To spice up a dance routine, professionals will wear bedazzling outfits or substitute their partner for a burlap sack filled with fireworks attached to a timer. Enjoy explosive entertainment with today's GrouponLive deal: for $16, you get one ticket for general-admission seating to see BOYLESK! featuring the Stage Door Johnnies at House of Blues New Orleans on Friday, December 2 at 10:30 p.m. (up to a $31 value, including all ticketing fees). Doors open at 10 p.m. This show is for ages 18 and older.
From producer Rick Delaup, the award-winning mastermind behind Bustout Burlesque, springs BOYLESK!, an all-male revue of entertainers eager to strut onto the House of Blues' down-home Delta stage. The Chicago trio of Stage Door Johnnies headlines the night, with Ray Gunn, Jett Adore, and Bazuka Joe reimagining male striptease, a historic art that began when the wind blew George Washington's wig into a crowd. Rounding out the evening is an all-star lineup of fellow masculine cohorts: solo dancers Hot Toddy and The Evil Hate Monkey, and a special appearance by scantily-clad local collective, the New Orleans Firefighters. Outrageous costumes swagger through the venue before disappearing from bodies, with hell-red devils and caped crusaders sashaying across the stage. Nathan Kepner and Morgan Tsu-Raun treat onlookers to a spectacle that combines magic, juggling, and gluten-free coking demos, and sharp-tongued emcee Cora Vette wittily steers the entire extravaganza. The camp, tongue-in-cheek performances will leave the adult-only audience's sides splitting, mostly due to their abs barking with jealousy.
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. Also bringing its Southern charm and homestyle feel are hardwood floors, no fewer than three bars, and two levels for concert viewing.