Coming straight from five successful years in London’s prestigious West End, a critically-acclaimed national tour of Australia, and a monthly residency at one of New York City’s most iconic venues, The Slipper Room, Burlesque Idol is now coming to the second stage of the world renowned American Repertory Theater: OBERON for a Spooky and spectacular Halloween Spin-off: Gorelesque Idol! Created to help support emerging talent, Gorelesque Idol is a high-energy and devilishly entertaining evening, jam packed with talent, humor and audience participation. Our Halloween spooktacular will have you stepping back in time to a decadent (yet haunted!) 1930’s Hollywood club, complete with live 5-piece jazz band, full blown musical numbers featuring zombie chorus girls and blazing horn section, paparazzi photographers capturing you and your friends (winning the costume competition, no doubt), a chillingly thrilling array of burlesque performers, a chanteuse comedy emcee and 3 judges comprised of promoters, producers, and world-renowned burlesque artists. Upon entry each guest receives a ballot, and the chance to see your vote make it to the top!