Land of the Sweets: A Burlesque Tradition

Photo by POC Photo.

Attention readers: To all those tired of the Nutcracker—whether that’s performing the Nutcracker, watching the Nutcracker, or feeling weary from [...]

The Nutcracker: A History

Land of the Sweets: The Burlesque Nutcracker, a Verlaine and McCann Presents production. Photo by POC Photos.

The Nutcracker is the Shmoo of ballets. If you’re under 50, you’ll probably have to look up cartoonist Al Capp’s [...]

DiVino: Burlesque Fit for the Gods


The inspired pair who masterminded burlesque versions of The Nutcracker and Alice in Wonderland, Lily Verlaine and Jasper McCann, presented [...]

With Land of The Sweets, Nutcracker Grows Up

Corp du Burlesque - Photo by Chris Blakeley

Like many dancers, I have performed in many (too many?) Nutcrackers. Intellectually, I can appreciate the ballet’s role as a [...]

Burlesco Divino Delivers a Timeless Journey in the Eternal City


Lily Verlaine and Jasper McCann, the Seattle-based burlesque artists, showcased dance.

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