Burlesque performer Kay Sera is Baltimore-based, but she has been featured in shows all over the place! Here are just a few of the awesome stages on which she's shared her unique brand of sexy and strange:
The Trocadero Theatre
The Trocadero Theatre in Philadelphia was first opened in 1870, offering musical comedies and traveling minstrel shows under the name Arch Street Opera House. Later, vaudeville and burlesque came to its stage with notable professional showgirls performing burlesque during the 1950’s. The Theatre was refurbished in the late 1970’s for use as an art house cinema and fine arts theatre. In the 1980’s, the Theatre was remodeled as a dance club and finally for its current use as a concert hall and live music venue.
Originally opened as a vaudeville theater in 1905, the Rex Theater has been a fixture on Pittsburgh's Southside for over a century.
The Detroit Masonic Temple is the world's largest and contains a variety of public spaces including three theaters, three ballrooms and banquet halls, a swimming pool, Handball court, gymnasium, bowling alley, and a pool hall.
Built in 1936 in Falls Church, VA, it was one of the first theatres on the East Coast to be air-conditioned centrally. It was the flagship of the family-owned "Neighborhood Theatres" chain.
The Oriental Theater is an historic theater located in Denver, Colorado. Since opening in 1927, the venue is currently used as a live music venue and is registered with the National Register of Historic Places.
The Howard Theatre in DC opened on August 22, 1910. It featured vaudeville, live theatre, talent shows, and was home to two performing companies, the Lafayette Players and the Howard University Players. The theater launched the careers of Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Marvin Gaye and The Supremes, and now features a state-of-the-art acoustic system and offers a wide-range of live entertainment.
The former St. Boniface church was built in 1860 to serve the growing German population in the Carondelet area of south St. Louis. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and was converted to a live theater in 2007.
For more than 40 years, the Hangar Theatre has produced quality theatrical and education programs in Ithaca, NY and the surrounding area.
The 850-seat Orleans Showroom is one of Las Vegas’ top off-Strip destinations for live entertainment and is host to the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekender.
The Modell Performing Arts Center (originally The Music Hall and formerly the Lyric Opera House) in Baltimore was inaugurated on 31 October 1894.
The Palace of Wonders (later known as the Red Palace) had an eye-popping array of oddities, specimens, artifacts and homages to the great dime museums of the past. It included an intimate vaudeville stage featuring an array of burlesque, sideshow and vaudeville shows.
Located in the heart of historic Spenard, Chilkoot Charlie's first opened its doors in 1970. "Koot's," as it is affectionately called by locals, it is as much a part of Alaska as mountains and glaciers. Chilkoot Charlie's is considered a "Rite of Passage" for Alaskans coming of age and a definite "must see" for visitors to Alaska.
Palace of Wonders
Baltimore Theater Project