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PRESS PLAY - Burlesque Improv Competition

  • Cassette Nine 9 Vulcan Lane Auckland, Auckland, 1010 New Zealand (map)

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
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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.


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)
Pandora Cherie (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: 

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