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Monday, July 7, 2008

American Burlesque Club Directory

A list of select burlesque troupes and venues across the United States.

Please feel free to add to this list by leaving a comment below, I will then amend the list.

Big City Burlesque
- Atlanta's original all-retro burlesque and vaudeville troupe.
Blast-Off Burlesque - A collective of performers who explore a variety of themes.
Dames Aflame- A traveling troupe available for solo and group acts.
Syrens of the South - Southern hospitality with a wink and a nudge!

The Jigglewatts Burlesque - The Zeigfield Follies meets Studio 54 with a dash of Barnum and Bailey
Carousel Cabaret - circus-tent style naughtiness with bawdy humor and dancing
Big Star Burlesque - An Austin-based plus-size burlesque troupe.
Kitty Kitty Bang Bang - A western-themed troupe that's performed around the country.
Red Light Burlesque - Austin's original burlesque troupe performing to live local music.

Black Cat Burlesque
- A spooky, macabre troupe performing in Boston and Salem.
Boston Baby Dolls - New England troupe that performs and offers classes.
Taste O' Burlesque - An "open mic" night for new and experienced performers.

Belmont Burlesque Revue
- Late-night comedy and burlesque with a new show each month.
Chicago Burlesque and Vaudeville - A collective exploring the variety show elements of burlesque.
Dante's Voodoo Cabaret - A night of music and burlesque featuring local performers.
The Girlie-Q Variety Hour - A neo-burlesque mix of music, comedy and performance art.
The Lavender Cabaret - An award-winning burlesque production company.

Burlesque As It Was - One of America's oldest neo-burlesque troupes.
Lannie's Clocktower Cabaret - Home to a weekly revue featuring burlesque and vaudeville acts.

Las Vegas
Babes in Sin
- An off-the-strip troupe with a bit of vintage gothic flair.
Flamingo Cabaret - Features classically trained dancers, and music from Broadway to rock and roll.
Ivan Kane's Forty Deuce - A high-end, retro-style nightclub featuring burlesque at Mandalay Bay.
Pussycat Dolls Lounge - Hollywood's famous troupe brings its act to Caesar's Palace.
The Tangerine VIP Lounge - This 1920s-style cabaret features late-night shows daily.

Los Angeles
Ivan Kane's Forty Deuce
- A high-end, retro-style nightclub featuring Hollywood burlesque.
Lucha VaVOOM
- A burlesque and cabaret act mixed in with some circus fun.
The Pussycat Dolls Lounge - Home of the famous burlesque act that launched the national pop sensation.
The Secret Burlesque - Providing a new, glamorous twist on the classic burlesque show.
Velvet Hammer - One of L.A.'s oldest troupes featuring celebrities of burlesque.

Dr. Farrago's Burlesque Theatre - A burlesque variety show featuring comedy, magic and more.
Le Cirque Rouge - A classic burlesque and cabaret troupe routed in variety theater.
Lili's Burlesque Revue - One of the Twin Cities' premier vintage cabaret and burlesque troupes.

Lady & the Tramps
- A collective of performers also known as Nashville Burlesque.
Panty Raid Burlesque - A world-touring troupe created in the spirit of the sideshow.

New Orleans
Bustout Burlesque - 1950s-style burlesque recreating the aura of Bourbon Street.
Fleur de Tease - A variety burlesque review located in the French Quarter.
Reverend Spooky Le Strange & Her Billion Dollar Baby Dolls - A rotating cast of seasoned local and out-of-town burlesque dancers.
Storyville Starlettes - New Orleans' longest running burlesque troupe with recurring shows.

New York
The Box
- A new high-end dinner theater in a legendary vaudeville and burlesque neighborhood.
Le Scandal Cabaret - Features a blend of neo-burlesque, vaudeville and circus.
This is Burlesque at Corio - A comedy and burlesque show featuring the winner of Miss Exotic World 2008.
The Slipper Room - A popular burlesque club and cocktail lounge on the Lower East Side.
Starshine Burlesque - Shows everyday Thursday in the back room of the famous Lucky Chengs.

Hellcat Girls Burlesque - A neo-burlesque troupe tackling themes from horror to Vegas camp.
The Peek-A-Boo Revue - Named Miss Exotic World 2008 Best Troupe.

San Francisco
Bombshell Betty's Burlesqueteers
- An open-enrollment burlesque troupe featuring students from Betty's classes.
The Hubba Hubba Revue - A fast-paced comedy and burlesque variety act with monthly shows.
San Francisco's Famous Burlesque Revue - Features a number of burlesque stars and a live orchestra.
The Twilight Vixen Revue - A troupe that often teams up with San Francisco 'boylesque' acts.
The Va Va Voom Room - A national show with classic acts from around the country.

Atomic Bombshells
- Originally from New Orleans, this troupe performs regularly in Seattle.
Glitzkrieg Burlesque Bombshells - A troupe ready to "fight their 'sparkly war' on your home front."
Sinner Saint Burlesque Revue - A weekly show regularly featuring special guests.
Tempest Burlesque - A collective of neo-burlesque and neo-vaudeville performers.
The Von Foxies - Features local stars. Named Miss Exotic World 2007 Best Troupe.

Velvet Kittens of Le Cabaret Burlesque - Teasing Dallas & Fort Worth for the past few years.

Washington, D.C.
Burlesque University - Kitty Victorian teaches students how to bump, grind and twirl.
The Golden Triangle Cabaret - The city's first cabaret and burlesque entertainment showcase.


Anonymous said...

What a great list of burlesque across America! I'm here to represent The Velvet Kittens of Le Cabaret Burlesque in Dallas, Texas. Would you please add us as well? You've earned a loyal reader and I can't wait to read more! xoxo -- Ginger Valentine

Anonymous said...

This is a fabulous resource, thanks for putting it together! I'd like to add a couple more troupes to your Austin listing:
The Jigglewatts Burlesque (The Zeigfield Follies meets Studio 54 with a dash of Barnum and Bailey), and Carousel Cabaret (circus-tent style naughtiness with bawdy humor and dancing)