The sassy and classy ladies of the Cheesecake Burlesque Revue will be returning to Invermere this April to deliver another full day of fun and entertainment in an important fundraiser for the Columbia Valley Arts Council.
The glamorous ladies of the hit stage show will make a pit stop at Bud’s Bar and Lounge, on April 22, during their tour across British Columbia.
Not only will the Cheesecakes be putting on a hilariously entertaining show, they will also be putting on a “Sass Class” workshop and lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., and a dinner at Birchwood restaurant with the dancers from 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Sass Class is a chance for the ladies in the community to come out and shimmy, shake, and bump and grind with the Cheesecakes. It is women-only, and everything from the history of burlesque to tassel twirling is covered.
“We do a tassel twirling tutorial, everybody gets to try on a pair of tassels and get them to twirl,” said Champagne Sparkles, co-founder and performer of the Cheesecake Burlesque Revue.
“It’s lots and lots of fun, it’s ridiculous how much fun it is.”
Dinner with the dancers at Birchwood offers a slightly more relaxed environment where fans can get up close and personal with their favourite performers by asking them all sorts of questions about their personal and professional lives.
“We get a chance to meet people and talk to them which we love, it’s really nice to get a chance to connect with the people we’re performing for,” said Sparkles.
And for the women who attended last year’s Sass Class, the Cheesecakes have added some brand new material to enjoy.
Since their first unofficial performance in 2006, in performer Kitten Kaboodle’s living room at a birthday party with a burlesque twist, the Cheesecake Burlesque Revue has been delivering laughs to sold-out theatres throughout North America.
The award-winning, hit stage show choreographed by Betsy Bottom Dollar was fast recognized as one of the premier burlesque acts performing today.
Now a well-oiled burlesque machine, the Cheesecake Burlesque Revue has won a total of five Monday Magazine M-Awards as well as appeared on the cover twice, performed at Miss Exotic World in Las Vegas as well as the Vancouver International Burlesque Festival, and successfully operates a merchandising line.
Sass Class 101: Burlesque Dance Workshop and lunch tickets are $120, Dinner with the Dancers at Birchwood and Backstage Pass to the Burlesque Stage Show tickets are $75, and the Burlesque Stage Show at Bud’s Burlesque Lounge tickets are $25.
Or if you’re looking for the full burlesque experience, the complete package can be purchased for $190.
Tickets can be purchased through the Columbia Valley Arts Centre at 250-342-4423.