Honeygasm Reunion at Philly's Franky Bradley

Philadelphia, PAFranky Bradley’s, Mark Bee’s effervescent funk- and kitsch-filled nostalgic restaurant and bar in the heart of Center City's Midtown Village, is bringing back its long-running, ground-breaking burlesque variety show Honeygasm Sundays for one-night-only to celebrate the re-opening of the famed cabaret venue, on Sunday, August 1 with Honeygasm Reunion. 

Honeygasm Reunion at Philly's Franky Bradley

For several years, Honeygasm Sundays were noted as one of Philadelphia’s most popular monthly events and led the way for local burlesque performers to bloom and grow within the community. The famed burlesque series is renowned for its extravagant finale numbers and incredibly diverse casts of striptease artists, drag performers, aerialists, sideshow, and more. Honeygasm Reunion keeps up the tradition by featuring an astounding cast from across the country, such as the following:

  • Eva Mystique – Burlesque performer from Washington D.C., specializing in belly dancing, fire spinning, and hula hooping – known as the witch that can’t be burned.
  • Victoria Reno – Luscious striptease artist and powerhouse singer with Orlando’s original singing burlesque cabaret troupe: Blacklist Babes Cabaret.
  • Sapphira Cristál – Miss’d America 2020, and Miss Gay NY USofA 2013 is widely known for her theatrical lip-sync style, and six-octave vocal range with appearances on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and Watch What Happens Live.
  • HoneyTree EvilEye – Philadelphia’s prolific burlesque artist and producer known for shows such as Get You a Babe Who Can Do Both, which brings together TED talks and burlesque, as well as Honeygasm.

“With this mix, we’re tapping into the new nostalgia feeling that everyone craves right now,” said HoneyTree EvilEye, Honeygasm Reunion producer and performer. “It’s the comfort of familiarity and reliability, knowing you’re going to love what you see. At the same time, it’s fresh and exciting because we’re getting to experience artists whom Philly audiences may not have gotten to see before.”  

The Honeygasm Reunion will include appearances from beloved members of the original show’s crew – such as award-winning emcee Flirt Vonnegut, acclaimed musician and DJ Lili St Queer, and long-time burlesque performer Sloane Lee. In addition, attendees will have opportunities to participate in the theatrics and are welcome to enjoy Franky Bradley’s celebrated menu of light fare, craft cocktails, wine by the glass, and an extensive craft beer selection.

“We’re thrilled to welcome back Honeygasm Sundays for one unforgettable evening,” said Dave Morreale, Venue Director of Franky Bradley’s. “We figure what better way to celebrate our re-opening than by giving our loyal friends and neighbors what they’ve been asking for: a reunion of the iconic Franky Bradley’s-born show.”

The highly-anticipated event will take place on Sunday, August 1. Doors open at 7 pm, and the show starts promptly at 8 pm. Tickets start at $15. Must be of legal drinking age to attend.