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 Burlesque Bordello


Feb. 10, 2017, 10 p.m. - 1 a.m.
Our late night opening night party features something a little stickier and more decadent than our other shows — an all-dessert buffet of ooey-gooey sinfulness. Also opportunity for guests to dance, mix, and mingle with many of our performers. Plus go-go dancers and, of course, some specially selected burlesque performances from Egypt BlaqueKnyle, Lucy Buttons, and Galatea Stone .

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


Feb. 11, 2017, 8 p.m. - 11 p.m.
A burlesque battle royale The Main Event is a competition amongst some of the best in burlesque! Over $1,000.00 in prizes are up for grabs in this year's Howard Awards.

Awards may be given in the following categories:

  • Best Solo Performance
  • Best Group Performance
  • Best Hybrid
  • Most Classic
  • Most Beautiful
  • Most Humorous

Performances are judged by the current Howard Award winners, alongside special guest judge Miss Mina Murray.

The Rhinestone Revue


Feb. 10, 2017, 8 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
One of the most glamourous nights in the burlesque calendar, The Rhinestone Revue features the current Howard Award winners, invited guests, headliners, featured performers, and winners from previous years.

The Sunday Showcase


Feb. 12, 2017, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

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

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