Sunny Sighed remembers her first exposure to modern burlesque very well. She loved it, but never dreamed she'd soon be a part of it.
Stripping off her clothes in front of an audience — well, even for a performer trained in acting, singing and dancing, that seemed a bit much.
"I at first could not imagine being able to do it myself," she says of the night about eight years ago when she first saw local legends Trixie Little and the Evil Hate Monkey (real names: Beatrix Burneston and Adam Krandle) do their act.
"They were doing this crazy German bratwurst number," she remembers. "I just thought it was such a great art form, and such a brave...