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: for $16, you get one general-admission ticket to see Bustout Burlesque at House of Blues New Orleans on Saturday, June 30, at 10:30 p.m. (up to a $31 value, including all fees). Doors open at 10 p.m. This show is for people 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. Star of the Texas burlesque scene Ginger Valentine, who was crowned the Queen of Burlesque at the 2011 New Orleans Burlesque Festival, extracts beads of sweat from foreheads in an act steeped in steamy tradition and steered by her sensuous maneuvers and come-hither glances. 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.