Lucha VaVOOM’s two-night Cinco de Mayo engagement In L.A.
Special all-access/one price tickets for this 21+ event are on sale now for $75.00 at LuchaVaVOOM.com.
What: Lucha VaVOOM’s two-night Cinco de Mayo engagement
Who: Los Angeles’ longest-running, most celebrated action-packed variety show where electrifying Mexican masked wrestling, burlesque, and comedy collide
Date: Thursday, May 5 and Friday, May 6
Location: The Mayan Theatre (1038 S Hill St.)
Time: Doors for this 21+ event open at 7:00 pm
Tickets: Special all-access/one price tickets on sale now for $75.00 at LuchaVaVOOM.com
Lucha VaVOOM Rides Again with Cinco de Mayan!
Los Angeles’ longest-running, most celebrated variety show announces annual, two-night Cinco de Mayo celebration
featuring world-class Mexican masked wrestling, burlesque, comedy, and more
Thursday, May 5th and Friday, May 6th at The Mayan Theatre in downtown Los Angeles
Tickets on sale now
Los Angeles, CA ─Lucha VaVOOM (LVV)–Los Angeles’ longest-running, most celebrated variety show, where authentic Mexican masked wrestling, burlesque, and comedy collide–is set to celebrate 11 years of Cinco de Mayo craziness with even more world-class talent over two blowout nights. Lucha VaVOOM Rides Again with Cinco de Mayan is set for Thursday, May 5thand Friday, May 6th at their historic home venue, The Mayan Theatre (1038 S Hill St.), in downtown Los Angeles. Special all-access/one price tickets for this 21+ event are on sale now for $75.00 at TicketWeb.com.
LVV has been wowing audiences with their glam/slam extravaganzas for close to 20 years. Last month, LVV hosted their first live event since 2019 due to the coronavirus, selling out their Valentine’s engagement. From Los Angeles to Tokyo, across the U.S. and Canada, and all the way to Australia, people go crazy for this perfect combination of world-class, professional lucha libre-style wrestling interspersed with insane, high-octane burlesque performances, death-defying aerial acts, comedy, live music, lowriders, tequila, tamales, and more─all adding up for one unforgettable night. Click here to watch highlights from 2019’s sold-out Cinco de Mayan engagement.
Cinco de Mayan’s confirmed wrestling line-up features Mexico superstars DMT Azul, Rey Horus, and Magno“The Man Mountain” Rudo. Plus, Taya Valkyrie (two-time Reina de Reinas champion and former WWE superstar), the flipping and flying wonder Jack Cartwheel,and fan favorites Li’l Cholo, the Crazy Chickens, and Los Calaveras.
Burlesque dancers and aerialists confirmed include: Ruby Champagne (multi-award-winning international burlesque performer and #29 on Burlesque Top 50 in 2021), Frankie Fictitious (one of burlesque’s most coveted performers, named Miss Exotic World in 2019 and voted #1 Burlesque Act in 2020 by Risky Spotlight Magazine), Lena Fumi(contortionist, aerialist, and dancer), the stunning Miss Marquez, and AryA (Brazil’s astounding aerial sensation).
In addition, the event will feature danza Azteca group Xipe Totec, Grandeza Mexicana Folk Ballet Company, and the Long Beach car club The Crusaders, who will be dropping off performers at the venue’s front entrance as attendees make their way inside.
Delivering insanely off-the-cuff commentary both nights will be comedian hosts Blaine Capatch, Eric Price (MADtv,Reno 911, Key & Peele, and Breaking Bad), and Peter Alberts founding member of the comedy group The Dead Alewives, who performs with the improv group Old Milwaukee).
Lucha VaVOOM (credit: Don Spiro)
About Lucha VaVOOM:
For almost 20 years, Lucha VaVOOM (LVV) has been delivering arguably the most electrifying show on earth with a mind-blowing mix of Mexican masked wrestling, burlesque, and comedy. Founded in Los Angeles in 2002 by Rita D’Albert and Liz Fairbairn, LVV — voted Los Angeles’ “Best Burlesque Show” by LA Weekly in 2012 and 2013 — is good vs. evil played out in quick, exhibition-style, one-fall lucha libre matches for maximum enjoyment and action. LVV has created a Los Angeles tradition: from the low rider car parade escorting in performers as the crowd enters the iconic Mayan Theatre, to the local luminaries it attracts (Drew Carey, Jack Black, and more have sat in), to burlesque (which was revived in Los Angeles), to lucha libre, where masked heroic wrestlers, in character-driven style, flip, fly, and amaze. It all comes together to make for one fun, surreal, glam-bam spectacle of raucous entertainment. You could say it’s a wrestling show for people that don’t like wrestling (and those that do). Says the Los Angeles Times, “Far-out flamboyance always prevails at Lucha VaVOOM, a spectacle of Mexican freestyle wrestling with an L.A. twist.”
At LVV, they like a little sexo with their violencia. In between matches, the finest handpicked burlesque acts from around the world wow the crowds with their unique striptease skills, including raucous aerial acts, daredevil roller-skate girls, and Guinness-World-Record-holding hula hoop hotties. The Los Angeles-based performance troupe has regularly sold out 1,000-seat venues across the globe (including in Amsterdam, Calgary, Toronto, San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Seattle, Portland, Philadelphia, and many more), plus they’ve performed at Fuji Rock Festival in Japan and Big Day Out Festival in Australia, and call Los Angeles’ Mayan Theatre — an elaborately appointed, 1927-built former motion-picture palace — home when not on the road.
LVV has been featured on Ellen, ESPN, Jimmy Kimmel, BRAVO’s Top Chef Masters, CNN, CBS National News, BBC, VICE, and KCRW, among many others. In 2018, TV4 Entertainment released their award-winning documentary,Lucha VaVOOM: Inside America’s Most Outrageous Show─ click here to watch the trailer.
Click here to watch LVV’s anniversary video celebrating 18 years of glorious mayhem, featuring a cast of thousands, including Peaches, Blue Demon Jr., Patton Oswalt, Rey Fenix, Drew Carey, Taya Valkyrie, the Crazy Chickens, Starcrawler, Penta Zero, and much more. Click here to view a sizzle reel with more LVV highlights.
Sample of praise for LVV:
“It’s what performance art often aspires to be, a mash of the unmixable.”
“After 15 years, Lucha VaVOOM is practically as historic to Los Angeles as the Moulin Rouge is to Paris.”
“If Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez teamed up to start a wrestling promotion –
Lucha VaVOOM is what you would get.”
“…may be the best bang-for-your-buck entertainment in town.”
“…no one that puts on a better lucha libre show than the folks at Lucha VaVOOM. Far wackier and wilder than most professional wrestling…Lucha VaVOOM lets its freak flag fly…”
“Lucha VaVOOM is an underground celebration of all things perfect in this world…Lucha VaVOOM is what will pass for primetime entertainment when the polar ice caps finally melt and there’s not a single drop of oil left to be squeezed from the planet. In the post-apocalyptic future Lucha VaVOOM’s mix of ‘sexo y violencia’ will replace the Super Bowl, the Internet, and daytime television as humanity’s primary form of entertainment.”
We would like to thank Aaron Feterl @ChummyPress for the press release.