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New Fans (sort of)

Dear Constant Reader,

I’ve not been the best of correspondents of late and for that I am sorry. I just haven’t had the inspiration to write. Today I realized that I never told you about my white fans.

If you’ve…

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Friday Tip

Dear Constant Reader,

It’s Friday again!

This week’s tip is something Jo Weldon said recently and really stuck with me. I’m paraphrasing:

Burlesque is a dialog between performer and audience. Give them time to react before you go on to

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Friday Tip

Dear Constant Reader,

Starting this Friday you can see The BeauTease and friends and apprentices in The ScroogeCo Holiday Office Party. It’s not one of our typical theatre shows, but an evening of interactive fun. Join the party to celebrate…

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Friday Tip

Dear Constant Reader,

It’s Friday again and I am back in Boston after a grand time in Seattle. I’ll tell you all about it, but, given my track record, it’s going to take some time.

This tip is based on…

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Friday Tip

Dear Constant Reader,

Greetings from BurlyCon! Have a tip!

It’s that time of year when holiday acts are getting booked, so…

Get out all the costumes and props for your holiday acts and make sure they are in good condition.

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Friday Tip

Dear Constant Reader,

It’s Friday! How about a tip?

When sewing velvet, only pin within the seam allowance.

Velvet has a lush look and catches the light in interesting ways which makes it a  natural for adding drama on stage…

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Friday Tip

Dear Constant Reader,

It’s Friday! Time for a tip!

We’ve got a private Halloween show tomorrow night and the careful way Scratch set up the order of acts inspired this tip.

Make life easier for your stage hands with the

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In Memoriam: Kitten Natividad

Dear Constant Reader,

I hate writing these missives. The death of every Legend is a tragedy. We lose so much of our history with them. But this one cuts very deep.

Photo by John Bilotti at The Great Burlesque Expo.

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Friday Tip

Dear Constant Reader,

Today’s tip brought to you by something that happened last weekend…

Want to be a hero? Bring a just-in-case act with you.

Stuff happens and sometimes a performer can’t make a show at literally the last minute…

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Friday Tip

Dear Constant Reader,

Tonight is Absinthe Unveiled! and I’m unveiling a new act with a new costume. I’m rather excited to show you all! But first, your tip:

Don’t stretch yourself too thin.

It’s very flattering to be asked and…

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