Horse Trade Theater Group Presents The Summer Burlesque Blitz, 7/18


Summer just got hotter thanks to Horse Trade Theater Group's Summer Burlesque Blitz featuring classic striptease with Angie Pontani'sBurlesque-A-Pades, Kita St. Cyr's Intime Burlesque, and The Paper Dolls troupe, nerdlesque with D20, RAWR!, and Storybook Burlesque, boylesque with Epic Win and Shocks & Cocks, and storytelling striptease mashups with Bare.

The Summer Burlesque Blitz will receive a four-night engagement at The Kraine Theater (85 East 4th Street between 2nd Ave and Bowery), July 18-21. Tickets ($20; $35 front row VIP) are available online at or by calling Smarttix at 212-868-4444.

Epic Win Burlesque presents
GeekBoys Burlesque: An All-Male Nerdy-Burly Review
Thursday, July 18 @ 7pm

Come hoot, holler and cheer for the manliest nearly naked nerds to hit the stage! These teasing geek boys will be bringing a sexy selection of nerdy numbers to entertain and delight. At this show pokeballs and light sabers will take on whole new meanings... Vampires and Werewolves do fall in love... and a sonic screwdriver has a profound effect on wood! Come for all the pop-culture references... stay for all the scantily clad nerds. Featuring performances by Lucky Charming, Matt Knife, Christopher Bousquet, Hard Corey, and Brief Sweat hosted by the official magician to the nerd masses, Nelson Lugo!

RAWR! Burlesque: Cult Film Classics
Thursday, July 18 @ 8:30pm

Join RAWR! Burlesque as they strip down in honor of their favorite cult movies! Movie fanatic and handsome magician Albert Cadabra will lead you on a journey through time and space to see NYC's premiere burlesque artists nerd out over magical lands, digital realities and alien sexcapades! Featruing performances by Fem Appeal, Rosie Cheeks, Francine the Lucid Dream, Bambi Galore, Stella Chuu, and Dangrrr Doll!

The Paper Dolls: Midsummer Night's Muses
Thursday, July 18 @ 10pm

Kiki's Paper Dolls marries the sass and sensuality of burlesque with the playfulness and eclecticism of a burlesque vaudeville variety show. Midsummer Night's Muses will be a magical summer's evening in the dream realm of The Paper Doll's burlesque featuring Kiki Lewis, Vivi Le Voix, Samantha Slithers, Betty Stage, Boots Lamae, and Kealani with MC Ryan Willard.

D20 Burlesque Haunts Your Dreams
A Nerdy Evening of Sci Fi, Horror, & Twisted Burlesque
Friday, July 19 @ 7pm

D20 Burlesque has been bringing NYC some of the finest gamer themed burlesque for over two years, but for this evening's show we go a bit darker, weirder and more naughty! Compiling some of our favorite twisted acts, and a few new ones to boot, we bring you an evening of nerdy burlesque inspired by sci fi pop culture, horror literature, classic gaming, and more. Come let Anja Keister, Iris Explosion, Francine the Lucid Dream, Hazel Honeysuckle and Stella Chuu play with your minds and hearts while Kita St. Cyr cleans up the mess after. Pleasant dreams...

Intime Burlesque
Friday, July 19 @ 8:30pm

A brand new show featuring five of New York's finest burlesque beauties donning their finest furs and feathers for a flapper inspired evening of bump and grind. Featuring opulent burlesque spectacles courtesy of Hazel Honeysuckle, Evelyn Vinyl, Beelzebabe, Tiny D and producer & host for the evening Kita St. Cyr!

Shocks & C*cks 5: Hot Meat
Saturday, July 20 @ 1am

For five years, the infamous All Nude, All Dude Revue has been heating up stages across the five boroughs, and now it's hotter than ever... because for the first time, it's happening in the summer! A sizzling platter of hot male striptease, this after-hours all-you-can-eat summer BBQ sausage fest brings the biggest names in boylesque to the stage to bare it all... especially their talent. Featuring Jonny Porkpie, Tigger!, Hard Cory and more!

Burlesque-A-Pades Double Feature
Saturday, July 20 @ 7pm & 8:30pm

An evening of thrilling live burlesque and variety performances fused with classic old-school comedy sketches sketches. At Burlesque-A-Pades, you have a rare chance to experience a real authentic classic burlesque show as big time audiences knew it back in the day! It's an intoxicating cocktail that alternates heart-stopping striptease by award winning performers like Angie Pontani (Miss Exotic Word 2008) with an eclectic mix of glamorous production numbers, variety performances and comedy. Including classic burlesque sketches reinvented for today's audience. Burlesque-A-Pades will transport you on a trip through burlesque's past, present and future. Burlesque-A-Pades is directed by American Vaudeville Theatre's Trav S.D., with a book devised by Angie Pontani and Trav S.D. and a cast that also features contemporary burlesque stars The Maine Attraction (with her Josephine Baker tribute), tassel-twirling champion Gal Friday and hula hoop hottie Pinkie Special, Tap dance sensation Helen Pontani, boylesque king Tigger! and the great deceiver, Albert Cadabra.

Storybook Burlesque Card Catalog Show
Sunday, July 21 @ 7pm

Join the Storybook Burlesque troupe as we review some of our favorite stories from our collection! Get your heads out of the stacks and onto our racks with this phenomenal show starring BB Heart, Magdalena Fox, Boo Boo Darlin', Bitty Bamboo, Cheeky Lane, Jenny C'est Quoi and your hostess and archival director Boo Bess.

Sunday, July 21 @ 8:30pm

Raw stories paired with raw Burlesque. Hosted and curated by Peter Aguero. Featuring stories by Aaron Wolfe, Daisy Rosario, Edgar Oliver, and Peter Aguero paired with burlesque performances by Bunny Buxom, Dottie Dynamo, Nasty Canasta, and Mary Cyn.

HORSE TRADE THEATER GROUP is a self-sustaining theater development group; with a focus on new work, it has produced a massive quantity of stimulating downtown theater. Horse Trade's Resident Artist Program offers a home to a select group of Independent Theater artists, pooling together a great deal of talent and energy. It is also the home of FRIGID New York - the first and only festival of its kind in New York City.

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