Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Official KCBS Guide to KC Fringe Festival 2014!

We at the Kansas City Burlesque Symposium know that sifting through all the Fringe Fest offerings is overwhelming at best, so we're here to help you find all the shows featuring KCBS members! Entry to all Fringe shows require a one time purchase of a Fringe button for $5, available at Fringe Central and at all venues at show times, and good for all KC Fringe 2014 events. To get a taste of 50 (Yes - FIFTY!) of the festival's offerings, check out the Opening Night - Fringe Teasers on Thursday, 7/17 at KC Rep's Spencer Theater on the UMKC Campus, 7PM - free admission!

Primal Instinct - Origin of the Pasties (Kansas City Cabaret)
Lions and tigers and…pasties? Oh my! Hop on the tram and join Kansas City Cabaret on a sexy romp through the wild animal park. In this show you will get up close and personal with nature’s sexiest creatures. Come experience for yourself what happens in the zoo after dark when your favorite beasts shed their fur, don their pasties, and get wild. Featuring burlesque by Anya Neeze, Cher D. Blame. Goldie Goldstein, Hank E. Panky, Kinsey Scale, Mary Magdalene, ...and returning from Hollywood, CA for a fifth year, vaudeville performer and recording artist, Brother Daniel!
Off Center Theatre - 2450 Grand Blvd (in Crown Center)
Friday, 7/18 - 11:00 PM
Saturday, 7/19 - 9:30 PM
Tuesday, 7/22 - 6:00 PM
Thursday, 7/24 - 9:00 PM
Friday, 7/25 - 10:30 PM

SKIN (De’ Allure)
A Vegas Style Revue that will tantalize your imagination and leave you begging for more SKIN of your favorite performers. Come witness the Nationally Renowned Men and Women of Burlesque and Cabaret [sic] performers. You will be enthralled with our hot and steamy couples along with classic glamour and glitz of individual performances. Experience the Art, Beauty, Sensuality, and Naughty Fun of Skin. [sic] Come fully clothed and leave wearing nothing but Glitter. [ed: We assume they mean the performers… unless you really want to.]
City Stage at Union Station - 30 West Pershing
Friday, 7/18 - 6:00 PM
Sunday, 7/20 - 7:30 PM
Tuesday, 7/22 - 6:00 PM
Thursday, 7/24 - 9:30 PM
Friday, 7/25 - 7:30 PM
Saturday, - 7/26 11:00 PM

California Dreamin’ (Rhythm and Boobs)
Rhythm and Boobs returns to KCFringe and it's roots by bringing you the best geolocation burlesque. Join the ladies as they show you the fun, fresh, fierce attitude of LA. Don't forget your sunscreen!
Westport Coffee House - 4010 Pennsylvania
Friday, 7/18 - 11:00 PM
Sunday, 7/20 - 6:30 PM
Tuesday, 7/22 - 8:00 PM
Thursday, 7/24 - 11:00 PM
Saturday, 7/26 - 9:30 PM

There are a few offerings that are not burlesque shows, but feature some of our favorite local burlesque personalities:

Where The Hell’s The Bridesmaid????? (Featuring Daisy Bucket)
Where The Hell’s The Bridesmaid????? Bride demands the perfect wedding. But how can it be perfect when Bridesmaid is missing - shortly followed by the minister? Did Bridesmaid have one too many? Did someone give Bridesmaid one too many - with a "twist"? Is Bridesmaid really dead? A guest list full of amateur sleuths surely guarantees a confession - or something close to it. One murderer? Two murderers? No murderer? Coincidence? Connection? Chaos ensues as each sets out to prove who done it while digging up some deeply buried secrets. As more questions are raised than are answered, each guest sets out to prove they couldn't have done it all the while keeping Bridesmaid "alive" so as to not ruin Bride's perfect day. But what are they to do when the mansions [sic] master keels over - right in front of the bride?
Heartland Forum (formerly The American Heartland Theatre) - 2450 Grand Blvd. (in Crown Center)
Saturday, 7/19 - 9:00 PM
Sunday, 7/20 - 4:30 PM
Monday, 7/21 - 6:00 PM
Wednesday, 7/23 - 9:00 PM
Friday, 7/25 - 6:00 PM
Saturday, 7/26 - 3:00 PM

MADHOUSE (Cirque Du Risque)
Dive into the mind of the insane, the criminal, the perverse, the broken. Witness this, the human condition, through the trials we all face, and the thoughts we all deny. In the end, we all belong, in the MADHOUSE.
City Stage at Union Station - 30 West Pershing
Saturday, 7/19 - 11:00 PM
Sunday, 7/20 - 12:00 AM
Sunday, 7/20 - 6:00 PM
Wednesday, 7/23 - 6:00 PM
Saturday, 7/26 - 9:30 PM
Tickets $10

Tales of the Desert (Featuring Fifi Glitterbomb and Johnny Deep)
Belly Dance at KC Fringe Festival - an 1001 Arabian Nights production.
Leave Kansas City behind and travel to an enchanted realm filled with sensual yet classy, playful yet elegant Oriental-style belly dance performed by beautiful dancers. To add to the magic, listen to the stories of the dunes as told by Kansas City storytellers.
Bolender Center (KC Ballet) - 500 West Pershing
Friday, 7/18 - 7:30 PM.
Monday, 7/21 - 6:00 PM.
Tuesday, 7/22 - 9:00 PM.
Tickets $10

Desperate Acts (Written by and Starring Annie-Mae Allure)
Can I Keep You presents "Desperate Acts", two one act plays by Jamie Lin and directed by Erik J. Pratt.
In "Obsession" a woman finds herself doomed to repeat her past, spiraling towards an horrific end. Or is it a beginning. [sic]
"Confession" examines the sometimes funny and sometimes tragic reasons we reveal our secrets.
Phosphor Studio - 1730 Broadway
Saturday, 7/19 - 10:30 PM
Sunday, 7/20 - 3:00 PM
Thursday, 7/24 - 6:00 PM
Saturday, 7/26 - 9:00 PM

And finally, a couple shows that are not a part of Fringe, but will be playing on Fringe dates:

Burlesque Downtown Underground at the Kill Devil Club
Burlesque Downtown Underground is back for their standing monthly show of burlesque and variety at The Kill Devil Club, July addition [sic]! Featuring special guest performer returning to BDU: Vic Sin, NYC!
Saturday, 7/26
Doors 7:00pm, 9:00pm Show Time
Kill Devil Club ~ 31 East 14th Street Kansas City, MO 64106
(816) 471-0704 *
Advance Tickets may be purchased here:
If you would also like to reserve a table, after purchasing your tickets in advance, please call and make your reservation through Tyler: call 816.674.4137 or email
Tickets will be available at the door, but no guarantee on table availability.

Late Night Theatre presents “Dykes of Hazzard” (Featuring Katie Gilchrist and Annie Cherry)
Late Night Theatre announces our next show!!! An ALL FEMALE cast of the ultimate parody theatre troupe! This time, we bring a little dixie that is "The Dukes of Hazzard!" It's a WILD show, so get your tickets in advance before we sell out!
"The Dykes of Hazzard" Cast:
Katie Gilchrist
Jessica Dressler aka Dorothy Gale
Stasha Case
Ashley Otis
Shannon Michalski aka Shan Bear
Annie Cherry
Written and Directed by Ron Megee
Wigs and Makeup by Andy Chambers
Costume Design by Venus Starr Nichols
Logo and Poster design by Jon Fulton Adams
Produced by Missie B's, and One Trunk Productions
7/18-7/28 at Missie B’s - 805 W 39th St
Purchase tickets ($18-28) at Central Ticket Office:

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