Shows at GBE

Each year, The Great Burlesque Exposition searches the globe to bring you the finest performers. We have four big shows on three big nights!

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Feb. 20, 2015, 8 p.m. - 10 p.m. - Theater

Every year, The Great Burlesque Exposition invites the Best of the Best to entertain you! Winners from previous years, invited performers, and – of course – our legendary guest stars.

This year we are excited to celebrate last year's winners — Nina LaVoix, Blaze, Red Velvet, Whisper de Corvo, and Scarlet Starlet — to welcome back Angie Pontani, and to welcome for the first time Bella Blue.

We are delighted to welcome our Guest of Honor, the legendary Kitten Natividad to Boston!

Your Host: Lili vonSchtupp

Lili VonSchtupp made her debut performance at the legendary Derby in Hollywood CA, on a starry Monday night in September of 2004.

"The foul-mouthed, buxom, godmother of L.A. burlesque" has performed headlined, emceed, and taught classes at Viva Las Vegas, The Great Burlesque Exposition, The New York Burlesque Festival, The Hawaii Burlesque Festival, The Las Vegas Burlesque Festival, The Vermont Burlesque Festival, and was the founder and producer of The Hollywood Burlesque Festival.

Lili was named #40 on the 21st Century Burlesque's Top 50 Industry Professionals for 2013 and was featured as one of the top 13 burlesque performers in Los Angels by Timeout LA. Her weekly burlesque show, Monday Night Tease was named Top Five Burlesque Shows by LA Weekly and Top Ten in Time Out LA for 2013.

Ruby Besler
Feb. 20, 2015, 10 p.m. - 1 a.m. - Vendor Hall

Can't get enough Burlesque? Check out our great Late Night Friday acts!

Our saucy Bordello also features a dessert buffet and some sexy music to swing and sway to between sets!

Hosted by the fabulous Ruby Besler!

Born in 1910, Ruby was raised in Philadelphia to strict and proper parents. Her Father, Klaus Besler was one of the first neurosurgeons in the United States. Her Mother, Lillian Besler (born Lillian Rose Barnes) was a well-known socialite and humanitarian. As a young child, Ruby had a genuine passion for music and theatre, often entertaining the ladies in her mother's social gatherings by dancing and early on, showed her acute sense of humor by creating and singing humorous parodies. She usually introduced her act as "The Ruby Show."

In 1928, Ruby moved to Manhattan to pursue her theatrical career. She became personal secretary and companion to the great impresario Sol Zigenbauer. She appeared in many of his spectacular Broadway productions, and subsequently in the Hollywood extravaganzas he produced. Hollywood, with its increasingly free thinking conduct was a perfect setting for Ruby. She quickly learned how to get what and where she wanted, and her keen sense of humor opened doors to extraordinary opportunities. She is currently personal secretary and companion to TV mogul Herbert Modunk, who is the producer of her current production.

Feb. 21, 2015, 8 p.m. - 11 p.m. - Theater

Hosted by Ol'Scratch, the Main Event features the best and brightest, and for sure the sparkliest of the up and coming stars of today and tomorrow. Join us for a fantastic revue of fabulous performers from around the world.
Feb. 22, 2015, 8 p.m. - 11 p.m. - Theater

The Sunday Showcase is two shows in one!

A fabulous evening with combines The Original Newcomer's Showcase — where we give the rising stars of burlesque a chance to shine — with The Sideshow Ball — where we celebrate all the weird and wonderful variety arts that so often go along with burlesque!

Your Hostess: Miss Mina Murray

The headmistress and founder of The Boston Academy of Burlesque Education™ (or "B.A.B.E."), Miss Mina has introduced hundreds of women to the art of the tease, and trained dozens of burlesque instructors. Most recently seen at the Vermont Burlesque Festival, Miss Mina is a fixture at The Great Burlesque Exposition, where she can often be heard saying "I'm not in charge!".