2016 in Review

Dear Constant Reader,

January
I perform at The Teaseday Club after a long haitus. Stella announces that she’s been cast in a production of The Addams Family and it’s time for her to return to her first love, musical theatre. Most of the month is devoted to getting my little book published.

February
There is, of course, The Expo, where once again I perform, teach, host, and generally help out. Scratch moves me to tears by presenting me with a award for 10 years of service.

We perform R & J: A Shakespearean Burlesque for Valentine’s Day. It’s silly fun.

Scratch & I go to Los Angeles to celebrate my birthday where we perform at Peepshow Menagerie and Monday Night Tease (a long-standing dream of mine)

We perform at a birthday party.

March
We throw a “we survived February” party. I try Bazuka Joe’s “Nose to the Rhinestone” challenge. I also try doing Kristina Nekya’s splits stretches for a month.

April
I come back from a Caribbean cruise and come down with bronchitis. We go to see Stella in The Addams Family.

May
I perform at the B.A.B.E. Spring Spectacular Showcase alongside my students & instructors and host part of the show.

June
Scratch & I head to Chicago. We teach at The Windy City Burlesque Festival and see Michelle L’amour’s Big Sexy Show. Evie heads off to tour Asia for two months before moving to New York.

August
We take over The Teaseday Club with BeauTeaseday. It’s the last time I perform at The Rockwell. We do a private show for a fraternal organization. I realize this is as close to a classic smoker as I’m likely to get. The fabulous Lili VonSchtupp comes to visit. A movie is being filmed practically in the backyard of The Manor. I decided not to renew my lease at B.A.B.E.’s current location.

October
We start off with a geeky bachelor party. We have back-to-back gigs at RuffleCon and Another Anime Convention. Wrathskellar Tales opens. It’s probably the hardest show we’ve ever done.

Brigitte decides she needs a break and goes on hiatus. Pearl is made an official member of the troupe.

November
I perform in and host the B.A.B.E. Autumn Student Showcase, held in the bar at The Thalia. I cry a lot at the election results and then go to BurlyCon, where I teach 3 classes and have a book signing.

We invite 5 interns to join us.

December
I move B.A.B.E out of its home for the last six years and into the Rehearsal Hall at The Thalia.

The BeauTease end the year with our own New years Eve show, but also an appearance at Jazz from the Ashes, a huge party from Aeronaut Brewing and Brooklyn Boulders.

16 shows (27 performances), taught at 3 burlesque events, hosted 3 shows. Onward, upward.

M2

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