Open auditions July 24th for our 10th Anniversary season

July 14, 2015

Call for Dance, Burlesque and Theater Artists Lily Verlaine and Jasper McCann’s annual spectacle: Land of the Sweets: The Burlesque Nutcracker, 10th Anniversary season Open Auditions: Friday July 24:  6-10pm Saturday July 25:  4-7pm   Callback: Sunday July 26:  2-5pm READ MORE»

Babette LaFave's Shadow Act

Babette LaFave’s Shadow Act:   “especially delightful”

December 21, 2014

SeattleDances described Babette LaFave’s magical Shadow Act as “one engrossing number, done almost entirely behind a screen and playing with the dancer’s shadow and mischievous balls of light, was especially delightful for how it upended expectation.” We caught up with READ MORE»

Rhinestoned heels

Isobella Bloom and Rhinestoning “Land of the Sweets”

December 17, 2014

The wondrous Isobella Bloom is an integral part of the success of Land of the Sweets – you may see her front of house at The Triple Door, but truly her shining work happens behind-the-scenes. One specific skill she has READ MORE»

Lily Verlaine takes Seattle Met Magazine on a tour of the Land of the Sweets wardrobe closet

All-new ninth season costumes!
Seattle Met Magazine tours our closet

December 14, 2014

For this year’s production of Land of the Sweets: The Burlesque Nutcracker, we commissioned entirely new costumes by Stephanie Seymour, costume shop manager for Teatro ZinZanni, and Louise DiLenge, head of ZinZani’s costume shop. Those of you who’ve made Land READ MORE»

Co-Producers Lily Verlaine & Jasper McCann

Lily Verlaine and Jasper McCann Usher in New Era of Burlesque

December 9, 2014

A new dance language has emerged in the Pacific Northwest: a theatrical blend of ballet, body, and communication with rich scripts and character development. For Lily Verlaine and Jasper McCann, it is the new era of burlesque, and no one READ MORE»

Volunteer ushers

Become a Volunteer Usher!

November 22, 2014

Lily Verlaine and Jasper McCann, producers of ‘Land of the Sweets The Burlesque Nutcracker’ are in search of several volunteers from December 11th – 27th (with the exception of the 15th and Christmas Day). Perhaps you’re an avid fan looking READ MORE»

Lily Verlaine, Artistic Director

8th season opening night comments from our co-producers

December 12, 2013

In these mad final hours before our premiere performances, we caught up with our co-producers Lily Verlaine and Jasper McCann for their candid thoughts before the curtain rises on our eighth triumphant season. Lily Verlaine: “The source material for The READ MORE»

Co-Producers Lily Verlaine & Jasper McCann

An interview with our Co-Producers: Lily Verlaine & Jasper McCann

December 8, 2013

First I’d like to start with background in performance. Jasper McCann: I have been a multi-instrumentalist and a theatre performer for most of my life. I began singing – I can’t honestly even remember how young I was. My mother READ MORE»

Laurel Bordeaux

Interview with Laurel Bourdeaux

October 25, 2013

I’m sitting backstage with Laurel Bourdeaux as she eats an apple and we talk. Laurel performs in Land of the Sweets: The Burlesque Nutcracker as The Clockwork Doll, Tea Twin, Foliage, and a Snowflake. Let’s start at the beginning. Tell READ MORE»

Lily Verlaine & Jasper McCann, Co-producers

New Faces, New Places, and That Old Winter Magic

November 17, 2012

It’s been a prodigious and wonderful year for Lily Verlaine & Jasper McCann!  2012 saw their first new show in the three years, Burlesco DiVino:  Wine In Rome come to life, as well as the long-awaited return of their beloved Through The Looking READ MORE»