House of Verlaine present Giselle at the Triple Door. Photo: Ernie Sapiro Photography

Lily Verlaine brings Erotic Ballet to Triple Door

Like many wild imaginings that have materialized into full scale performances, such as the annual Land of the Sweets and Through the Looking Glass: The Burlesque Alice in Wonderland, Lily Verlaine’s new work Giselle began, like so many of her endeavors, with the question: “What...

Lady Drew Blood (the Little Mermaid) in Disney After Dark. ©POC Photo

Review: Edge, Glitz, and Princesses at Disney After Dark

With their billowing gowns, bustles and jewelled tiaras, princesses have come to embody a sort of ultra-femininity that Western culture reserves for little girls and brides. In the burlesque world, however, we create our own opportunities for sartorial extravagance. In Seattle, Stripped Screw Burlesque’s latest...

Paula Now and Then: Rocking the Pants Off Seattle Since 1987

Paula Now and Then: Rocking the Pants Off Seattle Since 1987

Every spring, celebrated producer Paula Sjunneson (of paulanowevent, formerly The Swedish Housewife Presents) brings some legendary magic to the Triple Door in Seattle. Her burlesque-cum-rock-opera, House of Thee Unholy, is “a Tolkienian acid trip” that paints a dripping, sexy portrait of the 1970s, all set...

Bettie Blackheart's BurlyCon 2014 Diary

Bettie Blackheart’s BurlyCon 2014 Diary

The Lean, Mean Glitter Machine: BURLYCON! You stole my heart! Ever since the first BurlyCon was organised I have followed its development from a smaller gathering to a huge convention with as many as 600 participants. Through the years I have heard so many good things...

The Shanghai Pearl’s Burlesque Royale.

The Shanghai Pearl’s Burlesque Royale.

The Shanghai Pearl’s upcoming Burlesque Royale is in many ways the show she was born to create. Though she’s been producing since she was just an eager young lass brandishing her bona fides from the Academy of Burlesque (some may recall shows she had a...

Mod Carousel reply to Robin Thicke's Blurred Lines.

Mod Carousel reply to Robin Thicke’s Blurred Lines.

I'm sure most of us have seen Robin Thicke's notorious Blurred Lines music video, and I know that many of us find it problematic. Seattle-based boylesque troupe Mod Carousel have produced a brilliant gender-reversed response to it, and Mod Carousel member Trojan Original spoke to...