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Burlesque for the Holidays!

Baby, it’s cold outside. And what better way to get your blood pumping on these chilly winter nights than to take in a little burlesque? Burlesque troupes across the country are putting on holiday-themed events for those of you that can’t be bothered with anything “family friendly” and we’re proud to ticket some of the best that burlesque has to offer. Whether you’re in the mood for a sexy spin on The Nutcracker or want a little bump and grind on Christmas Eve or maybe you’re a burlesque dancer looking for a winter burlesque course to improve your chops. Whatever it is, we got you covered (or un-covered in this case).

How about a great gift idea? Take that special someone out for a night of cocktails and cabaret or treat them to a course on tassel twirling. I, personally, can’t think of a better winter warmer.

Here’s a list of our recommended events. Enjoy! Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on December 7, 2011 in Arts, Burlesque, Seasonal

 

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Hot Tickets: Seattle

Every Thursday at noon, PST, Brown Paper Tickets posts upcoming events happening in the Seattle. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike.

Friday, November 25 Dina Martina Christmas Show 2011 – Sleigh bells ring; are you listening?  They’re heralding the arrival of the 61st annual Dina Martina Christmas Show!  Unwittingly hilarious and wonderfully bizarre, Dina Martina is the chanteuse with the leastest; the dancer with the hunchfront; the childlike lady who, year after year, is the holiday gift that truly keeps on giving. A perennial favorite of the likes of John Waters, Margaret Cho, Matt Stone and Graham Norton, Miss Martina’s shows have long been a favorite holiday tradition for those who want something other than the usual holiday fare.

Friday, November 25 Proof by David Auburn – Blank Stage Theater presents their inaugural production of Proof by David Auburn. The winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for Best Play, Proof follows a woman struggling through her grief from the death of her father, a mathematical genius who was profoundly mentally ill. With the interference of her practical sister and one of her father’s former students, she considers whether she has inherited his genius or his madness. Proof is a play that entertains and challenges audiences, with characters that are smart, complex, and often surprising.  Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on November 24, 2011 in Hot Tickets, Seattle

 

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Hot Tickets: Seattle

Every Thursday at noon, PST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the Seattle area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike.

TONIGHT! Tempting Tarts Burlesque Presents: TARTS ACROSS AMERICA! Come celebrate all that this great big, beautiful country has to offer with the Tempting Tarts as they set out on a road trip across America. The ladies will be sending you all burlesque postcards of their favorite places and spaces across the country. From California, to the New York Island, this land is made for Tempting Tarts Burlesque! Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on August 18, 2011 in Hot Tickets, Seattle

 

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Brown Paper Titillation: Burlesque Events You Need to Know About

Burlesque was originally used to describe comical literature, theatrical productions and musical pieces that mocked serious topics. Shakespeare’s “Midsummer Night’s Dream” is often described as burlesque for it’s mocking portrayal of romance.

But the term took on a newer, sexier meaning when it hit American shores. American burlesque shows originally started as an offshoot of English burlesque, with British burlesque troupe Lydia Thompson and the British Blondes achieving notoriety in New York in 1868. At that time, burlesque shows were more of a variety show that consisted of comic sketches, acrobats, magicians, and chorus bits, but eventually American burlesque began to focus more on female nudity. By the 1930s burlesque shows focused mostly on stripping with one or two comics performing between acts. Some notable celebrities got their start in burlesque including Mae West, Abbott and Costello, W.C. Fields, Al Jolson, Danny Kaye and Jackie Gleason.

Classic American burlesque began to fade in popularity with the onset of Prohibition and lingered on to waning popularity until the 70’s, when more sexually explicit strip clubs took over. But in the 90’s a revival began, and most towns in the U.S. now boast their own neo-burlesque troupe. Annual conventions like BurlyCon and Miss Exotic World Pageant draw thousands of attendees. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on August 11, 2011 in Arts, Burlesque

 

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Hot Tickets: Seattle

Every Thursday at noon, PST, Brown Paper Tickets will post upcoming events happening in the Seattle area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike.

Thursday, July 21 Tempting Tarts Burlesque Presents: Circus Sideshow Spectacular! Step right up, folks! Inside the JewelBox Theatre, a world of strange and unusual creatures await you. Lobster Girls! Siamese Twins! Gender-bending Half-and-Halfs! And that’s not all! Hurry, hurry, hurry! You won’t want to miss the bevy of beautiful, freaky dames the likes of which you have never seen before! Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on July 21, 2011 in Hot Tickets, Seattle

 

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