Now Accepting 2019 Performer Applications!
Friday May 10, 2019 – Rollins Theatre at The Long Center
Texas Burlesque Fest celebrates the renaissance of all performances burlesque, cabaret and vaudeville in nature and strives to foster a supportive community among performers in Texas and across the United States and the World through networking and professional performance opportunities. Get ready for some real Texas hospitality!
Featuring World Famous *BOB* as our Mistress of Ceremonies!
One act will be chosen as our Audience Choice winner and will get a slot to compete again on Saturday night!
Since its inception, the Texas Burlesque Festival has been an unprecedented success, busting at the seams with amazing Burlesque, Vaudeville and Cabaret performers from all over the nation and abroad, and playing to sold out audiences. We are excited to offer performers a chance to be on a world class stage to capacity crowds in our new venue: The Rollins Theatre at The Long Center!
Headliners & Emcee
Ophelia Flame, known as “The Burning Sensation,” is a pioneer of the Minneapolis neo-burlesque scene and has performed across the U.S., Canada, and Europe. She holds the 1999 Miss Exotic World 2nd Runner-Up and 2012 Reigning Queen of Burlesque 1st Runner-Up titles from The Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas. Ophelia is honored to be the recipient of the 2017 Sassy Lassy Award from the Burlesque Hall of Fame for recognition of her outstanding contribution to the art of Burlesque, her dedication to education and support of the Museum that has spanned over two decades.
Repeatedly voted one of the Top Burlesque Performers in the World by 21st Century Burlesque Magazine, Ophelia Flame has received a Golden Pastie Award from the New York Burlesque Festival and has been featured in The Burlesque Handbook by Jo Weldon, Marie Claire Magazine, and numerous other publications. She has been producing shows since 2004 and teaching burlesque since 2005. Ms. Flame was a creator of Best of Midwest Burlesk, the region’s first burlesque festival, The Minneapolis Burlesque Festival, and brought the international phenomenon Dr. Sketchy’s to the Twin Cities in 2008. Ophelia is honored to be on the Board of Directors and an instructor at BurlyCon Seattle, the nation’s premier conference for burlesque artists. She is co-founder and headmistress of Minnesota’s first school of burlesque, The Playful Peacock Academy. She enjoys anything shiny and cocktails at inappropriate hours.
Coco Lectric, The Mistress of Musicality, is an electrifying dancer, actor, and vocalist. She’s the current President of the Board for BurlyCon International Burlesque Educational Convention, founded the Austin Burlesque Alliance, is the co-producer of the Texas Burlesque Festival, and is the Director of The Austin Academy of Burlesque. Among her other accolades and awards, she’s performed in the Miss Exotic World and Reigning Queen of Burlesque competition in 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2015. She has been voted in the “Top 30 Burlesque Performers in the World” for the past 6 years (21st Century Burlesque’s “Burlesque Top 50”). She currently produces and directs Mistress of Musicality Productions.
Icky Muffin is the reigning Mr. Exotic World 2018 at the Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas. He is also the assistant producer of The Lollie Bombs in Dallas Texas where he is known as ‘the six pack with a side of ribs’. When he’s not hanging from his lyra in his underpants he’s probably smoking the devils lettuce in the bathtub and watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer….again.
The World Famous *BOB*, known for her over the top blonde bombshell image and incredible ability to mix martinis in her cleavage, has captivated audiences all over the world with her unique burlesque stylings, humorous performance art, and emcee skills. She has been photographed by hundreds of photographers and appears in several books including Hotel LaChapelle, New Burlesque, Striptease: From Gaslight to Spotlight, as well as The Burlesque Handbook. A collection of photos by Amy Touchette was recently published by UnGyve Press entitled Shoot the Arrow- A Portrait of The World Famous *BOB*.
*BOB* is a huge fan of the boob tube and has appeared on A&E’s The History of Cleavage as well as HBO’s Real Sex. She has graced the pages of over 50 national & international publications including The New York Times.
She has performed all over the world and co-created and starred in Young Jean Lee’s; Untitled Feminist Show. She just packed up her wigs and moved to Austin, TX where she plans on living in a Pink Poodle Palace, making fearless and beautiful art, leading an LGBTQ Elder Revolution and adopting a gay teenage son. For more info and to see if she is coming to your town visit www.theworldfamousbob.com
2018 Audience Choice Winner
Fat Bottom Cabaret – Austin, TX