Burlesque Star Red Hot Annie

Von Gutenberg Magazine recommends Red Hot Annie!

A few weeks ago, von Gutenberg recommended the Texas Burlesque Festival.  Today, we have a chance to get to know one of the participants: Red Hot Annie. 

Red Hot Annie, who hails from Chicago, is not only coming to the Texas Burlesque Festival for the second year in a row, but she also has a unique knowledge of the workings of such festivals.  Her appearance in Texas comes just one week after her own Vaudezilla Productions teamed up with Chicago’s Belmont Burlesque Revue to present the first-ever Windy City Burlesque Fest.  The festival was met to rave reviews and even as this year’s festivities were dying down, Annie was already coming up with ideas for next year’s.

Annie burst onto the Chicago burlesque scene just over two years ago, having come from an extensive performance background and several years’ worth of pinup, figure, and fetish modeling. She has worked with some of Chicago’s top photographers, developing a reputation for her professionalism and eye for what works.

Just six months into her burlesque career, Annie joined forces with her partner Dick Dijon to create Vaudezilla Productions. They came up with Vaudezilla’s concept when they realized that they wanted to provide Chicago with much needed performances opportunities, and provide they did. In short order, they established Vaudezilla as the premiere source for free burlesque shows in Chicago – with a weekly bar-top show at Blue Bayou and a monthly show at Exit – as well as setting a new standard for theatrically-inspired burlesque shows.  Their critically-acclaimed box office smash hit, “Rollin’ Outta Here Naked: A Big Lebowski Burlesque,” will be back for a second year with a bevy of Chicago burlesque performers and hopefully a few familiar faces from across the country.  Along with team members Wham Bam Pam, Donna Touch, Maria May I, Barret All, RenZena, and Trixie Sparx, Annie has positioned Vaudezilla as a major force in Chicago burlesque.

As for Annie herself, she has been raising her profile by making appearances all across the United States.  In addition to her second appearance in the Texas Burlesque Festival, she will be appearing for the second year in a row at the Vancouver International Burlesque Festival.  And in just the first few months of 2010, she has made appearances in Detroit, Grand Rapids, Kansas City, Milwaukee and Nashville. With more than a few cities left to visit, Annie has her sites set on more national and international touring within the year.

Wherever she goes, Red Hot Annie brings with her a unique style of burlesque that fuses storytelling, humor, and sexiness all in one stunning package.  Drawing on her theater background, Annie strives to put a distinctive character stamp on each of her acts.  Fans have come to expect a variation from Annie, both in costume and performance style. She has been a damsel in distress who finds a clever way to get someone to fill her tank, a hot dog vendor who turns lemons into lemonade when her business meets with an unexpected end, and a penguin. 

You never know what you’re going to see when she performs, but you can always be guaranteed one thing…Red Hot Annie always knows how to make the wieners boil!

Burlesque is one of the most famous sub-genres of fetish and well established globally from the Crazy Horse in Paris to endless bars and parties throughout the US. We always love to blog about this topic, which is dominated in the US also by the name Dita von Teese, Burlesque Star and Fetish Model.

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Texas Burlesque Festival coming up

Von Gutenberg Magazine recommends TEXAS Burlesque Festival 2010!

Austin, TX. March 29,2010 – Yes, it’s true, even Burlesque is bigger in Texas. As the resurgence of “Burly-Q” thrusts itself more into the mainstream and national spotlight, the Texas Burlesque Fest offers a uniquely Austin-tatious event for the bump and grind enthusiast. Experience a mind boggling array of talented Burlesque Beauties, Cabaret Queens and New Vaudevillians from Texas and across the USA and Canada at Austin’s newest up and coming performance venue- The Independant.

The Lone Star state will be well represented with performers from Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio and of course Austin. As a testament to the festivals growing popularity, Texas Burlesque Festival will also feature entertainers from Canada, Chicago, Atlanta, Memphis, Las Vegas, San Francisco, L.A., Minneapolis, Washington State, and more!

“To better accommodate the growing list of applicants, we have extended to 3 nights ” states fest director and co-producer Lynn Raridon. “We have added Thursday Night as our Nouveau Nuit and are looking to feature new performers and troupes wanting to break into the national scene and/or provide a venue for seasoned performers to debut new routines.” “To add to the evening’s excitement,our featured performer will be Pyra Sutra” continues Raridon. “And Kudos to our Tech Director and Co Producer Jim “Roz” Rosnak, for playing the impresario and hooking us up with an amazing array of talent for this years fest, the likes of which our area has never seen!”

The Friday night show will feature some of Burley Q’s most legendary performers such as Satan’s Angel ( the original fire tassel twirler) Dusty Summers ( Mistress of Magic) and Miss Nude USA 1975, Tiffany Carter. Plus showcases by Miss Indigo Blue ( winner Miss Exotic World), Torchy Taboo and Vivienne VaVoom. Thursday and Friday night’s performers will be competing for the Audience Choice Award.

Saturday night’s grand finale will feature Canadian sensation Roxi D’Lite in a dazzling aerial hoop number along with a stellar line up of the nations best competing in 5 award categories with the Friday night “Legends”, and other local celebrities serving as the esteemed panel of judges.

Keeping it all running smoothly as Master of Ceremonies for Friday and Saturday will be the inimitable Jim Rose of the Jim Rose Circus and Sideshow, who will be giving colorful commentary and introductions while adding his own unique kink and quirk with a performance each evening too!

Adding an extra bit of excitement to the event will the presence of a film crew catching all the action and drama for an upcoming documentary about the burlesque revival and burgeoning scene all across the country.

The last 2 festivals have been unprecedented successes with sold out shows and we expect this year to be no different!

This years theme is “Cowgirls! Cowgirls! Cowgirls!” and to encourage folks to get into the mood, the Independant will be offering $2 off Tequila Shots with Lone Star Tall Boy Chasers to anyone in western attire so….
Pack your pistols and pasties—it’s gonna be a wild ride!

Doors 7:30 show 8:30 every night of the fest. Tickets: $15 general admission, $25 VIP seating @ www.frontgatetickets.com