Shows at GBE

Each year, The Great Burlesque Exposition searches the globe to bring you the finest performers. We have four big shows on three big nights!

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The Bordello

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Feb. 5, 2016, 10:30 p.m. - 1 a.m.
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Late night on Friday, we present burlesque in a more intimate setting. Our Bordello has the silky feel of small cabaret, with tables just inches from the stage. A buffet of late night snacks is included with your admission price and there's a cash bar for your cocktails.

The Bordello features sizzling showgirl Red Hot Annie, blowing our way from the Windy City of Chicago. Founder and femme fatale of Vaudezilla, this titian tressed temptress really make the weiners boil!

In between sets, take to the dance floor yourself as our fabulous DJ spins some tunes to get your toes tapping and your feet flying!Please note:

  • Doors open after The Rhinestone Revue; show begins 30 minutes after doors open.
  • The cabaret tables rows are reserved for Whole Shebang and Socialite pass-holders, and those who have purchased a VIP seating ticket, otherwise, the show is standing room only
  • There is no unauthorized photography during The Bordello

The Main Event

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Feb. 6, 2016, 8 p.m. - 11 p.m.
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A burlesque battle royale! Twenty-five hand-picked acts compete for one of the coveted Howard Awards! The Howard Awards, named for Boston's lost burlesque hall, are awarded by last year's winners to the Best Soloist, Best Duo/Group, Most Beautiful, Most Classic, Most Humorous, and Best Hybrid.

The evening is topped off by performances from some of our featured performers, Jacqueline Hyde, Scarlett Letter, and "Miss Dis-aburly-TEASE" Jacqueline Boxx!

Please note:

  • Doors open at 7:30pm
  • The first three rows are reserved for Whole Shebang and Socialite pass-holders, and those who have purchased a VIP seating ticket.
  • There is no unauthorized photography during The Main Event

The Rhinestone Revue

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Feb. 5, 2016, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
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The best in burlesque!

The Rhinestone Revue stars our Howard Award Winners from 2015: Sailor St. Claire (Best Soloist); Gala Delicious (Most Beautiful); Mika Romantic (Most Classic); Cherie Nuit (Most Humorous); and Kiki Allure (Best Hybrid).

The showcase also sparkles with our Guests of Honor!

  • Named "King of Burlesque" at the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekender, Matt Finish brings his energy and elegance all the way from Tuscon, AZ.
  • The legendary Gabriella Maze, "the Body that Doesn't Stop", has been burning up stages all over the world since 1970 and in 2016 will be burning up our stage for the first time!
  • We're delighted to bring back the Most Humorous winner of 2013, Dangrrr Doll, to our stage for something strange and wonderful!

  • Add to the mix invited performers like Bettysioux Tailor, Scandal from Bohemia, Donna Denise, and The Boston BeauTease and you've got a night of burlesque you don't want to miss!

    Please note:

    • Doors open at 7:30pm
    • The first three rows are reserved for Whole Shebang and Socialite pass-holders, and those who have purchased a VIP seating ticket.
    • There is no unauthorized photography during The Rhinestone Revue

The Sunday Showcase

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Feb. 7, 2016, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m.
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Our Sunday Showcase is two shows in one!

The evening sparkles with the talents of rising stars, those performers who are relatively new to the burlesque stage. For the most part, these are people who have been bumping and grinding for three years or less — some of whom are making their festival debut!

In and around these talented men and women, are the weird and wonderful members of The Sideshow Ball — singers, jugglers, comedians, tap dancers, and more!

Please note:
  • Doors open at 7:30pm
  • The first three rows are reserved for Whole Shebang and Socialite pass-holders, and those who have purchased a VIP seating ticket.
  • There is no unauthorized photography during The Sunday Showcase