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Show Program

Big Band Burlesque
Summer Lovin'

18:00 GRAND Doors // Bar Open
18:30 Theatre Doors
19:00 Show Starts
20:00 Intermission
20:30 2nd Half Starts

21:30 Show Ends

Short performer meet and greet to follow in lobby

In the spirit of respect, reciprocity and truth, we honour and acknowledge Moh’kinsstis, and the traditional Treaty 7 territory and oral practices of the Blackfoot confederacy: Siksika, Kainai, Piikani, as well as the Iyarhe Nakoda and Tsuut’ina nations. We acknowledge that this territory is home to the Otipemisiwak Métis Government of the Métis Nation within Alberta District 6. Finally, we acknowledge all Nations – Indigenous and non – who live, work and play on this land, and who honour and celebrate this territory.

This sacred gathering place provides us with an opportunity to engage in and demonstrate leadership on reconciliation. Thank you for your enthusiasm and commitment to join our team on the lands of Treaty 7 territory.

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Midnight Blue Jazz Band is a “traditional” big band with 17 musicians, 2 singers & director. We are based in Calgary, Alberta and in 2021 celebrated our 20 year anniversary.  Our repertoire spans a wide variety of styles — swing, jazz, blues, latin, funk, classic rock — whatever fits the occasion.  The recent COVID pandemic allowed Midnight Blue to be creative, by forming a drumline; which has been incorporated into its repertoire. 
Midnight Blue Jazz Society strives to provide a learning and teaching process, top quality music education to maintain a standard of excellence, peer encouragement in a supportive environment, and the opportunity to perform in public.

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What happens when a Queen reclaims her inner kingdom by swaying her hips and flowing magic through her lips?! Poetry in motion baby. A sonic experience of style, sass and substance. A compelling exploration of the human experience. 

Charlene Smith, AKA Charlee Queen XO, has entered the Edmonton burlesque scene with the kind of style and swagger that serves life and love to all who receives.

Some days it's poetry, some days it's songs, some days its just a dance, and many days, it’s all three!  Find her on spotify, apple music or anywhere you like to stream. 

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Calgary's Songbird of Striptease.
Songstress & Striptease Artist- Ivy La Fleur has left her mark entertaining crowd's from East to West.  The sweetest of sweet, with the Sass to match - Ivy is a triple threat. Commonly known for her seductive nature, campy stage presence & well rounded character work.  She can take any event to the next level.
Based in Calgary, AB,  Ivy La Fleur is a name in the Burlesque & Entertainment industry that you won't soon forget. 

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Like a rose, this performer is equal parts beautiful, delicate, tough and thorny. She has been blooming in the Canadian Burlesque community since starting out in 2016 and this fiery latina delights in the art of tease and seduction.

She is one of the proud co-founders of Calgary's oddball troupe, the Odditease Collective and a member of Calgary's BIPOC collective, Melanin Monarchy.

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Tomboy Selleck is Calgary’s “Himbo-for-hire.”


He is a moustached rake, a dissolute gent, an incorrigible man, who doesn’t know what any of those words mean…he might not be smart, but he can sure take off his clothes.

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She's Edmonton's Vaudeville Vixen, it's Vivian Vanguard!

From the moment the spotlight hit her 6 years ago, this misbehavin’ maven has been transporting audiences across North America back to an age of glitz, glamour, and unabashed debauchery. She's the winner of the 2023 Queen's Choice Award at the Queencity Burlesque Expo, a proud member of House of Hush Burlesque, and a society member of The Two Coupe Society: Violette Coquette's Confidential Cocktail Club of the Tease. Known for her old Hollywood glamour, musicality, and cheeky wit, Vivian will be sure to leave you hot, bothered, and a little bit tickled!

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Billie iDoll started her burlesque journey in the fall of 2022, performing her first solo on a small stage in Calgary. Since then, Billie has been studying and performing burlesque throughout Alberta and British Columbia, performing in productions such as Morning Glory-A Burlesque Brunch, G-String, Sin & Gin, Zoink!, and The Summit of Sin to name a few, and was recently invited to perform at the Kootenay Burlesque Festival in June 2024.

Billie is also a member of the Burlesque performance company, the Odditease Collective, producing and performing in bi-monthly productions.

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Burlesque’s biggest cheerleader!

The Glitterwookiee is very humbled to have been a part of the burlesque community for almost 15 years.  As an emcee, producer, ring announcer, stage manager and roadie, he does his best to help out wherever he can.

Based in Mohkinstsis (colonially referred to as Calgary), he is a founding member of Glitterverse Productions and with his partner Kara Ka-Pow! and kid Dare Reaire, he is very proud to bring Zoink!, Nerdgasm: TNG and Big Band Burlesque to Alberta stages.  He is also a frequent collaborator with Cabaret Calgary and is very proud to be a ring announcer for the one and only GoGo Battles.

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Stage Manager/Producer 
Kara Ka-Pow!

Backstage Manager/Producer

Dare Reaire


Volumatic Photography

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Special thank you to all of the staff at the GRAND and to all of you for coming out tonight and supporting the Calgary arts community.  

See you at the next edition of Big Band Burlesque on 
October 19, 2024.

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