Your Guide to Burlesque Shows & Burly Events happening in and around Kansas City!


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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. http://www.kansascity.com/latest-news/article159973394.html

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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2019 Kansas City Burlesque Festival Sponsors!

Burlesque Festival Performer Application

Performer applications are now open for the 10th Annual Kansas City Burlesque Festival!


Friday, April 24th & Saturday, April 25th

Opera House KC &

The Folly Theater


Click Here to visit the Performer Application page.

Applications are due no later than February 16th, 2020.

"Addicted to Love", is a VDay themed show encompassing love, lust, and down-right haughty naughtiness that comes with the season! A perfect way to celebrate Valentine's (or the latter)! So, grab your sweetheart, your ladies, and your friends to enjoy performances full of love, heartache, and sex-appeal all tied with a bow in this classy, teasing burlesque show!


Voted "Best of Burlesque" by the Kansas City Pitch, Burlesque Downtown Underground is a professional modern burlesque company in it's thirteenth year of success. Proud to host the Kansas City Burlesque Festival, BDU is dedicated to the advancement of the worldwide burlesque revival by creating fun, classy, scintillating, artful, high performance tickle and tease, which is neo-burlesque entertainment aimed to entertain Kansas City audiences and beyond.


All seating is general admission and first come, first serve. House opens 30 minutes prior to each performance. Absolutely no refunds.

SORRY,

BOTH 7PM AND 9:30PM  ARE  SOLD OUT.

SORRY, BOTH 7PM AND 9:30PM ARE

SOLD OUT

OOPS!!!! We’re very aware that Life Happens. If you didn’t have your application in on time no worries, we’re extending the deadline to Sunday 2/23 at Midnight. If you’ve already submitted and would like to amend your application for the Kansas City Burlesque Festival, for any reason please resubmit. We have great submissions and are excited to start sending acceptance letters soon. It’s the Big 10th Year and we want everyone to participate! Thanks!

APPLICATION