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The Van Ella Bordella: A Storyville Burlesque Affair

The Allways Lounge & Cabaret, 2240 St Claude Ave., New Orleans, LA 70117

Welcome to the Van Ella Bordella, an infamous house of ill repute. Join Madam Lola van Ella and her intoxicating and charming courtesans for an evening of debauchery, scandal, decadent delights and scintillating Victorian era brothel history. Bring your open mind, a daring sense of adventure and leave your inhibitions at the door for an immersive, theatrical and fabulous evening of burlesque harlotry every week in the Twilight Room at The Allways! The Van Ella Bordella is an immersive, storytelling burlesque experience featuring top tier and award winning performers from around the country. Utilizing comedy, singing, and an exciting mix of solo and group performances, The Van Ella Bordella is a sure fire crowd pleaser that leaves audiences cheering for more. Produced and curated by critically acclaimed, international showgirl Lola van Ella, her Bordella has toured to sold out crowds in Kansas City, Denver, Colorado Springs, Santa Fe, Atlanta, Orlando, St. Louis and beyond, and most recently opened for cabaret artist and actress Sandra Bernhard. The show has been described as, "mind blowing", "sexy, hilarious and unexpected", and "one of the best shows" they've ever seen by audiences, promoters and venue owners alike. Join Madam Lola and her courtesans for scintillating and historical evening you'll never forget! Starring a rotating cast of local luminaries and traveling tarts, you'll always be delighted at The Allways. This show is weekly and begins at 8 pm, however, there will sometimes be additional showtimes added at 10 pm, depending on the season. Check back often and check the Eventbrite ticket link for specific showtimes. Tipping is encouraged and appreciated!


KATZ! The Unauthorized Telling of a Jellicle Tale

Allways Lounge & Cabaret, 2240 St Claude Ave., New Orleans, LA 70117

Jeez Loueez & Lola Van Ella (Loleezbo) Present KATZ! An Unauthorized Telling of a Jellicle Tale Wednesday February 19th, Showtime at 9pm, $15-20 Preen your whiskers and mark your calendars for a the highly confusing and unanticipated musical trash fire that no one asked for! Prepare yourself to be distressingly aroused and uncomfortably horny as some of the top performers in New Orleans sing, dance, and present their anuses in a retelling of one of the most absurd and brilliantly stupid shows of all time! A night of unanswered questions, dizzying mayhem, and jellicle choices await you for ONE NIGHT ONLY. So get your tickets and join us in the glitter box for a messy meow mix of a time!

Starring: Jeez Loueez Lola van Ella Kitten n' Lou Laveau Contraire Darling Darla James Angie Z Dede Onassis Expecta Patrone Eros Sea Poseidon Davenport Captain K Goodlove


Photo by Virginia Harold

Photo by Virginia Harold

Kristen Goodman is a versatile singer, songwriter, and producer with Entertainment at her very core. She comes from a family full of musicians, producers, artists, and entrepreneurs. As early as Kindergarten, Kristen was singing in choirs, playing the lead in the school musical, and producing her very first shows for a captive family audience in her grandparents’ living room. With ten years of piano lessons, some regional theatre roles, and years of voice-over and on-camera work, Kristen was bound for a career in entertainment and events. In 2001, Kristen relocated to St. Louis and taught herself how to play the acoustic guitar. She has been performing and producing events in the area ever since. In 2017, Kristen released her much anticipated debut EP Album, I’m Ready, and in December 2019, she recorded her forthcoming Live Album with Her Big Band in front of a studio audience at Sk8 Liborius.

Kristen Goodman currently leads a womxn’s folk rock tribute band called kg lang which plays on the first Wednesday of the month at Just John in the Grove. She sings and plays guitar in an acoustic string trio called Ghost Light featuring favorites from Musical Theatre, popular favorites, and original songs. She's the co-creator of GROOVESHIP, a yacht rock party band and theatrical experience. She sings at weddings and corporate events with Lucas Jack & The Midnight Piano Band. She is a frequent vocalist with the Van Ella Band, and has appeared in the Show-Me Burlesque Festival and other shows from Van Ella Productions. Kristen's alter-ego, Captain K. GoodLove, can be found singing at burlesque events and festivals around the country. Kristen also plays solo shows, private parties, house concerts, and charity events around the St. Louis metro area.

A true believer in the importance of gathering communities and creating experiences, Kristen produces events and shows specifically for womxn, for the LGBTQ community, and for people who like to break out of conventional models. With 20 years of restaurant experience and a degree in Business & Marketing from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, Kristen combines her knowledge of marketing, entertainment, and hospitality to create unforgettable experiences for her patrons. A former vocal instructor at School of Rock in Kirkwood, Kristen teaches private voice lessons and beginning guitar and keys lessons to children and adults. Kristen is inspired by helping vocalists gain confidence and improve their stage presence.

You can connect with her online at or on Instagram @KristenGoodmanSings.

Header photo by Mark Moore.