Burlesque brings sexy back to Nelson

The word sexy is often used around the Valentine’s Day season, but Scarlet Mary Rose it includes words like liberation and confidence.

A Nelson Valentine's Day tradition returns to the stage at Spiritbar on Tuesday.

The word sexy is often used around the Valentine’s Day season, but for Scarlet Mary Rose and the Heavy Petal Burlesque it includes words like liberation and confidence.

“I love the liberation aspect of it,” said Rose. “I have to get a lot of courage to take it all off in front of the town. I really have to raise it up inside and bring it out.”

Rose is an actress, dancer and singer who has been putting on her Scarlet Rose Revue for many years.

She has been taking the stage to perform burlesque for the last seven years.

“A long time ago there was a woman from New York who was doing burlesque and saw my revue and asked me to host her show. I said ‘sure, but I’m not taking anything off,’” said Rose.

She saw how exciting the performance was and the liberation of the women on stage and decided to give it a try.

This is the fourth year Rose and a group of women will take the stage at Spiritbar.

“The crowd loves it,” said Rose. “It’s been a sell-out hit since it started.”

This year burlesque legend Judith Stein will join the performance.

The troop takes the stage at 9 p.m. Doors open at 8 p.m. on Valentine’s Day. Tickets are $20 in advance at the Hume Hotel and $25 at the door.


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