Meet the Stars of Burlesco Notturno “Flight of Fantasy”

On Saturday, May 4, 2019, Burlesco Notturno’s out-of-this-world “Flight of Fantasy” spectacular swoops into Open Space for a sensuous night of revelry and wonder. Doors open at 6:30pm, and at 7:30pm the evening’s acts take center stage to transport guests on a wild adventure of the imagination.

Photo by Michelle Bates

The sensational Mme. X (and her lovable, silent lawyer) will guide the crowd through “Flight of Fantasy,” an evening of awe and excitement.

Photo by Michelle Bates

The lineup stars The Atomic Bombshells, one of the Burlesque world’s most respected dance troupes. Founded by original members of the Shim Sham Revue in New Orleans’ historic French Quarter, The Atomic Bombshells have been described as “Polished, clever, and glamourous!” by Dita Von Teese herself.


The renowned burlesque group stars the always-stunning INGA, the 2018 Reigning Queen of Burlesque (although Queen of the Universe may be more apt) and an internationally renowned burlesque star born and raised in Seattle. Her performances are shocking, mesmerizing, and magical all at once—INGA will whisk you away and envelope you in her galaxy of sensuous bliss.

Take a moment to see the Reigning Queen of Burlesque in action:


Kitten n’ Lou, also of Atomic Bombshell fame, was voted as #1 Burlesque Duo in the World in 2015. Described as “the wacky love child of vaudeville and club drag” (Australian Stage 2016) and as simply “GENIUS” (The Huffington Post), this extraordinary duo has shared the stage with the likes of Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett. 

Photo by Michelle Bates

See one of Kitten n’ Lou’s past performances right here:


Burlesque artist extraordinaire, fantastical fashion designer and community builder Jamie Von Stratton is a show-stopping whirlwind in every way, and she’s coming to Vashon with her glitz, glam, and outrageous antics. 

Just one of Jamie Von Stratton’s many breathtaking performances:


The amazing, gender-blending queer lady Waxie Moon is known as a “boylesque” performance art solo-stripping sensation. Waxie is also the subject of Wes Hurley’s award-winning documentary film Waxie Moon, and appeared in A Wink and a Smile directed by Deirdre Timmons.

He has headlined burlesque festivals from Vienna to Vancouver, and performance highlights include competing in the “best boylesque” category at The Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas (2013, 2015), being featured in Land of the Sweets, A Burlesque Nutcracker (Seattle, WA), and performing in and choreographing House of Thee Unholy #2, 3, 4 and 5 (Seattle, WA). Additionally, Waxie has been presented by On The Boards (Northwest New Works Festival and 12 Minutes Max), Bumbershoot (Seattle) and The Seattle Erotic Arts Festival (SEAF), and is a crowd favorite—he was voted “Best Burlesque Performer” by The Seattle Weekly Readers Poll in 2009, and was nominated for a 2010 Gregory Award (Excellence in Theater, Washington State).

Watch the incomparable Waxie Moon in action:


Photo by Michelle Bates

Live music is brought to you courtesy of The Love Markets, the black slip beret band inspired by the decadence and political transformation of 1920s Berlin. The Love Markets deliver a delectable blend of playful mastery in their tunes—follow them down winding alleyways into forbidden speakeasies, and raise your glass to this merry band of outcasts: they are here to welcome you into the world of Burlesco Notturno.

Check out what The Love Markets are all about:


Advance tickets are $30, or $35 at the door.

This evening’s VIP hor d’oeuvres and dinner is brought to you by Chef Lia Lira of Bramblehouse. Sip on one signature cocktail or glass of Prosecco, and indulge in one bottle of wine per 4 guests. Cocktail hour takes places in The Bruce from 6:30-7pm; dinner seating at 7pm.

Gold Star tickets (SOLD OUT) includes exclusive access to a post-show party with the burlesque artists, a signed photo from The Atomic Bombshells, a dessert tasting table by Chef Lia, and reserved parking.

Ages 21+. Tickets at OpenSpaceVashon.com or 206-408-7241.

Burlesco Notturno “Unveiled” at Open Space for Arts & Community, Vashon Island, WA, October 2018. Photo by Michelle Bates

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