Last Chance to Vote

Dear Constant Reader,

This is it! Voting for the Golden Pasties ends tonight! It would mean so much to me to win one of those oversized pasties (made by Canova Studios), especially for the 20th anniversary of the festival.

I’m a finalist for the Dorian Gray Award, for the performer who looks younger now than when they started performing and the Producers Dream Award, for the performer who is never late and always sends their music on time (it’s true!).

Voting is super-easy, barely an inconvenience! You have until 6pm (eastern) tonight.

And then we wait until the ceremony on Sunday!

M2

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Published in: on 27 September 2022 at 7:17 am  Leave a Comment  
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Exciting News

Dear Constant Reader,

I’m a finalist for two Golden Pasties!!! Thank you so much for your help getting me nominated. I had a terrible day yesterday, but it ended with this news, so at least I could go to sleep on a positive note.

Now I’m counting on you all to vote for me the Dorian Gray Award and the Producer’s Dream Award. I’ve got some really stiff competition!

We’re encouraged to make silly campaign promises. I haven’t come up with any yet (I’m working on it!) but I do promise you all a treat if I win one of those coveted giant pasties!

M2

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Published in: on 13 September 2022 at 3:36 pm  Leave a Comment  
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The Golden Pasties

Dear Constant Reader,

I believe I neglected to tell you that I had been selected to perform at The New York Burlesque Festival. I am incredibly excited! There’s a lot of competition for a relatively few slots and this year happens to be the 20th anniversary.

I’ll be performing Thursday night at The Bell House (where I’ve performed at previous NYBFs) with Whole Lotta Mina, which you may have seen if you were at the most recent Expo or if you’re one of my Patrons.

This all means I am eligible for a Golden Pastie award! Nominations are open until September 11 and then voting starts. I’ve decided to concentrate my efforts on being nominated for The Producers Dream Award (for the performer who is never late and always sends their music on time) and for The Dorian Gray Award (for the performer who looks younger now than when they started performing) (maybe not younger, but enough people have said I look much the same as when I started this burlesque stuff over a decade and a half ago).

So, I am asking you, Dear Reader, to please nominate me in those two categories. If I am fortunate enough to be a finalist, you will surely know. I have never won a burlesque award and despite the silliness, a Golden Pastie would mean a lot to me.

Thank you in advance,

M2

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Published in: on 30 August 2022 at 3:12 pm  Leave a Comment  
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So Close

Dear Constant Reader,

The Boston Babydolls are in a tight 3-way race for Best Theatre Group on The Boston A-List. Your vote could make all the difference! If a burlesque troupe won, it would go a long way toward continuing to have our art form recognized as legitimate theatre.

We’re in the last few days of voting and we need your help. Just go hare and cast your cote. You’ll need to make an account and then you can vote for us and other nifty businesses in the Boston area. Like B.A.B.E. for Best Dance Classes…

As always, thanks for your support! And to show my appreciation, here’s a picture of The Boston Babydolls playing Twister.

M2

Published in: on 28 July 2014 at 9:26 am  Leave a Comment  
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Signal Boosting

Dear Constant Reader,

The Boston Babydolls have been nominated for Best Theatre Group by The Boston A-List. We’re delighted but we’d be even more so if we won (and you know how Brigitte feels about winning!). Please vote for us!

And while you’re at it, please vote for B.A.B.E for Best Dance Classes.

While I’ve got you in a generous mood, I’d like to mention The Wages of Sin, my favorite band for punk rock sea shanties & Appalachian death polka. I’m not kidding. The Wages are putting out a new album for the first time since, well, I went to the release party during the very first BurlyCon, so let’s just say that it’s been a while. Because they’re all old-fashioned and cool, they want to put their album out on vinyl (as well at the usual CD & download) and they’ve got a Kickstarter campaign to fund it. Check it out!

M2

Published in: on 12 June 2014 at 10:31 am  Leave a Comment  
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Twice is Nice

Dear Constant Reader,

I’ve been gently reminding you that the Boston Babydolls were nominated as “Best Theatre Group” on The Boston A-List. We’ve been holding our own at 5th place.

Today I just discovered that B.A.B.E. was nominated for “Best Dance Classes“! Nobody told me! We’re in 10th place.

So, pretty please, will you vote for us?

M2

Published in: on 13 June 2013 at 12:27 pm  Leave a Comment  
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In the Lead

Dear Constant Reader,

On Monday I asked for you to chose what dress I should make next. Read all about it here, if you missed my deathless prose.

So far, Folkwear Fifties Fit & Flair, V-necked style, is in the lead with 2 votes.

Craftsy Bombshell Dress has 1 1/2 votes (some people picked a 2nd choice. I didn’t explicitly say you could only pick one dress, but I’m weighting the 2nd choice as a half vote.)

With one vote each, Butterick 4919, version B and Butterick 5813, version B.

And a half vote for Butterick 4790, 2 tone version.

It’s not to late to have your vote count. Just leave a comment on the original post.

Speaking of voting, The Teaseday Club is meeting again on Tuesday, May 14th and they’re having a little contest. When you buy your ticket in advance, you get to pick a performer to support (and you save on the at-the-door price). The performer who brings in the most guests gets a fabulous prize. So far Brigitte Bisoux is in the lead, followed by Betty Blaize, and then Scratch. Beau Blush, Dagny Vanderlust, Ginny Nightshade, Peril S. Curves, and Sarah Blodgett are working to catch up.

So get out there and vote, whether it’s for my dress or a Teaseday performer. Or both!

M2

Published in: on 8 May 2013 at 9:35 am  Comments (2)  
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Closing Night

Dear Constant Reader,


Please vote for The Boston Babydolls every day!


Tonight is the last performance of The Bod of Avon. As usual, that’s bittersweet. We’re excited for the show tonight and sorry it’s the last one.

This show had a lot of challenges and I think we’re all glad that we’re done with that. The venue cancelled some of our dates. The snow storm cancelled more. We had to set up the theatre and dressing room every night and break it down, which meant we had to have *very* simple staging (hence the video backdrops). Our last show was The Wrathskellar, with set dressing in 2 rooms plus the theatre and a revolving stage. Quite a change.

After this, we focus on our new act for The Expo, plus our performances at the rescheduled Mardi Gras Ball!

Just for fun (and to reward you for voting), here’s Betty getting naughty with a glove at the 2011 Victory Party. Photo from Time Out Boston.
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M2

Published in: on 23 February 2013 at 11:57 am  Comments (1)  
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Snippets on a Sunday

Dear Constant Reader,


Please vote for The Boston Babydolls every day!


Busy day today. We’re off to a corporate gig in Rhode Island shortly where we’ll be staging two performances of a classic revue, mostly featuring The July Project. Then back to Babydoll HQ for rehearsal.

Next Saturday is the last performance of The Bod of Avon. Last chance to see a show that’s been called “gorgeous”, “beautiful”, “brilliant”, “sexy and hilarious”.

Today is Stella’s birthday! Wish her a happy one! (stella@bostonbabydolls.com) Diamonds, long-stemmed roses, and Italian lingerie would also be happily accepted. Or you could just vote for us. That would make her happy too.

And here’s your reward for voting:

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Devora Darling performing at the 2012 Victory Party to The Unluckiest Band with Alissa Coates singing. Photo by John L. Bilotti.

M2

Published in: on 17 February 2013 at 8:40 am  Leave a Comment  
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Victory Could Be Yours

Dear Constant Reader,


Please vote for The Boston Babydolls every day!


You may be asking yourself, O Constant Reader, “What’s in it for me? Sure, it’s true that the Boston Babydolls are far & away the best burlesque troupe in Boston, but why should I have to click my mouse a couple of times every day for them? What do I get out of it?”

Not only do you get the warm & fuzzy satisfaction of doing the right thing, you get the gratitude of several scantily-clad women. AND you get invited to an awesome victory party.

That’s right, if we win, we’ll throw another fabulous party, free to our supporters. In years past we’ve had free food, great music, prizes, performances by special guests, and of course, The Boston Babydolls, accompanied by a live band.

You can read about our 2011 Victory Party as experienced by Dig columnist Bar Havoc.

And, just to get you coming back here and voting, I’ll be occasionally posting pictures from our parties. Here, for example, is Evie Sphinx, when she was just a baby Babydoll, dancing to “Purple Wail” as performed by The Bone Masters. (Photo from Time Out Boston)

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M2

Published in: on 16 February 2013 at 9:10 am  Leave a Comment  
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