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. For $16, you get one ticket for general admission (up to a $31 value, including all fees). Choose between the following showtimes:
- Saturday, October 13, at 8 p.m.
- Saturday, October 13, at 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. On October 13, two Texas sirens, Ginger Valentine and Missy Lisa, make a regal return to Louisiana. Crowned the Queen of Burlesque at 2011's New Orleans Burlesque Festival, Ginger tempts audiences by seductively accenting classical striptease with bump and grind. Her partner in crime, Missy Lisa, founded the Dallas Burlesque Festival and jumpstarted interest in the art form by founding school Ruby Revue. She combines grace gleaned from years of professional dance training with a come-hither charm as she slinks and struts across the stage.
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 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. Also bringing its Southern charm and homestyle feel are hardwood floors, no fewer than three bars, and two levels for concert viewing.