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Volunteer shift available
April 24, 2024, noon - 4 p.m. - Downstairs Hall

4:00:00
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April 24, 2024, 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. - Downstairs Hall

4:00:00
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April 24, 2024, 8 p.m. - midnight - Downstairs Hall

4:00:00
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April 25, 2024, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Downstairs Hall

4:00:00

Volunteer shift available
April 25, 2024, noon - 1:30 p.m. - Downstairs Hall

1:30:00

Volunteer shift available
April 25, 2024, 1 p.m. - 5 p.m. - Downstairs Hall

4:00:00

Volunteer shift available
April 25, 2024, 5 p.m. - 9 p.m. - Downstairs Hall

4:00:00

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  • April 25, 2024, 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. - Downstairs Hall
  • April 25, 2024, 10 p.m. - 12:30 a.m. - Downstairs Hall

Our fabulous stage crew is essential to ensure that every show runs smoothly.  You'll be following the directions of your stage manager to set out props and set pieces, collect costumes at the end of an act, and sometimes interact with the performers during an act.Stage crew may also be calld upon to help set-up the performance space prior to the show or act as gophers during the show to notify performers that they're up next or to grab a forgotten item from the dressing room.

Unlike regular theatre, stage crew are definitely visible during the show, so dress as glamourously, flamboyantly, or as dramatically as you like.  The Speakeasy has a 1920's vibe, so wearing your flapper or gangster best would be appropriate!

As stage crew, you'll be moving, bending, walking (or running!), picking up and carrying. etc. so please consider your mobility needs before volunteering.  Also please note that soms stage crew positions are required to be at rehearsal as well, so please check your schedule before volunteering.

This volunteer opportunity requires you to attend two connected timeslots. You must be available for both. Please check the times listed at the top of this window.
This event needs approval
April 25, 2024, 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. - Downstairs Hall

None
Volunteer shift available
  • April 25, 2024, 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. - Downstairs Hall
  • April 25, 2024, 10 p.m. - 12:30 a.m. - Downstairs Hall

Our illuminating follow-spot operators are responsible for keeping the performers lit when they should be (and in shadow when that's called for). Experience is helpful but not necessary.  A smooth, steady hand and good eyesight are really all the tools you need.

Unlike regular theatre, stage crew are definitely visible during the show, so dress as glamourously, flamboyantly, or as dramatically as you like.  The Speakeasy has a 1920's vibe, so wearing your flapper or gangster best would be appropriate!

As a follow-spot operatior you'll be on your feet for several hours, possibly standing on a stepladder or similar platform.  Please plan your footwear and considering your own physical comfort before volunteering.  Also please note that soms crew positions are required to be at rehearsal as well, so please check your schedule before volunteering.

This volunteer opportunity requires you to attend two connected timeslots. You must be available for both. Please check the times listed at the top of this window.
Volunteer shift available
April 25, 2024, 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. - Downstairs Hall

1:00:00

This event needs approval
April 25, 2024, 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. - Upstairs Theater

3:00:00

Volunteer shift available
April 25, 2024, 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. - Downstairs Hall

3:00:00
Volunteer shift available
April 25, 2024, 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. - Upstairs Theater

3:00:00

This event needs approval
April 25, 2024, 7:30 p.m. - 10 p.m. - Upstairs Theater

2:30:00
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April 25, 2024, 7:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. - Upstairs Theater

3:00:00
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April 25, 2024, 7:30 p.m. - 10 p.m. - Upstairs Theater

2:30:00

April 25, 2024, 8 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. - Upstairs Theater

Come go "bump" in the night with us!

We're halfway to every burlesquers favorite holiday, so we thought we'd bring a little autumn magic to spring in Salem! Halfway To Halloween celebrates the elements that make classic and contemporary Halloween – spooks, movie monsters, Trick or Treating, slutty pumpkins, and more!

We may not scare your pants off, but we guarantee someone is going to lose their clothes!

Volunteer shift available
April 25, 2024, 9:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. - Downstairs Hall

Our ushers check ticklets, answer questions (usually "where are the bathrooms/is the bar?"), and are a generally visible and helpful presence.

Unlike regular theatre, our crew is definitely visible during the show, so dress as glamourously, flamboyantly, or as dramatically as you like.  The Speakeasy has a 1920's vibe, so wearing your flapper or gangster best would be appropriate!

As an usher you'll be on your feet for several hours.  Please plan your footwear and considering your own physical comfort before volunteering.  

Volunteer shift available
  • April 25, 2024, 10 p.m. - 12:30 a.m. - Downstairs Hall
  • April 25, 2024, 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. - Downstairs Hall

Our illuminating follow-spot operators are responsible for keeping the performers lit when they should be (and in shadow when that's called for). Experience is helpful but not necessary.  A smooth, steady hand and good eyesight are really all the tools you need.

Unlike regular theatre, stage crew are definitely visible during the show, so dress as glamourously, flamboyantly, or as dramatically as you like.  The Speakeasy has a 1920's vibe, so wearing your flapper or gangster best would be appropriate!

As a follow-spot operatior you'll be on your feet for several hours, possibly standing on a stepladder or similar platform.  Please plan your footwear and considering your own physical comfort before volunteering.  Also please note that soms crew positions are required to be at rehearsal as well, so please check your schedule before volunteering.

This volunteer opportunity requires you to attend two connected timeslots. You must be available for both. Please check the times listed at the top of this window.
Volunteer shift available
April 25, 2024, 10 p.m. - 12:30 a.m. - Downstairs Hall

None
April 25, 2024, 10 p.m. - midnight - Downstairs Hall

Performers Only

Our traditional opening night party is sponsored by Deaon Giles' Speakeasy Lab. This speakeasy-style show is an opportunity to connect with other performers from all around the world in a relaxed, social setting.  Deaon Giles Distillery serves the finest craft cocktails in Salem, and has been a lomng-time supporter of The Great Burlesque Exposition.

This event needs approval
  • April 25, 2024, 10 p.m. - 12:30 a.m. - Downstairs Hall
  • April 25, 2024, 5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m. - Downstairs Hall

Our fabulous stage crew is essential to ensure that every show runs smoothly.  You'll be following the directions of your stage manager to set out props and set pieces, collect costumes at the end of an act, and sometimes interact with the performers during an act.Stage crew may also be calld upon to help set-up the performance space prior to the show or act as gophers during the show to notify performers that they're up next or to grab a forgotten item from the dressing room.

Unlike regular theatre, stage crew are definitely visible during the show, so dress as glamourously, flamboyantly, or as dramatically as you like.  The Speakeasy has a 1920's vibe, so wearing your flapper or gangster best would be appropriate!

As stage crew, you'll be moving, bending, walking (or running!), picking up and carrying. etc. so please consider your mobility needs before volunteering.  Also please note that soms stage crew positions are required to be at rehearsal as well, so please check your schedule before volunteering.

This volunteer opportunity requires you to attend two connected timeslots. You must be available for both. Please check the times listed at the top of this window.
Volunteer shift available
April 25, 2024, 10 p.m. - 11 p.m. - Downstairs Hall

1:00:00

This event needs approval
April 25, 2024, 10 p.m. - 12:30 a.m. - Downstairs Hall

None
Volunteer shift available
April 26, 2024, 8 a.m. - noon - Downstairs Hall

4:00:00
Volunteer shift available
April 26, 2024, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. - Downstairs Hall

1:00:00
Volunteer shift available
April 26, 2024, noon - 4 p.m. - Downstairs Hall

4:00:00
Volunteer shift available
April 26, 2024, 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. - Upstairs Theater

3:00:00
Volunteer shift available
April 26, 2024, 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. - Downstairs Hall

4:00:00
Volunteer shift available
April 26, 2024, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. - Downstairs Hall

2:00:00
This event needs approval
April 26, 2024, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. - Upstairs Theater

2:00:00
This event needs approval
April 26, 2024, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. - Upstairs Theater

2:00:00

Volunteer shift available
April 26, 2024, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. - Upstairs Theater

Make our performers feel welcome and loved!

  • Set-up the snacks in the dressing room pre-show
  • Be available during the show to assist performers in case of emergency (manage the emergency kit)
  • Take backstage photos
  • Maintain the snakcs during the show
  • Help transition to the next show
This event needs approval
April 26, 2024, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. - Upstairs Theater

Operate the sound board during the show.  Check levels, ensure microphones have fresh batteries and are on/off when they should be.

Volunteer shift available
April 26, 2024, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. - Upstairs Theater

Check tickets at the door, help people to the correct section, keep people from shooting video, alert people when show is about to start/intermission is about to end, etc.

Helpful to have an iPhone with the Eventbrite Organizer app

Volunteer shift available
April 26, 2024, 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. - Downstairs Hall

3:00:00
Volunteer shift available
April 26, 2024, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. - Upstairs Theater

2:00:00
This event needs approval
April 26, 2024, 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. - Downstairs Hall

Take fabulous phots of beautiful people and beautiful photos of fabulous people!

Volunteer shift available
April 26, 2024, 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. - Upstairs Theater

Go-go dancers entertain before, during, and (sometimes) after the show.  Go-go dancers may collect tips and the audience is encouraged to tip them.

Go-go performers of all genders, sexes, body types, levels of experience, and styles are encouraged to apply.

Volunteer shift available
April 26, 2024, 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. - Upstairs Theater

The Lighting Assistant works with the LD, the Board Operator, and the Stage Manager to record all of the lighting details, make sure lighting cues are recorded and hit, and cover anything lighting realted that we've missed.

This event needs approval
April 26, 2024, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. - Upstairs Theater

2:00:00
This event needs approval
April 26, 2024, 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. - Upstairs Theater

2:00:00

This event needs approval
April 26, 2024, 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. - Upstairs Theater

Play interstitial music and music for go-go dancers.

Push "Play" on cue.  A familiarity with iTunes (Apple Music) or Go Button is really helpful.

This event needs approval
April 26, 2024, 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. - Upstairs Theater

Work the Follow Spot for the show

This event needs approval
April 26, 2024, 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. - Downstairs Hall

1:30:00
This event needs approval
April 26, 2024, 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. - Upstairs Theater

Take fabulous phots of beautiful people and beautiful photos of fabulous people!

This event needs approval
April 26, 2024, 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. - Upstairs Theater

1:30:00
This event needs approval
April 26, 2024, 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. - Upstairs Theater

1:30:00
April 26, 2024, 8 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. - Upstairs Theater

The Best of the Best

Invited performers, special guests, and winners from previous years take the stage in a spectacular showcase that's full of star power!

The full list of performers will be posted on or around February 4, so check back soon!

Individual tickets go on sale on March 4. Prior to that we are only selling weekend passes.

Volunteer shift available
April 26, 2024, 9 p.m. - 11 p.m. - Downstairs Hall

Make our performers feel welcome and loved!

  • Set-up the snacks in the dressing room pre-show
  • Be available during the show to assist performers in case of emergency (manage the emergency kit)
  • Take backstage photos
  • Maintain the snakcs during the show
  • Help transition to the next show
April 26, 2024, 9 p.m. - 11 p.m. - Downstairs Hall

Late Night Lust...

This after-hours event features some of our more risqué performances in an intimate cabaret setting.  Dim the lights, pour the wine, and sit back and enjoy.  Just remember: what happens at The Burlesk Bordello stays at The Burlesk Bordello...

The full list of performers will be posted on or around February 4, so check back soon!

Individual tickets go on sale on March 4. Prior to that we are only selling weekend passes. This show is 21+.  Tipping is strongly encouraged.

This event needs approval
April 26, 2024, 9 p.m. - 11 p.m. - Downstairs Hall

Operate the sound board during the show.  Check levels, ensure microphones have fresh batteries and are on/off when they should be.

This event needs approval
April 26, 2024, 9 p.m. - 11 p.m. - Downstairs Hall

2:00:00
Volunteer shift available
April 26, 2024, 9 p.m. - 11 p.m. - Downstairs Hall

2:00:00
This event needs approval
April 26, 2024, 9:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. - Downstairs Hall

Work the Follow Spot for the show

Volunteer shift available
April 26, 2024, 9:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. - Downstairs Hall

None
This event needs approval
April 26, 2024, 9:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. - Downstairs Hall

2:00:00
Volunteer shift available
April 26, 2024, 9:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. - Downstairs Hall

The Lighting Assistant works with the LD, the Board Operator, and the Stage Manager to record all of the lighting details, make sure lighting cues are recorded and hit, and cover anything lighting realted that we've missed.

This event needs approval
April 26, 2024, 9:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. - Downstairs Hall

2:00:00

This event needs approval
April 26, 2024, 9:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. - Downstairs Hall

2:00:00
This event needs approval
April 26, 2024, 9:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. - Downstairs Hall

Play interstitial music and music for go-go dancers.

Push "Play" on cue.  A familiarity with iTunes (Apple Music) or Go Button is really helpful.

This event needs approval
April 26, 2024, 9:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. - Downstairs Hall

2:00:00

Volunteer shift available
April 26, 2024, 9:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. - Downstairs Hall

Check tickets at the door, help people to the correct section, keep people from shooting video, alert people when show is about to start/intermission is about to end, etc.

Helpful to have an iPhone with the Eventbrite Organizer app

Volunteer shift available
April 26, 2024, 9:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. - Downstairs Hall

Go-go dancers entertain before, during, and (sometimes) after the show.  Go-go dancers may collect tips and the audience is encouraged to tip them.

Go-go performers of all genders, sexes, body types, levels of experience, and styles are encouraged to apply.

Volunteer shift available
April 26, 2024, 9:30 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. - Downstairs Hall

2:00:00
Volunteer shift available
April 27, 2024, 8 a.m. - noon - Downstairs Hall

4:00:00

Volunteer shift available
April 27, 2024, 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. - Downstairs Hall

1:00:00

Volunteer shift available
April 27, 2024, 8:30 a.m. - noon - Downstairs Hall

3:30:00

Volunteer shift available
April 27, 2024, 9 a.m. - noon - Upstairs Theater

3:00:00

This event needs approval
April 27, 2024, 10:30 a.m. - noon - Upstairs Theater

1:30:00
Volunteer shift available
April 27, 2024, noon - 4 p.m. - Downstairs Hall

4:00:00

Volunteer shift available
April 27, 2024, noon - 3 p.m. - Upstairs Theater

3:00:00

Volunteer shift available
April 27, 2024, 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. - Upstairs Theater

3:00:00

Volunteer shift available
April 27, 2024, 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. - Downstairs Hall

Greet people! Sell registrations and check people in.  Generally be pleasant, helpful, outgoing and forward-facing.

This event needs approval
April 27, 2024, 7 p.m. - 8 p.m. - Upstairs Theater

Join the all-star crew that will perform in the opening number of The Main Event.  Choreographer Eva Jansen has created a burlesque spectacle worthy of kicking off our grand evening of performances!

Rehearsals will be Sunday evenings (7:00pm or 7:30pm) starting March 19 at The Asylum Co-Lab at Faneuil Hall in Boston.  You must be able to attend most of these rehearsals if you want to be in the performance.  

Rehearsals are 

  • Sunday, March 19
  • Sunday, March 26
  • Sunday, April 2
  • Sunday, April 9
  • Sunday, April 16
  • Sunday, April 23
  • Sunday, April 30 

with a last rehearsal on Saturday, May 6 (time TBD) and a performance at the start of The Main Event later on that evening. Costuming is the responsibility of the dancers, but it shouldn’t be anything too weird, complicated, or expensive.

Please Note:  if you have been cast in either portion of the Main Event, you cannot be in the opening number.  We really appreciate you, but go volunteer somewhere else ;-)

Volunteer shift available
April 27, 2024, 7 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. - Upstairs Theater

Support the performers in the dressing room.  Lay out snacks pre-show, maintain calm, play soothing music, be the keeper of the emergency kit, and an extra set of hands to those who need it.

Volunteer shift available
April 27, 2024, 7:30 p.m. - 11 p.m. - Upstairs Theater

Go-go dancers entertain before, during, and (sometimes) after the show.  Go-go dancers may collect tips and the audience is encouraged to tip them.

Go-go performers of all genders, sexes, body types, levels of experience, and styles are encouraged to apply.

Volunteer shift available
April 27, 2024, 7:30 p.m. - 11 p.m. - Upstairs Theater

Place props where they need to go, collect props and costumes at the end of acts.

Volunteer shift available
April 27, 2024, 7:30 p.m. - 11 p.m. - Upstairs Theater

Man Follow-spot.  No experience necessary, but it's nice.

Volunteer shift available
April 27, 2024, 7:30 p.m. - 11 p.m. - Upstairs Theater

Assist senior board op and LD

This event needs approval
April 27, 2024, 7:30 p.m. - 11 p.m. - Upstairs Theater

Man video camera(s) during shows

Volunteer shift available
April 27, 2024, 7:30 p.m. - 11 p.m. - Upstairs Theater

Manage slide and video projections during shows

This event needs approval
April 27, 2024, 7:30 p.m. - 11 p.m. - Upstairs Theater

Take fabulous phots of beautiful people and beautiful photos of fabulous people!

This event needs approval
April 27, 2024, 7:30 p.m. - 11 p.m. - Upstairs Theater

Manage the soiund board

Volunteer shift available
April 27, 2024, 7:30 p.m. - 11 p.m. - Upstairs Theater

Be friendly, check tickets, seat people.

This event needs approval
April 27, 2024, 7:30 p.m. - 11 p.m. - Upstairs Theater

Program scenes, operate lighting board

This event needs approval
April 27, 2024, 7:30 p.m. - 11 p.m. - Upstairs Theater

Help manage ushers and go-between the Front Desk and the Stage Manager

This event needs approval
April 27, 2024, 7:30 p.m. - 11 p.m. - Upstairs Theater

Play music on cue.  Experience with QLab or iTunes is nice, but not necessary.

April 27, 2024, 7:30 p.m. - 11 p.m. - Upstairs Theater

Two Shows In One!

First, the oh-so elegant Miss Mina Murray hosts an awesome exhibition of talents from all over the country! Then, after the intermission, the slightly less elegant Scratch hosts our burlesque battle royale, in which performers compete for prizes and glory!

The full list of performers will be posted on or around February 4, so check back soon!

Individual tickets go on sale on March 4. Prior to that we are only selling weekend passes.

Volunteer shift available
April 28, 2024, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Downstairs Hall

3:00:00

Volunteer shift available
April 28, 2024, 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Upstairs Theater

3:00:00
Volunteer shift available
April 28, 2024, 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. - Downstairs Hall

3:00:00