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Showgirls On Parade @ Punch Line Philly

The Looking Glass Revue cordially invites you to journey back in time with a night of Classic Burlesque. The Looking Glass Revue is proud to present their new Burlesque Experience, Showgirls on Parade at Punchline in Philadelphia on January 20th. The show will take you back to a simpler time, a time when showgirls and starlets reigned supreme.

The Troupe boasts international award winning Burlesque Performers who have traversed the globe honing their craft while immersing themselves in all things vintage. The Looking Glass Revue, curates Burlesque Experiences full of high glamour performed by some of the most revered and coveted Burlesque Performers in the world. These delectable visions of loveliness are eager to tantalize with naughty bumps and grinds to set your heart ablaze. These ladies are masters of the slow tease.

We are thrilled to announce our very special guest for this event: Calamity Chang
Calamity Chang, the "Asian Sexsation” hailing from NYC. Named by The Huffington Post as one of the "20 Burlesque Stars To Know". Her burlesque style is a unique blend of exotic and traditional. Inspired by her Chinese heritage, Calamity is known for her mesmerizing 1920's Old Shanghai-style acts reminiscent of a nostalgic era long gone. Chang was chosen to perform in the "Best Debut" category at Burlesque Hall of Fame in 2012. She headlined the First Annual Empire Burlesque Festival in Ithaca, NY (2016), Edmonton Burlesque Festival (2016) and Montreal Burlesque Festival (2016), The Philadelphia Burlesque Festival (2018), The Freezing Tassel Festival (Alaska) 2019. She has taught at the world's only burlesque convention in Seattle, BurlyCon 2018 and is a NY School of Burlesque instructor. Chang is one of the most prolific performers and producers in NYC, curating numerous long running weekly and monthly shows. Chang also co-produces the world's only NEW YORK ASIAN BURLESQUE SPECTACULAR with Jen Gapay. Calamity has performed for numerous esteemed events such as Inked Magazine (Pinup Issue Release Party 2015), Design Industries Foundation for Fighting Aids NYC), and celebrities such as Brooke Shields and the cast of The Addams Family, Corey Miller of LA Ink, and guest starred in Moby's metal band DiamondSnake ("Woman, Yea"). Calamity has also appeared in reality TV shows such as "Oddities" (Science Channel) and "My Big Redneck Vacation" (Country Music Television). You can also see her in the controversial NC-17 film of 2011 "Shame" by Steve McQueen starring Michael Fassbender as "Late Night Lover #1".

Starring:
Mika Romantic: The biracial burlesque star, whose bits don't quit! She is an award-winning and internationally known striptease artist and model who has been blowing minds since 2012. Romantic is one of the top Burlesque performers in Philadelphia and the undisputed Queen of Burlesque in the Lehigh Valley. She has performed in some of the hottest venues and festivals in the world and now can add movie star to her resume. In 2015 she was named one of the sexiest acts to follow by GQ Magazine UK and took home three titles at the Burlypicks Competition, including World Champion. She was awarded the first ever "SPLOOSH" of the year at the Philly Golden Tassel Jawns. Mika was recently crowned "Duchess of Viva Las Vegas 21."

Ruby Von Vanity: This redheaded temptress is a vintage dream. Ruby was the winner of the first Retro Lovely Pinup Contest and has graced the pages of numerous magazines and books. Ruby is a fashion model for the successful Sourpuss Clothing Line. As a burlesque performer, she brings her classical ballet training to the stage where she has teased audiences during the Sundance Film Festival and the Philadelphia Tattoo Convention. A woman of many talents, she designs and creates all of her lavish costumes and makes custom pasties for adoring fangirls and boys alike. Her creativity never ceases to amaze; she is also a published hair and makeup artist. This rare gem is every man's ruin, with a flirtatious smile and an infamous posterior. Get ready to fall in love!

Renee Rebelle: The Statuesque Beauty. Rebelle began her career as a classically trained ballet dancer. She has performed in jazz, modern, and contemporary ballet productions. Mz. Rebelle’s theatrical training and insurgent spirit led her to the world of cabaret in 2011. As a striptease artist, she delights in creating both glamorous classical and innovative neoclassical works. Rebelle is a fire starter in Philly's premier burlesque venues. She brings her own style of heat to the monthly show "La Maison Rose" at Franky Bradley's as an artist in residence. Most recently, she competed in the Texas Burlesque Festival, performed in the Prague Burlesque Festival, and won "Most Classic" at the 2017 Oklahoma City Burlesque Festival.

Harlow Wyntour: Harlow loves cheap champagne, expensive jewelry, and a man who doesn't stay for breakfast. She is a two thousand and *mumble mumble* graduate of DeSales University and holds a B.A. in Theater. Her passions include ordering room service, practicing fierce feminism, and spreading the gospel of burlesque and body positivity - "Sexy is a mind-set, get set and go."

Emcee and Jolly Merrymaker for the evening: Jayson Simpson: If you like it blue, he’s the host of your dreams. With a “take no prisoner” comedic style, Simpson has never been afraid to lay his soul and dignity out for the world to see. A renaissance man, Jayson is an accomplished musician, artist, and an award-winning vocalist.

The Hush-A-Bye Babes: Our cheeky chorus girls 

Sound Engineer: Alex Di Anna
Visual Imagery by: Grainne Images
Group Choreography and Art Direction by: Mika Romantic

Producer: Kate Elfatah

All media inquiries: homtroupe@gmail.com

***PLEASE NOTE: Press/Media/Photographers must email homtroupe@gmail.com to obtain credentials prior to shooting at any LGR