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April 21st, 2022 

ArtsRiot

400 Pine Street, Burlington, VT 05401

 

 

 

 

DOORS/COCKTAILS/LIVE MUSIC @ 5:00pm

SHOWCASE @ 5:45pm

Curtain Call @ 7:30pm

Attendees will have the opportunity to indulge with a cocktail while enjoying classic live jazz from one of the festival’s featured bands. Next, a ceremonial toast followed by the Sneak Peaks Showcase - A showcase designed to educate those burlesque virgins out there whom have never been to a modern burlesque show.  Luke Warm (host), will take attendees on a sampling of decades storytelling showcase that involves classic burlesque, neo-burlesque, draglesque, and nerdlesque... revealing sneaks and peaks as to what to come for the remainder of the festival weekend.

This event is intended for mature audiences, may include vulgar language and adult themes, and is restricted to ages 21+.  Specialty alcoholic educational tastings with Hendrick's Gin will also be offered to those ticket holders who are 21+.  A limited cash bar will be available during the pre-show and throughout the showcase.  

COVID POLICY for this venue (As of Feb 1, 2022) - Proof of vaccination required, proof of booster required, masks required when not sipping or taking a bite ("airplane rules") - Proof of negative test(s) and doctor's notes will NOT be honored at/by this venue.

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SOLD OUT
TICKET STRUCTURE
Tickets will increase based on
the following schedule:

Nov:  $20
Dec:  $25
Jan-April:  $30
Day of Show: $40

**Additional Fees May Apply at the Time of Purchase.  All sales are final.

 

VERMONT BURLESQUE FESTIVAL'S
OPENING NIGHT
SNEAK PEAKS

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2022 Performer Line Up

THURSDAY APRIL 21st 2022

LEARN MORE ABOUT EACH PERFORMER

BY CLICKING ON THE IMAGES

Performer Line Up May Be Subject to Change Without Notice

Luke Warm (Emcee)
Luke Warm (Emcee)

Vegas & Vermont

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Tre' Da Marc (FEATURED)
Tre' Da Marc (FEATURED)

Minneapolis, MN Tre’ Da Marc is The Chocolate Drop That Won’t Stop. Hailing from the Twin Titties, he is an international boylesque sensation that cannot be duplicated. He competed in the 2018 Best Boylesque Category at the Burlesque Hall Of Fame in Las Vegas. He is the reigning 2020 Noire Pageant King of Burlesque and was voted one of the Top 50 most influential burlesque industry figures of 2020 and 2021.

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Pepper Grinds (FEATURED)
Pepper Grinds (FEATURED)

Cape Cod, MA Pepper is the troupe’s founder and fearless leader. A true triple threat: she can sing, dance, and also style your hair. After traveling the globe, she decided to return to her roots and spice up quiet village life with some sultry bumping and grinding, some satirical wit, and a whole lot of sass – a vaudeville troupe seemed like just the ticket. She loves boots, boys, and bourbon. With her Belles in tow, bawdy and bold, Pepper will surely spice up your night!

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Bryant Sisters
Bryant Sisters

Seattle, WA Moxie Blue and Pat Smear are a real-life mother-daughter team from Seattle. They studied together at Miss Indigo Blue's Academy of Burlesque, and after graduating have been bumping and grinding around the Seattle area. As The Bryant Sisters, this duo plays off each other in fun and sassy performances. They love performing together as a duo and also as individuals around the Seattle area.

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Heather & Lace
Heather & Lace

Cleveland, OH Coming from Cleveland by way of Chicago is Heather & Lace! Heather has been seen all over the midwest including the Midwest Nerdlesque Festival, Midwest Burlesque Festival, and Michigan Burlesque Festival. Heather loves to mash together their love of dance, costuming, and story telling to create their acts! They are the dollar store diva, Heather & Lace!

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Ember Sky
Ember Sky

Seattle, WA A life long performer, dancer and vocalist, Ember found Burlesque in 2011. She started her Burlesque career performing with her troupe, After Midnight Cabaret. Ember has performed all over the country, using her love of rock music and her appreciation for the classic, she found her special brand of tease as The Rock Goddess Of Burlesque.

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Patty Cake
Patty Cake

Brattleboro, VT As a performer, instructor, choreographer, lighting designer, and production manager, Francesca Bourgault has been involved with the stage as long as she can remember. Intrigued by burlesque as a patron in Chicago, Francesca began turning up the heat here in Vermont. She now teaches burlesque at the Brattleboro School of Dance as her utopian 1950s housewife persona, Patty Cake.

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Prudie Peepers
Prudie Peepers

Montpelier, VT Known for her playful humor and contagious enthusiasm, Prudie Peepers can frequently be found on stage with Green Mountain Cabaret in Burlington, performing as drag king Dean Peepers, or producing burlesque shows in Montpelier and Waterbury. She has performed and emceed at the Vermont Burlesque Festival, Vermont Pride Festival, and has performed with drag and burlesque troupes across Vermont.

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Pat Smear
Pat Smear

Seattle, WA Pat Smear is Seattle's resident little hell raiser. Trained by Miss Indigo Blue's Academy of Burlesque, they started out as a musical theater performer, appearing in such productions as the Seattle debut of HEATHERS: The Musical. Pat Smear can also be seen performing with their mother, Moxie Blue as one of the Bryant Sisters.

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