Tuesday Tease: Hooray for Hollywood!

1461051_10152129697148993_692879185_nHey teasers! Hope everyone’s New Year’s was safe and celebratory.

Now that the holidays have passed and we’re settling into our normal lives again, I want to, finally, post my review of the Hollywood Burlesque Festival, which took place from December 6 to December 9. Me and fellow BPT-er Michelle went down to LA for four days of hanging with the City of Angels’ best burlesque talent. It was all brought to us courtesy of the incredible Lili Von Schtupp, the woman the LA Times dubbed “The foul-mouthed, buxom Godmother of LA burlesque!”

Lili has been ticketing her Monday Night Tease shows with us for the better part of the last decade and she’s the shining example of what’s possible with a little hard work and a deep love for your chosen art form. Lili hosts Monday Night Tease every week and somehow manages to pack ’em into The 3 Clubs show room week after week, which is no small feat for a show that’s been running for almost a decade. She also runs Lili’s School for Wayward Girls and gives new talent a safe and supportive environment within which to hone their skills. The love the community feels for Lili was more than apparent during the first ever Hollywood Burlesque Festival and I have to say, it’s well deserved.
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San Francisco – Ticket Giveaway!

Bay Area theater fans! This is your chance to win two pairs of tickets to one of San Francisco’s most remarkable and critically acclaimed theatrical events, Talking With Angels: Budapest 1943.

“Talking with Angels” is Shelley Mitchell’s beautiful monodramatic adaptation of the diaries of four Hungarian artists that were smuggled into France by the only survivor of the group, Gitta Mallasz, in 1960. Originally published in 1976 as Dialogue avec L’Ange, the book was an immediate European bestseller. Mitchell’s adaptation of the book is based on the original diaries and extensive interviews with the book’s publishers, Jungian analysts and Robert Hinshaw and Lela Fischli of Daimon Press, Switzerland.
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