~Violetta Beretta Presents~
The 3rd Annual Hawaii Burlesque Festival & Revue!
At the Beautiful Honolulu Museum of Arts Doris Duke Theater!
Friday, June 20th 2014
Saturday, June 21st 2014
TWO Star-Studded Nights of Naughty Fun!
STAY TUNED FOR EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENTS ABOUT OUR 2014 PERFORMERS THIS MARCH!
*APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED*
THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST & HOPE TO SEE YOU SOON IN BEAUTIFUL HAWAII!
JUNE 2013 - A Post-Festival Letter of Thanks!
Aloha Hawaii Burlesque Festival Attendees, Friends & Performer Ohana,
WOWZA! WHAT A FESTIVAL! WHAT A SHOW! WHAT AN AMAZING CROWD AT THE DORIS!!!
Now that the super fun craziness has abated I'd like to take a moment to give a resounding MAHALO to the following people, without whom all of this would not be possible (sorry, know this is long but it's important!):
OUR AMAZING AUDIENCE: You know who you are. You are loud, crazy & wonderful. It's an honor and a privilege as burlesque performers to have been able to share our art with you. MAHALO NUI LOA FOR YOUR ATTENDANCE! See you again next year!!! XXOXO
THE HONOLULU MUSEUM OF ART & THE DORIS DUKE THEATER MANAGEMENT & STAFF: These folks are true blue professionals. It's always a joy to work with them to make the HBF as amazing as possible. They go the extra mile and always do so happily. This venue had the good faith to believe in the Hawaii Burlesque Festival, and for that I am indebted.
MS CLAUDETTE BARJOD of FLUFF: Her beautiful design for the HBF poster, flyer and PR were a driving force in creating interest in the Festival, and people LOVED not only her art, but the fact that it captured the fun flirty nature of Hawaii Burlesque. She's one of my favorite artists and this collaboration was an honor.
MS. MICHELLE POPPLER (WITH HELP FROM MS. CATWINGS): Michelle was our official HBF Graphics Maven! She was instrumental in creating/helping to create all of the HBF's nifty web banners, flyers, posters and MORE! She's also in the process of creating a film based on this year's HBF Revue with her colleague, Lymari Graciano!
MS. ELLA FLAUNT: Our Esteemed Songbird and Emcee has been an integral part of the HBF since the beginning. Always professional, sexy & sassy she can be counted on to deliver when showtime rolls around.
ONG KING ART CENTER (Shain Miller, James Sigmon, Azure, Bailey & Lux): The HBF workshops are an integral part of the spirit of the festival, and they are only possible due to the generosity of the folks over at Ong King Art Center. We had an awesome time learning from Coco Lectric & others this time around! BIG MAHALO to everyone at Ong King for their help & support (by which I mean waking up early to open up James..lol)
OUR FEATURED PERFORMER, MISS COCO LECTRIC: Coco Lectric is truly a shining star in the burlesque firmament. It was both an honor and a joy to have her onstage for the HBF, and her performance was OUTSTANDINGLY well received! Our Hawaii audiences were thrilled to witness her onstage electricity! They dont call her Coco Lectric for nothin! **Mahalo for making the trip Coco, and for being so sweet and fun! Looking forward to seeing you at Tiki Oasis 2013! XOXO
OUR OUT OF TOWN PERFORMER, BABY LE'STRANGE:
Baby Le'Strange will be sorely missed here in Hawaii. Her performance was one of the most talked about of the HBF Revue Night for it's sheer creativity & inventiveness! It was great to be able to show her off to our ka'maaina audiences, and to how Hawaii off to her! **Thank you so much Baby for coming (know it's not cheap) and for your wonderful onstage exploits!
OUR OUT OF TOWN PERFORMER: VELOCITY CHAYLDD:
Velocity Chayldd brought a show unlike any other to the Doris stage. It was beautiful, ethereal and magical, almost as if a rare creature had floated into the theater and paused to show off it's unique loveliness before dissapearing again, leaving longing for more. **Velocity, it was wonderful to meet you, and to talk (however briefly!) Mahalo for coming all the way from NYC with your own lighting! Please give your escort a big "Aloha" for me! XO
OUR OUR OF TOWN PERFORMER, THUNDERING GRACE:
Thundering Grace is no wallflower, though she played one spectacularly in the Revue! **Mahalo Grace for making the jump from Big Island to share some neighbor island burlesque!! Looking forward to working together on more fun soon!! XO
OUR "STAGE HUNKS", KENNY & JOEY:
The HBF Revue was made possible AND Handsome by these two wonderful gentlemen. They worked hard, and with mucho dedication to make the show great, and looked super hot while doing it. I'm so honored to heave friends as good as these. **Love you guys. XOXO
OUR LOCAL OAHU PERFORMERS (INDIVIDUAL THANK YOUS COMING IN PERSON IN THE FORM OF DRINKS/MOTORBOATS/MASSAGES & COSTUME HELP.. ♥)
-SHANNON LEIGH B.: (**BIG mahalo for transportation help with out of town peeps!)
-HUNTER DOWN: TBA
-DICK SUNDAY: TBA
-HARLEYZ ANGEL: TBA (**BIG Mahalo for helping get us to the N. Shore!!)
-CHERRY BLOSSOM CABARET:
OUR LOCAL OAHU HBF VOLUNTEERS:
-MS. SYLVIA FLORES, STAGE MANAGER: Her competent nature and twisted sense of humor make her one of the best stage managers I've ever had. Homegirl came with her own printouts. HER OWN PRINTOUTS. Damn! **♥ U tita.
-MS. AMANDA SHAW: For all of her help in so many ways, and of course for being a rock in an ocean of glitter, an enormous **MAHALO NUI LOA sista! Love you.
-MS. CRYSTAL BROOKOVER: This lovely lady is a true friend, she took on the labor of manning the merch booth and various other fundamental tasks and did all of it looking fabulous! **Crystal, thank you for always being so great. Seeing your smile is always a treat. XOXO
To anyone else I may have forgotten, my apologies (my brain is fried) & THANK YOU.
STAY TUNED FOR NEWS ON THE 3RD ANNUAL HAWAII BURLESQUE FESTIVAL & REVUE!!!!
Producer & Director of The Hawaii Burlesque Festival
MAY 2013 - UPDATE
I'm THRILLED to share our newest HAWAII BURLESQUE FESTIVAL LOGO & POSTER DESIGN by the AMAZINGLY TALENTED CLAUDETTE BARJOUD of FLUFF!
If you like what you see please feel free to visit Fluff & Claudette at: