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 Friday, January 11. 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 an authentic 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, Bustout Burlesque's professional cast of glamorous goddesses strips and teases in elegant routines that make ears steam and bow ties spin.
January 11 marks 2011 “Queen of Burlesque” Ginger Valentine’s return as the latest incarnation of Evangeline the Oyster Girl––a legendary character of Southern folklore who rises from her giant shell to tempt the bayou. In a role passed down and sanctioned by the original Evangeline, Kitty Wells, Ginger extracts beads of sweat from foreheads in an act steeped in tradition and steered by her sensuous maneuvers and come-hither glances. “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 Portland tease Charlotte Treuse puts an upper-crust spin on the bump-and-grind.
The traditional New Orleans swing of the Bustout Burlesque jazz band soundtracks the ruffling of feathers 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 emcee, 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.