Burlesque returns to Firehouse Theatre with encore presentation of Burlesque Tribute to Jim Henson (ticket giveaway!)

by | Mar 31, 2015 | ART

While it’s been nearly two years since a burlesque performance graced the stage at the Firehouse Theatre, it’s only been a little over two months since Blacklist Burlesque wowed this whole city with The Lovers, The Dreamers, and Me: a Burlesque Tribute to Jim Henson. However, with tickets for that original performance selling out several days in advance, it’s no surprise that an encore presentation has arrived to delight the legions of RVA burlesque fans!


While it’s been nearly two years since a burlesque performance graced the stage at the Firehouse Theatre, it’s only been a little over two months since Blacklist Burlesque wowed this whole city with The Lovers, The Dreamers, and Me: a Burlesque Tribute to Jim Henson. However, with tickets for that original performance selling out several days in advance, it’s no surprise that an encore presentation has arrived to delight the legions of RVA burlesque fans!

This encore presentation comes to the Firehouse Theatre as the result of a collaboration between Blacklist Burlesque producer Moxie LaBouche and the Firehouse’s recently installed Producing Artistic Director, Joel Bassin. Bassin’s performing arts career has encompassed artistic, administrative, academic, and technical aspects of the field, while LaBouche has proven her skills around Richmond with several popular recent “nerd-lesque” productions, including tributes to The Princes Bride and Game Of Thrones. Blacklist Burlesque plans to stage encore presentations of both of these productions later this year, while burlesque will be a regular feature on the Firehouse’s schedule beginning this fall.

For Blacklist Burlesque to honor Jim Henson’s body of work is particularly appropriate in light of the common vaudeville origins of the burlesque medium and Henson’s famous Muppet Show. This encore performance will see dancers paying tribute to said show, as well as other Henson highlights including Sesame Street, Fraggle Rock, and The Dark Crystal. Dancers will include local burlesque luminaries such as Moxie LaBouche, Dante The Inferno, Sally Starrdust, and Venessa Chevelle, as well as regional performers including Mab Just Mab (Washington DC) and Lily Liqueur (Norfolk VA). Comedian Ray Bullock will also appear, and host Ego Von Hubris will perform complete with a licensed Muppet doppelganger.

This burlesque tribute to Jim Henson takes the Firehouse Theatre stage for two shows on the night of Saturday, April 4, at 8 PM (18+) and 10:30 PM (21+). Tickets are $12 in advance, and can be ordered by clicking here: http://firehousebb.bpt.me/ (be certain you’re buying for the correct time as tickets cannot be cancelled).

Of course, if you’re looking to see this show for free, your pals at RVA Mag just might be able to help you out with that! We’re giving away two tickets to The Lovers, The Dreamers, and Me: A Burlesque Tribute to Jim Henson, and you could win them both by plugging your info into the widget below! Keep an eye out for extra chances to win, and be sure to enter by noon on Friday, because that’s when we’ll close this whole thing down and pick a winner!

JIM HENSON BURLESQUE TICKET GIVEAWAY!

PLEASE NOTE: All prizes are non-transferable. Winners will be announced on RVA Magazine’s twitter and facebook pages. Winners will receive confirmation emails.

Marilyn Drew Necci

Marilyn Drew Necci

GayRVA editor-in-chief, RVA Magazine editor for print and web. Anxiety expert, proud trans woman, happily married.




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