We believe that our cast's generosity with their time and talents should be met with the utmost respect and hospitality. The PABF offers all of its performers beautiful, comfortable group lodgings, gourmet breakfasts in a Victorian mansion, a state of the art venue, free admission to our classes, and complimentary tickets for family and friends. Read what past performers have had to say about their experience with us:

The PA Burlesque Festival was one of my favorite festivals to attend. Not only is there a huge stage to work at the Mauch Chunk Opera House, but there is always a packed warm audience in its seats. Arrangements for cozy accommodations are made for you in the lovely quaint town of Jim Thorpe, where you can find some gem vintage shopping opportunities. Plus, Madame Corsetiere is a wonderful host both on stage and off. I really got to relax and have fun with my fellow performers even during The Big Reveal competition. I am definitely applying this year and hope to return! ~Nina La Voix (NYC)

The PA Burlesque Festival is one of my favorite festivals! Jim Thorpe is a beautiful and welcoming place. The shows are held in a lovely opera house which is packed full with a very friendly and appreciative audience. Madame Corsetiere is an excellent host who genuinely cares about her audience and the performers she brings in for her shows. Performers are provided with lodging, breakfast in the morning, free access to classes taught at the event, and the opportunity to teach! Photography and video of performances from the festival are high quality. The shows are well organized so they run smoothly and are a ton of fun! I highly recommend applying for this festival!  ~Scarlet Starlet (Richmond)

The PA Burlesque Festival is the one festival that I will ALWAYS apply to! I know from my experience in working with the organizer that the PA Burlesque Festival is all about taking care of their performers and putting on a quality production. She really goes out of her way to provide her talent with hospitality such as a free place to stay, breakfast, comped show tickets, a free application and free classes for performers. Jim Thorpe is a beautiful, charming town and it has a most enthusiastic audience for Burlesque. The whole atmosphere is very positive and fun! I could go on and on about all the good things about this festival! 

~ Melody Magpie (Richmond)

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