Aug 18, 2010
commented on The Burlesque Shoah
To be honest, I don't think 'booing' is the answer.
I've worked with troupes for over 10 years, and some are clearly better/serious more than others, but I would simply say it should lie in the patronage. Even the best troupes really don't make a lot of money, and I think the message can get across without any sort of horrible booing.
That's just fucking rude.
Sure, there's classical, neo-burlesque, and a host of other themed troupes, but it's generally a labour of love.
Since dwindling crowds or packed-houses are a pretty good indicator of interest, I don't see how things should change. For every good troupe, there's three unforgivably terrible ones, but it all settles pretty quickly, regardless.