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What is a Zombie Burlesque?
The Zombie Burlesque is a risqué adult comedy burlesque show, set in the Atomic 50s, that features several undead, sexy zombies performing comedy, variety acts, musical numbers, and dance routines for your entertainment.
The back story of the show is quite interesting in itself.
It is 1958, and zombies have taken over the world. To allow the dead and undead population to coexist peacefully, the zombies have been promised human prisoners in return for their cooperation.
As an act of good faith, in reciprocation, humans have been allowed into the Club Z to witness the sexiest side of these monsters.
The genre of the show can be described as horror-erotic since it combines themes of death and desire. Sex and death have always been subjects of intrigue for the human civilization, and the Zombie Burlesque mixes both to create hilarious and erotic comedy sketches with music in the mix.
What to Expect
At the Zombie Burlesque, you can expect over-the-top costumes and loud make up that transforms performers into these amazing larger-than-life characters. There is lots of glitter and glam, many props and contraptions, and… a lot of fake blood.
A live band adds energy to the dance numbers, and there are also feats of balance and strength that the city’s most talented artists carry out. The show is brimming with references to classic horror films of the 40s, 50s, and 60s for that rush of nostalgia for horror lovers.
If you are planning on enjoying the show from seats closer to the stage, remember that the show is interactive and you may well be invited to participate in some of the performances. One act invites an audience member to be ‘taken captive.’
If you are uncomfortable with being called out, either take a back seat or don’t volunteer answers when questions are asked.
Whatever you decide, expect to be entertained to the fullest!
Despite its morbid theme, the Zombie Burlesque is actually a celebration of life. The message that the performances put out is to enjoy life as much as you can while you are still breathing.
Who Will Enjoy It?
If you don’t mind crude humor and take pleasure in musical performances, you will enjoy the show. Even if you have not been to a burlesque show before, the rave reviews from audiences are enough to convince us that it can be just your kind of thing!
The cast is full of interesting, gory characters that are sexy caricatures of their namesake monsters. The lead actor is Enoch Augustus Scott who plays Zenoch, but there is a substitute actor in place since the show is very popular and takes place every night.
All performers are professional actors, trained singers and skilled dancers. Their brilliant individual characteristics combined contribute to the success of the show. With zombie-themed names like Sophia LaMorte, Elizabeth Terror, Ricardo Notembalmed, Sandra Dee-Composing, Grace Killer, and Scary Grant amongst others, the larger than life zombies have strong personalities that are more than one dimensional.
Other names that star in The V Theater’s Zombie Burlesque include April Anneberg, Steve Daly (as Tiny Bubbles), Jacinthe Morearty, Alejandro Domino, and Elyse Corbin amongst others.
The show takes place at the V Theatre inside Miracle Mile Shops at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino, Las Vegas.
Since the show is fairly new in the Vegas burlesque world, it is performed in one venue for a limited audience. The newly-renovated V Theatre is quite small in size, seating 200 people at a given time. This makes the show very intimate for those attending and encourages person-to-person contact.
The first ten rows are the VIP seats that give you a better view of the stage and also give you a chance to participate in the performances. Since these tickets cost only slightly more compared to the General Admission seats, they make a good value-for-money investment.
Prices and Tickets
Since there is limiting seating in the theatre, the ticket has a pretty price. It will cost you about $74-80 for a General admission seat, and $84-100 for a VIP Quarantine Zone seat. If you like to be right in the midst of things and want to have a more personal interaction with the show, go for the VIP seats in the first ten rows.
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The most interesting song selection is an instrumental version of the iconic song ‘Zombie’ by The Cranberries to which a ballet number is performed. All performances are accompanied by fitting music from the live band.
When is it?
The show is performed Monday to Saturday. It starts at 8:30pm, and sometimes has another feature show at 10pm.
How long is the show?
The show lasts for 90 minutes.
How early do I have to book a ticket?
It depends on the availability of tickets, but you should be able to book a seat one week in advance.
What age group is it appropriate for?
The minimum age for entry is 16 years but most reviews suggest that the content is more suitable for people aged 18 and above.
Is there any nudity?
Although there is mild nudity, the show is sexual in nature and is unsuitable for conservative tastes.
Can I watch it with family?
The humor is very suggestive at times, and unless you are unusually comfortable around your family, viewer discretion is advised.
Is alcohol served during the show?
You can indulge in drinks at your own expense.
What should I wear to a Zombie Burlesque?
The dress code for a burlesque show can be summarized in one word: sexy. Dress in your most exotic and sultry outfit, but remember to not one-up the performers!
You can watch the trailer below to find out whether this show is for you.
Miracle Mile Shops
3663 S Las Vegas Blvd #360C
Las Vegas, NV 89109