A Call for Acts - Burlesque Battle Royale

Capital City Burlesque would like to invite performing artists from the Edmonton Burlesque Community and beyond to take part in our new monthly event at The Mercury Room. This is a great opportunity for soloists & groups looking to develop new acts, and another chance for everyone to come together and celebrate our art!

Burlesque Battle Royale: themed nights pitting one side against the other in an ultimate battle to the tassels for bragging rights as determined by our discerning audience!

We plan to hold the BBR on the first Saturday of every month, with the premiere event - Marvel vs DC Comics - launching on April 6th. Dates & themes for future nights will be announced closer to the event dates.

Acts will be placed on a first-come first-served basis. We'd like to have 7-8 acts per side, so keep that in mind when submitting your contribution. Some character overlap is fine, but song selection must be different to maintain variety. A list of songs will be posted and updated as acts are added to the setlist for the evening.

Marvel VS DC Comics Working Setlist


  • Thor - Sledgehammer (Peter Gabriel)
  • Jubilee - Born This Way Parody


  • Poison Ivy - Cha Cha Cha for Gia (Henry Mancini)
  • Harley Quinn - 3-song Medley (Be A Clown, Say We're Sweethearts Again, Batman Theme)
  • Robin & Catwoman - These Boots Are Made For Walking (Planet Funk)

So, choose your character - hero or villain - and song, and submit your contribution to us at capitalcityburlesque@gmail.com to be added to the setlist for the evening. This is NOT a competition between troupes! We encourage everyone to submit acts to both sides to help us maintain balance.

As this is a first-run of the event, performers will receive a set rate as well as a cut of any tips -  soloists will receive a minimum of $50 for their act, and small groups (6 or fewer) will receive a minimum of $75. Future rates will increase with the success of this event!