Hawaii Burleque Festival presents ‘Fantasies & Fairytales’

  • Courtesy photo Armitage Shanks, the carney preacher, will once again bring his world-renowned style as the master of ceremonies for “Fantasies & Fairytales” on Saturday at the Palace.

  • Courtesy photo Queen Mabsy, crowned Miss Vamp Hawai’i in 2015, will be a featured performer during “Fantasies & Fairytales” on Saturday at the Palace Theater.

  • Courtesy photo Honolulu’s burlesque sweetheart and producer/director of the annual Hawaii Burlesque Festival Violetta Beretta.

Enchantment awaits during the Hawaii Burlesque Festival’s “Fantasies & Fairytales,” the fourth annual Cabaret Circus Experience, slated for 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7, at the Palace Theater in downtown Hilo.

Join a magical cast of your Big Island favorites — and a few special guests — for a romp into the woods and through the gilded doors of the most legendary cabaret hot spot in the Enchanted Forest. The Glass Slipper Cabaret’s magic spell will last for one night only.


Doors open at 7 p.m.

The adventure that is “Fantasies & Fairytales” stars a curated selection of Hawaii’s foremost burlesque, cabaret and circus performers, including Honolulu’s burlesque sweetheart and producer/director of the Hawaii Burlesque Festival Violetta Beretta, along with Madame X and Queen Mabsy. Joining them will be Hilo’s own Lady Lily La Douce from Acme Hourglass Burlesque Company. And back to tickle your fancy will be physical comedienne Aileen Wilkie as “Amazing Grace.”

Music will be by Hal Glatzer, and aerial dance will wow audience members with Bella and Zoe of Aerial Arts Hawaii. Plus, all the way from Seattle, Jenny Penny and Mae Zing will be featured.

Surprise guests are lining up at the door!

Escape into a fantastical world of scintillating striptease, saucy songs, captivating comedy and hilarious audience participation. The Fairy Tale Costume Contest will be the stuff of legend, so get into the storybook spirit and get decked out.

Don’t spend the weekend staring into that Magic Mirror, waiting for your prince or princess to arrive.

Grab a frog if you must, and make your own Happily Ever After by coming along for the spectacular fun of “Fantasies & Fairytales.”


This show is for adults only. Tickets are $25 general admission in advance, $30 the day of the show. Reserved seating is available for $30 in advance and $35 the day of the show.

For more information, visit hilopalace.com.

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