Boulder Burlesque

(Boulder, CO)


What does it mean to talk about the inside from the inside? Who am I when nobody’s watching? Who am I when everyone is watching?


The sideshow puts what is other inside a shadow box, holding a peep show where audiences can gleefully take in a limited view-scope of the taboo they are faced with. In/Side Show is an explorational, multi-medium cabaret that engages with the tension between spectacle and stigma. Peer into aesthetics of vaudeville, the carnivalesque, the grotesque, and sideshow through pieces that draw from cabaret style performance, neo-burlesque, drag, clowning, and comedy. To the tune of original music by Trickster Carousel, our performers offer a look at our multitudes, shadow aspects, and parts of self that hegemony would have us disavow. This includes queer identity, themes of assimilation, censorship, and voyeurism. We turn the bawdy, external act of the spectacle into an internal reflection on how specticalization impacts bodies.



Cast & Creators:

Produced and Directed: Crista Reid and Emily Duffy

Performances: Boulder Burlesque

Music: Trickster Carousel


Boulder Burlesque:

Agent Always
Anaïs Despair
Bucky LaCroix
Mademoiselle Tangerine
Nova la Noir
Queen Serpentine
Rouge Roma


Trickster Carousel:

David Williams (guitar, lyrics)
Ashlynn Manning (vocals)
Steve Balgooyen (drums)
Channing Lynn (clarinet)
Duane Webster (bass)




Performed at "The Spark" (4847 Pearl St. B4, Boulder, CO  80301) and livestreamed on ZOOM


NOTE: If you are purchasing tickets on this site, you will be viewing the performance virtually via ZOOM.


When you buy a ticket to a show, you will be emailed your Zoom Link ONE HOUR before the show. Please purchase all tickets at least an hour prior to each show, so that you may recieve this link.



90 minutes 

Rated R

Warnings: Nudity, Adult Language



Show times (all in Mountain Daylight Time):

Sat August 15 8:00pm

Sun August 16 8:00pm 

Fri August 21 8:00pm

Sat August 22 8:00pm




$15 general/$13 students & seniors


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