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July 7th & 8th Burlesque Downtown Underground, Kansas City’s favorite and longest running Burlesque company, is turning 10!!!

Burlesque Downtown Underground is a professional modern burlesque company reveling in their 10th year of entertainment. BDU has been proud to host the Kansas City Burlesque Festival and performs monthly shows around Kansas City. BDU is dedicated to the advancement of the worldwide burlesque revival by creating fun, classy, artful, high performance tickle and tease, aimed to entertain Kansas City audiences and beyond, and is comprised of professional actors, dancers, aerialists, contortionists, magicians, fire performers, and singers.

Established in July, 2007, BDU is celebrating ten years of entertaining Kansas City audiences. BDU is the longest running burlesque company in Kansas City, and these four shows (all different, with a mix and of performers and emcees (vintage and current!) are marking this Birthday event with what they do best: combining performance art with the art of tease!

Audiences at the 10 year celebration will see various styles of Burlesque including classic, neo, nerdlesque, and perhaps a few surprises they’ll hold back to keep us in suspense. BDU wishes to thank Kansas City audiences for making Burlesque Downtown Underground Kansas City’s favorite place to see Burlesque and hopes you’ll come celebrate with them next weekend.

July 9th Kansas City Burlesque performer Lily Darlin’ of Burlesque Downtown Underground is interviewed by David Eulitt of the Kansas City Star.

Burlesque Downtown Underground performed original new numbers inspired by challenged books and censorship at the Kansas City Public Library’s ContraBanned 2017 event Sept. 30th.

ContraBanned 2017: An uncensored celebration of the Library and your right to read supports the Library's Outreach and Education programs, as proceeds from ContraBanned will be donated by the Friends to KCPL. Support your Public Library today.

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Spring has sprung in this KC Burlesque Show!

Saturday, March 21st! Two show offerings, 7pm and 9:30pm at Opera House KC, 500 Walnut KC, MO.

Get your tickets before we sell out!

Burlesque Downtown Underground is at it again, invoking spring with the finest in professional burlesque entertainment! Sexy fire mistress, Fallon Grace, along with sultry and edgy styling of the cast of BDU, this show is going to be one of the steamiest shows of the season! Get ready for sultry sex-appeal in this artsy and classy burlesque show! Feeling lucky or not, you are bound to be entertained!

All seating is General Admission, first come first served. House opens 30 minutes prior to show times.

Absolutely no refunds.

3/21 bdu show cancelled due to coronovirus in kc. tickets already purchased will be refunded.

thank you.