Upcoming Events

Second Annual Empire Burlesque Festival

March 31 until April 1, 2017
8pm at Hangar Theatre

Looking to buy tickets to both shows at once?
Call 607.273.ARTS, & visit
the Hangar Business Office
in Center Ithaca on the commons
to buy in person.

Whiskey Tango Sideshow Productions Presents:

Second Annual Empire Burlesque Festival 

Featuring two fabulous nights of adult-oriented entertainment celebrating burlesque, cabaret and sideshow from New York State and beyond! 

March 31 & April 1, 2017 ‚óŹ8pm

Hangar Theatre

18+, 21+ to Drink 

Join Ithaca's own, Whiskey Tango Sideshow and over 20 unique special guests from New York Sate and beyond for two nights of dazzling "adult-oriented" entertainment at the beautiful Hangar Theatre in Ithaca N.Y! Both nights will feature burlesque, cabaret, and sideshow in two unique and effervescent performances. 

Come for one night or two! Each night will be unique. Buy a ticket for both nights & save! 
Make sure to mend that hole  in your pocket... this is one ticket you don't wanna lose!  

The Empire Burlesque Festival's mission is to celebrate the bounty of talent and variety that our greater burlesque community has to offer and to bring you two unforgettable nights of jaw-dropping, heart-stopping burlesque, cabaret and sideshow entertainment!

From classic to neo, comedic to tragic, the Empire Burlesque Festival hosts a wide array of performers from all walks of life, demographics and points of view. We celebrate all that is interesting and different in the wider burlesque community and strive to bring you a truly unique and unforgettable show experience!

Seating will be general admission so be sure to arrive to the theatre with enough time to snag the best seat in the house! The lobby bar will be serving beer, wine and snacks starting an hour prior to the show. No outside food or drink please.

Headlining Acts for 2017:

Friday the 31st Features "The Criminally Cute" Lil' Steph from Philadelphia PA plus a special returning performance by 2016 headliner Red Hot Annie from Chicago IL!

Saturday the 1st features "The Italian Stallionette" Angie Pontiani from NYC plus a special returning performance by 2016 headliner Calamity Chang, also from NYC!

The festival will also feature burlesque and dance choreography workshops taught by industry professionals on Friday and Saturday during the day as well as local vendors in the lobby before, during and after performances and an after party hosted by The Dock, in Ithaca NY directly following Saturday's performance.

For more information on the event please visit Empireburlesquefest.com or Whiskeytangosideshow.com


Purchase through the Hangar Theatre 

Looking to buy tickets to both shows at once? BUY A WEEKEND PASS ONLINE,  Call 607.273.ARTS or
visit the Hangar Business Office in Center Ithaca on the commons.  
$50* in advance for both nights, $60.00 after March 31.
$25* in advance, $30 after March 31. Or call 607.273.ARTS
All attendees must be 18+ and provide ID at the door upon request.

*Ticketing Fees Apply The Hangar charges a nominal per ticket fee to help maintain box office operations. Fees are the same online as they are in person or over the phone.

The Empire Burlesque Festival is organized by Ithaca's own, Whiskey Tango Sideshow!
An outrageous assemblage of burlesque dancers, singers, acrobats, musicians, and costume designers that will entertain you with their cabaret nouveau stylings.

Learn More about Whiskey Tango Sideshow 


Event type: Upcoming Events

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