Birmingham the venue for burlesque fundraiser.
Wildvixen is the producer of the UK’s only Las Vegas Burlesque Hall of Fame Legends Challenge Show, and it’s taking place at the Crescent Theatre, Birmingham on April 7th.
The Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas is a museum dedicated to the preservation of the art of burlesque and the classic strip tease. Once a year they hold an event to raise funds for the running costs of the museum. Part of this event celebrates the pioneers of burlesque, ladies such as Tempest Storm, April March, Dusty Summers and Camille 2000, who blazed the theatres of the world from the 1920’s to the 1980’s when burlesque took a hit from the growing number of strip joints and wider range of entertainment available outside of the theatre.
Burlesque performers all over the world flock to Las Vegas on a pilgrimage every year to celebrate the history of the art form at the Miss Exotic World pageant at the BHoF weekend festival, pioneered by the late great Jennie Lee, (known as the Bazoom Girl) and her good friend Dixie Evans (the Marilyn Monroe of Burlesque!)
Since their passing, this great tradition has gone on, and in recent years with the burlesque revival of the ‘Neo’ burlesque movement gone from strength to strength. The legends of days gone by are celebrated all weekend and by inviting these incredible women back to the stage to perform! Some are now in their 80’s and 90’s and still know how to shimmy and shake it! As this is a charity run show BHoF patrons like Wildvixen hold fundraisers to pay the expenses of these legends of burlesque. These happen all over the USA, Canada and even Australia.
On April 7th Wildvixen is holding the only UK fundraiser celebrating the legends of burlesque and preserving the heritage of this incredible art form – Wildvixen’s Legends Extravaganza!
Now in its third year the show promises to be a sell out with a stellar cast! Among them, Camille 2000, a burlesque legend flying in all the way from Florida USA! Camille was a huge star in the burlesque circuit in the 1970’s and 80’s as well as staring in movies and iconic TV show Miami Vice.
Joining her on stage will be the incredible talents of Bettsie BonBon, Jet Noir, Ebony Silk, Lilly Snatchdragon, Kiki Lovechild and many more. It’ll be a night you won’t forget!
Tickets available from the Crescent Theatre box officeonlineor on 0121 643 5858.