JANUARY 17th, 2020
BARRE OPERA HOUSE
6 North Main Street, Barre VT 05641
DOORS / COCKTAILS / VENDING / LIVE MUSIC @ 7:00pm
SHOW @ 8:00pm
After a sell-out crowd during the 2019 event, The Granite City Showcase has become the most packed show of the festival. From doors to curtain call, this 3 hour event features, live music, comedy, variety acts and burlesque headliners you won't want to miss.
Friday Night is FLANNEL NIGHT! Barre is a flannel kinda town ...and so we want to challenge you to wear your best! Bring that flannel scarf! Put on that flannel skirt! Wear that flannel jacket! Who's got the flannel bow tie!?! The staff of the Vermont Burlesque Festival will be giving out prizes for best flannel outfits worn to the Granite City Showcase. Just show up, pose on the red (flannel) carpet and have your photo taken for a chance to win a variety of great prizes.
The festival, of course, continues to raise awareness and money for breast cancer research studied right here in Vermont as well as the health and wellness program at the Pride Center of Vermont.
Tickets for this event are on a scaled tier schedule and raise in value as the event approaches. The earlier you buy the more you save.
This event is for mature audiences and is restricted to ages 21+. Specialty alcoholic tastings will also be offered to those who are 21+. A limited bar will be available during the pre-show and throughout the showcase until about 15 minutes after intermission. ...And YES, you can bring your drink into the theater to enjoy throughout the show.
TICKET INFO: This Showcase has some surprise announcements to come -- More Performers To Be Added.
Michael Paul & NadiaPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
Philly native, Michael Paul began his career in local television at age 16. Sustaining a 25 year comedy career, he honed his craft touring with such names as James Brown, Lisa Lampanelli, Wynonna, Joan Rivers and Don Rickles. An audience with Queen Elizabeth II, voted Atlantic City Magazine’s “Act of the Year,” becoming a headliner in over 40 countries along with television credits on The Tonight Show, Saturday Night Live & America’s Got Talent.
Mr. & Mrs. Fuck SmartPortland, Maine
Mr. and Mrs. FuckSmart are a real life and onstage duo who produce and perform all over Portland, Maine
Southern Maine. When not engaged in public, musical, exhibitionism (burlesque shows), he makes movies and she works with wildlife.
The Betsi FeathersSalem, Massachusetts
The Betsi Feathers are a sweet and sassy neo-burlesque troupe based just north of Boston comprised of dancers. They are celebrating 9 years of shaking their tail feathers & twirling tassels all over New England.
Lady MabuhayNew York City, NY
"Mabuhay" is the Filipino phrase "to long life" – and Lady Mabuhay serves it up with gusto! She's performed all over New York, Boston, San Francisco and Toronto, and brings a punchy and sultry dynamism to her acts. Whether exclaimed in excitement or whispered seductively into the ear of your barstool neighbor, raise your glass and utter these words when she enters the stage: "Mabuhay!"
The RougettesOttowa, Canada
From the Rouge Studio of Dance in Ottawa, Canada, The Rougettes are one of Ottawa's newest burlesque troupes. Under the instruction of Randi Rouge these performers have been painting stages rouge throughout the city and are now ready to spread their joy for burlesque across the border.
Jazzy BellePortsmouth, New Hampshire
This smoke show puts the sin in sin-trifugal force. Juggling her love of circus, dance and music, Miss Jazzy Belle will make your head spin.
Jo'Rie TigerlilyRichmond Virginia
New Jersey built and Richmond bloomed, Jo'Rie Tigerlily is poised to rip your face off in sexiest way possible. Known as the Ferocious Flower, she always brings the house down with her untiring energy and never fails to leave audiences wanting more! A furious force of passion and power, raising your adrenaline one performance at a time.
Photo by: HannahMalloy
Les Femmes FatalesNew York City, NY
Les Femmes Fatales have been captivating audiences in NYC, Boston and beyond since 2015. With their distinctive brand of humor, creativity and charm, these ladies delight in making strip happen - whether it’s a voyage through time via burlesque, a burlesque rendition of a Broadway classic, or one of the dozen other innovative and compelling shows they’ve produced through the years.
Bearcat BettyFrederick, Maryland
Bearcat Betty is a Maryland based variety performer, specializing in burlesque and sideshow entertainment. Habitually voluptuous and rarely ferocious, she brings excessive humor and vigorous smiling to a stage or dressing room near you. Among her bladewalking and tassel twirling talents, she considers herself a chocolate milk connoisseur and has been in a lifelong battle with top shelves.
Bo ToxiqueLos Angeles, California
Straight-laced Neuromuscular Therapist by day, Tittty Terrorist by night, Bo Toxique is always looking for new ways to make things interesting for her audience. You may never know what to expect next, but it's sure to be a little weird, a little sexy, and a whole lotta in your face.
Ginge O'LollyBurlington, Vermont
Ginge O’Lolly is a burlesque triple threat - she’s an owner, producer, and performer in Burlington’s two monthly shows, Green Mountain Cabaret and Untapped. Ginge leans on her theatre background and her study of burlesque legends to bring her own spicy style to her performance. Winner of “Most Classic” at the Golden Legends Champion Challenge 2019 - Oh my golly, it’s Ginge O’Lolly!
Pocket MonetLincoln Park, New Jersey
Pocket Monáe started as a tap dancer, currently training with Hillary-Marie. When she was a performer in Lady Grey's Lovelies, she found out that she likes playing character, making the audience laugh, and taking off her clothes on stage. This pocket full of sunshine doesn't shy away from props, and will entertain and arouse you. Though she be but little, she is fierce.