The “vaudevillian burlesque revival” named by the Huffington Post Top 5 Things to Do in Austin, March 2013.
The Huffington Post calls their show “sassy and sexy…classy entertainment.” Jolie Goodnight is “a muse not to miss” (Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel).
Founded in 2006, the Jigglewatts Burlesque Revue has been entertaining audiences with their re-imaginings of classic burlesque and original forays into the art of neo-burlesque. Members of the troupe have headlined throughout North America and feature classically trained dancers, vocalists, comedians and entertainers whose brand of burlesque has won them a string of standing ovations among male and female adult audiences of varying ages.
“Eye-popping glamour…a burlesque troupe with a racy show that’s not to be missed,” writes Steven Moser of the Austin Chronicle.
For more information, or to request high-resolution artwork or an interview with our artists, please contact Hallie Martin at (512) 897-0857 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coco Lectric “Queen of the Burlesque, 2010 & #5 Burlesque in the World”
Jolie Goodnight “2nd Runner Up, Viva Las Vegas 2012″
Every Friday The Jigglewatts Burlesque Revue brings show stopping glamour to the Gibson Lounge as they celebrate legendary stars of burlesque’s past and the glittering innovators of today in preparation for their annual pilgrimage to Las Vegas for the Burlesque Hall of Fame Weekend. See their most opulent, award-winning and sought after festival routines! Show at 10pm. Tickets at Front Gate Tickets or at the door (limited seating).
The Jigglewatts Burlesque Revue has joined with Maggie Mae’s “Gibson Lounge” to bring an ongoing weekly show every Friday night in downtown Austin with two shows at 8:00PM and 11:00PM. Located in the heart of Austin’s historic and world-famous 6th Street district, the Gibson Lounge above Maggie Mae’s at 6th and Trinity reflects a dream of glamorous splendor from a bygone era, with a modern twist. It is the perfect space in which to enjoy The Jigglewatts’ sultry and dazzling show!
Since 2006, the Austin based Jigglewatts Burlesque Revue has been teasing and thrilling audiences with their re-imaginings of classic burlesque and exciting forays into the art of neo-burlesque. Members of this boutique troupe have headlined at an international level, performing from New Orleans to Las Vegas, New York, Montreal, Toronto, Los Angeles, and Chicago. Featuring classically trained dancers, vocalists and entertainers whose brand of burlesque is upbeat, cheeky, clever, elegant and sexy all at the same time, they invite audiences of both men and women to join in the fun.
With fourteen titles collectively, including Hot Rods & Heels “Troupe of the Year,” Texas Burlesque Fest “Audience Choice Award” and “Best Costume,” New Orleans Burlesque Fest “Queen of Burlesque” and Burlesque Hall of Fame “Best Debut,” this resplendent troupe is the most highly acclaimed in the country.
Advance tickets available at Front Gate. Click the link to the right.
Once upon a time…
Their story begins in the spring of 2006. The founding members of The Jigglewatts met on the set of the brilliantly wacky film, Z: A Zombie Musical. One fateful day as they sat waiting for the next scene to be set, a remarkable idea was born. “Oh, what it would be like to form a scintillating burlesque troupe!” At that moment, images of what could be danced through each of their minds. As the images faded, we exhaled, still staring out into the distance. The realization hit them all like a train in the darkness… “What is stopping us???” they asked themselves!
Nothing, that’s right, absolutely nothing. So they vowed to reach into our hearts and wrest the images that we’d seen just moments before… and bring them to light! Their first show was produced in June of 2006. Now going strong past five years, The Jigglewatts continues to be an exclusive “boutique” troupe of some of the rarest talent in Texas.
All of their dance numbers are intensely character-driven, giving a revealing glimpse into the personas they’ve created. More than just adopting cutesy stage names, each dancer has a captivating presence with which she infuses all actions. In February, we enjoyed the Secret Rendevouz show which brought delighted audiences around the world in the form of beautiful song, sexy skits and exotic dance routines. In March we’re enjoying a Music Menage inspired by SXSW. Each show will have a special guest burlesque dancer in a rare, one-of-a-kind performance.
The Jigglwatts are at Maggie Mae’s most Friday evenings in the gorgeous Gibson Guitar Lounge. The entrance to the lounge is past the corner of Sixth Street and Trinity. Tickets are available at www.frontgatetickets.com and also at the door. But seating is limited so don’t wait!
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Ruby is the lissome and silky debutante with a talent for scandal. She comes from a noble family yet walks the fine line between poise and absolute decadence. A good girl with an appetite for indulgence, she is completely at home at the opera (or the opium den). The luxury of French couture (or the lure of the absinthe bar) is her domain. Her girlhood ballet lessons have now translated into daring cabaret moves, but her charm-school manners and joie de vivre keep her in good graces. She’s the gem you’d love to polish!Hallie Martin was born in the mountains of Utah, but has lived in Austin since the age of four. She started her performance career as a ballet dancer, but an injury at a pivotal age forced her to consider other options.
She became a theatre actress at Austin High, playing principal roles in 10 productions, and finally landing the lead role of Maggie (a thinly disguised Marilyn Monroe) in Arthur Miller’s After the Fall. It was for this performance that she won a UIL Best Actress award. Hallie continued to dance, though in a style leagues away from her early ballet training. For 9 years she danced with the Tropical Productions company, performing traditional and modern hula and other Polynesian dances. She has since extended her dance repertoire to include Middle-Eastern, Latin and ballroom styles.
After years of relegating her love of acting to the back burner, Hallie finally got the chance to spread her wings; in theatre, she was cast as Gwendolen in Tom Stoppard’s Travesties at the esteemed Austin Playhouse, and also played Lesly in The Coda Project’s The House of Yes. In film, she had a supporting role in Everything or Nothing, and recently starred as Charity in the feature comedy thriller Z: A Zombie Musical. She has also appeared in countless short films and music videos, including the award-winning “Love Ya Like” by Rene Pinnell. Hallie is represented by BLVD Talent.
Coco loves to push the boundaries of her own sensuality as she develops her identity. She doesn’t know where she’s from; however, she does know that there are beautiful dark skinned women all over the world like herself, and she seeks to learn about diverse cultures. She travels from town to town and country to country, using her magnetic majestic ways enchanting all who cross her path. She revels in love, beauty and the exotic. She’s a free and fearless performer, which can often be surprising because of her seemingly lighthearted and carefree nature. She loves people… a lot. It is unsure whether they are a source of her strength or weakness, but Coco loves men.
She loves to tease, taunt, and make everyone in the audience feel…well…special. Coco is a born and bred Texan but her ambitions have led her around the world. She began her dance training at the age of 3 and began dancing professionally at the age of 14 in Houston’s late Delia Stuart Dance Company. As a theatre actress her performance as Lady (Fugin) Macbeth in Shogun Macbeth that she won a UIL Best Actress Award. She was a Hot Box Dancer in Country Playhouse’s Guys and Dolls and a dancer in the chorus for The King and I.
She then moved San Marcos where she majored in Theatre and Vocal Performance and minored in Dance, Coco landed the leading role, Lili, in the musical Carnival where she received rave reviews from the Austin-American Statesman and was nominated for Southwest Texas’ Best Actress in a Leading role. She was a vocalist for award winning band, Salsa Del Rio and toured Europe with an operatic choral group with top performers from the state of Texas.
She began her professional dance career in Austin performing as a featured dancer with such bands as The Scabs, Dahebejeebees, and Vallejo. She performed with Tropical Productions Dance Company for 5 years where she performed Polynesian, Afro-Caribbean, and Latin dance styles. Ms. Coco began her professional choreography career at Paradox nightclub where she performed as the house choreographer/Paradox girl. She also performed with her band the Liquid Stereo Project as the lead vocalist & co-produced & recorded as a solo artist on her album, Alive. Her vocals can also be heard on recording artist DJ Trippy’s “Inside the Dream,” and “Near” with producer artist Rik Stylz. Coco also performed and toured the US with the Texas Bikini Team where she won the Best Dance Performance Award for her performance at the Frontier in Las Vegas.
‘Coco’s” most recent film work includes her work as associate producer, choreographer, vocalist for the female lead, and her role as FZI agent, Bernie Jordanski in Z: A Zombie Musical…Not to mention her amazing beauty….