Kyrst Hogan is a multi-disciplinary performing artist and producer currently residing in Vancouver, BC. A professionally trained singer, actress and dancer with a degree in Theatre Arts, Kyrst worked as a principal singer, dancer and actress in New York City for over a decade in such productions as the world famous Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring The Rockettes, as a principal singer for Norwegian Cruise Lines, as a featured performer in the productions 42nd Street and Cabaret for Atlantic City Casinos as well as regional and off-broadway theatres and national touring companies such as The Westchester Broadway Theatre, The New Harmony Theatre and more. She also worked as a dance instructor for numerous studios in both Boston and New York, and has been successfully producing award-winning burlesque cabaret events in Vancouver since 2008. She was dubbed "A Dynamic Cabaret Chanteuse" by Canada's Globe and Mail and a "Vancouver's Reigning Burlesque Queen" by Vancouver Magazine. Her original show, Gypsy Rose Lee at Minsky's Burlesque was featured in the 2013 Vancouver Fringe Festival. As Burgundy Brixx, she is a sought-after burlesque performer and educator world-wide, having headlined shows and festivals in Toronto, Minneapolis, Dallas, San Francisco and Las Vegas, where she was selected to compete for the world title in burlesque three years in a row. Her company, Kitty Nights Productions won the Georgia Straight's award for Best Burlsque Show in Vancouver in 2015, 2016, and 2017. She has worked with Vancouver's long-running dance cabaret series, Small Stage since 2009, with whom she had the opportinity to perform at the National Arts Cetre in Ottawa. Her most recent project is Johnny & June, a musical tribute to Johnny Cash and his wife June Carter with her wonderfully talented husband Doug Thoms.

 

 

Some reviews and photos:

Demeter in CATS - Fighting Chance Productions

There's talent all over the stage, including: ... Kyrst Hogan (Demeter) and Shayna Holmes (Bombalurina) in the torchy "Macavity: The Mystery Cat"
(Colin Thomas - The Georgia Straight)

Other stand-outs include Kyrst Hogan and Shayna Holmes in the bluesy duet "Macavity: The Mystery Cat" that transforms into one of evening's most exciting ensemble numbers.
(Mark Robins - Vancouver Presents)

Standouts included...the sassy Demeter (Kyrst Hogan)
(Cassady Ranford - VanCity Buzz)

Kyrst Hogan (Demeter) and Shayna Holmes (Bombalurina) are slick in their duet about Macavity
(Baird Blackstone - Broken Leg Reviews)

 

Jesus Christ Superstar - Producer's Club 2, NYC

...wonderful moments on the part of Hogan's snotty Caiaphas.

- Marlon Hurt, Off-Off Online

"Twelfth Night" New Harmony Theatre
Kyrst Hogan as Feste with Mark Moritz and Larry Gleason

...Kyrst Hogan’s wry, spry portrayal of Feste, whose official role as court fool makes him the wisest guy on the island. Hogan intoned the playful tenor of the comedy and the silky sarcasm of her character in the half-dozen songs interspersed throughout the story.

Roger McBain - Evansville Courier and Press

 

Jolson-A Vaudeville
(Pelican Theatre, NYC)

Kyrst Hogan proved to be both a shapely showgirl
and a versatile actress. 

Elias Stimac - OOBR.com


Gypsy Rose Lee at Minsky's Burlesque - The Cultch Theatre, Vancouver Fringe Festival
(performing as Burgundy Brixx)

Burgundy Brixx is more than up to the task in her fine portrayal of the legendary Seattle-born intellectual striptease artist letting us in on the private thoughts of a stripteaser all the while teasing her way out of several absolutely thrilling costumes.  
Maryth Gilroy – Plank Magazine

“Burgundy Brixx, charmingly radiant as Gypsy Rose Lee, revealed to us that sex is the last thought going through a stripper’s mind—a confession we found hard to swallow as we watched her libidinously move her limbs.”
Sandra O'Connell - The Province

 


42nd Street - Maggie Jones
Broadway On The Boardwalk - Trump Plaza Casino, Atlantic City

Kyrst Hogan is a scene stealer as the second banana who gets the best lines. Her down-to-earth songwriter, Maggie, is reminiscent of Eve Arden.

- Lori Hoffman - Atlantic City Weekly


The Secret Garden - Theatre By The Sea - Matunuck, RI

....her horribly strict, miserable teacher, Mrs. Winthrop. (The latter is played to perfection by Kyrst Hogan who reminds you of
all the teachers you hated in school.)

Tony Annicone - Theatre Mirror

 



Diana in "Of Thee I Sing" - Publick Theatre, Boston

Joan in "Dames At Sea" - Emelin Theatre, Mamaroneck, NY

Cole Porter's "You Never Know"
New Harmony Theatre w/ Jeff Williams

Ida in Cole Porter's "You Never Know"


Joan in "Dames At Sea"
New Harmony Theatre w/ Charles Hagerty

 

"Meet Me In St Louis" going on as cover for Mrs. Smith with Nora Mae Lyng as Katie.
Westchester Broadway Theatre

Truvy in "Steel Magnolias" with the late Margaret Hall

 

"Death Of A Salesman" with Gil Rogers


 


 

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