January 18th, 2024
Main Street Landing - Black Box Theater
60 Lake St
DOORS/COCKTAILS/LIVE MUSIC @ 6:30pm
SHOWCASE @ 7:15pm
Curtain Call @ 9:30pm
SAVE ON TICKETS WHEN YOU BUY BEFORE "DAY OF" PRICING
Upon arrival at 6:30 PM, as guests arrive, they'll be welcomed to savor a delightful cocktail while immersing themselves in the pre-show entertainment. Following this, a ceremonial toast will mark the beginning of the Sneak Peaks Showcase—an engaging display tailored to enlighten newcomers to the world of modern burlesque.
This showcase is an exploration of storytelling through a captivating mix of classic burlesque, neo-burlesque, draglesque, and even nerdlesque. Guests will be transported through time, experiencing the essence of past performances while gaining sneak peeks into what's in store 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 18+ unless accompanied by an adult. A limited cash bar with Specialty Hendrick's Cocktails will be available during the pre-show and throughout the showcase until just after intermission.
Tickets are priced on a sliding scale and will increase as the event grows closer. In other words... buy early and save!
**Additional Fees May Apply at the Time of Purchase. All sales are final.
VERMONT BURLESQUE FESTIVAL'S
Revealing More Performers Soon!
2024 Line Up Below
THURSDAY January 18th 2024
LEARN MORE ABOUT EACH PERFORMER
BY CLICKING ON THE IMAGES
Performer Line Up May Be Subject to Change Without Notice
Burlington, Vermont It started in a log cabin in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont where Hillary spent a childhood waiting to escape. After traveling the country and some of the world, Hillary is back in her home state, making people laugh. She's opened for comics such as Deanne Smith, Myq Kaplan, and Al Yountz. She once ate dinner with a hungry Sarah Schaeffer who had no where else to go. Sometimes it's about being in the right place at the right time.
Portland, Maine Mr. & Mrs. FuckSmart are a real life and onstage couple who make movies and play with wild animals. They used to perform and produce all over Portland, Maine. But since Covid only pop out for special occasions. The 2024 Vermont Burlesque Festival is such an occasion! They are passionate story-tellers who are thrilled to be part of this line-up and hope you enjoy their "stories".
Ithaca, NY Ithaca’s hot potato of burlesque, Gina Tomorrow is an appetizing buffet of versatility and shape shifting ability creating fantastical, bedazzled characters. This plus-sized pistol brings a punchy and alluring dynamism to all her acts. She delights audiences near and far through her provocative choreographies and wicked wit.
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Bunny Thunders isn't afraid to clown around, this whimsy wonder is a former roller derby player and sword fighter, and has traded in her weapons of mass destruction, for mass seduction, and breaking hearts instead of body parts. Keep your eyes peeled for this wiggly wonder, as she clowns around tonight, only for you. Prepared to be hypno-thized, it's Bunny Thunders
Ottawa, Ontario We introduce the timeless enchantress of burlesque, Diamond Harmony, from Ottawa Ontario, Celebrating the beauty of age this performer will mesmerize you with her grace, wisdom, and a lifetime of allure. Prepare to witness the passionate lover of the art, Diamond Harmony as she takes the stage and « greatest show »cases her savoir faire.
Ottawa, Ontario Fairy Fifi (she/her) joined the Canadian burlesque scene in 2018. She has been crowned Ottawa Fresh Follies “Judges choice” 2019. She originally comes from Reunion Island (Google it!), a French volcanic and sulfurous Island – which explains her passion for spreading lava on stage. Take your temperature now, the sensual and extrovert Fairy Fifi will heat things up!
Quad Cities, Illinois/Iowa A self-proclaimed sci-fi obsessive, Miss Manhattan tours the country satiating her wanderlust to bring wondrous lust to the stage. With her unique combination of quirky, nerdy and sexy she can leave audiences captivated by her curves or laughing at her bits (The comedy kind, not “those” kind). Trained in the art of burlesque under Midwest Icon, Mac Deville.
Winooski, VT & Las Vegas, NV