“Lola Frost from Canada is one of our headliners, and we have a boylesque group from Albuquerque with a super-awesome act,” Touche says. “And Miss Orchid Mei is performing, too. I don’t want to say what she’s doing and give it away, but that alone will be worth the ticket price.”
It’s a solid mix of out-of-town talent and hometown heroes, including burlesque legend Gail Winds. “I think it’s important to pay homage to the people who paved the way for us,” Touché notes, “and the general public doesn’t often get to see them.”
There will also be classes, music and much more; the festival runs today through Sunday at assorted venues in Denver (but mostly at Lannie’s Clocktower Cabaret, 1601 Arapahoe Street). Visit coloradoburlesquefestival.com to browse activities and ticket prices.
July 10-13, 2014