PRESS PLAY - Burlesque Improv Competition
Mar
31
6:30 PM18:30

PRESS PLAY - Burlesque Improv Competition

Date: Saturday 31st December, 2018
Venue: Cassette Nine - 9 Vulcan Lane, Auckland CBD.
Time: Doors open for VIP & GA at 6.30pm | Show starts 7.30pm.
Ticket Price: $30.00pp GA & $60.00 VIP
Ticket Vendor: https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2018/press-play-burlesque-improv-competition-2018/auckland
FB Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/132583744129087/

Let’s dance! 

Va Va Voom Productions and Cassette Nine, who have collaborated to produce a g-string of sell out burlesque shows since 2015, present the highly anticipated, brand new nation-wide burlesque competition, PRESS PLAY - Burlesque Improv Competition!

PRESS PLAY is the new kid on the burlesque block. Combining theatrical improvisation and burlesque, this competition will guarantee competitors and audience members alike a night of suspense, drama, excitement and hilarity. Our eight contestants, all from around New Zealand, will choose a musical genre, be given a random song, bestowed an “ask for” from the audience and then will have to shimmy, shake and improvise for their lives. The two highest scoring performers at the end of the night will then compete against each other in a battle royale of off-the-cuff burlesque to win the title of PRESS PLAY CHAMPION 2018.

Our venue for the evening is where all the kool kats hang, Cassette Nine. They promise to fill you with special cocktails, world famous teapots, tantalizing meals and other mouth-watering refreshments.

COMPETITORS: 

Amourous Ava (AK)
Blue Virtue / The Bombay Bombshell (WLG)
Bonita Danger Doll (CH)
Christopher Olwage (AK)
Ivan the Red (AK)
Kiki Kisses (AK)
Ruby Ruin (CH)
Vaudeville Valentina (Currently Morocco, originally from AK)

With MC PIOTR from Uzbekoslavia!

Judged by Velvet DeColleteSteven Lyons Comedy and Duchess deBerry!

Want to splash out and attend the night in style? Be sure to purchase yourself a VIP ticket which includes a seat at either a cabaret table or booth with the best views in the house. To tempt you further, we’ll throw in a house drink or bubbles to wash down your choice of meal from the specially crafted Cassette Nine menu. Oh, and did we mention you also get an exclusive VIP goody bag filled to the brim with treats from our sponsors?

Our sponsors are: 

Gold “Neon” Sponsors: BodyFXLadyTramp Designs Ltd & Studio81.
Silver “Fluro” Sponsors: Bambina Burlesque Academy NZGo-Go Glitter &Merci Mille Fois.
Bronze “High Rise” Sponsors: Print Mighty & Rita Sue Clothing.

Important Information: 

STRICTLY R18. 
Cabaret tables sit 4x people. If you wish to book a whole table, please buy all 4x tickets. There are four tables total.
The VIP booth seats 8x people. If you wish to book it exclusively, please buy all 8x tickets.

Poster Artwork by Peter Heckman

Poster Artwork by Peter Heckman

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Fabulously Flirty! A Valentines Special
Feb
10
7:30 PM19:30

Fabulously Flirty! A Valentines Special

Poster design by Pip Phillipa Clarke

Poster design by Pip Phillipa Clarke

Date: Saturday 10th February, 2018
Venue: Cassette Nine - 9 Vulcan Lane, Auckland CBD.
Time: Doors open for VIP & GA at 6.30pm | Show starts 7.30pm.
Ticket Price: $30.00pp + BF GA | $60.00pp + BF VIP
Ticket Vendor: https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2018/fabulously-flirty-valentines-special/auckland

Putting the va-va-VOOM into Valentines, Cassette Nine and Va Va Voom Productions, the purveyors of sell out burlesque variety shows since 2015, are back with a ba-da-BOOM with their first show of 2018. Cupid’s arrow is pointed straight for Cassette Nine as our beautiful bouquet of award winning burlesque beauties razzle, dazzle and show all you love birds (and singletons alike!) a fun and titillating night of burlesque entertainment.

Our venue for the evening is the wonderfully charming and intimate Cassette Nine, which will fill you with special cocktails, meals and other delectable refreshments.

STARRING: 

❤ Headliner & NZ’s Little Marilyn (currently visiting from her new home in Shanghai), Dolly DeStory!
❤ Most Dazzling Dancer Grand Tease Finale 2017 & Miss Burlesque Beauty 2016, Kiki Kisses.
❤ Reigning Duchess of the New Zealand Burlesque Festival 2017 & Best Classic at the Grand Tease NZ Finale 2017, Miss Kitty Rose.
❤ Miss Burlesque New Zealand 2011 and Grand Tease NZ Finale 2016 Runner Up, Miss Bettsy Rose Lee ~ Burlesque Diva (Hamilton)
❤ Reigning Supreme Grand Tease Winner 2017 & Grand Tease Hamilton 2017, Lilly Loca.
❤ Plus our wunderbar cabaret singer and MC extraordinaire, Melody Riot(Wellington)

Want to really impress your date? Be sure to purchase the best seats in the house with our VIP tickets! Each VIP ticket includes a seat at either a cabaret table right up close to all the action. To tempt you further, we’ll throw in a house drink or bubbles to wash down your choice of meal from the specially crafted Cassette Nine menu. Oh, and did we mention that as the cherry on top you’ll also get a special Valentine’s Day inspired VIP gift bag from our wonderful sponsors? What more could you possibly want in a romantic evening?

Our generous sponsors are: 

❤ Go-Go Glitter
❤ Kim's Candles NZ
❤ Kunty Couture
❤ Merci Mille Fois
❤ Rita Sue Clothing
❤ Sarah Denison Photography Limited

Important Information: 

❤ STRICTLY R18. 
❤ There will be prizes for best dressed from our generous sponsors, so make sure you dress to impress! 
❤ Themed world famous teapots and cocktails will be available for purchase.
❤ VIP cabaret tables sit 4x people. If you wish to book a table, please buy 4x tickets.
❤ The VIP booth seat sits 8x people. If you wish to book the entire booth, please buy all 8x tickets.

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Dr Sketchy Auckland Presents: Aquaman!
Dec
5
7:00 PM19:00

Dr Sketchy Auckland Presents: Aquaman!

With the new Justice League movie now in cinemas, we decided to coerce Aquaman to come to the surface and pose for all you land lubbers! Our model for the evening is performing artist, Emmanuel Reynaud! More info about him and his wealth of experience at the bottom of the event blurb. 

He is really excited to be returning to Dr Sketchy for the second time! You may remember him as Tarzan from 2016. This is out last Sketchy for 2017, so make sure you come along as our next one won't be until Feb 2018!

Your MC for the evening is Headmistress and long time Dr. Sketchy Auckland MC Lilly "Fishy Queen" Loca, who will entertain you with irreverent banter (she blames the wine) and scandalous stories. Her wing man for the evening in charge of all the technical mumbo-jumbo will be Mark "Sea Slug" Rous, who will keep the beats (and timing) going all night long.

Strictly R18 due to the night taking place in a bar (aka. The Wine Cellar in SKA - Saint Kevins Arcade in Auckland CBD). We start at 7pm sharp. Please note, we are becoming rather popular and as such, we recommend you come early to ensure a seat! $10.00 cash on the door to feed the model.

Bring your favourite tools: pens, paper, pencils, crayons, glue, cameras and/or finger paint. Dr. Sketchy is open to anyone, regardless of creed, colour and artistic style.

Note: Dr Sketchy is an anti-art movement, focused on making live drawing fun, entertaining and out of the box. No nudity is involved, but an open mind and sense of fun is a must. This is not a burlesque show, but people are welcome to attend to watch goings on if they wish.

Proudly supported by our patrons of the arts, Arkham City Comics - AucklandGraphic BrewingGordon Harris The Art & Graphic Store andPastie Politics: Burlesque and Feminism. Thanks for supporting the art monkeys! 

About Emmanuel (aka. Manu): 

Emmanuel has been fortunate enough to work internationally over the last 15 years as a performer, collaborator and teacher. After graduating from the New Zealand School of Dance in 2006, Manu took up a position in the Characters and Parades Department at Disneyland Resort Paris before travelling to the UK to take up an apprenticeship with Diversions The Dance Company of Wales then work with RanciDance for their seasons at the Cloud Dance Festival and the London Bridge Festival. Moving back to the pacific, he took up a teaching position at The Ann Roberts School of Dance and performed the lead role in Ulysses Dancers season of Giselle in Townsville and with Compagnie Mado for Bijoux in New Caledonia before joining Footnote New Zealand Dance in 2011, where he was able to work with some of the country's top choreographers including Ross McCormack, Sarah Foster-Sproull, Malia Johnstone, Alexa Wilson, Kate Macintosh and Lisa Densem. Since 2015, Manu has toured Taiwan and China with Atamira Dance Company on PANGO/Black, performed in the World of WearableArts Award Shows 2015/16, Black Sheep Production's Everything Anyone Ever Wanted 2016 season at Q Theatre and is a regular collaborator with the Borderline Arts Ensemble recently completing their 2017 Season of Lobsters at Circa Theatre in Wellington. Alongside his freelance dance work, Manu has also been involved in small scale character and performance work, featuring in Bulletbelt’s Cloak The Night music video, Les Mills Pump 100, Wellington on a plate event 'A Cook, A Painting, A Gallery, A Feast'. Manu is currently developing his own work through IVRE+MORT productions - an excerpt of his first work “Appetite for Destruction” premiering at this year's Short + Sweet Festival.

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Bambina Burlesque Encore Revue
Dec
2
6:30 PM18:30

Bambina Burlesque Encore Revue

They’re Back! with Extra TEASE!

**TICKETS ON SALE NOW**

Date: Saturday 2nd December, 2017
Venue: Cassette Nine - 9 Vulcan Lane, Auckland CBD.
Time: Doors open for VIP & GA at 6.30pm | Show starts 7.30pm.
Ticket Price: $20.00pp GA | $60.00 VIP | $150.00 10 GA Group Discount Tickets
Ticket Vendor: https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2017/bambina-burlesque-encore-revue/auckland

Ready to get hot under the collar this festive season? Pop on your glad rags and get ready to be thoroughly entertained by the rising stars who have graduated Bambina Burlesque Academy. These burlesque beauties have sashayed the stage and are back for more. Expect some crowd favorite acts from previous graduate shows, plus some brand spankin’ new ones! End the year with a ba-da-BOOM and a whole lot of razzle dazzle!

Our venue for the evening is the wonderfully charming and intimate Cassette Nine, which will fill you with special cocktails, meals and other delectable refreshments.

Our graduates are: 

Fanny McBangers
Folly Caper
Lilith LaLune
Miss Veesace
Misty Enchante
Ms Ruby Rebel
Valerie Bombshell
with Stage Kittens Bethany Starr & Foxeè Velvetine
and Mistress of Ceremonies, Lilly Loca

But wait, there’s more! Headlining our showcase is none other than the newly crowned King of the New Zealand Burlesque Festival, Christopher Olwage!

Want to be a bit fancy? Be sure to purchase yourself a VIP ticket which includes a seat at either a cabaret table or booth with the best views in the house. To tempt you further, we’ll throw in a house drink or bubbles to wash down your choice of meal from the specially crafted Cassette Nine menu. Oh, and did we mention you also get a gift you can open before christmas? Yes, we’ve got fabulous goody bag treats from our sponsors!

Our sponsors are: 

Angelah Rose Jewellery
Bambina Burlesque Academy NZ
Made Marion
MARY KAY
Studio81

Important Information: 

STRICTLY R18. 
There will be prizes for best dressed from our generous sponsors, so make sure you dress to razzle dazzle! 
Themed world famous teapots and cocktails will be available for purchase.
Cabaret tables sit 4x people. If you wish to book a table, please buy 4x tickets.
There is only 1 VIP booth for sale. The remaining booths are for GA to seat as as they see fit.

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Oct
28
to Oct 29

CULT HORROR HALLOWEEN

Cassette Nine & Va Va Voom Productions Present: 
Cult Horror Halloween
Saturday 28th October
Cassette Nine, 9 Vulcan Lane, Auckland CBD. 
Door open 7.30pm. Show starts 8.30pm. 
Tickets: $10.00 + BF via Eventfinda or $15.00 on the door.
Ticket link: https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2017/cult-horror-halloween/auckland
Strictly R18. 

Be afraid, be very afraid… from the psychos who brought you the sold out Rocky Horror Halloween in 2015, as well as sell out burlesque shows such as Classique/Erotique and Tomfoolery, we invite you to a hauntingly good night of entertainment as Va-Va-Voom Productions takes over Cassette Nine and transforms it into your cult horror fantasy nightmare. Whatever you do,don’t fall asleep, and don’t look under the bed. 

Watch the creatures of the night as a selection of New Zealand’s hauntingly thrilling entertainers perform their own adaptations of your favourite cult horror movies. Expect the unexpected as burlesque, circus, fire and dance acts, as well as thrilling DJ’s, take over Cassette Nine and send you into a hypnotic trance. Come play with us, forever and ever and ever.

The deviants performing for you are...

Venus Starr (Headliner) - Internationally Acclaimed Burlesque Showgirl. 
Christopher Olwage Official - The Black Swan of Burlesque. 
Ellie May Marshall - Circus Artist - Circus Contortionist. 
Nocturness - Dark Mistress of the Night. 
A Kiss of Fire (Pandora Cherie & Ivan the Red) - Fire, Adagio, Burlesque. 
Drew Blood - Drag Performing Artiste. 
Lilly Loca - MC & Consummate Mistress of Disguise.
DJ's TBC. 

We know the suspense is killing you...tickets will be on sale from September 13th on Eventfinda.co.nz. As per request, we will be pre-selling tickets so you don't miss out on the door. GA tickets will be $10.00 via Eventfinda and $15.00 on the door. Door tickets will be strictly limited. Our last Halloween event sold out on the door before the show commenced, so be sure to book quickly before they sell out. We have such sights to show you. 

Beware! Performer details will creep up on you over the next few months to ensure you’re thoroughly petrified before snatching up your tickets. 

Dress-up is encouraged. Prizes sponsored by BodyFX

“You know, it’s Halloween… everyone’s entitled to one good scare, eh?” 

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