~Violetta Beretta Presents~

The Third Annual Hawaii Burlesque Festival & Revue!

At the Beautiful Honolulu Museum of Arts Doris Duke Theater!

Friday, June 20th 2014

&

             Saturday, June 21st 2014                   

TWO Outstanding Nights of Naughty Fun in Honolulu, Hawaii! 

See our "Shows" Page for more detailed information!


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The Third Annual Hawaii Burlesque Festival & Revue 2014 FESTIVAL UPDATES:

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April 17th, 2014

The Third Annual Hawaii Burlesque Festival & Revue 2014 is tickled pink to present our 2014 Poster Design by the Amazingly talented Claudette Barjoud of Fluff!

Enjoy the view!


Claudette is well known for her lines of SUPER CUTE accesories & travel gear (but there's alot more too!) Check her out online at www.fluffshop.com!


April 8th, 2014

The Third Annual Hawaii Burlesque Festival & Revue 2014 is proud to announce more of our wonderful "Hot & Heavy Ho'olaule'a Show" Performers! ONE NIGHT ONLY ON Friday, June 20th at The Doris Duke Theater!

~PRESENTING~

Kinetic Flow

Kinetic Flow is a duo offering a wide range of circus skills and comedy performed by Billy Bellew and Andrew Towl.

With more than fifteen years of combined performance experience Kinetic Flow is more than just a juggling duo. With diverse skills ranging from fire eating and contact juggling to poi, slacklining and unicycling, and acrobatic juggling, Kinetic Flow blends object manipulation with artistry. Though only performing together since 2010, Billy Bellew and Andrew Towl have quickly made a name for themselves in the Oahu circus scene performing at corporate events, private parties, and everything in between. Constantly working on new material the duo is blending acrobatics and body movement into their shows that already have audiences dazzled and amazed.

SEE THEM LIVE & IN PERSON ON:

Friday, June 20th 2014

The Hot & Heavy Ho'olaule'a!

On Friday, June 20th 2014 the Hawaii Burlesque Festival is proud to present "The Hot & Heavy Ho'olaule'a!"

This is in an invitation to YOU to join us for a no-holds barred, super fun Ho'laule'a, Burlesque Style! Ho'olaule'a is the Hawaiian word for PARTY, and that's what the HBF 2014 is planning on throwing for our ka'maina audiences! 

Starring a cast of Local Burlesque Performers (both Soloists & Troupes) that are so incredible they're almost edible, this 'aint your Tutu's luau!

Dress to impress in your Hawaiian Print Best! Bust out the Mu'mu and get the Bedazzler! Hula Skirts & Coconuts Encouraged!

Featuring Performances by:

 Kitty Chow

Cherry Blossom Cabaret

 The Kit Kat Club Cabaret,

Volary Aerial Burlesque

Chris "The Entertainer" Riel & Partner

Kinetic Flow

& MORE!

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April 2, 2014

The 3rd Annual Hawaii Burlesque Festival & Revue 2014 is proud to announce more of our wonderful "Hot & Heavy Ho'olaule'a Show" Performers! ONE NIGHT ONLY ON Friday, June 20th at The Doris Duke Theater!

~PRESENTING~

The Comedy Stylings of

Chris "The Entertainer" Riel & Partner





Chris Riel has been a member of some of the most respected names in improv on the island, including Loose Screws, On the Spot, and Laughtrack Theatre. In 2008, along with Shawn Thomsen and Matt Miller, he co-founded the group In Yo Face Improv (iYfi), whose mission is to "spread the gospel of improv" throughout Hawai'i.

In addition to being featured in a number of local commercials and films, as well as being cast as an extra on many movies and TV shows produced in Hawai'i, Chris Riel has also acted in plays and musicals in several of Hawai'i's theaters.

SEE HIM LIVE & IN PERSON ON:

Friday, June 20th 2014

The Hot & Heavy Ho'olaule'a!

On Friday, June 20th 2014 the Hawaii Burlesque Festival is proud to present "The Hot & Heavy Ho'olaule'a!"

This is in an invitation to YOU to join us for a no-holds barred, super fun Ho'laule'a, Burlesque Style! Ho'olaule'a is the Hawaiian word for PARTY, and that's what the HBF 2014 is planning on throwing for our ka'maina audiences! 

Starring a cast of Local Burlesque Performers (both Soloists & Troupes) that are so incredible they're almost edible, this 'aint your Tutu's luau!

Dress to impress in your Hawaiian Print Best! Bust out the Mu'mu and get the Bedazzler! Hula Skirts & Coconuts Encouraged!

Featuring Performances by:

 Kitty Chow

Cherry Blossom Cabaret

 The Kit Kat Club Cabaret,

Volary Aerial Burlesque

Chris "The Entertainer" Riel & Partner

& MORE!


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March 26, 2014

The Third Annual Hawaii Burlesque Festival & Violetta Beretta are so excited to announce our 2014 VISITING PERFORMERS!

See them ALL for ONE NIGHT ONLY at The 3rd Annual Hawaii Burlesque Festival & Revue 2014 Final Night Burlesque Showcase!! June 21st, 2014 at The Doris Duke Theater in the Honolulu Academy of Art.

 These beautiful women represent a delicious sampling of Burlesque across America! Be prepared to be wowed, enchanted and enamored of each and every one of these lovely Performers!

Feel free to check out our "SAT. 2014 ACTS" Page for more detailed information on these delightful purveyors of the Tease!


 ~2014 VISITING PERFORMERS~


Peekaboo Pointe (NYC)

(FEATURED ACT)


Lili Von Schtupp (CA)

Scarlett Letter (CA)

Eva Mae Garnett (CA)

Velocity Chyaldd (NYC)

Di'Lovely (CA)

Meka La Creme (NC)

Caramel Knowledge (CA)

Beelzebabe (NYC)

Gypsy Danger (AZ)

Pisa Cake (AZ)

Kitten Minx LaFemme (AZ)

Victoria Pmneumatica (CO)

Kit Kat Club Cabaret (HI)


Stay Tuned for more exciting

Performer Announcements!

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March 19th, 2014

The 3rd Annual Hawaii Burlesque Festival & Revue 2014 is proud to announce:

A SPECIAL GUEST STAR!

MISS KITTY CHOW!

SEE HER LIVE & IN PERSON ON:

Friday, June 20th 2014

The Hot & Heavy Ho'olaule'a!

On Friday, June 20th 2014 the Hawaii Burlesque Festival is proud to present "The Hot & Heavy Ho'olaule'a!"

This is in an invitation to YOU to join us for a no-holds barred, super fun Ho'laule'a, Burlesque Style! Ho'olaule'a is the Hawaiian word for PARTY, and that's what the HBF 2014 is planning on throwing for our ka'maina audiences! 

Starring a cast of Local Burlesque Performers (both Soloists & Troupes) that are so incredible they're almost edible, this 'aint your Tutu's luau!

Dress to impress in your Hawaiian Print Best! Bust out the Mu'mu and get the Bedazzler! Hula Skirts & Coconuts Encouraged!

Featuring Performances by:

 Kitty Chow

Cherry Blossom Cabaret

 The Kit Kat Club Cabaret,

Volary Aerial Burlesque

& MORE!

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March 17th, 2014

The 3rd Annual Hawaii Burlesque Festival & Revue 2014 is proud to present our 

Featured Performer

In "The HBF 2014 Final Night Burlesque Showcase"

PEEKABOO POINTE


Peekaboo Pointe, known as the "Fastest Tassel-Twirler from East to West," has graced the stage of nearly every burlesque show in New York City, and continues on her mission of "Seducing the World, one stage at a time."

Peekaboo and her twirling tassels have wowed crowds all over the world! From a coast-coast tour of Australia with the Burlesque Ball 2010, the 2010 Edinburgh Fringe Festival with the award winning show "Vive La Cabaret", to a 6 week tour of the UK and Ireland and Sweden, to Venice Italy performing for MTV, and almost every city in Spain with Los Straightjackets and the Pontani Sisters. Not to mention a US tour headlining the Dos Equis Midnight Revue, and several US tours with Burlesque-a-Pades. When at home in NYC she was a cast member of the long running shows "This is Burlesque" (2007-2009) and "Guilty Pleasures" (2006-2007) and has performed at over 70 different venues in New York City including the Copacabana, Slipper Room, Highline Ballroom, and The Box, just to name a few!

Want to find out more about the lovely Peekaboo?

http://www.peekaboopointe.com/

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MARCH 16th, 2014


ALOHA & GOOD MORNING!


The Hawaii Burlesque Festival & Revue is TICKLED PINK to announce that:

The Amazingly Talented Ms. Claudette Barjoud of FLUFF Fame will be once again providing us with another STUNNING Poster design this year! Check out last years 2013 design by Claudette (with graphics assistance from our local Graphics Goddess Michelle Poppler) below. PRETTY!

If your aren't familiar with her work, do yourself a favor and check out her amazingly cute & useful line of Fluff Products (I love her train cases for travel!)

www.fluffshop.com

OR

            https://www.facebook.com/fluff.inc


Look for the new HBF Poster design in April! Limited Edition poster prints will be available for purchase!

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MARCH 13th, 2014


~Violetta Beretta Presents~

The 3rd Annual Hawaii Burlesque Festival & Revue!

At the Beautiful Honolulu Museum of Arts Doris Duke Theater!

Friday, June 20th 2014

&

             Saturday, June 21st 2014                     

TWO Outstanding Nights of Naughty Fun in Honolulu, Hawaii! 

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March 13, 2014

ALOHA & MAHALO for visiting!

The 3rd Annual Hawaii Burlesque Festival & Revue 2014 is COMING SOON!

On June 20th & 21st, 2014 at The Honolulu Museum of Art Doris Duke Theater, The 3rd Annual Hawaii Burlesque Festival & Revue is pleased to present TWO spectacular nights of Burlesque to thrill and delight our local Hawaii Audiences! 

Please take a look below at our exciting announcements about the HBF 2014 Shows & Revues and HBF Performers for the coming year!

Tickets will be available for purchase SOON via the Honolulu Museum of Art Website (links will also be provided here once tickets become available!)

MORE INFORMATION ON TICKETS, TICKET PRICES AND SPECIAL DEALS COMING!

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The 3rd Annual Hawaii Burlesque Festival & Revue 2014 Presents:

Friday, June 20th 2014

The Hot & Heavy Ho'olaule'a!

On Friday, June 20th 2014 the Hawaii Burlesque Festival is proud to present "The Hot & Heavy Ho'olaule'a!"

This is in an invitation to YOU to join us for a no-holds barred, super fun Ho'laule'a, Burlesque Style! Ho'olaule'a is the Hawaiian word for PARTY, and that's what the HBF 2014 is planning on throwing for our ka'maina audiences! 

Starring a cast of Local Burlesque Performers (both Soloists & Troupes) that are so incredible they're almost edible, this 'aint your Tutu's luau!

Dress to impress in your Hawaiian Print Best! Bust out the Mu'mu and get the Bedazzler! Hula Skirts & Coconuts Encouraged! 

We're Tickled Pink to announce our

2014 Featured Troupes:

The Kit Kat Club Cabaret - Maui, HI  www.kitkatclubcabaret.com

These sassy kittens hail all the way from the verdant Isle of Maui! They'll be setting the HBF 2014 stage on FIRE (not literally..ok, kinda) with their outstanding choreography, smoldering vocals and mile long legs! 



Volary Aerial Burlesque - Honolulu, HI www.aerialburlesquehawaii.com

Volary Aerial Burlesque is one of the most in-demand troupes in Honolulu, and it's easy to see why! Whether slinking along the floor, or flying aloft in the air each and every one of them is a heart-stopping sight to behold!



 Cherry Blossom Cabaret - Honolulu, HI www.cherryblossomcabaret808.com

Cherry Blossom Cabaret is committed to bringing their audiences only the most entertaining, intoxicating and hilarious performances possible! Capturing every heart in the crowd with the twirl of a tassel, or a slip of a strap, these luscious island vixens set a very sweet trap!

~The "Hot & Heavy Ho'olaule'a!" will also feature several delightful Local Solo Burlesque Performers!~

We will be announcing our Ho'olaule'a Soloists very soon! 

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The 3rd Annual Hawaii Burlesque Festival & Revue 2014 Presents:

Saturday, June 21th 2014

The 3rd Annual Hawaii Burlesque Festival & Revue 2014 Final Night Burlesque Showcase!

The 3rd Annual Hawaii Burlesque Festival & Revue is gearing up for an amazing round of shows in 2014, culminating in an INCREDIBLE Final Night Burlesque Showcase!

The HBF is delighted to be bringing to our kama'aina audiences a truly incredible Featured Performer for 2014! She's recently been named one of the Top 20 Neo-Burlesque Performers by Asylum Magazine, and is a Golden Pastie Award Winner! She's a very well known & loved member of the National Burlesque Community and regularly travels the world sharing her amazing artistry with stunned and grateful audiences!

Who is she? 

You'll have to wait and see!

This stellar Final Night Showcase will also feature an exceptional collection of incredible & diverse talent from across America! Our delightful Guest Performers for 2014 will share a seductive sampling of the some of the most captivating & beautiful Burlesque available on the Continent! 

We here at the HBF are big believers in the TEASE, so STAY TUNED!

We will be announcing this years Featured Performer & Guest Performers for 2014 VERY SOON! 

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LOOK FOR UPCOMING HBF 2014 ANNOUNCEMENTS ON:

2014 BURLESQUE FESTIVAL WORKSHOP & CLASS SCHEDULE

UPCOMING PROMOTIONAL CONTESTS & FUNDRAISING EVENTS

SPECIAL GUEST STARS

TICKET & SHOW INFORMATION

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JUNE 2013 - A Post-Festival Letter of Thanks!

Aloha Hawaii Burlesque Festival Attendees, Friends & Performer Ohana,

WOWZA! WHAT A FESTIVAL! WHAT A SHOW! WHAT AN AMAZING CROWD AT THE DORIS!!!

Now that the super fun craziness has abated I'd like to take a moment to give a resounding MAHALO to the following people, without whom all of this would not be possible (sorry, know this is long but it's important!):

OUR AMAZING AUDIENCE: You know who you are. You are loud, crazy & wonderful. It's an honor and a privilege as burlesque performers to have been able to share our art with you. MAHALO NUI LOA FOR YOUR ATTENDANCE! See you again next year!!! XXOXO

THE HONOLULU MUSEUM OF ART & THE DORIS DUKE THEATER MANAGEMENT & STAFF: These folks are true blue professionals. It's always a joy to work with them to make the HBF as amazing as possible. They go the extra mile and always do so happily. This venue had the good faith to believe in the Hawaii Burlesque Festival, and for that I am indebted.
http://honolulumuseum.org/

MS CLAUDETTE BARJOD of FLUFF: Her beautiful design for the HBF poster, flyer and PR were a driving force in creating interest in the Festival, and people LOVED not only her art, but the fact that it captured the fun flirty nature of Hawaii Burlesque. She's one of my favorite artists and this collaboration was an honor.
www.fluffshop.com

MS. MICHELLE POPPLER (WITH HELP FROM MS. CATWINGS): Michelle was our official HBF Graphics Maven! She was instrumental in creating/helping to create all of the HBF's nifty web banners, flyers, posters and MORE! She's also in the process of creating a film based on this year's HBF Revue with her colleague, Lymari Graciano!

MS. ELLA FLAUNT: Our Esteemed Songbird and Emcee has been an integral part of the HBF since the beginning. Always professional, sexy & sassy she can be counted on to deliver when showtime rolls around.
https://www.facebook.com/EllaFlaunt

ONG KING ART CENTER (Shain Miller, James Sigmon, Azure, Bailey & Lux): The HBF workshops are an integral part of the spirit of the festival, and they are only possible due to the generosity of the folks over at Ong King Art Center. We had an awesome time learning from Coco Lectric & others this time around! BIG MAHALO to everyone at Ong King for their help & support (by which I mean waking up early to open up James..lol)
https://www.facebook.com/ongkingarts

OUR FEATURED PERFORMER, MISS COCO LECTRIC: Coco Lectric is truly a shining star in the burlesque firmament. It was both an honor and a joy to have her onstage for the HBF, and her performance was OUTSTANDINGLY well received! Our Hawaii audiences were thrilled to witness her onstage electricity! They dont call her Coco Lectric for nothin! **Mahalo for making the trip Coco, and for being so sweet and fun! Looking forward to seeing you at Tiki Oasis 2013! XOXO
https://www.facebook.com/austinburlesque

OUR OUT OF TOWN PERFORMER, BABY LE'STRANGE:
Baby Le'Strange will be sorely missed here in Hawaii. Her performance was one of the most talked about of the HBF Revue Night for it's sheer creativity & inventiveness! It was great to be able to show her off to our ka'maaina audiences, and to how Hawaii off to her! **Thank you so much Baby for coming (know it's not cheap) and for your wonderful onstage exploits!
https://www.facebook.com/babylestrangepdx

OUR OUT OF TOWN PERFORMER: VELOCITY CHAYLDD:
Velocity Chayldd brought a show unlike any other to the Doris stage. It was beautiful, ethereal and magical, almost as if a rare creature had floated into the theater and paused to show off it's unique loveliness before dissapearing again, leaving longing for more. **Velocity, it was wonderful to meet you, and to talk (however briefly!) Mahalo for coming all the way from NYC with your own lighting! Please give your escort a big "Aloha" for me! XO
https://www.facebook.com/velocitychyaldd

OUR OUR OF TOWN PERFORMER, THUNDERING GRACE:
Thundering Grace is no wallflower, though she played one spectacularly in the Revue! **Mahalo Grace for making the jump from Big Island to share some neighbor island burlesque!! Looking forward to working together on more fun soon!! XO
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100006140173802&fref=ts

OUR "STAGE HUNKS", KENNY & JOEY:
The HBF Revue was made possible AND Handsome by these two wonderful gentlemen. They worked hard, and with mucho dedication to make the show great, and looked super hot while doing it. I'm so honored to heave friends as good as these. **Love you guys. XOXO

OUR LOCAL OAHU PERFORMERS (INDIVIDUAL THANK YOUS COMING IN PERSON IN THE FORM OF DRINKS/MOTORBOATS/MASSAGES & COSTUME HELP.. ♥)

-SHANNON LEIGH B.: (**BIG mahalo for transportation help with out of town peeps!)
https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100006140173802&fref=ts

-MISS CATWINGS:
https://www.facebook.com/MissCatwings

-LOLA LOVE:
https://www.facebook.com/r.love.808

-MABSY:
https://www.facebook.com/Mabsy808

-HUNTER DOWN: TBA

-MISS FORTUNE:
https://www.facebook.com/lisa.lilevilone

-DICK SUNDAY: TBA

-HARLEYZ ANGEL: TBA (**BIG Mahalo for helping get us to the N. Shore!!)

-CHERRY BLOSSOM CABARET:
https://www.facebook.com/cherryblossomcabaret

OUR LOCAL OAHU HBF VOLUNTEERS:
-MS. SYLVIA FLORES, STAGE MANAGER: Her competent nature and twisted sense of humor make her one of the best stage managers I've ever had. Homegirl came with her own printouts. HER OWN PRINTOUTS. Damn! **♥ U tita.

-MS. AMANDA SHAW: For all of her help in so many ways, and of course for being a rock in an ocean of glitter, an enormous **MAHALO NUI LOA sista! Love you.

-MS. CRYSTAL BROOKOVER: This lovely lady is a true friend, she took on the labor of manning the merch booth and various other fundamental tasks and did all of it looking fabulous! **Crystal, thank you for always being so great. Seeing your smile is always a treat. XOXO

To anyone else I may have forgotten, my apologies (my brain is fried) & THANK YOU.

STAY TUNED FOR NEWS ON THE 3RD ANNUAL HAWAII BURLESQUE FESTIVAL & REVUE!!!!

Sincerely,
Violetta Beretta
Producer & Director of The Hawaii Burlesque Festival

MAY 2013 - UPDATE

I'm THRILLED to share our newest HAWAII BURLESQUE FESTIVAL LOGO & POSTER DESIGN by the AMAZINGLY TALENTED CLAUDETTE BARJOUD of FLUFF!


If you like what you see please feel free to visit Fluff & Claudette at:

www.fluffshop.com