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Welcome to

The Pink Box Burlesque

Alabama's Longest Running Burlesque Troupe

bur-lesque

(ber-`lesk) - n.

An artistic composition...

...esp. literary or dramatic, which vulgarizes lofty material or treats ordinary material with mock dignity.

A humorous and provocative stage show...

...featuring slapstick humor, comic skits, bawdy songs, striptease acts, suggestive dances, and a scantily clad female chorus.

To make ridiculous...

...by mocking representation.

Meet the Men and Women of the

Pink Box Burlesque

Come See the Pink Box Perform

To book the Pink Box Burlesque, please contact pinkboxburlesque at gmail dot com

Saturday, August 17th at 2pm

How to Burlesque: PBB's Taste of Tease: Boa Basics

Sundays, August 18th and August 25th

PBB Auditions

Thursday, September 5th at 8PM and 10PM

PBB's Falling in Love at Pilcrow Cocktail Cellar (2 Shows!)

Check out a couple videos of Pink Box performers




Frequently Asked questions

Everybody wants to know a little something more. Peep here first for common answers to your unique queries.

1 I've never been to a Pink Box Burlesque show. What can I expect?

A great time! The PBB is inspired by performances from all ears of Vaudeville and Burlesque. There is singing, dancing, comedy, live music, tease artists and more! We travel with an atmosphere.

2 I'm interested in booking the PBB at my venue. What's the shimmy?

That's keen! We'd love to talk with you about it. Please contact Mama Dixie at pinkboxburlesque@gmail.com and we'll chat.

3 I'm with the press and would like to interview/get photos/confirm information/receive press releases.

Press kits, Press Releases and EPK info available at pinkboxburlesque@gmail.com.

4 I'm a performer and will be traveling through town. Can we meet up? Is there a guest performance slot?

We love that! Welcome to town! If your skills fit into the current show and you’re available for the performance, it’s worth a chat about it. We welcome traveling performers whenever possible. Either way, we look forward to meeting you on your way through town!

5 I'm interested in auditioning for the PBB. What's the shimmy there?

Fantastic! The Pink Box holds auditions periodically throughout the year. If we have a date set, you can find info here on our website or on our social media. If we don’t have a date on the books right now, we’re happy to put you on an email notification list for the next date

6 I've never been a burlesque performer before, but I sure know how to _____! Is that ok?

Tease artists are an important part of all our shows, and experience is nice, but not required to come audition. We celebrate variety. Give it a go – we may have an empty space where you shine! Sometimes we don’t know what we’re missing until we see it!

7 Are you looking for a specific body type?

No. All body types and styles are welcome. The only thing we ask is a positive attitude.

8 Is there an age requirement?

Yes. You must be 19 years of age. Anyone under 21 years old must start as an intern.

9 What can I expect during Open Calls?

You’ll meet with Mama Dixie and the backstage director. Our auditions are closed to the public. Auditions last about 30 minutes.

10 When I come to Open Calls, what do I need?

Come ready to show us what you’re interested in contributing to the show. If you’re auditioning for back-of-house or front-of-house, we’ll talk about responsibilities for those positions. If you are performing a routine with music, we need a USB or online link to your preferred music. Any costuming, props, etc…and, if your routine includes them: pasties. It is important to note that we perform with a live band. Recorded music is just for the audition.

11 Things we can't allow at auditions.

Guests, drivers, support staff, friends, graphic nudity, photography, video photography.

12 What does becoming part of the troupe involve?

Performance & Intern contracts are renewed annually. The troupe performs 6-12 shows per year, including travel and home venues. Each show is built from the ground up by the sum of the performers and staff involved. Performers are responsible for developing their acts with the support of fellow cast members, and for attending Sunday afternoon rehearsals and, in some cases, one Day of Show rehearsal.

13 What if I need to reschedule or cancel?

Scheduling conflict? Emergency? A bit too nervous? Whatever the reason, please let us know in the event that you need to cancel or reschedule as soon as possible. No Call, No Shows are a hardship for everyone involved and we’ll remember next time you ask about auditions. Chaos happens. We’re ok with that. We just like to be in the loop.

14 I auditioned and I haven't heard back yet. What does that mean?

It means we haven’t made final decisions. Whatever the outcome, we will contact you. Know that we always appreciate all audition participants and are honored to have you stop in. We know we’re auditioning as much as you are.

15 I received a rejection. WTF?

Audition decisions are always difficult. We consider several things that include, in part, whether we have an open slot for a set of skills, group dynamics, comfort on stage and creativity. We’re looking for a good fit for our current configuration. We always encourage audition participants that didn’t get into the troupe to audition again in the future. The circumstances change all the time.

16 My question wasn't answered here. How can I contact y'all?

Mama Dixie, Madam. pinkboxburlesque@gmail.com. Mailing address available upon request.

Feel free to contact us

We'd love to hear from you

pinkboxburlesque@gmail.com

(205) 792 - 9565

We are busy people. If your message doesn't get a response right away, don't worry. We'll get to it.