Productions

A happy, delighted audience at our show BananaRama. Photo by Peter Jennings.

Va-Va-Voom Productions

Productions, Events and Experiences
Coney Bow entertaining the masses at Classique/Erotique at Cassette Nine.

“Having performed and attended a number of Va-Va-Voom shows, all I can say is that the shows are always guaranteed to dazzle and bedazzle. Highest production standards, impeccably run, incredible acts…exactly what Auckland needs for it’s burlesque, cabaret and vaudeville scene. Nat’s a diamond and her business reflects that.”

Verity Johnson – Media Personality and Wordsmith

How did “The little cabaret that could” come about?

Va-Va-Voom Director & Producer Nat Hugill (aka. Lilly Loca) started her own vaudeville theatre show, Lilly Loca’s Vaudeville Cabaret in April 2011, she has successfully produced sell-out shows that have got rave reviews from audiences and critics alike through her company Va-Va-Voom (nee, Va-Va-Voom Productions).

Nat created Va-Va-Voom Productions in 2013 to allow for her to create more fabulous cabaret, vaudeville and theatre shows  and unite them all under the Va-Va-Voom umbrella.

As well as curating and producing her own shows through Va-Va-Voom, she has helped to direct, curate, produce and event manage events and shows for various clientelle including:

Nat has a keen eye for aesthetics, styling, branding and for picking out top-notch performers to perform as a part of her shows and events. She is a perfectionist with everything she produces and constantly delivers outstanding results, from beginning to completion, to the highest quality.

If you’d like Va-Va-Voom to help you realize your next show, event or experience, contact us here.

“One of the best production companies to work for. Nat is a great employer. The shows are always lots of fun and incredibly professionally run.”

Patrick graham – dramaturg, actor and playwright.

Current and Upcoming Productions

Design by Coby Zutt

Queerlesque – Back, Back, Back Again!

Burlesque, Drag, Variety, Queer!

Date: Thursday 25th February, 2021
Venue: Phoenix Venue
Time: Doors Open 6.30pm | Show Starts 7.30pm
Tickets: $18.00 through Eventbrite.
FB Event link here.

Everyone loves a comeback! Queerlesque, an institution on K’RD from 2010 – 2014, produced by club kid and queer icon Phlossy Roxx, was the stepping stone for many queer burlesque, drag and variety artists of today. With Phlossy’s blessing, draglesque star and Va-Va-Voom director Lilly Loca is bringing this incredible celebration of queer talent back to K’RD. Expect to see a diverse variety of queer artists from around New Zealand, ranging from professional showoffs to baby queens, sashaying and shantaying the boards of Phoenix Cabaret this Auckland Pride season. 

Our talent for our first comeback show is:

Chris Oh! – Burlesque Hall of Fame Winner & Internationally Acclaimed Burlesque Artist!

Kiki Kisses – Bodacious Burlesque Beauty!

Victor Victorious – A One-Man Variety Riot!

Misschiff Minx – Gender-Bending Draglesque!

Margarita Blades – Eccentric and Creative Drag Artist!

London Mystique – Cheeky and Charming Burlesque Baby!

BOWXN – Queen/King/Alien Non-Binary Finary Drag!

Miss Kerry Berry – High Energy, All Glamour, Retro Inspired Queen!

MC’d by Lilly Loca – Burlesque Queen and Verse Drag Star!

Tickets are $18.00 via Eventbrite. Online ticket sales only!

We also have a small allocation of complimentary tickets for unwaged folx or those under hardship – please contact Va-Va-Voom directly for these at vavavoomp@gmail.com

Poster design by Coby Zutt.

This event was made possible through the Pride & Spark Empowerment Initiative.


Past Productions and Events

See below some of the wonderful productions, events and experiences we’ve had the pleasure in being a part of.

2021:

  • 2021: Sunsetters Food Wine & Music Festival. Area Event Manager. Highlife Entertainment.
  • 2021: Big Gay Out. Entertainment Manager, Main Stage + Dance Party Manager.
  • 2020/2021: Highlife NYE at Matakana. Area Event Manager. Highlife Entertainment, Ascension Wine Estate, Matakana.

2020:

  • 2019/2020: Ending HIV Big Gay Out 2020. Entertainment Manager. New Zealand Aids Foundation. Coyle Park, Auckland.
  • Fabulously. Flirty – La Saint Valentin. MC & Producer. Va-Va-Voom Productions. Cassette Nine, Auckland CBD.

2019

  • 2019/2020: Ending HIV Big Gay Out 2020. Entertainment Manager. New Zealand Aids Foundation. Coyle Park, Auckland.
  • Pre Dita Libations. Organizer. Cassette Nine, Auckland CBD.
  • Partridge Jewelers Event. Performer Manager. St Matthews in the City, Auckland CBD.
  • ‘We’re All Mad Here’ a Tim Burton Halloween Show. Character MC & Producer.Va-Va-Voom Productions, Cassette Nine, Auckland CBD.
  • The Big Timers – Burlesque Variety Show. Performer + MC. Va-Va-Voom Productions. Cassette Nine, Auckland CBD.
  • Fashion Police as part of NZFW. Events Manager, Costumier & Performer in conjunction with Auckland Council.
  • Newsflash! Burlesque Beauties & Bobby-Dazzlers. MC & Producer. Cassette Nine. Va-Va-Voom Productions.
  • Press Play! Burlesque Improv Competition 2019. Producer & Promoter.Cassette Nine, Auckland CBD.
  • MOTAT Prohibition. Producer & MC of the Berlin Burlesque Stage. MOTAT, The Metropolitan Club.
  • Fabulously Flirty – A Lovers’ Soiree. Producer, Promoter & Performer. Cassette Nine, Auckland CBD.

2018

  • Whisper No.9 – Speakeasy Club & Show. Producer, Promoter & Performer. Cassette Nine, Auckland CBD.
  • Little Club of Horrors. Producer, Events Manager + MC. Cassette Nine. Va-Va-Voom Productions.
  • Enchanté Cabaret. Producer, Publicist & Performer. Uxbridge Arts & Culture & Va-Va-Voom Productions. Uxbridge.
  • Tomato Saucy! A “Sweet As” Variety Show. Producer, Publicist & Performer. Cassette Nine.
  • Press Play – Burlesque Improv Competition 2018. Producer, Publicist & Event Manager. Cassette Nine.
  • MOTAT Prohibition Party. Co-Producer & Event Manager as contracted by Glory Days Events for MOTAT.
  • Fabulously Flirty! A Valentines Special. Producer, Publicist & Event Manager. Cassette Nine.

2017

  • Bambina Burlesque Encore Revue. Producer, Promoter & MC. Cassette Nine.
  • Cult Horror Halloween.Producer, Promoter & MC. Cassette Nine.
  • Shimmy Shake ‘n Bake – A Finger Lickin’ Good Burlesque Show. Producer, Promoter & Performer. Cassette Nine.
  • Bambina Burlesque Graduate Showcase. Producer, Promoter & MC. Va-Va-Voom Productions. Cassette Nine.
  • BananaRama – Burlesque Comedy Show. Event Manager, Producer. Uxbridge Creative Centre.
  • Tomfoolery – A Rather Silly, Slapstick Burlesque Variety Show. Producer, Event Manager, Publicist. Cassette Nine.

2016

  • Classique/Erotique – A Burlesque Double Bill. Producer, Event Manager, Publicist. Cassette Nine.
  • Uxbridge Opening Festival Night. Manager & Organizer of pre show entertainment.
  • February onwards – Producer/Organizer for Dr. Sketchy Auckland.
  • A Very Rocky Horror Halloween. Producer, Publicist & Event Manager. Cassette Nine.

2015

  • The AetherCon Ball & Cabaret. Producer and Event Manager. Ellerslie Event Centre.
  • BananaRama – A Burlesque & Comedy Spectacular. Producer and Publicist. Uxbridge Arts Centre.
  • Bambina Burlesque Graduate Showcase. Producer, Publicist, Event Manager & MC. Cassette Nine.

2014

  • 2014-2015: Defying Gravity Perfrorming Arts. Directed, Curated and Produced various mini and end of year showcases.

2013

  • Lilly Loca’s Vaudeville Cabaret Presents: Voix de Ville. Producer, MC, Director and Publicist. TAPAC Theatre.
  • Dark Horse Cabaret Presents: Grimm. Producer, MC, Director and Publicist. Westpoint Performing Arts Centre.
  • Whisper 150 Speakeasy Club. Producer, Curator & Hostess. Hard Luck Cafe.
  • Lilly Loca’s Vaudeville Cabaret Presents: Vivacious Vaudeville – A Fringe Special! Producer, MC & Publicist. Q Theatre.

2012

  • B-Boys & Burlesque as a part of First Thursdays. Co-producer and Co-Organizer. Galatos.
  • Lilly Loca’s Vaudeville Cabaret & Tempo Dance Festival Present: The Va-Va-Voom Burlesque Show! Producer & MC. Q Theatre.
  • Lilly Loca’s Vaudeville Cabaret Presents: Frivolous Frivolity! Producer, MC and Vaudevillian. TAPAC Theatre.
  • Western Springs College Yr 11 Drama Production of A Midsummer Nights Dream by William Shakespeare. Director & Teacher.
  • Western Springs College Yr 12 Drama Production of BARE by Toa Fraser. Co-Director & Teacher.
  • PUSSY LIQUOR! Co-Creator, Co-Producer & Performer. Hard Luck Cafe.
  • Lilly Loca’s Vaudeville Cabaret Presents: The Wunderbar Spectacular! Producer, Pubicist, MC & Performer. The Basement, Auckland.

2011

  • Onehunga High School Yr 13 Production of Revenge of the Amazons by Jean Betts. Director & Teacher.
  • Onehunga High School Yr 12 Production of BARE by Toa Fraser. Co-Director & Teacher.
  • Lilly Loca’s Vaudeville Cabaret Presents: The Big Timers! Producer, Publicist, MC & Performer. The Basement Theatre.
  • Lilly Loca’s Vaudeville Cabaret presents: The BIG Reveal! Producer, Publicist, MC & Performer. The Basement Theatre.

2010

  • Rangitoto College’s YR13 Drama production of Nga Wahine by Riwia Brown. Director & Co-Teacher.

2008 – 2009:

  • Directed and created various different theatre performances for The Performance.Net