The Brazen Belles return to Cotuit Center for the Arts Wednesday through Saturday, August 28 to 31, with their Summer Striptacular. Performances are at 7:30 PM.
Foxy Tann will host the show. She has been hailed as one of the Top 20 burlesque performers to watch by the Huffington Post and as a pioneer of the Neo-Burlesque scene in Minneapolis. Special guests will be RedBone, known as the “Cyclone of Burlesque," from San Francisco, and Jeez Loueez, billed as the “Honey Badger of Burlesque, from Chicago and New Orleans.
One of New England’s premiere Burlesque troupes, the Brazen Belles have been described as dangerous flirts, rowdy rabble-rousers, and saucy comediennes who have been teasing their way around the country to sold-out crowds since 2012.
Winners of the Las Vegas Burlesque Festival in 2015, they also performed at the Burlesque Hall of Fame’s “Movers, Shakers, and Innovators” showcase in 2016. The Belles bring a variety of talents--singing, dancing, wit, sass, and seduction—to the stage.
Their racy costumes—corsets and eye-catching lingerie—attract attention, but the troupe’s chorus line kicks, slapstick antics, physical comedy skits, and sultry dance moves will have the audience laughing, lusting, and longing for more.
“Burlesque is a diverse form of entertainment pulling theatrical, dance, and sketch comedy elements from many historical eras together to provide a creative spin on society’s traditional, and often oppressive, stereotypes of women,” said Belles leader, Aanjes Hershfield, better known in the show as Pepper Grinds.
“While the art of burlesque includes acts of a sexual nature, our goal is never intended to be offensive or harmful to others, but rather, empowering, particularly to women, by embracing female sexuality in light of differing body types, genders, race and ethnicity, upbringings, and so on,” she said. “Our troupe stands in firm belief that this beautiful art form is relevant in its mission and provides empowerment to our friends, family, local community, and beyond.’
Tickets are $32, $27 for balcony seating. There is a $5 discount for members and a $2 discount for seniors. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit artsonthecape.org, or call 508-428-0669. Cotuit Center for the Arts is at 4404 Route 28 in Cotuit.
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Brazen Belles Summer Striptacular
Cotuit Center for the Arts, 4404 Route 28, Cotuit
Wednesday through Saturday, August 28-31, 7:30 PM
$32, $27 for balcony seating. $5 discount for members; $2 discount for seniors