Boom – the bump ‘n’ grind show is back

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The Boom Boom Room troupe returns to Queenstown with a new show inspired by the golden age of burlesque. 

Tease-O-Rama harks back to the glamour of the swinging ’60s. 

Artistic director Ian Harman: “The new show is a nod to the 1960s burlesque hall – the fantastic tradition of bump and grind with tassels and rhinestones covering hardly anything. 

“It’s really exciting and colourful with lots of the classic fun associated with burlesque, very stylish. 

“We’ve had lots of fun getting this one up on to the boards.” 

Showgirls Costa DeMillion, Yula La and Hollie Berry are joined on stage by magician and MC Mr Lola Illusion.
The troupe entertained a packed house at Queenstown’s SkyCity Casino when they brought haunted house show Peekaboo! to town last September. 

“The Queenstown casino gig is one of the highlights for my company of the year,” Harman says. 

“What we do is such an intimate performance art and the venue is just perfect for it.” 

The Palmerston North-based company has 11 performers on its books and has been touring with its fun-filled titillating and tantalising shows since 2007. 

“It’s interesting because we do a lot of performances in the lower North Island where as performers we have friends and family come along,” Harman says. 

“So it’s nice to take our show to somewhere like Queenstown where we know nobody and still get this great response back for the work.” 

The girls will perform a series of numbers arranged and choreographed by the talented Harman, who’s just finished directing the musical, Hairspray, in Palmerston North. 

The Boom Boom Room girls are booked for a short tour of the South Island after the Queenstown show. 

“And Mr Lola Illusion is also there shaking his thing,” Harman says. 

“We love it,” he adds. 

Catch The Boom Boom Room show Tease-O-Rama at SkyCity Casino tomorrow and Saturday 9pm. Tickets $45