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Help Boston's Best burlesque troupe hit the road by supporting our Summer 2012 touring show, "A (Re)Movable Feast"!

June 21: Final Push!

We've got just about three days left for a really big finish! If we hit $2,500 before the campaign closes on Sunday at 4:40 p.m. everyone who pledges (even if it's just $2) will be entered into a drawing to win brunch with one of the fabulous Boston Babydolls at Lizzy's in East Cambridge, MA, one of our favorite brunch joints!

We'll pick you up in our 1956 Packard Clipper Deluxe and chauffer you in style over to Lizzy's where you can indulge in a artisanal cocktail and some of their homemade delicacies (Scratch is a big fan of their breakfast burrito).

June 8: New Bonus Award!

If we hit $2,000 everyone who pledges (even if it's just $2) will get an a-dorable, autographed picture of the troupe, just like the one that graces our FaceBook page (snazzy photo taken by Chris McIntosh).

And we've got our thinking caps on to see what we can come up with if we need a $3,000 bonus gift ;-).  We love you guys!

Can We Do Even Better Than Our Goal?

With 17 days to go, we're adding a new sweetener: if we bust through our goal and make $1,000 in pledges than everyone who pledges (no matter how small a pledge) gets a set of of Boston Babydoll Postcards. Help yourself by helping your friends! Share the link for the campaign and everybody wins!

The Boston Babydolls are hitting the road again!

Our summer 2012 tour is a tasty treat, an evening of burlesque that knows that the best way to anyone's heart is through their stomach.  We'll be putting on the Ritz (cracker) to bring you a night of comedy, striptease, and magic inspired by the great wide world of food and drink.  From saucy sauciers to dancing bananas, this show has something for everyone.  It's a burlesque evening of good taste that also tastes good.

But running around the region shaking and shimmying can really work up powerful thirst and hunger, and the larder at Babydoll Tower is bare... so we need your help.

We have all the usual expenses of a show (costumes, cast & crew, promotion, and practice space) but touring brings its own special set of expenses – gas, tolls, food, lodging, and more.  This year, rather than cramming everything into as many cars as possible, we're taking a trailer with us... but the trailer needs a little work.  It was in an accident and not quite repaired right.  Getting the alignment corrected will be more than $600, but we really want the trailer on this tour so we can bring more (and bigger) set pieces, props, and costumes.

A tour like this costs thousands of dollars to produce.  We're not even asking for 10% of the money we're going to spend putting it on.  As always, even $1 will help... and, as always, thank you for your support.

Show Dates & Locations

  • June 8 & 9: Davis Square Theatre, Somerville, MA
  • June 15 & 16: Universal Preservation Hall, Saratoga Springs, NY
  • June 22 & 23: Griffen Theater, Salem, MA
  • July 13 & 14: The Lucid Stage, Portland, ME
  • July 20 & 21: TBA
  • July 27 & 28: The Music Hall Loft, Portsmouth, NH

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    Buy A Babydoll A Cup of Coffee: All these long miles mean early mornings and late nights. We'd sure appreciate a good cup o' joe – and we'll thank you for it on our website and give you a shout-out on Twitter and Facebook!

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    Buy Us A Gallon of Gas: We know a gallon of gas isn't four bucks, but Kickstarter rounds every reward level to the nearest dollar. And we sure as hell hope a gallon of gas doesn't reach $4 this summer... DIGITAL DOWNLOAD: A special treatise on Martinis (including Scratch's famous recipe for a Mossy Martini) from "What's Cooking, Good Looking?" our retro-inspired cookbook.

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    Take a Babydoll to Dinner: We love all those roadside diners and delish dishes. Buy a Babydoll dinner on the go and we'll thank you on our website and send you a Babydoll postcard from somewhere on the tour!

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    Buy the whole troupe a cup of coffee: No one likes to play favorites, and we get cranky without our morning java. We'll send you a copy of our specially-made retro cookbook.

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    Buy Us A Tank of Gas: Oo! Aren't you the big spender! You must work for one of them big oil companies. For filling our tank, you'll get your name listed in our teeny tiny retro cookbook and a copy of the book, of course!

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    Feed the Interns: We've got four new interns – "The B.A.B.E.lings", as they refer to themselves – and they deserve to get fed every once in a while. $77 feeds them for a week... and gets you two tickets to the performance of "A (Re)Movable Feast" in your area.

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    Put Us Up For A Night: Sure, we could sleep in the Packard, but it doesn't have a shower and Betty snores. By pledging $111 you're paying for one hotel night for four Boston Babydolls. We promise to have a pillow fight in your honor. We'll also send you a custom-made pair of pasties... and a picture of your favorite Babydoll wearing them!

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    Straighten Our Axle: We're going to be pulling a trailer full of costumes, lights, and rhinestones... and the trailer's axle could use some work. Straighten our axle and we'll give you all of the prizes above... plus the big one: Dinner At Stately Babydoll Manor for you and 5 guests. You'll get a fabulous dinner prepared by Scratch (who was a professional chef) and served by some of The Boston Babydolls in the formal dining room of Boston Babydoll Manor in Dorchester, MA. (Transportation to Babydoll Manor not included)

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