BRINGING BURLESQUE BACK
THE AUTHENTIC NEW ORLEANS STRIPTEASE

IT STARTED WITH

A passion for the history, for the passion.
for the glory days of Bourbon Street.

Bustout Burlesque brings back authentic 1950s-style burlesque by presenting beautiful and talented striptease dancers accompanied by a live traditional jazz band. With a comic emcee, singer, and variety acts, the show truly brings you back to the glory days of Bourbon Street.

Bustout Burlesque routinely features some of the world’s top stars of burlesque, including Miss Stormy Gayle (Queen of Burlesque 2015), Elle Dorado (Queen of Burlesque 2014), Ginger Valentine (Queen of Burlesque 2011), and many more.

Bustout Burlesque is the home of the new Evangeline the Oyster Girl. The act was passed on to Ginger Valentine by the original Oyster Girl, Kitty West. Miss West performed this act on Bourbon Street in the 1940s and ’50s, and was featured in the pages of LIFE Magazine. In 2013, Bustout Burlesque created the first burlesque striptease on ice with former professional figure skater, Elle Dorado!

The show premiered on March 13, 2005 at One Eyed Jacks in the French Quarter. Since then, Bustout Burlesque had weekly runs at Tipitina’s French Quarter and the Royal Sonesta Hotel. At the Sonesta, Bustout Burlesque brought burlesque back to Bourbon Street for the first time in decades! In March 2007, Bustout Burlesque moved to the main stage at House of Blues, where the show continues to perform monthly.

In July 2010, Cointreau presented two sold-out shows of “Dita Von Teese and Special Guests in association with Bustout Burlesque” at the House of Blues. In 2012, Travel Channel listed Bustout Burlesque as one of the “Top 10 Burlesque Shows” worldwide. Since then, Bustout Burlesque has appeared on the MTV series MADE and HBO’s Treme. Bustout Burlesque was also featured in the documentary feature Tchoupitoulas.

Bustout Burlesque continues to be at the forefront of the local and national scene, bringing you the most beautiful and talented stripteasers from coast to coast, dancing to the sounds of a hot New Orleans jazz band!

CREATOR/PRODUCER

RICK DELAUP

A New Orleans native, is the creator and producer of Bustout Burlesque, as well as The Bad Girls of Burlesque, and The Annual New Orleans Burlesque Festival. He also produced the annual Burlesque Showcase (2012, 2013) and Miss Viva Las Vegas competition (2013) at the Viva Las Vegas Rockabilly Weekend, held at The Orleans Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Delaup has been researching the history of New Orleans burlesque for 15 years. He has spoken on the subject at festivals and events, including the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, The Tennessee Williams Festival, Tease-O-Rama, Tales of the Cocktail, the Burlesque Hall of Fame, and The Tour Guides Association of Greater New Orleans. In 2001, Delaup worked behind the scenes on the A&E documentary It’s Burlesque! He has been a judge at both the Burlesque Hall of Fame’s Miss Exotic World competition, (2006) and The Kansas City Burlesque Festival (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014).

CHOREOGRAPHER

DOLLIE RIVAS

Dollie Rivas, a native of Crowley, Louisiana, choreographs select striptease acts for the Bustout Burlesque dancers. She has worked with the show since its inception in 2004. Formerly, she was a Las Vegas showgirl who opened the long-running Jubilee! at the MGM Grand. Rivas also performed in Wayland Flowers’s Madam Goes To Harlem at the Sahara Hotel, which featured the famous Nicholas Brothers. She was also a JET Magazine centerfold. Outside of Bustout Burlesque, Rivas works as a dance educator and movement instructor.