Be ready for two nights of decadence as various burlesque artists will be celebrating the 'Spirit of Vaudeville' with a number of different performances, providing you with the most entertaining, classy and risque showcases that won't soon be forgotten.
The Florida Burlesque Festival is proud to present to you some of the top names in burlesque from coast to coast and around the world... all ready to put on a show that's a 'Guaranteed Good Time'.
Miss Dirty Martini is 'The Definition of Burlesque' voted number one burlesque performer in the world by her fans, Miss Martini continues to set the standard for burlesque performance internationally. The perennial Miss Exotic World 2004, Miss Dirty Martini was named the 'Sexpot Sophisticate' by New York Magazine, has been described as 'One of the Best in Burlesque' by the New York Times, 'The Queen of them all' by the London Telegraph, and 'The Decadent Expression of Female Sensuality in action' by the NY Daily News.
Since the mid 1990’s she has had audiences on their feet applauding in venues as diverse as Carnegie Hall and the Museum of Sex, to notorious NYC nightclubs where she has been awarded a Glammy for her performances. Featured in a 5 page editorial in V Magazine shot by fashion legend Karl Lagerfeld, she has been a sought after model for photographers such as Mario Sorrenti, Roxanne Lowitt, Andreas Serrano and Terry Richardson. She has been featured in the following books: New Burlesque, Burlesque, the New Bump and Grind, Burlesque from Gaslight to Spotlight, 'Fantasies' and 'The Velvet Hammer'. With the Cabaret New Burlesque, she has starred in the Film 'Tournee' by Mathieu Amalric which won the Palm for Best Director and the Critics Award at Cannes in 2010 and walked the red carpets in Cannes and Paris at the Cesar Awards as well as selling out shows in Italy, Holland and France.
Miss Martini has wowed London on television’s Paul O’Grady Show and in The Immodest Tease Show featuring a 12 piece orchestra lead by Barry Adamson. She has performed alongside critically acclaimed comedian Margaret Cho in her Off- Broadway show "The Sensuous Woman" and can be seen at international burlesque festivals Tease-o-rama in San Francisco-Seattle and LA, New York Burlesque Festival and the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend.
Ray Gunn joins the Florida Burlesque Festival roster of tantalizing headliners for the second time and is the rough and tumble Johnny... and like your morning cup of coffee, he’s strong, black, and keeps you going all day long!
Ray is the reigning 2013 & 2014 "King of Burlesque" and has headlined at burlesque festivals and shows across the U.S., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand with his smoldering, sexy, and frequently avant-garde solo acts.Trained in contemporary dance, acrobatics, capoeira, and pole dancing, Ray creates imaginative works of striptease art that show off his athletic ability and inspired choreography.Ray served on the creative team of ‘Beggar’s Carnivale’ in St. Louis and recently was a featured presenter at Burlycon in Seattle. He is quickly becoming known for his large menu of insightful burlesque and dance workshops.
Based in Chicago,"The Stage Door Johnnies" is the world's only all male burlesque group of it's kind.They give the audience a rare glimpse at a masculine twist on the historic art of striptease and have individually and collectively earned numerous local and world titles including..."World's Best Burlesque Group" 2011, "King of Burlesque 2013" (Ray Gunn), "Artists of the Year 2010" by the Burlesque Innovation Guild; and named in the top 10 performers in the world by 21st Century Burlesque Magazine two years in a row.
You won't want to miss this show!
Master of Ceremonies:Pretty Boy Rock
There is only One way to make this night More Dramatic, More Exciting, More Thrilling and that is to have "Master Entertainer" Pretty Boy Rock as our Host for the 2015 Florida Burlesque Festival. We are Absolutely Thrilled to have Jade Esteban Estrada aka "Pretty Boy Rock" return and Grace us with his Flamboyant and Hysterical presence that we can hardly contain ourselves. Rock has performed on such international burlesque stages as Australia’s Perth Fringe World Festival,The Amsterdam Burlesque Award, The Munich Burlesque Festival and rote Bühne in Nuremberg, Germany.
Stateside credits include The Ohio Burlesque Festival, The Oregon Burlesque Festival, The Florida Burlesque Festival 2014 and Last year, he was crowned Big Boylesquer 2014 at Michigan’s 2nd Annual Spring Fling Burlesque Festival and won the Beautiful Weirdo Award at Boston’s Alterna-TEASE.
NBC News calls him "America's Prince of Pride." and c ritics around the world have compared him to "a cross between Andy Warhol and Billy Graham." Minneapolis-St. Paul Magazine calls him "One of the finest solo theater artists of the 21st Century." He's been seen in feature films, on Comedy Central's The Graham Norton Effect, In the Life on PBS, Friday Night Lights and 30 Rock on NBC and has headlined concerts, theaters and comedy clubs around the world. Pretty Boy Rock makes fun of almost every type of person possible ~ no one is safe from his jokes and he will have you crying with laughter after his comedy routine.
As a singer, Genre Magazine calls him “The Most Exciting Latin pop artist ever to emerge onto the music scene”. He has performed in seven languages and in 33 countries to date and his hypnotic music can be heard on the Golden Globe and Emmy award-winning police drama The Shield on FX. The Advocate calls him "Exquisite."
Don't miss your chance to meet Pretty Boy Rock the Prada Enchilada!You are guaranteed to Immediately Love him!