2012 through May 12, 2012 the costumes will be on display in an appropriate location: a museum dedicated to the Boston neighborhood which encompassed Scollay Square, Boston's original burlesque district.

One of the benefactors of The West End Museum has pledged to match our fund drive, dollar for dollar, if we can raise over $500.00 – that's where you come in.  We need these funds to transport and insure these unique and historical costumes; license images of vintage burlesque costumes and performers; and purchase the display accessories which will allow us to showcase these beautiful pieces in the manner in which they deserve to be shown.

Admission to this exhibit will be free while it is housed The West End Museum.  A portion of the funds go towards providing free access to these wonderful pieces of Americana.

Halloween Horror-Burlesque!

Bloomington Burlesque Brigade Presents: a chilling thrilling scream filled night of "Halloween Horror-Burlesque!"

October 29th 2011
Jake's Nightclub & Bar
419 N. Walnut St.

Doors 9:00pm
Shows 10pm & 12am -Two Unique Sets

Tickets Sold at Jake's Nightclub, by B3 Performers & Verbal Terrorism Productions
Ticket Prices:
Pre-Sale $7
Day Of with Costume $10
Day Of without Costume $12

Jada B. The Emcee & The Burly-Q Battalion!
Violet Phoenix, Kutie Kitai, Mal Nevolante, Vixen Vajazzle, Luscious Velvet, Scarlett Nopantson,Tessa von Twinkle, Sugar Lee, Vivian Lashes, Bombshell LaBelle

Also Starring B3's Student Brigade -2 Cherry Mary, Mercy Merlot, Tea Just Tea, Rose Hipps, Lemondrop Lamont, Dominique de Beauté

Vaudevillian Acts:
Rembrandt & McGillicutty

Plus Musical Acts:
The Burly-Q Band -Lead by Nick Romy
DJ Fetha (from Indy!)