Legendary Burlesque returns!
Bergamot Burlesque is excited to bring back our beloved annual event, Legendary Burlesque, which features a living burlesque legend as the headliner. The relaunch of Legendary Burlesque is coming May 11, 2024 and will feature the Grand Beaver of Canadian Burlesque, Judith Stein. Tickets are on sale now to see this incredible performer.
Judith Stein was a cash-strapped student in Eugene, Oregon in the 1970s until she finally joined the ranks of the strip tease. Starting out as a topless go-go girl, it was suggested she should become a stripper. The lure of more money, international travel and fabulous costumes was all the inducement Judith needed to fulfill her dreams.
From 1973-1990 two suitcases were her home. She performed throughout Micronesia, USA, Canada, and New Zealand until finally retiring and trading the bright lights of burlesque for the Northern Lights of British Columbia, Canada.
But, alas, there was no rest for the wicket as the saying goes. In 2012 Judith was rediscovered by the Burlesque Hall of Fame as the first Canadian Legend and with delight she began performing again. Judith was honored to be a subject in the film “League of Exotic Dancers” along with various podcasts, press and performances all with a side of saltiness and joy. She has also been mentoring performers with a side of truthful burlesque history.
She continues to revel and reveal as the Grand Beaver of Canadian Burlesque with great delight.
Joining Judith are a cast of fabulous performers from the PNW and beyond:
*Featured Performer - Scarlett Letter (Reno)
*Lacy Knightly (PDX)
*Carson St. Clair (Seattle)
*Mx. Pucks a'Plenty (Seattle)
*Sandria Dore (PDX)
*Sherwood Ryder (Seattle)
*Whiskey Rick (PDX)
*Angelique DeVil (PDX)
*Natasha Riot (PDX)
*Kate Cloud (PDX)
*Simran Gleason & The Infamous Nina Nightshade (PDX)
This is a ticketed event, for those 21+ with ID.
Doors at 7:00pm. Show begins at 8:00pm
$25 GA Presale
$35 GA At the Door
$40 VIP with Preferred Seating (first 7 rows of the center section – available presale only)
ASL interpreters will be provided.
Join us for an evening of legendary burlesque performances headlined by one of the women who paved the way for the rest of us and continues do so!
Tickets can be purchased here
Kaleidoscope Cabaret: a kaleidoscopic array of burlesque is Bergamot Burlesque's quarterly variety burlesque show.
Join us for a casual evening of burlesque on Portland's east side.
Next show is March 9, 2024 and features:
*Sailor St Claire (Seattle)
*Sid Seedy (Seattle)
*The Infamous Nina Nightshade
Purchase tickets for this show here
Bergamot Burlesque curates burlesque shows for all kinds of occasions!
Bergamot Burlesque is a renowned burlesque production company based in the Pacific Northwest, known for its elegant showcases, themed productions, and special events. The company was founded by The Infamous Nina Nightshade in 2009, and it has been entertaining audiences ever since then.
One of Bergamot Burlesque's significant achievements is its commitment to showcasing living legends of burlesque. Starting in January 2012, Bergamot began featuring burlesque's living legends in their shows. These legends are the pioneering performers who paved the way for the art of burlesque, and Bergamot Burlesque provides a platform for them to continue sharing their talent and artistry with audiences. Notable legends who have graced the Bergamot stage include Dee Milo, Toni Elling, Tiffany Carter, and Gabriella Maze.
Bergamot can also been seen showcased at the annual Swashbuckler's Ball. That's right we bring the sass to pirate prom!
Whether it's a grand production or an intimate gathering, Bergamot Burlesque aims to deliver high-quality, dazzling burlesque performances that captivate and entertain its audience.
Bergamot's focus on celebrating the history and artistry of burlesque, along with its commitment to excellence, has made it a notable presence in the burlesque community in the Pacific Northwest.
Have an event you'd like to book burlesque for?
Bergamot Burlesque can organize a line up of performers to fit your theme! Message firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
Past Living Legend Headliner Shows:
Jan 2012-Bergamot Burlesque featuring Dee Milo
Jan 2013-Bergamot Burlesque featuring Toni Elling
Jan 2014-Bergamot Burlesque tribute to Judith Stein
July 2014-Bergamot Burlesque featuring Tiffany Carter and Waxie Moon
Jan 2015-Bergamot Burlesque featuring Gabriella Maze
Bergamot Burlesque has also hosted the burlesque portion of the evening at various events including the annual Swashbuckler's Ball since 2015 and the annual Misfits Bar & Grill New Years Eve Party since 2022.