Burlesque dancers, like Alfred Hitchcock, are masters of building suspense and adept at directing billowing feathers. Give thumbs up to motion pin-ups with this GrouponLive deal to see The Queens of Burlesque at The Joy Theater. For $31, you get two tickets for reserved seating in sections 101 or 103 (up to a $63 value, including all Ticketmaster fees). Choose between the following showtimes:
- Saturday, March 24, at 8 p.m.
- Saturday, March 24, at 10:30 p.m.<p>
Founder of the New Orleans Burlesque Festival, Rick Delaup, directs the spotlight toward a scintillating trio of former “Queen of Burlesque” titleholders as they strut their stuff in an eye-popping stage show that packs aural oomph with a live jazz band. Vanquishing her feathery foes and prevailing as victor in 2009, Perle Noire evokes a gymnastic Josephine Baker as she blends high kicks, splits, and flips into her energized, yet elegant act. Dancer and pin-up model Coco Lectric from Austin, Texas earns applause with classically trained maneuvers that won her honors in 2010, while 2011 winner Ginger Valentine teaches the audience how to whistle with her steamy stock of beguiling strip-tease tricks. A superstar cast of performers joins the champions on stage for added flair, including sultry chanteuse and burlesque “scene queen” Athena and lively duo Nathan Kepner and Morgan Tsu-Raun, who thrill tawdry inner-children with circus tricks and bravura juggling.