Theatre Bizarre Presents ~ The Doll and The Devil

We are proud to present the second short in our continuing series of films documenting the work of our performers. For your entertainment, “Theatre Bizarre Presents The Doll and The Devil”…

As always, our thanks go out to the Knight Foundation for supporting Theatre Bizarre’s efforts to nurture Detroit’s performance and visual arts communities.

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Theatre Bizarre Presents ~ Weird Sisters Circus

Our new series of shorts features performances, interviews and exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of select acts from our spectacular lineup. Please enjoy the first film of the series,
“Theatre Bizarre Presents The Weird Sisters Circus”…


Theatre Bizarre would like to thank the Knight Foundation for its continuing support of Theatre Bizarre, allowing us to nurture artists and craftspeople as we introduce the world to Detroit’s most amazing traditional and non-traditional performers.

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Theatre Bizarre presents David J.

Theatre Bizarre is thrilled to announce DAVID J, artist and seminal member of Bauhaus & Love and Rockets, will be joining us for The Illusionists’ Ball!

 David J will be performing a very special version of Bela Lugosi’s Dead for the masqueraders at our Preview Gala on Friday, October 17th and spinning mysterious and seasonal treats for our revelers on Saturday, October 18th.

We are charmed to receive him as an honored guest this year.

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Peruse David’s website and please join us in welcoming him!

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The Illusionists’ Ball – Theatre Bizarre 2014

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All Manner of Dark and Sumptuous Spectacle Await you at

The Illusionists’ Ball ~ The Preview Gala

Friday, October 17th, 2014

6:30 pm – 2:00 am

The Illusionists’ Ball

 Saturday, October 18th, 2014

6:30 pm – 4:00 am


500 Temple, Detroit, Michigan U.S.A.

Costumes Mandatory ~ 21 & Over Only

for further ticket information please click here.

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2014 Ticket Sales

Step Right Up! Theatre BizarreTheatre Bizarre TICKETS are on sale SOLD OUT

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The Preview Gala ~ Friday, October 17th at the Masonic Temple [Limited to 450 tickets] ~ A semi-formal masquerade including special guests, strolling dinner, open bar, & valet
$250 - Currently SOLD OUT

Theatre Bizarre ~ The Greatest Masquerade on Earth ~ Saturday, October 18th at the Masonic Temple
$85 – Currently SOLD OUT


Will Call Dates and Times:

Wednesday Oct. 15, Noon – 9pm
Thursday Oct. 16, Noon – 9pm
Friday Oct. 17, Noon – 6pm
Saturday Oct. 18, Noon – Midnight

The Masonic box office is in the front of the Detroit Masonic Temple which is located at:
500 Temple Ave, Detroit, MI 48201

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21st Century Burlesque Part 3

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Gigi La Femme conveys her experience of winessing and performing
at Theatre Bizarre for the very first time.
The third piece in a series by 21st Century Burlesque.

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21st Century Burlesque Part 2

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A few more tantalizing treats of insight
and a final notice to all Burlesque Performers
to SIGN UP before the clock strikes midnight!
Darlinda, Just Darlinda recounts her tales of last year’s Theatre Bizarre
in the second part of a series by 21st Century Burlesque.
Red Riding Photography
sign right up!
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21st Century Burlesque

In The Temple of the Fool there are the revelers and the voyeurs, those who come to delight in what Zombo has to show them, and then there are the privileged few devotees who lead the pack with performances meant to inspire the dark wonderment of Theatre Bizarre. A few have come forward to recount their tales of performing for Zombo’s loyal followers.  Read here the confessions featured in “21st Century Burlesque” where three of the lucky few, who danced for your entertainment and applause, share their experiences. Zombo’s dead and blackened heart beats in gratitude to them for their kind words in describing the collective experience we’ve all come to know as Theatre Bizarre.

To Apply for Theatre Bizarre please follow this link.

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Attention and Beware!

Theatre Bizarre Sign Right Up!
ATTENTION jugglers, jigglers, fire breathers, flesh hangers, and rock stars…
All show members, stage hands and volunteers ~ The time is now!
We are currently accepting your online application for performers, music acts and volunteers
for this year’s Theatre Bizarre and the Theatre Bizarre Gala.
Please follow this link and choose your fate, we are aquiver at the prospect of hearing from you…
Theatre Bizarre Miss Shela
Theatre Bizarre sign-up DEADLINES!
All wishing to be a part of this year’s event must register by the following dates ~ 
~June 1st cutoff for Lane, Sideshow, & Music Acts
~July 1st cutoff for Burlesque Performers
~October 1st cutoff for Volunteers & Stage Hands
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Theatre Bizarre 2014 Show Dates

The Select Preview Gala - FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17th, 2014

The Historic Event – SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18th, 2014

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“If you’re going to be a sinner, be the best sinner on the block.”

~ Anton Szandor LaVey

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