Burlesque Off Broadway: A Trip to My Kind of Circus

Last night at Anthem, Burlesque Off Broadway put on a helluva show. From the description of their event: 

Ladies and Gentlemen, boys and girls (18 and older please) step right up and be SHOCKED and AMAZED by wonders your eyes won’t believe, mystified by the beauty that you will behold, amused and enchanted by acts that are death defying and down right devious! You don’t want to miss out on this one time event featuring the many wonders of the world…We have Kittie Katrina “The Tattooed Lady” Shannon Million “The RingMaster” and featuring Bonnie Valentine, Paige Turner, Dolly Bootiful, Jonas of Men of Arrow, Christy Eidson of Girl on Girl Comedy, Polly Amore, Lola von Liberty, and Aimee Jane, Grace & Luna “The Fire Femme Fatales” Kittie Katrina and Shannon Million bring you sideshow starlets. Comedian Christy Eidson, Fire eaters, hoop artists, a pole dancing god, drag queen diva, and a bevy of burlesque beauties. 

burlesqueSo. Much. Fun. Thought I’d share some pics from the event and a video of Jonas the Pole Dancing WONDER. First, some pics…

Polly Amour is a friend of mine. I caught her before the start of the show and grabbed this selfie. Which I adore. 

Me and the sultry and hilarious Pollly Amour.

Me and the sultry and hilarious Pollly Amour.

Polly Amour singing her sweet ass off.

Polly Amour singing her sweet ass off.

Luna and Grace, the ladies of fire.

Luna and Grace, the ladies of fire.

Lighting the fire...

Lighting the fire…

Breathing the fire...

Breathing the fire…


Bonnie Valentine, blowing up balloons in a creative and cute routine.

Bonnie Valentine, blowing up balloons in a creative and cute routine.

The Hostess with the Mostess

The Hostess with the Mostess

Video by Dani Brodnak

About Jonas. The man stood 3 feet from me and looked directly into my eyes, without looking away for a good thirty seconds. Then, he said to me, (from the stage) “Watch this…it’s for you.” OMG. I never blush, but I am pretty sure I was glowing in the dark. The hottest thing I’ve seen in AGES. ALL HAIL JONAS.


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About Kristen Chapman Gibbons

Loosely connected facts: Storyteller. Curator of a Better Internet. Lifelong Politico. Social Media Maven. Creativity and Empathy Evangelist. Performer. Creator of Content Worth Sharing. Digital Strategist. Former Social Worker. Decade teaching in Higher Ed. Master's Degree in Theology. Married to an Irishman. 3 darling kiddos. Preacher's kid. Appalachian. Music maker. Music devour-er. ENTP. Bohemian. Geeky. Obsessed with thrift stores and all things vintage. Lover of species.

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