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Step back to 1927 with BMC Encores!

BMC Encores! is proud to present this video reprise of Bellingham Burlesque of 1927, our intoxicating cabaret musical that played to sold-out houses in 2017.

Bawdy? Slapstick? Ludicrous? It wouldn’t be Burlesque any other way. Step back to 1927, when a threadbare Burlesque troupe has come to Prohibition-era Bellingham for an engagement in a failing vaudeville theater, opening on the same night as the Mount Baker Theater across town. A battle for local chorus girls ensues. Things get hot on stage and off. And low comedy and high friction end in a “revealing” act of desperation.

Music director Scott Henderson is joined by favorite veteran cabaret performers, Martha Benedict, Martin Bray, Akilah Williams, Amanda (Carpp) Anderson and the show’s “Top Banana”, Paul Henderson, who “bare all” through songs, dances and vintage comedy routines – and a few bumps and grinds.

This video was recorded at the dress rehearsal on October 3, 2017, at The Firehouse Performing Arts Center. Enjoy Bellingham Burlesque of 1927 on Youtube!