Feb 2018 - Cover - Feature Article
Lucha VaVoom: Body Slams and Burlesque
For the seven of you who’ve never heard of Lucha VaVoom, the name says it all:
Lucha — meaning “fight” in Spanish, from the phrase lucha libre, a term used to describe Mexican professional masked wrestling, a combat sport that can be traced back to 1863 and developed out of the Greco-Roman version by probable tough guy Enrique Ugartechea.
VaVoom — meaning “titties.”
But it’s so much more.
Oct 2017 - Article
Lucha VaVOOM, the provocative and extravagant show that combines Mexican wrestling with cabaret and triumphs in Los Angeles
“Luchaaaaa …!”, Shouts a voice from the speakers. “VaVOOM!” Answers the audience.
It is a dynamic that is maintained throughout the more than two hours that LVO VaVOOM lasts and that reflects the harmony between the audience and the artists who star in the show.
Oct 2017 - Photos & Review
PHOTO RECAP: THE SMELL OF FEAR ~ LUCHA VAVOOM
This year’s Halloween celebration featured Mexican-style lucha libre wrestling (including the high-flying Stuka Jr., hand-picked by Lucha VaVOOM from the professional Mexican wrestling promotions team CMLL; Lucha VaVOOM’s newly minted champion Li’l Cholo, evil doctors Medico Asesino and Dr. Maldad, Crazy Chickens, Cannibals, Matt Classic and Matt Classic Jr., sleazy Joey Ryan, Hairy Monsters and Dama Fina, Minis, aerial/burlesque/dance performances (from flying vampire bat Veronica Yune, zombie madness Kristina Nekyia, dancing doll Lux Lacroi, and ghostly L.A. Roller Girls), and comedy (Blaine Capatch and Jeff Davis will deliver their insanely off-the-cuff commentary).
Oct 2017 - Article
5 reasons why Lucha VaVoom’s Halloween show is unlike anything you’ve seen!
As a kid, Halloween meant costume parades and trick-or-treating, but now that you’re an adult, that traditional experience is replaced by party, after party, after party. And while you still welcome an excuse to wear a costume, you might be looking to switch it up. Enter Lucha VaVoom.
THE PRESS ENTERPRISE
Aug 2017 - Podcast
In this Guys In Shorts special episode, the guys travel to the Mayan Theater in Los Angeles for the Lucha VaVOOM Quinceanera! The guys interview a few stars of the show as well as one of the founding members, Rita D’Albert in an effort to find out how Lucha VaVOOM has cornered the market in Mexican wrestling/comedy/burlesque dancing shows. If you don’t know Lucha VaVOOM, this is just a small taste of the insanity that awaits!
GUYS IN SHORTS SPORTS
Aug 2017 - Photos & Review
Start with High-flying masked wrestlers, add burlesque striptease, high-flying acrobatics and sprinkle comedy throughout and you’ve got the Lucha VaVOOM recipe. Celebrating 15 years at their de facto home at the historic Mayan Theater, this latest installation of Lucha VaVOOM was a night of debauchery that did not leave the audience disappointed.
July 2017 - Article
If you’re looking for an over-the-top show, you should check out the one and only Lucha VaVOOM. Playing at The Mayan Theatre, this masked Mexican wrestling and crazy-good burlesque show will make for a classic L.A. experience.
ABC EYEWITNESS NEWS
June 2017 - ARTICLE
For 15 years, LUCHA VaVOOM has been delivering arguably the most electrifying shows on earth with a mind-blowing mix of Mexican masked wrestling, burlesque and comedy. On August 3 at the Mayan Theatre in downtown Los Angeles, the co-founders of LUCHA VaVOOM–Rita D’Albert and Liz Fairbairn, two fearless pop culture visionaries who’ve been pivotal to the downtown Los Angeles renaissance–will present its 15th anniversary show
May 2017 - Photos & Review
Los Angeles, CA — Founded in Los Angeles in 2002 by Rita D’Albert and Liz Fairbairn Lucha VaVoom has defined itself as being the city’s biggest Cinco De Mayo celebration. Taking over The Mayan Theatre for a two-day extravaganza filled with Mexican masked wrestling, sexy burlesque dancers, and a dose of comedic relief, Lucha VaVoom displayed exactly why its title has held up for over 10 years.
MAY 2017 - Article
“Lucha Vavoom” fue fundada en el año 2002 y ha tenido a través de los años una muy buena aceptación entre el público de Los Ángeles y ahora también con fanáticos que viajan de diferentes partes para disfrutar de este gran evento.