The DC Black Theatre & Arts Festival

proudly presents


Live Music, Hot Ladies and Cold Drinks! That’s what this revue is made of. GiGi Holliday is excited to bring back Chocolate Lounge: A Performers of Color Burlesque/ Variety show. Keeping with the rich history of burlesque, prepare to feel the same extravagant history of DC when Black Broadway was buzzing. Come dress to the nines and enjoy all that this show has to offer from a live band to shimmy and shakes of the dazzling performers. So grab that cool chick or hip cat that’s around and head on over to the Chocolate Lounge.


We have all heard of Josephine Baker, but what about Toni Ellington? Lottie the Body? Bronze Blonde Bombshell Ms. Joyce Bryant? Burlesque history is rich, deep and full of performers of color. Yesterday's shake dancers are now today's legends and they have paved the way for today's burlesque beauties. DC's own GiGi Holliday presents Chocolate Lounge.


This revue will display the many talents and beauty of Baltimore and DC's performers of color.




Introducing DC Legitimate Love Child - GiGi Holliday:

GiGi Holliday is Washington DC’s resurgence of glitz, glamour, and allure. Armed with eyelashes and an arsenal of glitter she has enticed audiences with her clever blend of sass and wit. Lady GiGi Holliday had her start after studying the art of burlesque in Trixie Little’s Burlesque Bootcamp and graduated in May 2010 with a double major in class and sass and a minor in tit-elation.  Since then her presence has graced stages in Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Massachusetts, North Carolina, New York, Virginia, Georgia, Louisiana, Washington State and her native home Washington, DC where she was one of the first burlesque performers in  60 years to perform at the historic Howard Theater .In April 2016 she had the pleasure to perform at The John F. Kennedy Center with The Carvinalesque Road show produced by Armitage Shanks and Maria Bella.  “The Chocolate that melts your heart” has been credited to have worked with Rain Pryor for “Bosley’s Burlesque and Cabaret” where Rain stated that she “loves what GiGi is doing because it is so multicultural.”  GiGi has headlined the New Jersey Burlesque Festival, Jeezy’s Juke Joint and the 2nd Annual Texas Queerlesque Festival.


When she is not melting her milk chocolate beauty all over the audience she uses her business attitude along with hard work and started Gi² Productions where she is the founder and producer of Zou Zou Burlesque Revue, Chocolate Lounge: Performers of Color Burlesque/ Variety show, and La Burlesque Follies with Palace Productions.  In June 2014, GiGi opened and became the headmistress of Studio Holliday movement studio and creative arts where her burlesque classes were featured on Refinery 29 as one of the “5 Super Sexy Workouts that will get you fit”.

Ticketing Information: Two Big performances

Date: Thursday - June 27, 2019 @ Time: 7:00PM

Date: Saturday - June 29, 2019 @ Time: 9:00PM

Location: THEARC Theatre - 1901 Mississippi Ave SE Washington, DC