Star Wars Burlesque Show, The Empire Strips Back, Gets 2023 Extension in Los Angeles

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Los Angeles’ Empire Strips Back Burlesque Parody. Credit: Craig Ridgwell

Star Wars fans in the Los Angeles area have another chance to check out The Empire Strips Back, a Star Wars burlesque parody that has its start in Australia. The show has extended its performances at the Montalbán Theatre in Hollywood until January 28. After that, it’ll be heading to San Diego in February. Guests and fans who attend will experience an extravagant show in a galaxy very close, from a life-size, movable Jabba the Hutt to an actual walking Tauntaun. At the forefront are Star Wars characters with a sexy twist as they striptease to popular music.

Joining Jabba the Hutt are sexy versions of Luke Skywalker, Darth Vader, Boba Fett, stormtroopers, and many more. The show combines striptease, comedy, dancing choreography, group routines, and high-quality costumes and props.

You can check out our review here.

About Empire Strips Back

First imagined in 2011 by Beattie, the original production was booked in a small, 150-seat room in Sydney for a one-off, three-night run. Fast-forward to seven national sold-out Australian tours, an enthusiastic audience of over 100,000+, and a Huffington Post video feature boasting 20+ million viral views.

On its last U.S. tour, The Empire Strips Back was a sold-out hit in prestigious venues, from San Francisco’s Warfield Theatre, to Los Angeles’ Wiltern and New York’s PlayStation Theatre, with uproarious standing ovations and rave reviews. The 2022 Los Angeles engagement follows the hit San Francisco run at Chinatown’s Great Star Theater, rattling the walls of the 97-year-old venue.

The Hollywood engagement of The Empire Strips Back is produced by Foster Entertainment and Neil Gooding Productions, presented with Fever and Secret Los Angeles.

Venue: Montalbán Theatre, 1615 Vine Street, Hollywood CA 90028
Dates: NOW through January 28, 2023
Times: Thursdays and Fridays at 8 pm; Saturdays at 7 pm and 9:30 pm; Sundays at 7 pm
Duration: 2 hours including a 15-minute intermission
Tickets are available at Fever starting at $44.00. San Diego tickets are available here.

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