Small town girl Ali moved to Los Angeles to follow her dreams. She comes across the Burlesque Lounge and becomes a waitress. While waiting tables Ali learns all of the routines the dancers perform and auditions to join their crew. The lead dancer decides Ali is trouble and tries to destroy her career by shutting down the music while she's onstage, but Ali surprises everyone by busting out into song. Tess, a former dancer and the lounge owner, is impressed and decides to change the act to revolve around Ali and her singing. Meanwhile Tess is facing eviction and is forced to decide whether to go bankrupt or sell her club. Excellent soundtrack, good acting, and an interesting storyline. -- recommended by Carrie K. - Bennett Martin Public Library [ see Carrie's Reviewer Profile and Other Reviews ]
[If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try Moulin Rouge, Rock of Ages, and other musicals where people are following their dreams.]
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