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School Days

Dear Constant Reader,

I am the headmistress of a modest establishment called the Boston Academy of Burlesque Education (B.A.B.E.). We teach burlesque and burlesque-related arts, as you might expect. Enrollment has been climbing steadily, so that I actually entertained the…

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Just when you thought it was over

Dear Constant Reader,

All the cast and crew of Madame Burlesque were feeling just a little bit down that this fabulous run ended on Saturday in Portsmouth, NH. It had been 5 weeks, 4 states, and a lot of fun…

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Life on the road again

Dear Constant Reader,

This week the Boston Babydolls’ perambulations took us to Brattleboro, Vermont and the Hooker-Dunham Theatre. It’s a quirky little space, but we took it in stride. Once we figured out how to keep me from falling off…

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Life on the Road

Dear Constant Reader,

The Boston Babydolls are on tour! Madame Burlesque is such a great show, we just had to share it. We just finished a fantastic weekend in Portland, Maine at the Lucid Stage.

For those of you not…

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Review: Blaze Starr

Dear Constant Reader,

In preparing for Madame Burlesque, I read as many burlesque memoirs and biographies as I could get my hands on (and I must say, the library at Stately Babydolls Manor is rather extensive). One of them…

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From the kitchen

Dear Constant Reader,

The Boston Babydolls’ latest triumph, Madame Burlesque: An Evening of Tributes, just closed. Never fear! We will be taking it on the road. If you are fortunate enough to be near Portland, Maine, Brattleboro, Vermont, or…

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First Epistle

Dear Constant Reader,

Thank you for reading my first letter to the world. I’m afraid this one isn’t very interesting, as first attempts so rarely are. In future letters I’ll share bits from my life in burlesque and writings on…