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Miss Burlesque Australia Grand Final

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Who will be crowned Miss Burlesque Australia 2018? For the first in Miss Burlesque Australia's 8-year history, the Grand Final will be held in Perth.

It will be held on the 28th July, 2018 at the Astor Theatre, 659 Beaufort Street, Mt Lawley. Doors open at 6.30 pm, the Finals will start at 7.30 pm and go until 11.00 pm

Nowadays the word burlesque means a performance in a variety show format. These were very popular from the 1860's to the 1940's. They were usually performed in cabarets and clubs, as well as theatres, and featured bawdy comedy and female striptease. There has been a renewed interest in burlesque since the 1990's.

This event is Australia's most prestigious burlesque competition. The year's Miss Burlesque State Title winners are flying to Perth to compete for the title of Miss Burlesque Australia 2018! At this show, there will be drama, sensuality, humour and, of course, talent! These dazzling performers will give a wonderful performance, and the "bar has never been set higher". The event is strictly for ages 18 and over.

The grand final judges for the 2018 Miss Burlesque were recently announced -

Arnavaz Lindsay is the Miss Burlesque Australia Platinum Sponsor and will be judging at the 2018 Grand Final. Arnavaz is a Brisbane based designer who works in the theatre and fashion industries and has done for over 10 years. Her experience includes design and construction of corsetry, costume, couture and millinery.

In the last few years, Arnavaz has been creating for the stars of burlesque, which has given her the amazing opportunity to combine both her passion for fashion with her love of costuming and the arts.

Another judge for this event will be Amber Hasler. Amber is the Director of the Fringe World Festival and a team member of ARTRAGE, producers of the festival.

Sugar Du Joure will be one of the 2018 Miss Burlesque Grand Final judges. She was an entrant in the 2012 to 2016 Miss Burlesque. Sugar is described as "the storm in a G Cup, the Breast in the West!" She was one of Perth's premier burlesque performers and has performed all over the world. She is well known amongst the Burlesque community as a comedy queen.

Lyra la Belle is known as "The Bombshell Blonde Who Puts the Thunder in Down Under". Lyra la Belle is an internationally recognised burlesque performer and winner of several titles.

Frankie Valentine is another judge.

Willow J will not only be judging at the 2018 Miss Burlesque Grand Final but also performing her magnificent handover act!

Western Australian Heats
Each State chooses a 2018 winner.

Finals line up in WA

The words "Make 'em laugh, make 'em laugh, don't you know ev'ry one wants to laugh?" were from Singing in the Rain. These are words that come to life when Scarlet Adams took to the stage. She was crowned this year's Miss Burlesque Western Australia State Finalist. She's silly, funny and a self-confessed "Glamoursaurus". Wearing ridiculous 7" high heels, Scarlet is the first Drag Queen to compete in the Miss Burlesque Australia history!

Winning this title was a massive effort as the line up for this was huge with some very talented people. Scarlet says of herself "I am through and through a comedy queen. People love to laugh, and I love to entertain."

Make your bookings here for this great event.

Balcony Seating is only accessible via the stairs - there is no disabled access

No external food or drinks are permitted in the venue.

Ticket prices
A Reserve: $70.00
A Reserve Group Booking (6 ): $65.00
B Reserve: $60.00
B Reserve Group Booking (6 ): $55.00

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Why? For the finals of the Australian Miss Burlesque
When: Saturday, 28th July 2018
Where: Astor Theatre, 659 Beaufort Street Mt Lawley
Cost: Varies - see article
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