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Video: Sudbury Burlesque makes a spooky comeback just in time for Halloween

Sudbury Burlesque has returned just in time for Halloween with three cabaret performances guaranteed to titillate and spookify

It wouldn’t be Halloween without people taking their clothes off (and then putting on a costume, of course).

Like a mummy rising from its sarcophagus or a vampire from its coffin, Sudbury Burlesque has returned just in time for Halloween with three cabaret performances guaranteed to titillate and spookify.

The Halloween cabaret series will run from Oct. 21 to Oct. 30 at The Coulson downtown. 

“It’s short notice, and we’ll be in a new venue, but my performers are anxious to be back out there, and clearly Sudbury audiences have missed the interaction and energy of live shows,” said Jessica Crowe, the show’s producer and one of the performers. 

“The first show has very grungy, rockabilly vibes. It’s called ‘Peek-A-Boo Burlesque’. And then we’ve got ‘Hollywood Fright Night’ and that’s an ode to all the movies that scare the pants off of you, is what I say. And then Hell Bent is everything, you know, satanic and cult-y and spooky and devils,” Crowe told

Each distinct performance will feature live go-go dancers, more than eight burlesque acts, live music, costume prizes and more.

While the show will certainly be sexy and spooky, body positivity has always been a mainstay for the shows Sudbury Burlesque produces, and Crowe and stage manager Ashlee Barlow hope to continue to encourage body positivity through this new series of cabarets.

“What I really appreciate about Sudbury Burlesque is the body positivity and the inclusivity that we have in our shows,” Barlow said. “And I think that was always my biggest takeaway personally when I came to the shows. So that would be what I hope anyone would really notice.”

Tickets are available on the Sudbury Burlesque website for parties of two, four, six and 10, as well as single tickets.

To comply with COVID-19 health guidelines, the audience will be grouped and seated at separate tables. 

“To keep everything organized and safe, and ensure you are seated with your party, we encourage patrons to purchase their party's tickets together in one purchase, so you can buy a  table of four or purchase four single tickets at once. We will have a seating plan on-site, as well as our beautiful Sudbury Burlesque Ambassadors to direct you to your seat or table,” Crowe said.

Tickets are $44.24 plus tax, doors to the venue open at 7:30 p.m. and the shows start at 8:30 p.m.


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