When I was 16 I worked on a production of Pal Joey. It was not a good play, but I had a great time working on it and the songs were pretty catchy. One song in particular stuck with me because it was about the things a burlesquer thinks about while she’s working. I did not yet know that I was going to be a burlesquer, I didn’t even know what burlesque was, but I thought this was a pretty awesome song. In our production the singer mimed unzipping parts of her costume every time she sang the word Zip, which is a hell of a lot of times. One of the cast members said that, while they were rehearsing, she thought that the singer would actually be unzipping a hundred tiny zippers all over her costume. I thought that would have been a lot more fun to watch, though it would be absolute murder on the poor costumer who had to make it.