Texas Star Burlesque Presents: Alice in Winter Wonderland
Ray Gunn (Chicago, IL), Lola Van Ella (New Orleans, LA), Jai Le Bait, Courtney Crave, Emma D'Lemma, May May Graves, Emily Jesse (Houston, TX), Miss Malicious, The Pistolettes, Shelbelle Shamrock, Tifa Tittlywinks (Houston, TX), Jen Ann Tonic, Nick The Vegan (Houston, TX)
Sat, December 15, 2018
Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pmTrees
$16.00 - $204.00
This event is 18 and over
Texas Star Burlesque is proud to present Alice in Winter Wonderland! For one night only, Trees Dallas will be turned into the immersive, magical, and mystical world of Wonderland, straight out of the inspiring mind of Lewis Carroll. Your beautiful host, Alice, portrayed Lola Van Ella of New Orleans, will guide you through the most whimsical burlesque adventure Dallas has ever seen including her battle with the dreaded Jabberwocky, portrayed by the King of Burlesque 2013 Ray Gunn from Chicago! Alice in Winter Wonderland will feature an all-star cast of Texas burlesque titans including Houston’s Tifa Tittlywinks, The Queen of Chaos & and Nick T Vegan and Dallas’ Jai Le Bait, Courtney Crave, Emma D’Lemma, Miss Malicious, The Pistolettes, Shelbelle Shamrock, and Jen Ann Tonic… See aerial feats by The Pint-sized Powerhouse, Emma D’Lemma, and Houston’s fasting rising star, Emily Jesse… And be wowed by local drag favorite, May May Graves!http://www.treesdallas.com/event/1783167/
Trained in contemporary dance, acrobatics, capoeira, and pole dancing, Ray is known for his large menu of insightful burlesque and dance workshops. He creates imaginative works of strip - tease art that show off his smoldering athletic ability, inspired choreography and unique artistic aesthetic, and crafts imaginative, athletic, sexy and often avant-garde solo and group acts which helped him produce his own shows, The Vertical SideShow and Neon Peepshow.
Lola is the CEO of VanElla Productions and Studio, which is the home of burlesque, vaudeville and variety education and entertainment in St. Louis and the only boutique school like it in the area. She also teaches at and various festivals and Universities all over the country, and often travels to bring the art of burlesque and striptease to different communities around the world. In 2008 Alive Magazine named her one St. Louis' most influential people and has been written about and featured locally in St. Louis Magazine, Vital Voice, AOL Cities Best, the Riverfront Times, The Post Dispatch and KDHX. Lola has received the 1st and 2nd runner up titles, respectively, in the Queen of Burlesque Competition 3 years in a row at the New Orleans Burlesque Festival and has been voted in the top 25 performers in 21st Century Burlesque's Top 50 Burlesque Performers worldwide for the past 4 years. In reference to her performance style, 21st Century wrote, “Striptease and song is so often a marriage that doesn’t quite work. So few performers can do both to a high standard, and at the same time. But Lola is an example of how well it can be done. It’s the little gestures, winks, raising of the eyebrows and knowing smiles that make her performances special.”
In addition, she runs her own student troupe the Bon-Bons, and her company, Van Ella Productions works with, and represents some of the best talent in the midwest, including The Hoochie Coochie Girls and The Beggar's Carnivale impressive list of performers.
As a performer, Lola has performed 3 times at Miss Exotic World has been featured at the Best of Midwest Burlesk, Colorado, Vancouver, Chicago and London Burlesque Festivals and in engagements and shows all over the world, from Miami, New York, Dallas, San Francisco and Seattle to Berlin, Amsterdam, Nuremburg and Jamaica.
She is a passionate and driven producer and performer who is always looking to up the ante, raise the stakes and push the envelope to bring the best of her abilities to the stage and beyond, and works tirelessly to bring dreams to life.
With a sultry voice, devastating shimmy, and flirtatious smile; this adventurous ecdysiast has garnered a lot of attention and the tagline "The Derriere Beyond Compare".
2709 Elm Street
Dallas, TX, 75226