variety society kc

burlesque. comedy. drag. music. and more!

Upcoming Events

Friday, june 7th

8pm-10pm (doors 7:30pm)

@ The roaring 20 gallery and event - 4142 main st, kcmo 64111-

roaring with laughter - a stand up comedy show

Friday June 7th. 8pm show, doors 7:30pm. 21+ 4142 Main St, KCMO 64111 Our lineup of Kansas City favorites will have you ROARING with laughter as they share their side-splitting observations and witty stories. It's the comedy event you won't want to miss—where the fun never stops and the laughter is contagious! Featuring performances by: Onnie Mariski Taylor Schwilling Erin Ressegieu Camille Moon Murad Muradov Hosted by: Rachel Burman

Sunday, June 16th

7pm (doors 6:30pm)

@ westport bowery - 817 Westport rd, kcmo 64111-

Variety Society KC Presents: Love Empowered

Join us for Love Empowered, a burlesque and variety show! Honoring pride month and Juneteenth, our all-queer and BIPOC cast is bringing an electrifying showcase you DON'T want to miss this season! 🏳️‍🌈 From sultry burlesque stripteases to mesmerizing drag performances, soulful songbirds and poetry, each act is here to slay, eat, and leave NO crumbs. 'Love Empowered' isn't just a show; it's a movement—an exciting celebration of love, liberation, and the beauty of authentic representation. Featuring: Candy Cognac Camille Moon J Marie Adora Sparks Freddy Niklaus Starr Nae Hill Hosted by: THE LEGENDARY VICTOR SHAWN Location: The Westport Bowery (817 Westport RD, KCMO 64111) Doors open: 6:30pm Show starts: 7pm 18+ Bar and Kitchen on site. Bring cash for tipping! Venue is cash only with ATMs inside

get on stage with us!

Interested in performing with Team Variety Society? You might just have what it takes! Fill out the audition forms below to show us what you’re made of:

apply to our monthly variety shows!

Fill out a google form where you can submit general performer information, sign up for our email list, and potentially be requested to star in specific shows for our monthly events held at The Westport Bowery!

meet the producers

lovita pop & Tygris Calcutta


Meet Kansas City local burlesque stars, Lovita Pop and Tygris Calcutta! Lovita had a dream: to showcase talented artists of various styles and skill levels by creating a fun and paid opportunity to perform on stage for a live audience. VSKC would NOT be what it is today without Tygris Calcutta: as a trans POC member of the LGBTQ+ community, Tygris is an advocate for supporting, uplifting, and fighting for the rights of these marginalized groups. Together their passion for creativity, diversity, accessibility, and proper payment for performers of all kinds and skill levels is what makes these events a unique and important part of Kansas City’s live entertainment scene.

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