Land of The Sweets: The Burlesque Nutcracker Seeks Swing Host

Verlaine and McCann Present


About the project and the company

Land of The Sweets:  The Burlesque Nutcracker is in its 18th season at The Triple Door in Seattle.  We are committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment and encourage individuals with various backgrounds to apply for this role.  We warmly welcome applications from adult humans of all ages, sizes, genders and ethnic backgrounds. Our aim is to embody the spirit of “Peace, Love and Glamour” and would love to have as many types of humans echoing this statement as possible, please consider joining us.

Job Description

Verlaine and McCann Present Land Of The Sweets: The Burlesque Nutcracker 2023  Call for Mxtr/Mistress/Master of Ceremonies Swing  Producers of “Spectacles of Ecdysiastic Pageantry” Lily Verlaine and Jasper McCann are casting a swing/understudy host for their 2023 season of Land of The Sweets: The Burlesque Nutcracker.  (Rehearsals November 3-November 30 Performances December 1-28) Land of The Sweets  includes elements of burlesque, ballet, musical theater, and vaudeville. We seek an experienced host to cover Friday and Saturday shows as the personality who introduces acts, warms the audience, maintains audience enthusiasm and sings holiday-themed songs. Some dancing is required. This is a scripted role with some improvisation built in.   This is a paid, contract employment opportunity.  Show pay will be $200 per show if performed, plus rehearsal stipend and audience gratuities.   To apply: Submit headshot, vaccination card, resume and video that highlights hosting, movement, acting and singing abilities to   by 9pm Friday October 6.

Required Qualifications

The production seeks to employ persons with strong dance and theater backgrounds. We welcome hosts well-versed in musical theater. Persons who have experience hosting burlesque or drag shows are encouraged to apply.

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Pay Rate

$500 stipend to learn material and attend rehearsals, $200 per performance if called to perform.

Audition location

Seattle WA

Submission instructions

Submit performance reel headshot, vaccination card, and resume to  by Friday October 6.

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