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Costumes

Dear Constant Reader,

There are many elements important to our shows and just one of them is costumes. However, costumes are my favorite part, so that’s what I’m going to write about today.

Madame Burlesque was incredibly challenging when it…

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Campaigning

Dear Constant Reader,

The Boston Babydolls have twice won a “Best of Boston” from the Boston Phoenix. Once for “Best Dance Troupe, Sexy” and once for the newly created “Best Burlesque”. And don’t you worry, I’ll be bugging you to…

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Friday Tip

Dear Constant Reader,

Today’s tip is for all those novice twirlers out there.

Practice tassel twirling with a mirror. If you look down to see how you’re doing, you’ll change your posture and most likely lose your twirl.


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The Crew

Dear Constant Reader,

We’ve been having a wonderful time presenting The Wrathskellar and it’s easy to wax enthusiastic about the cast — they’re the visible presence (quite visible, some of them) on stage. Right now, I’d like to take a…

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Friday tip

Dear Constant Reader,

It’s Friday! Time for a tip!

Clean hair is hard to style. If you don’t wash your hair for at least a day before your big ‘do, it behaves much better.


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My summer vacation

Dear Constant Reader,

While the rest of you were relaxing on the beach this summer, the Boston Babydolls were touring New England with Madame Burlesque, bringing you the finest in classic burlesque (and a little history lesson). Thus, I…

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Making Up

Dear Constant Reader,

In my everyday life, I’ve been using a black liquid eyeliner for my usual pin-up make up. However, for The Wrathskellar I wanted a more dramatic eye. The liquid liner just wasn’t working for me. I couldn’t…

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Friday tip

Dear Constant Reader,

Today’s tip is inspired by something I noticed during the open dress rehearsal of The Wrathskellar last night.

Always cut the tags out of store-bought costume elements. Nothing turns you from glamorous burlesque queen to Minnie Pearl