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JANUARY 20th, 2022

Double • E Performance Center

21 Essex Way, Essex Jct, VT 05452

 

 

 

 

DOORS/COCKTAILS/LIVE MUSIC @ 6:30pm

SHOWCASE @ 7:15pm

Curtain Call @ 9:00pm

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 Vermont Burlesque Festival’s New England Themed Competition- a burlesque competition where a selected group of performers have taken on the challenge of creating an act that involves some sort of New England history, pop culture, folklore, political statement, stereotype, trend, or characteristic. You, the audience, will decide on the winner, whom will walk away with an honorary title and show off the winning act during the festival’s main event on Saturday.

This event is intended for mature audiences, may include vulgar language and adult themes, and is restricted to ages 18+.  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 until about 15 minutes after intermission.  

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TICKET STRUCTURE
Tickets will increase based on
the following schedule:

Nov:  $20
Dec:  $25
Jan:  $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 & COMPETITION

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2022 Performer Line Up

THURSDAY JAN 20th 2022

LEARN MORE ABOUT EACH PERFORMER

BY CLICKING ON THE IMAGES

Performer Line Up May Be Subject to Change Without Notice

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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Merde
Merde

Burlington, VT YES, we know what "merde!" means in French..AND "merde!" is also used as a grand gesture to wish dancers the best of luck before a performance. “merde!” is a fully collaborative dance troupe composed of 7 VT dancers. The passion we share for performance & entertainment, paired with a deep respect for each other is the backbone. We are proud to be part of this artistic & amazing community.

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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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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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GoGo Gadget
GoGo Gadget

Astoria, Queens, NYC GoGo Gadget is one half of The Guncles of Burlesque alongside his "work wife" Jack Barrow, responsible for producing Rock Solid, Freaky Follies and the Crack, Rack and Sack Revue in NYC. He's been featured in the NY Boylesk Festival over the past decade and the London International Burlesque Festival for the past 7 years most recently as an International Headliner. www.albertodenis.com/gogogadget

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Eva Luna
Eva Luna

Portsmouth, NH Exciting your senses since 2010, Eva Luna has been performing with Lady Luck Burlesque from Portsmouth, NH since it's inception. Always a tease with a passion for music and dance, Eva enjoys being on stage beside her burlesque sisters, where they can love on each other with the purest love, and celebrate the primal, creative beauty of life.

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