RALEIGH, NC-The Carnivalesque Roadshow Spring 2014 Tour

May. 10, 2014 9:00pm at Southland Ballroom, Raleigh, North Carolina

Doors at 8:00pm, Midway starts 8:30pm, Show at 9:00pm

Gilded Lily Burlesque and The Carny Preacher Productions present “ THE CARNIVALESQUE ROADSHOW”, a spectacle of Burlesque, Circus & Sideshow premiering at Southland Ballroom, May 10, 2014.  
Harkening back to a bygone era of dust bowl circuses & traveling sideshows, The Carnivalesque Roadshow stars international cabaret legend ARMITAGE SHANKS, The Carny Preacher, Burlesque Hall of Fame’s 2012 “King of Boylesque” RUSSELL BRUNER, “Baltimore’s Sicilian Queen” MARIA BELLA, Sideshow phenom SWAMI YOMAHMI, aerial artist from Atlanta, GA SADIE HAWKINS, banjo player and songwriter, CURTIS ELLER, the burlesque delights & sounds of The VaudeVillain Revue's VIRGINIA SCARE, PORCELAIN, PEARL VAN DAMMIT, KITSCHY DE COEUR, "The Ambassador of Skin" CHERIE SWEETBOTTOM, as well as buxom beauties, VALERIA VOXX and MOURNA HANDFUL, and handsome hunks plying their trade at the Carnivalesque Cooch Tent & along Mab’s Mobile Midway. 
Far more than your run-of-the-mill burlesque or nightclub event, The Carnivalesque Roadshow offers an immersive experience into the enticing world of acrobats, freaks, roustabouts, barkers, dandies and women of questionable virtue.
Try your hand at games of skill on the Midway! 
Be shocked & amazed by oddities inside our “Ten-In-One” with sideshow poster art by James Taylor ! 
Witness the libidinous temptations of the dance of forbidden vice!
Hear dark tales of extraordinary madness whispered into the ears of fallen maidens! Thrill to lithe sensuality of aerial artistry and athletic aplomb!
Step Right Up!  All who enter will be transformed!  



Shocked & Amazed: On and Off the Midway
The sideshow banner art gracing this production is on generous loan from variety entertainment historian James Taylor, founder and publisher of Shocked and Amazed! - On & Off the Midway, the world's only journal devoted to novelty & variety exhibition and "weirdness as entertainment." James Taylor is also the co-founder of Baltimore's American Dime Museum and DC's Palace of Wonders.  

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Mab's Mobile Midway
Bringing the Midway to you! Add a circus feel to your event! Photobooth, Games, and a Cabinet of Curiosities! Actual oddities! Check back often to see where the midway is playing next.