Statement on COVID-19
March 13, 2020
Hello friends, supporters and members of our Glitterverse family,
The news these last few days has been especially busy with updates and releases from Alberta Health Services regarding the COVID – 19 virus and their recommendations on ways to help contain the spread of this pandemic.
Yesterday the Government of Alberta released updated recommendations that specifically mentioned large gatherings, events and conferences. The full release can be found here: https://www.alberta.ca/release.cfm?xID=6980324A5B1B0-BC2C-40A8-A6AD9E30E3189425
While this release states that “Alberta is asking organizers to cancel any events that have more than 250 attendees” it goes further and recommends that “any event that has more than 50 attendees and expects to have international participants, or involves critical infrastructure staff, seniors, or other high-risk populations should also be cancelled.”
Unfortunately, many of our cast, crew and ticket holders fall into one or more of these categories.
This has been a difficult couple of days for everyone, and some hard decisions have had to be made for the sake of public safety. As such and out of an abundance of caution, Glitterverse Productions will be cancelling our upcoming events, Big Band Burlesque, scheduled for March 21, 2020 and the Burlesque Dueling Divas, scheduled for April 11, 2020 at the Rec Room in Calgary.
We understand that there was a lot of excitement surrounding these events, but we feel that this is the safest option for everyone involved. Once the situation in Alberta changes, we will work hard at bringing these exciting and entertaining events back to a stage near you.
As we do not currently know when we will be able to schedule these events and do not feel that it is right holding on to these funds until we do, we will be refunding all tickets purchased for these events.
We want to thank everyone for your understanding and look forward to bringing these events to you in the future.
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Should you have any questions or comments about this or other matters, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
We wish you, your friends, family and loved ones, good health.
Kara & Baron
Producer, Burlesque Performer,
Baron von Boom
Rhinestone Artist, Cheerleader
The Big Bang
Our origin story
A short, short time ago in a verse, not that far away.....
Following our heroes dramatic escape from the evil clutches of the Muggle Militia, Kara Ka-Pow! and Baron von Boom scoured the Verse to find the best place to set up shop and bring something new into the world.
Formed in 2016 with the goal of supporting new and exciting forms of performance art and artists across the known glitterverse. They wanted to be able assist artists with resources that could help bring their art, performance pieces, and events that they were passionate about, to life.
In 2018, while continuing with their philanthropic efforts, Kara and Baron launched their first season of live music and burlesque events in Calgary. Partnering with the smash hit group out of Edmonton, the Burlesque Dueling Divas and an incomparable 17 piece big band out of Calgary, the Midnight Blue Jazz Band, they have been selling out houses ever since.
"Our hope is to be able to continue to help artists bring their ideas and dreams to life while at the same time producing some of Calgary's premier live music and burlesque experiences." ~Kara Ka-Pow!
Burlesque Performer, Stage Kitten,
Gogo Dancer, Producer in training
Big Band Burlesque
Big Band Burlesque is a celebration of all things fun and sexy! The concert space of the Rec Room will be transformed into the 20’s dance hall Club Obi Wan and will be set ablaze with an all-star cast of western Canada’s premier burlesque performers.
Join us and the Midnight Blue Jazz Society, a traditional 17-piece traditional big band, as we take you on a musical journey through the last century with hints of swing, jazz, blues, latin, funk, classic rock and our own take on modern hits.
Burlesque Dueling Divas
Dueling Pianos meets Burlesque in this sexy, fun, cabaret mashup.
This super group is made up of music duo Janesse and Brittany Graling of the Edmonton rock group The Sissy Fits and burlesque superstar LeTabbly Lexington. Since they have joined forces, they have been selling out venues all across the province.
Take a bit of cranium, mix in some nerdy trivia, splash in a few classic party games, and add some of Calgary's best craft beer and you get Zoink!
The live action, audience driven board game happens at Zero Issue Brewing. The Brewery will be divided into 3 teams and rather than having to fight over who gets to be the thimble or the iron, your team will work in tandem with your real life game piece that we call an Avatar. Roll the dice and complete all the tasks to topple your competition and win the grand prize to become living legends.
Enjoy your suds and success when we wrap up the evening with an all-star performance by your very own Avatar! It could be burlesque, drag, magic, comedy, acrobatics or another form of performance art but whatever it is, we promise you will be on the edge of your seats. Who wants another sports-pub when you can have an adventure like no other?