Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Soft Opening of The Moonlight Dolls Studio & Art of Burlesque Menagerie

 If you're in Houston this Friday come check out The Moonlight Dolls Studio! We'll be serving cocktails & hors d'oeuvres while introducing the 2014 Moonlight Dolls! Also, you can check out exactly what we are doing with this cool space! On top of it being a beautiful rehearsal facility for The Moonlight Dolls and other traveling performers, it will be a burlesque menagerie (that's a sexy word for museum) where you can browse photos and read histories of big-named burlesque stars. We'll also be holding burlesque fitness classes, workshops and private parties lead by The Moonlight Dolls! Can you say girls night?!?! OH! You might see a performance by one of The Dolls as well, but you didn't hear that from me.

This new venue has brought on an entirely new mission for The Moonlight Dolls: To elevate burlesque as a true form of art. In addition to focusing on the class and beauty of these performers, we want to bring the comedy back too! Did you know the word burlesque is derived from the Italian word 'burla' which means joke or mockery? If you knew that already, then gold star for you. If you didn't, then hopefully I've set you on a journey of burlesque enlightenment where you can begin to see past the raunchy reputation that burlesque has taken on over the years. We want to bring back the art of burlesque through ornate costumes and creative productions. I hope you'll come take a sneak peek into our studio and see what we're all about. 

In Feathers We Trust,

HOUSTON - The Moonlight Dolls have announced that they will be throwing a soft opening party on Friday, January 31, 2014 in their new studio space located at 1000 Prairie in downtown Houston.

For the past two years, The Moonlight Dolls have performed weekly shows at Prohibition Craft of Cocktails. Formerly located in the Galleria, Prohibition and The Moonlight Dolls have relocated to Houston's revitalized Historic District. 

"It's an exciting move for The Moonlight Dolls. With a grandiose stage and historic venue, we are positioned to make Prohibition an actual landmark. We can properly execute the company's mission to elevate burlesque as a true art form," says Lian Nguyen, managing partner of The Moonlight Dolls.

In line with this initiative, the new studio, appropriately named The Art of Burlesque, will be a hub for traveling burlesque and vaudeville performers from around the globe to teach workshops, rehearsals and private lessons.
Showcasing historic photos, costumes and biographies of past and present big-named burlesque stars, the studio will be a mini-museum where visitors can travel through time as they learn about the evolution of burlesque.

"The meaning of burlesque has been diluted over the years. We hope to teach our audience a bit more about its origination and then astound them with an amazing show," says Grace Salinas, manager of The Moonlight Dolls.

In addition, the studio will serve as a rehearsal space and classroom where The Moonlight Dolls will lead weekly burlesque fitness classes and workshops open to everyone.

bohoBurlesque Lover,


  1. Beverly I am so proud of you!!! This is awesome! I can't wait to see all of this unfold, its going to be amazing!!! #burlesqueforlife

    1. Thanks Beverly! We can't wait either! This has definitely been a team effort! Thanks for all the looooove sister. :-)))))