"Southern Hospitality... with a wink and a nudge!"
The Atlanta based production company Syrens of the South was conceived in February of 2007. On August 18, 2007, The Syrens of the South produced their first full show simply entitled Syrens of the South Speakeasy Night at The Highland Inn Ball Room Lounge. Having been featured in Creative Loafing's See & Do section, it was a sold out show which proved to be the first of many for this new endeavor.
In the fall of 2007 Syrens of the South began offering private burlesque classes and lectures and in 2008 the Syrens began offering their ABCs & 123s of Burlesque Class Series which includes teachers from many of the different performance groups around Atlanta. The first student showcase was in August of 2008, one year after the Syrens first full show. This year also became one of heavy touring, including being the opening act for the Southeastern leg of Unknown Hinson's tour and multiple science fiction and fantasy conventions. The heavy touring and traveling is a trend that has continued today.
In September 2009, the two year old company was named First Runner-up for Creative Loafing Atlanta's Best Burlesque Troupe, the same day they appeared on the Travel Channel.
In 2010 Syrens of the South began planning the first annual Southern Fried Burlesque Fest in Atlanta, GA. March 10-13, 2011, Atlanta was descended upon by performers from all over the world who performed and competed during a weekend of shows, classes and panels all focusing on the art of burlesque. Syrens of the South has been performing all over the country including opening for the Dresden Dolls when they came to Atlanta. Syrens of the South is proud to continue producing it's monthly Tease Tuesday the second Tuesday of every month at Red Light Cafe as well as other shows and the Southern Fried Burlesque Festival each year!
With new classes and new shows and events being added all the time, we're sure that the Syrens of the South has a bright future a head of it as one of the leaders in Southern burlesque.
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