Who We Are
The Candybox Revue is an award-winning Atlanta burlesque ensemble and dance troupe full of sparkling burlesque glamour, musical theatre, and Las Vegas-style Bump & Grind.
Burlesque is a vital, vibrant, and powerful art. It is theatrical, political, funny, entertaining, and family-friendly when needed. We are part of the #IAmBurlesque International Movement, which showcases burlesque performers of all body types, abilities, ethnicities and races, identities, and experiences as proud individuals and entertainers.
Through performances that celebrate everyday humor, theatrical narratives, highlight social justice movements, and uplift marginalized voices The Candybox Revue is redefining Burlesque entertainment by challenging society’s perception on what is worthy of being represented onstage. We adhere to the concept that burlesque isn’t defined by size, ability, color or age - it is an artform that is for everyone.
With a wide assortment of burlesque and variety show talent and an array of production themes, we produce high-quality and entertaining burlesque shows in Georgia.
The Candybox Revue's mission is to provide quality entertainment, showcase artistic and individual diversity, support heartfelt causes in and around our community, and consistently raise the bar for Burlesque and variety entertainment production while challenging social norms and showcasing inclusivity and representation through the artform of burlesque and to foster a spirit of community and togetherness.
Candybox Revue History
The Troupe was founded by Ursula Undress in 2015 and has since produced an average of 35 shows annually.
We were named Creative Loafing's Best of Atlanta for Dance Performance in 2016, tying with The Atlanta Ballet. We were honored with the Reader's Choice Best Burlesque Troupe from Creative Loafing in 2019.
We have performed in burlesque shows and burlesque festivals nationwide, including The Americana Burlesque and Sideshow Fest, The Smokey Mountain Burlesque Festival, The Nashville Burlesque Festival, The New Orleans Nerdlesque Festival, and The Show Me Burlesque Festival.
Burlesque Troupe Life
Being in an ensemble means your thinking focuses on a whole-show mentality and on a common goal: to present the best production possible. To help that thinking along, we create an experience where all Candybox members and guest performers collaborate as part of the process. Everyone has a voice in everything we do.
This means we connect to be closer and trust one another in ways that exceed solo performance. It creates a feeling that people are integral to the production and troupe - because they are.
Audience Etiquette and Rules of Consent
No photography, audio, or video recording during the show.
Ask before you take pictures pre- or post-show
Tip your performers!
Show enthusiasm and encouragement - clap, cheer, and "woot!"
Use people's correct pronouns.
Respect the performers, crew, and other guests.
Only “yes” means “yes.” You can withdraw consent at any time. “No” is a complete sentence.
Do not touch unless invited to. Reaffirm consent with every new interaction.
It takes a sober mind to make consent valid.
Say "hi" to cast and crew, but don't be creepy.
What to Expect at a Candybox Revue Burlesque Show
You've probably seen or at least heard of the Burlesque movie with Cher and Christina Aguilera and want to see a burlesque show in Atlanta, right?
Get ready for so much more!
From classic burlesque and neo-classic burlesque, from fan dances and fringe to modern dance and jazz dance, you can expect the unexpected at our shows! Campy comedy, parody, burlesque storytelling, laughter, political and social commentary, and absolutely expect to have fun. We pride ourselves on putting polished, rehearsed productions on stage and glitzy sparkling pasties abound in our shows, as do feather fans, fringe, and skin! And queer is the norm!
Our main stage shows typically have a narrative and messages incorporated into them and within the acts. Everything we put on stage undergoes peer reviews and many hours of rehearsal time to help ensure we're putting high-quality burlesque entertainment in front of audiences. Audiences can trust that our events and performances are founded in empowerment and authenticity.
Our only improv burlesque show at this time is the Atlanta burlesque show You Sing, We Strip Burlesque Karaoke™.