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Episode Info: Episode 116: Gritty City Sirens This time, the guys are joined by Ava D Jor, Dessie Devine, and Adora Borealis from the Gritty City Sirens, a local Tacoma burlesque troop that perform in the PNW area. The group celebrates different body types, ethnicities, backgrounds, talents, and strengths of their performers. It’s also important to the group to give back to local non-profits in the community through proceeds and volunteering. Places they’ve helped out include: YWCA, Rainbow Center, Race for a Soldier, and Broadway Center. The show kicks off with the guests explaining that Gritty City Sirens is a sisterhood of 12 women based on trust, mutual respect, and empowerment. They talk about their founder Rosy Cheeks and the beginning of it all 6 years ago. They give props to local Tacoma sponsors that have helped them throughout the years, including: Valhalla Coffee, 1111, and Minuteman Press. 11:14 – The ladies talk about places they’ve performed in Tacoma including The Swiss, Jazzbones, Pantages, and the Temple, where they performed in front of an audience of over 1,000 people. They talk about the first performances at the old Hells Kitchen that was on Pacific Ave and random places they are setup to change at the performance locations, one being next to a grease fire in a kitchen. 18:20 – Discussion goes through the process of creating the show, the beginning month long creative writing, choreographing of 75% rehearsed routine, and the final part that is fine-tuning and polishing everything for the stage with the production team. They talk about the upcoming show on April 15th, BoobTube and the guys discuss Norwescon happening the same weekend. At the halfway point, conversation dives into the different committee’s within the group, counting the production team, marketing team, merchandise team and sponsor team and th
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