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Now casting Stage Kittens! Want to be a part of the 7th Annual Hawaii Burlesque Festival? Strut your stuff onstage & join our amazing cast! Apply today to be a HBF 2018 Stage Kitten! The benefits are many. Fill out our application below for more details on the perks and responsibilities!

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We're looking for volunteers!

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We're looking for volunteers for our upcoming Oahu shows in September 2018! Fill out our application & join the sparkly, hilarious fun! You'll be an important part of the shows doing stuff behind the scenes, and in front too! Lots of perks & roles to fill, more info in application and after we hear a bit more about what you're interested in doing.

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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

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The 7th Annual Hawaii Burlesque Festival & Revue is thrilled to welcome Superstar Showgirl BUNNY PISTOL to Hawaii as our tantalizing Featured Performer in 2018! See her do her infamous bunny bump n’ grind LIVE in Paradise September 7th (Hilo Palace Theater, Hawaii Island) 8th (Iao Theater, Maui) and 14 & 15 , 2018 (Doris Duke Theater, Oahu.)

Bunny Pistol was born with a fierce appetite for the stage. She has grown to devour burlesque and has blown away audiences throughout the world. She has been twirling tassels since 2007 and has captivated audiences all over the USA and Europe. She was a finalist for the Miss Viva Las Vegas Competition in 2008. This International Burlesque Star has performed in other major shows such as The London Burlesque Festival, Paris Burlesque Festival, The Burlesque Hall of Fame, and Tease O’ Rama. She is a long standing cast member of Hubba Hubba Revue and The Tiki Oasis Burlesque Showcase. She has also won the title of Most Classic in the Oregon Burlesque Festival, 2013. She's known as “The BOOM of the Barbary Coast” and her personal favorite, “The Grind House Queen”. She is also the producer of her own show, Barbary Coast Burlesque, featured seasonally in San Francisco and Oakland.

Bunny will also be teaching special Burlesque Workshops during the festival week! Want to learn how to twirl your tassels like a bonafide burlesque baby? Take “Tassel Twirling with Bunny Pistol!” One solid hour of fun & laughs, as well as learning! Looking to add a little extra oomph to your act? Bunny can help with that too! Join her for “Bring the WOW and POW to your Burlesque Act.” Perfect for all levels of performers, both new and seasoned. Stay tuned for more information and dates on our upcoming HBF 2018 Burlesque Workshops with the fabulous Bunny Pistol!

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PERFORMER APPLICATIONS FOR THE 7th ANNNUAL HAWAII BURLESQUE FESTIVAL ARE NOW CLOSED!

Mahalo Nui Loa to our prospective Performers for their applications! We're so excited to have such an amazing variety of talent to consider & are looking forward to making our official selections. Applicants will be notified status on FRIDAY, June 16th, 2018 via email. Aloha!

Keep your eyes peeled for upcoming information on Performers, Featured Emcees, Hilo Shows, Maui Shows, Oahu Shows, Show Themes & MORE sparkly goodness coming at you SOON!!



Friday Sept. 14, 2018

         


The 7th Annual Hawaii Burlesque Festival & Revue Presents:


“The TwinNight Show!”
Late Night Meets Burlesque!

You’ve NEVER seen a late night talk show like THIS!!

Superhosts Hunter Down (HI) & Tita Titsling (HI) team up in a very unconventional way for this hilarious & entertaining evening full of big laughs, very sexy burlesque, and a highly inappropriate product placement ad or two.

Featuring Burlesque Superstar Bunny Pistol (CA), and a huge cast of international, national & local performers, this highly watchable show is your chance to see the most captivating in Hawaii’s Burlesque & Cabaret scene as well as a varied and delightful sampling of talent from around the world!

Our show will be taped in front of a live studio audience (YOU) right here in Honolulu Hawaii, and feature interactive performances, games, prizes and MORE! Dress to impress in your Aloha wear best!

PERFORMANCES BY:
Bunny Pistol (Featured Performer)
Atom Apple
Bo Vixxen
Cabaret & Cocktails
Cherry Blossom Cabaret
Clara Bodacious
Emma Peal
Johnny Diamondhead
Jacques Trap
Lady Sapphire Noir
Lilly O Lei
Mabsy
Malia Delapenia & Belly Dancers in Paradise
Nutty Boltz
Operation Liquid Panther
PandaSal
Pixie Twist
Shakti Dance Movement
Serendipity Love
Violetta Beretta
Vivienne Von Coffin
Will X. Uly
& MORE!


HAWAII BURLESQUE FESTIVAL’S
“The TwinNight Show: Late Night Meets Burlesque!”


LOCATION: The Doris Duke Theater, Honolulu Museum of Art
DATES: September 14 (Friday), 2018
TIMES: 6:00 - 7:00 pm (Cocktails) 7:00 pm (Doors Open) 7:30pm (Show)
TICKET SALES TO BEGIN: July 2018

TICKET PRICES:
$50.00/VIP
$40.00/General Admission
$35.00/Museum Members
$95.00/Weekend Pass




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Saturday Sept. 15, 2018

         


The 7th Annual Hawaii Burlesque Festival & Revue Presents:


“Super Fun Slumber Party at Camp Burly-Q!”

Pack your footlocker, practice your kissing & get ready for a super fun slumber party down at Camp Burly-Q in sunny Honolulu Hawaii!

Join our intrepid “Camp BurlyQ Counselors” Tita Titsling (HI) & Hunter Down (HI) and a specially curated cast of local, national and international burlesque performers for a hilariously campy & nostalgic slumber party at the sexiest sleep-away camp this side of the Pacific. Our Featured Performer & Incomplerable Burlesque Starlet Bunny Pistol (CA) is sure to shake things up for the campers in Bunk 7 with her infamous Bunny Bump N’ Grind, while Featured Emcee Armitage Shanks (WA) will thrill you with his riveting campfire tales as we take you back to those sweet, hot, carefree days of summer!

This is a SLUMBER PARTY so come dressed in your best PJ’s, Jammies, Nightgowns, Teddies, Boxers, Bibadees or Birthday Suit (just kidding on the Birthday Suit) and get ready to play crazy games, laugh at hilarious camp skits, have a good scare or two and maybe even get into a pillow fight! Have a great summer & see you at CAMP BURLY-Q!

PERFORMANCES BY:
Bunny Pistol (Featured Performer)
Atom Apple
Cherry Blossom Cabaret
ChiChi Roniz
Dickie Smalls
Francine Dead
Honolulu Zouk
Jacques Trap
Kay Sera
Kiki Quinn
Luna Velour
Miss Riding Good & Big Bad Wulf
Miss Sugar Free
Operation Liquid Panther
PandaSal
Polly Esther
Red Delicious
Scarlett Von Bomb
Stella Rose
Violetta Beretta
& MORE!

HAWAII BURLESQUE FESTIVAL’S
“Super Fun Slumber Party at Camp Burly-Q!”


LOCATION: The Doris Duke Theater, Honolulu Museum of Art
DATES: September 15 (Saturday), 2018
TIMES: 6:00 - 7:00 pm (Cocktails) 7:00 pm (Doors Open) 7:30pm (Show)
TICKET SALES TO BEGIN: July 2018

TICKET PRICES:
$50.00/VIP
$40.00/General Admission
$35.00/Museum Members
$95.00/Weekend Pass


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HAWAII BURLESQUE FESTIVAL 2018 OAHU SHOW INFORMATION

         


LOCATION: The Doris Duke Theater, Honolulu Museum of Art
DATES: September 14 (Friday) & 15 (Saturday), 2018
TIMES: 6:00 - 7:00 pm (Cocktails) 7:00 pm (Doors Open) 7:30pm (Show)
TICKET SALES TO BEGIN: July 2018

TICKET PRICES:
$50.00/VIP
$40.00/General Admission
$35.00/Museum Members
$95.00/Weekend Pass


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HAWAII BURLESQUE FESTIVAL & REVUE EMCEES

         


Hawaii Burlesque Festival

ARMITAGE SHANKS - WA

Featured Emcee

HBF 2018 Hawaii Island Show, Sept. 7th 2018 at The Palace Theater, Hilo
HBF 2018 Oahu Show, Sept. 15, 2018 at the Doris Duke Theater, Honolulu

The 7th Annual Hawaii Burlesque Festival & Revue is honored to present Armitage Shanks! Armitage is one of the most sought after MC/Performers on the International Burlesque & Cabaret scene, with credits that include the London Burlesque Festival, Amsterdam Burlesque Festival, Paleis Van De Weemoed, The Supper Club (Amsterdam), Carnevale di Viareggio (Tuscany), Micca Club (Rome), Salon Parisien (Milan), Gruenspan & Club Calavera (Hamburg) La Fete Fatale (Berlin), Paradiso Tanzbar (Munich) and Cabaret des Filles de Joie (Paris).

In North America, performances have included the New Orleans Burlesque Festival, ABSFest (Asheville), NY Burlesque Festival, Le Scandal (NYC), The Slipper Room (NY), Little Minsky’s (SF), Lannie’s Clocktower (Denver), Hotel Tryst (Toronto), The Toronto Burlesque Festival, Indigo Blue’s ‘Darkside Cabaret”, “The Beggar’s Carnivale” (St. Louis), and CA’s Ink N' Iron Festival. He is a regular host of both the Pink Door Cabaret and Le Cabaret Rouge in Seattle.

He was the co-founder and Ringmaster of Circus Contraption, a one-ring traveling circus at the forefront of the “New Circus” movement. (www.circuscontraption.com) He has a starring role as “Johnny Valentine” in the upcoming feature film, “The Burlesque Assassins”.



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Hunter Down - HI (Oahu)

HBF Staff - Emcee
Cherry Blossom Cabaret Member
Operation Liquid Panther Member

Honolulu’s most dashing & downright delightful Emcee. That daring dandy of the stage & a thief of hearts, he’s got all the tricks in the book down pat, and he knows how to use em! This triple threat can be found tripping the light fantastic throughout Honolulu, crooning to swooning ladies and gents alike and emceeing events with the greatest of ease. Gird your loins and guard your hearts when Hunter Down hits the stage…. or dont….he can handle it.


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Tita Titsling - HI (Oahu)

HBF Staff - Emcee
Hawaii’s Mustache Queen

Honolulu's One and Only Mustache Queen. Eat it up, hunty.



HAWAII BURLESQUE FESTIVAL PERFORMERS

         


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Atom Apple - HI (Oahu)

Atom Apple has exploded onto Hawaii’s performance scene by up-ending the art of Gender Bending. Ripe and red, crisp and sweet this King will leave you begging for another bite of the forbidden fruit that has fallen far from the Tree. Defying physics, redefining the mythic get ready to have your molecules rearranged while you witness Atom Apple.
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Bo Vixxen - CA

Bo Vixxen is a California Bay Area based burlesque chanteuse. She started out singing and dancing while entertaining children as different Disney characters. Today she is an artist of many trades known to seduce the crowd with her angelic voice, fan dance on pointe, and frolic around her large scale props on stage. She also works as a professional swimming mermaid and travels with her silicon tail. You can find her performing weekly all over the San Francisco burlesque scene at shows like Little Minsky’s, World Famous Hubba Hubba Revue and as a glamorous Starlight Gem follie dancer at the Legendary Starlight Room Cabaret. Bo lives to be on stage and inspire others. She foresees a long future in burlesque and wouldn’t know what to do with herself without it.

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Cabaret & Cocktails - HI (Maui)

Sharing their love of dancing & drinking with the island of Maui, these frisky, whisky wahine from Wailuku like their burlesque with a shot of bourbon. Members include: Miss Riding Good & her Big Bad Wulf, Sadie Vine, Lily O’ Lei, Jungle Jim & more!

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Cherry Blossom Cabaret - HI (Oahu)

Co-Producers of HBF 2018

Cherry Blossom Cabaret is a Honolulu-based collective of multi-talented artists who create and produce high quality performances in the art forms of cabaret theatre, burlesque, dance, and beyond. Through full-stage theatrical productions to intimate solo performances, we create an innovative fusion of the classic to the avant garde leaving audiences dazzled, entertained, and enlightened. Whether on stage, in an educational setting, or as active members of our community, Cherry Blossom Cabaret seeks to inspire and empower its members, students, and audiences alike by celebrating and elevating an all encompassing view of beauty and self-expression.

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ChiChi Roniz - HI (Oahu)

HBF Social Media Coordinator, Welcome Wagon
Cherry Blossom Cabaret Member

ChiChi Roniz is an undeniably voluptuous vixen who brings a bit of laughter, some tasteful raunch, and everything in between to Honolulu’s burlesque scene. A member of Hawaii's premiere burlesque and cabaret troupe, Cherry Blossom Cabaret, she often performs in ensemble numbers and collaborations with Honolulu’s burlesque ohana. Now and again you can see her strut her stuff on stage, solo-style, hamming things up with her cheeky flavor. A feisty Filipina, she strives to live Aloha a few tassel twirls at a time, while she shimmy n’ shakes the A Lot that She Got!


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Clara Bodacious - CA

Clara Bodacious is a long-time San Francisco Bay Area performer bringing wit, class, and a lot of sass to stages around the Bay. Known as the "Art Deco babe" and the "time-traveling tease" this pint-sized-powerhouse has been bringing her signature blend of classic glamour and physical comedy to the burlesque stages since 2012. After a lifetime of studying dancing and acting she finally found a home for her formal training, raunchy mind, and desire to undermine the patriarchy through liberated self-expression in the burlesque community. From performing, to hosting, to teaching she’s proud to have bedazzled fingers in all parts of the Burlyq community. https://www.clarabodacious.com/
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Dickie Smalls - NYC

DICKIE SMALLS- “The Modern Vaudevillian”

Dickie Smalls cut his teeth as a variety artist in Vaudeville and has since expanded into Boylesque. Dickie is equally comfortable performing on his hands as he is on his feet, making music or performing silently as a mime, making things appear as well as magically making his clothes disappear before your very eyes. Dickie Smalls: The Song & Dance/Pants & No Pants Man!

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Francine Dead - OR

Francine Dead Has Been Performing Acts Of Beauty And Danger, In SF & Beyond Since 2007. Her Passion for Performance Was Sparked, When She Found An Old Photo Album Of Her Great Grandparents. Both Of Whom Worked The Vaudeville Circuit In The 30's & 40's. After Her Discovery, She Learned To Eat Fire And Began Her Burlesque Career In Historic Bars of Oakland & San Francisco California. Since, Francine Has Had The Opportunity To Build Her Skill Set Working For One Of The Oldest Showmen In The Sideshow Biz ( WARD HALL) And Has Been Instructed By Burlesque Legend Isis Starr. Francine Dead Cannot Wait To Bring You, Her Own Brand Of Burlesque Which Is Equal Parts Grit & Glamour.


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Emma Peal - HI (OAHU)

HBF Fixer & Staff
Cherry Blossom Cabaret Member

Emma Peal began her explorations into the sensual world of burlesque as a student of Cherry Blossom Cabaret back in 2010. She quickly became an intern and had her debut stage appearance as one of the Capulets in Troy Apostol's production "Femme Capulet". Now a core member of Cherry Blossom Cabaret's ensemble, Emma Peal has performed in multiple dance styles, spanning many genres of music and eras, including: The Andrews Sisters' famous "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy", the hit piece "Cell Block Tango" from the musical Chicago, a sassy vintage classic "Bla Bla Cha Cha Cha", and Weird Al Yankovic's comedic version of Michael Jackson's song I'm Bad, titled "I'm Fat". Her personal styling is a mix of comedic implications and saucy, sensual cheekiness. A bit of Mae West with an Asian twist!

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Honolulu Zouk - HI (OAHU)

Featuring a stunning fusion of 8 talented dancers each with their own distinctive style and background, Honolulu Zouk, regularly performs at international, national and local events. They have been a sought after part of the international Zouk community, and have performed at such prestigious festivals as, “Zouk Night Love” in Rosarito, Mexico & the “LA Zouk Congress” for an audience of hundreds of discriminating peers. Honolulu Zouk Dance Co provides instruction and performances in Brazilian Zouk fused with other dance styles on Sunday evenings, at Polearity Studio in Chinatown. Honolulu Zouk is directed by Kimberly Loo.


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Jacques Trap - HI (OAHU)

Operation Liquid Panther Member

Jacques Trap is the golden boy of Hawaii Burlesque & Honolulu's most handsome haole boy! With his devastatingly good looks and smooth moves he's solid gold onstage and off! Jaques is also a part of the comic Man-lesque trio “Operation Liquid Panther” a group of 3 guys dedicated to bringing back the artform of the mid-80’s male striptease in all of it’s spandex clad, ridiculous glory!
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Johnny Diamondhead - HI (OAHU)

HBF Fixer & Transportation Coordinator
Cherry Blossom Cabaret Member
The Timeshares Band

JDH is our eternally stoked stage panda for The CBC. He is of modest pedigree: his father was a casual hero, and his great grandmother, Ginny Go Lucky, was the renowned Organizer of the nouveau Roman Orgy. Trained in all manner of behind the scene stage workings under the tutelage of Panda Sal, JHD has a sense of destiny adventure and romance. Modesty personified, he is always ready to serve the cause, and will even return your library books if so needed.
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Kay Sera - MD

Whether turning a trope on its ear, poking fun at societal norms or playing up on pop culture, 21st Century Burlesque calls Kay Sera, “…an imaginative and memorable performer.” Burlesque Beat says, “…her gaze and smile dictate the crowd’s response.” And world-famous emcee Scotty the Blue Bunny proclaimed, “She is f*cked up!”

Kay Sera has spread her unique blend of sexy and strange at more than 20 burlesque festivals across North America and around the world, including as the opening act of the Burlesque Hall of Fame Movers, Shakers and Innovators showcase.

She believes in putting her glitter where her mouth is (literally and figuratively), and as the lead producer and instigator with Baltimore’s Bawdy Shop Burlesque, runs a regular class series and student showcase. She also created the “Be SomeBawdy” scholarship program to encourage and support new burlesque students, particularly performers of color, individuals from the LGBTQIA community, and those with disabilities.

In addition to performing, producing, and teaching, she is a frequent contributor to burly publications and is an active volunteer, serving as head of social media for the Burlesque Hall of Fame museum and Weekender, as well as running the Twitter handle @BHoFBill for performers in recovery.




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Kiki Quinn - CDN

International Performer

Fresh off of Headining the Itty Bitty Burlesque Festival with Send in the Girls Burlesque. Kiki Quinn is the Jack of all Burlesque related trades. Founder of The Edmonton Burlesque Centre, River City Revue Burlesque, Burlesque A La Carte, Edmonton Burlesque Events, and Owner of Costumes by Kiki. She is often affectionately referred to as Edmonton's Burly Mama, having been involved in the training of budding new performers since 2010. Known for her glamorous style as well as her comedic ability, she is sure to captivate her audience like no other. You can catch her performing regularly with River City Revue Burlesque, The House of Hush and Send in the Girls Burlesque. With her ability to engage every audience member Kiki always provides a dynamic performance.

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Lady Sapphire Noir - CA

Lady Sapphire Noir, the sultry dark jewel of burlesque, is a LA based, award winning burlesque singer, host and dancer who performs all over Southern California. Known for her big sexy sultry voice, love of vintage/pinup style and her signature color royal blue.

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Lily O Lei - HI (MAUI)

Lily O Lei of Cabaret & Cocktails is an island girl with passion on her mind, ocean waves in her heart, and sailing in her blood. She’s Maui's Tropical Princess of Burlesque!

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Luna Velour - HI (OAHU)

HBF Staff
Cherry Blossom Cabaret Member

As graceful as the Moon over Waikiki beach, Luna captivates her lovesick audiences with her seductive grace! One of Cherry Blossom Cabaret's newest members and a treasured one at that, Luna Velour is a sweet and hot addition any stage!
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Queen Mabsy - HI (OAHU)

HBF Graphic Design Goddess
Cherry Blossom Cabaret Member

A gorgeous flame haired vixen with a million watt smile, Mabsy is as creative as she is cute! A well known and loved part of Cherry Blossom Cabaret she's broken so many hearts across Honolulu that we've lost count!


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MadameX- HI (OAHU)

HBF Hospitality Director
Cherry Blossom Cabaret Member

Our resident "Burlesque Ninja" and an outstanding dancer MadameX is a gorgeous raven-haired sight to behold! Whether dancing in the air on her lyra, or high kicking across the stage she'll captivate you at the very first glance!
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Malia Delapenia & Belly Dancers In Paradise - HI (OAHU)

Hawaii’s premier belly dancer is an acclaimed professional performing artist, instructor and choreographer based in Honolulu Hawaii. She has been showcased in countless corporate and private events, television, theater and concert stages throughout the US. Her performances have been described as "Elegant” “Passionate” and “ A Timeless Expression of Belly Dance”. Malia’s enduring professionalism, dependability and engaging presence have made her a sought after performer and choreographer.

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MisRed Delicious - NZ

International Performer

MisRed Delicious is an internationally renowned burlesque entertainer with multiple titles and awards to her name, including Miss Burlesque New Zealand 2013. She is a respected burlesque teacher with past students performing internationally, and a successful producer of NZ shows, including the New Zealand Burlesque Festival, with her production company Red Delicious Productions.

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Miss Riding Good & Her Big Bad Wulf - (MAUI)

Jason and Felicia Wulf are a husband and wife duo from the island of Maui. The two have been thrilling audiences at various events and venues throughout the islands and mainland for the past 10 years. This pair mixes their eclectic and extensive dance backgrounds with their creative forces and sense of playfulness to create amazing performance pieces sure to titillate, entertain, and leave you begging for more.
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Miss Sugar Free - HI (OAHU)

If there's one thing southern women know it's how to make everything sweet. Miss Sugar Free has come all the way from Georgia to give you a taste of that sweetness. This Georgia girl is moving around the country experiencing burlesque everywhere she can and she's so excited to return to Hawaii, the place she fell in love with burlesque.

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NuttyBoltz - CA

Nutty Boltz has been performing in one sense or another for most of her life; but it wasn't until she found the world of burlesque that she realized she had glitter in her veins. She has been hitting stages all over California since 2015 as a soloist and with the acclaimed 1960's gogo dance troupe: The DevilEttes. When not dancing to music on stage Nutty enjoys DJing her collection of 45 rpm records at tiki bars and drinking whiskey at home with her fluffy black cat.

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Operation Liquid Panther - HI (OAHU)

Ladies and Gentlemen, hold onto your bibadees! Honolulu’s newest “Manlesque” Revue Operation Liquid Panther is ready to make you laugh, cry, and laugh some more. Their distinctive performance style had been described as “Magic Mike meets Carol Burnett, with a pinch of Chris Farley.” OLP is comprised of PandaSal, Jaques Trap, Violetta Beretta & Hunter Down. RAAARRRR.
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PandaSal - HI (OAHU)

HBF Stage Panda & Staff
Cherry Blossom Cabaret Member
Operation Liquid Panther Member

PandaSal is Honolulu’s answer to Boylesque & Stage Panda perfection! One of the very first Stage Pandas in the Pacific, he’s also quite the showman, having won the hearts of admiring Aunties & audiences alike with his daredevil pole tricks, hilarious onstage hijinx, and sweet sweet dance moves. PandaSal is also a part of the comic Man-lesque troupe “Operation Liquid Panther” a group of 3 guys dedicated to bringing back the artform of the mid-80’s male striptease in all of it’s spandex clad, ridiculous glory!

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Pixie Twist - NZ

International Performer

Pixie Twist is known in the NZ burlesque scene as a foul mouthed, flame haired, subversive little tart, and that’s just the way she likes it. In 2017 she won the Great DIY Burleskiwi competition with her Goddess of Goon routine, which she had to put together for under $100. She then went on to be crowned Queen of the New Zealand Burlesque Festival 2017 with the same routine that August.


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Polly Esther - WA

Polly Esther, Seattle's Scintillating Synthetic, has been putting the “Art” in “Artificial” since her graduation from Miss Indigo Blue’s Academy of Burlesque.​ With a weakness for high camp and lowbrow, this bad-taste beauty brings 60s’ sensibilities and transgressive art to life in glittery technicolor. This fantastic plastic recently returned from the Last Frontier for Anchorage, Alaska’s 3rd Annual Freezing Tassel Burlesque Festival as well as Austin, Texas for the Inaugural Buxom Blaze Burlesque Festival. She’s no stranger to the stage with her background in musical theater and costuming and can’t wait to share herself with you! Enjoy the adorably deplorable, Polly Esther!

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Scarlett Von Bomb - CDN

International Performer

Scarlett Von Bomb is a pint sized international show girl who has been shimming her way out of clothes and into hearts for three years. Most recently she performed at the Mile High Burlesque Festival in Denver CO and also headlined the Itty Bitty Burlesque Festival as a part of Send In The Girls Burlesque. She won First Runner-Up in the Edmonton Burlesque Festivals 2017 Bunny Competition and was also voted Best Burlesque Dancer of 2017 by Edmonton's Vue Weekly Magazine. She knows how to heat the stage up and promises to deliver one fiercely explosive performance!


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Serendipity Love - HI (OAHU)

HBF Graphic Design Ingenue
Cherry Blossom Cabaret Member

Serendipity Love is a sassy and sweet Burlesque dancer living in Honolulu, Hawaii. She is a colorful and creative performer who has trained with burlesque dancers around the country to develop her unique style of dance. She blends the art of the classic strip-tease with modern and pop-culture aesthetics. She sweats rhinestones and bleeds glitter and considers herself the Unicorn of Burlesque!




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Shakti Dance Movement - HI (OAHU)

Shakti Dance Movement is a Fusion Belly Dance company based in Honolulu, Hawaii. An all women’s dance collective, Shakti Dance Movement is proud to bring people together for classes, workshops, and great events. Shakti Dance Movement’s founder, artistic director, & lead choreographer, Kalae Kaina, has over 20 years of dance training under her belt. Through dedication to this beautiful art form, Shakti has grown into a very motivated group of women who wish to share their love of dance with others.

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Stella Rose - HI (OAHU)

Stella Rose is a fiery vixen. Trapped in a life of domesticity, she dreams of leaving suburbia and returning to the city that never sleeps. Seducing and amusing you as she she strips away the drudgery of her life, she will reveal a blossoming Brooklyn rose.

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The Timeshares - HI (OAHU)

The Timeshares are an award winning husband wife vocalist duo hailing from Sherman Oaks CA, now living “the life” in Honolulu. Formerly known as “The Transplants” they won the title “Most Improved” at the Lower Inland Empire Jazz Gathering in 1978! They’ve been called the “song birds of their generation” and their music has been said to conjure the “sweet sounds of the twilight cat-song in Chinatown.”
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Violetta Beretta- HI (OAHU)

HBF Producer & Director
Cherry Blossom Cabaret Member
Operation Liquid Panther Member
The Timeshares Band

Violetta Beretta, is "Hawaii’s Burlesque Sweetheart," a sultry hapa Hawaiian burlesque beauty who's been hula-ing her hips into the hearts of tantalized audiences throughout the world! She is the Producer & Director of “The Hawaii Burlesque Festival & Revue” now in it’s 7th coming year at the gorgeous Doris Duke Theatre, in the historic Honolulu Museum of Art. Violetta is also the proud President of Cherry Blossom Cabaret, Honolulu’s premiere purveyors of burlesque & cabaret. Recent performance highlights include: The LA Philharmonic (Don Tiki Tour), Maui Arts & Cultural Center/MACC (Artmixx Supernova), The Moisture Festival (Burlesque Performance), Tiki Oasis 2011-2017 (Cast Member - Midnight Burlesque Show) & many more! Violetta is also a part of the comic Man-lesque trio “Operation Liquid Panther” (as “Mr. Fabulous”) a group of 3 guys dedicated to bringing back the artform of the mid-80’s male striptease in all of it’s spandex clad, ridiculous glory!

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Vivienne Von Coffin - AUS

International Performer

Vivienne Von Coffin, Adelaide’s multi-award winning, pint sized powerhouse and feathered force to be tassel twirled against. She is no stranger to the burlesque scene with over 5 years experience up her glove and some noteworthy achievements. Reigning 'Miss Burlesque Adelaide 2018', ‘Miss Ink Adelaide 2017’ and ‘Miss Ink Australia’s Charisma Queen 2017’, her Charisma, Uniqueness, Nerve and Talent has been exposed nationally. She is a lover of the art and teaches the form of striptease with Peaches ‘n’ Gin Burlesque. She also made burlesque history with performers all over Australia in 2015 making a Guinness World Record for the ‘Longest Marathon Burlesque Performance – Relay’ with Burleskathon. Don’t be deceived, this little lady packs a fierce punch!

Hawaii Burlesque Festival

Will X. Uly - CA

Some girls like bad boys….and some girls are bad boys: Will X. Uly has taken the red pill, and he’s here to mansplain boylesque for you. He’s the brother of DeeDee Queen, Headmistress of the Silicon Valley Burlesque Academy. DeeDee has twirled tassels from Anchorage to Amsterdam, and she is the producer of Nearly Naked Broadway and co-producer of Curtains Cabaret. Visit Siliconvalleyburlesque.com to learn more about Will and DeeDee.

HAWAII BURLESQUE FESTIVAL WORKSHOPS

         


Hawaii Burlesque Festival

Burlesque Superstar & HBF 2018 Featured Performer Bunny Pistol will be teaching special Burlesque Workshops during the HBF 2018 festival week!


Want to learn how to twirl your tassels like a bonafide burlesque babe? Take “Tassel Twirling with Bunny Pistol!” One solid hour of fun & laughs, as well as learning! Looking to add a little extra oomph to your act? Bunny can help with that too! Join her for “Bring the WOW and POW to your Burlesque Act.” Perfect for all levels of performers, both new and seasoned!

DATE: WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 12, 2018

TIMES:
7:00-8:00 TASSEL TWIRLING
8:00-9:00 POW TO THE WOW

LOCATION: Paradise Tango (150 N King St #202, Honolulu, HI 96817)

COST: $20.00/per workshop (no combo deals)

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Tassel Twirling with Bunny Pistol:

Watch them twirl! See them bounce!! In just a matter of 60 minutes of FUN!! LAUGHTER!! And an ALL BODIES WELCOME atmosphere, you will learn the basics of twirling tassels from your boobies and your booty!! Learn about pastie sizes and placement on the body! This workshop will inspire you to take your act to the next level! All experience levels welcome!

“Tassel Twirling”

BRING/WEAR: Comfortable clothing that you can move in, nothing too restricting. Bring water. You can go topless w/ pasties to twirl, or affix the pasties to your bra or over your shirt, depending on your level of comfort. We also suggest bringing heels to try twirling in!
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Bring the WOW and POW to your Burlesque Act:

This is a lecture class that includes some movement (some stretching to keep your blood pumping) and lots of inclusive discussion. This is a workshop about taking your existing or brand new act to the next level of performance. We will discuss editing, costuming, communication, and reading an audience. All questions about performance and shows are welcome! This workshop is great for ALL levels of performers, new and seasoned!

“The WOW and POW”

BRING/WEAR: Wear comfortable clothing you can stretch in. Bring water. If you’d like to think about & bring elements of an act that you’d like to discuss to re-work, or to discuss a new act you want to bring to life this is the class to do it!
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