My Life in Burlesque: On Swagger, Sparkles and (Han) Solo

“I’m just not used to wearing pants!”

So said I backstage at a performance of Boobs on Endor: A Return of the Jedi Burlesque (otherwise known as, You Can’t Make This Shit Up). That night I was Han Solo, who in our show is played by a broad in a bra. And really tight, ass-flattering pants that I was struggling to get over my high-heeled boots. Because other than workout clothes, pj’s and costumes, I haven’t worn pants in over a year. Read More My Life in Burlesque: On Swagger, Sparkles and (Han) Solo

My Life in Burlesque: The Art of the Quick Change

Quick changes: as burlesque performers, we all have them. At some point, during some show, you’re going to have to scramble out of tight elaborately-constructed garments and sparkly underthings, into other tight elaborately-constructed garments and sparkly underthings. While sweating. The trick is not avoiding the quick changes (because that’s impossible), but how you deal with them.

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My Life in Burlesque: The Dos and Don’ts of Attending a Show

MEMO

July 31, 2014

TO: All past, present and future burlesque show audience members

FROM: Your Friendly Neighborhood Glitterbomb

RE: Burlesque shows

Hi there!

First of all, I can speak for my fellow dancers, as well as our producers and our venue staff, when I say: we are glad you are here/have been here/are thinking of visiting! Seriously. Burlesque is like a bear crapping in the woods — if no one sees us, is it really burlesque? Except we smell nicer than bear crap. We photograph better too. Read More My Life in Burlesque: The Dos and Don’ts of Attending a Show

My Life in Burlesque: We Are Not ‘Disgusting’

Let the record show that ladies who take their clothes off are not bad people. Read More My Life in Burlesque: We Are Not ‘Disgusting’

My Life in Burlesque: The 12 Days of Hot Christmas

On the twelfth day of Hot Christmas, my producer gave to me… Read More My Life in Burlesque: The 12 Days of Hot Christmas

My Life in Burlesque: A Very Glittery Thanksgiving

I’m not one for the daily Facebook posts of gratitude. Nothing wrong with it, they’re just not my deal. But as I reflect on my holiday solo debut last Friday, prepare for an audition tomorrow (suddenly, I’m someone who goes to auditions again!) and get ready to put on my civilian clothes and head to my parents’ for the long weekend, I’ll lay out my own list: Read More My Life in Burlesque: A Very Glittery Thanksgiving

My Life in Burlesque: The Care and Feeding of a Stage Kitten

Gather ’round, while I explain the art of being a stage kitten. Read More My Life in Burlesque: The Care and Feeding of a Stage Kitten