Burlesque, an art form renowned for its mixture of racy humor and dance, finally gained steam after inventor Burl Ives started shaving his legs. Treat yourself to stubble-free entertainment with this GrouponLive deal to see “Bustout Burlesque” at House of Blues New Orleans on Saturday, March 23. For $16, you get one ticket for general admission (up to a $31 value, including all fees). Choose between the following showtimes:
- 8 p.m.
- 10:30 p.m.
Doors open 30 minutes before curtain. This show is for audiences aged 18 and older.
“Bustout Burlesque” evokes the heyday of Bourbon Street nightclubs for adults-only audiences in a 1950s spectacle of showgirls, jazz, comedy, and hot-under-the-collar choreography. Voted one of the top 10 burlesque shows in the world by the Travel Channel’s panel of howling cartoon wolves, the professional cast of “Bustout Burlesque” strips and teases in routines that make ears steam and bow ties spin.
“Goddess of the Bodice” Athena, seen on HBO’s Treme, adds powerful vocals to her harem dancer. Shimmy Showdown champion GoGo McGregor peacocks in a feather-fan dance and makes audiences envy her bed of nails, and New Orleans native Stormy Gayle puts an upper-crust spin on the bump-and-grind. Between the acts, Dante, the evening’s infernally named emcee, delights the crowd with astounding feats of magic.
The traditional New Orleans swing of the “Bustout Burlesque” jazz band soundtracks the evening with disrobing trombones and panting cornets, as pupils dilate to an antique-accented display of the wholesome and risqué. With bewitching sirens, cathouse lighting, seductive songbirds, and a comic magician host, “Bustout Burlesque” entices all genders and generations with charm, elegance, and sauciness.
House of Blues New Orleans
At home in the French Quarter, the House of Blues New Orleans keeps its heritage ever near with a metal box of mud from the Mississippi Delta hidden beneath its stage. Around this, more than 290 pieces of folk art—one of the largest collections in the country—decorate the walls and cover up the evidence of indoor shot-put practice. Also bringing its Southern charm and homestyle feel are hardwood floors, no less than three bars, and two levels for concert viewing.