Bottoms Up Burlesque Celebrating 10 Year Anniversary At Rock Island Speakeasy
The area’s longest running burlesque troupe, Bottom’s Up Burlesque, is set to celebrate their 10 Anniversary with three great shows coming up on April 14,15 and 16! Seats can be reserved for the shows by calling the Circa ’21 ticket office at 309-786-7733, ext. 2 or at the theater’s ticket office located at 1828 3rd Ave. in Rock Island.
Bottom’s Up Burlesque was formed in 2012 with performers who had previously been part of Danielle Colby’s Burlesque Le’ Mustache troupe. From their first show on April 27,2012, Bottom’s Up has connected with local and regional audiences and
have sold out many of their shows.” said Brett Hitchcock Circa ’21’s director of audience development. “Bottom’s Up Burlesque has been a very important part of the success story of The Speakeasy. Their shows not only draw audiences from the greater Quad Cities but the entire Midwest! It’s really a testament to the time, energy and talent they put into all their shows. They have become a regional destination for burlesque fans. I think the big reason for their success is at the very core of their mission statement ‘to promote body positivity for both women and men. It doesn’t matter what you look like as long as you are comfortable in your own skin.’ This is a positive message that everyone can understand and appreciate.”
Over the years, the troupe has brought in guest performers from across the United States. They also have introduced many award winning burlesque performers to Quad City audiences. That will be the case, once again, for their special 10th Anniversary show happening on the Circa ’21 stage on Thursday, April 14. The troupe is set to welcome Lilly Rascal and Lady Ginger, from Chicago; Coco Dupree, from Minneapolis; Ebony Reign, from Des Moines; Captain Sin Big, from Decatur; Bawdy Bawdy Ha Ha, Ginny Tonic and Magenta Moxie from Iowa City; Iona Fortune, from Omaha and Johan Makeyamoan from Denver. This is addition to fan favorite Bottom’s Up performers. Doors for this special show at Circa ’21 open at 6 and the show begins at 7. Tickets are $25 in advance and $30 the day of the show. Food will be available for purchase.
On Friday and Saturday, April 15 and 16 Bottom’s Up moves back to The Speakeasy to continue the celebration! Friday the troupe will be offering a male burlesque revue and on Saturday all your favorite current Bottom’s Up performers and some of your past favorites will be making a special appearance! Tickets for these shows also may be reserved by calling the Circa’21 ticket office. Tickets for these shows are $20 in advance and $25 the day of the show. The doors open at 7 and show is at 8 for both of those shows.
Come out and celebrate with the area’s premiere burlesque troupe this month!