Ultimate Grand Supreme! A royal Northwest tour kicks off in Seattle.

This weekend!

This weekend!

The clouds have lifted, the sun is shining, and there’s burlesque royalty sashaying through the springtime hamlets of Seattle and Olympia. Portland’s Russell Bruner (Reigning King of Burlesque 2012) and Chicago’s Michelle L’amour (Miss Exotic World 2005) will appear at West Hall on Thursday, May 9 and then continue the royal procession on over to Olympia’s historic Capitol Theater on Friday, May 10.

Seattle’s Ultimate Grand Supreme will feature Kitten LaRue (Producer and Head Bombshell of burlesque supertroupe The Atomic Bombshells), Lou Henry Hoover, hostess extraordinaire BenDeLaCreme, plus more surprises. Inga Ingénue (Miss Viva Las Vegas 2011) will perform the act that served as her step down number from her coveted Vegas title.

Kitten recently explained how she came to know Russell and Michelle: “I originally met Russell because he auditioned for Freedom Fantasia the first year we were casting the show! We of course LOVED him, but he had a schedule conflict with the show dates. As for Michelle, she and I first met when we were both asked to perform at the Legends Ball at Burlesque Hall of Fame in 2008. I did my “Feline Fantasia” act (a tribute to Lily Christine) and I was absolutely blown away by her Sally Rand tribute fan dance….one of the most gorgeous acts in burlesque. I’m excited that Michelle will be bringing two acts that Seattle has never seen before!”

Michelle L’amour is a modern day trailblazer- she’s been performing since 2002 and has captivated audiences on five continents with her singularly glamorous style, not to mention her fabulous appearances on multiple television shows (most recently, “In the Bedroom” on the Oprah Winfrey Network). Classic pin-up photographer and Bettie Page protégée Bunny Yeager featured Michelle in her recent book- a top honor for any burlesque performer. Rising burlesque starlets from miles around are instructed in technique for all skill levels at Michelle’s popular Studio L’amour in Chicago… the city which is home to the flagship chapter of Naked Girls Reading….which as it happens, was founded by Michelle and Franky Vivid. Ms. L’amour is quite an in-demand showgirl, so catch her here in the Northwest while you can.

Kitten LaRue Presents:
A Night of Burlesque Royalty
Thursday, May 9th
7pm and 10pm
West Hall Theater
The Oddfellows Building, 2nd Floor
915 E Pine Street, Capitol Hill
Get tickets HERE…$26 in advance, $30 day of show


The Olympia show on May 10 will feature another round of performers, including Miss Indigo Blue (Queen of Burlesque/Miss Exotic World 2011) and several of the Seattle performers on their way to perform at the Burlesque Hall of Fame next month…including our very own Sydni Deveraux, who will be competing for Reigning Queen 2013.

Here’s the skinny:

Miss Indigo Blue and Gotta Jones Productions present an extraordinary night of royally raunchy burlesque: The Reign of Fame! ONE NIGHT ONLY at the historic Capitol Theater in downtown Olympia. Doors 8 p.m., show 9 p.m. 18+, 21+ bar with ID!

Starring 2005 Reigning Queen of Burlesque, Michelle L’amour (CHI) and 2012 King of Burlesque Russell Bruner (PDX)!

Hosted by The Illustrious Ms. Hattie Hotpants!
Featuring special guests:

Seattle’s Sapphic Sweetheart MISS INDIGO BLUE!
(Miss Exotic World 2011)

“Poetry in Motion” PARIS ORIGINAL
(Mr. Exotic World Contestant THIS JUNE!)

The gender-blending queer lady boylesque performance art solo stripping sensation WAXIE MOON!
(Mr. Exotic World Contestant THIS JUNE!)

Read more about the show by visiting our friends at Olympia’s Own TUSH! Burlesque HERE, and get advance tickets over HERE.

~ by angrytruffle on 05/06/2013.

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