I didn’t know what to expect when I walked into the dimly crimson lit bar aptly named Debonair last night. The interior felt upscale and seedy simultaneously. Televisions screened black and white images in sharp contrast to a very loud thudding house music spun by the very friendly DJ Willie Mammoth.
With a weekly residence at the Greenhouse Theater, one may think the Kiss Kiss Cabaret would be worn-down after appearing so often. That could not be further from the truth. On Friday, May 9th, Kiss Kiss, frequently noted as Chicago’s premiere weekly cabaret, lived up to their reputation.
Nothing compares to seeing a burlesque show at the Everleigh Social Club. It just looks and feels like the kind of place to have velvet walls. With the lights dimmed and the mood set in the packed studio, DeVaughn Dior, Nora Gretz, and Michelle L’Amour took the stage to “Big Spender” and kicked off Wiggle Room.
I was excited to see a Holiday-style burlesque show, as other holiday shows are usually geared towards kids... this certainly lived up to my expectations. The dancing, boobs and girls were great and entertaining--as this was my second burlesque show to ever attend. Holiday themes mixed up cheeky numbers ranging from Santa Jesus, a choir song about tits, and Hanukkah. The ladies were beautiful and fun-the show was filled with laughter.
So here’s a slice of what happened this month, in A Naughty Nostalgia Burlesque. SPOLIER ALERT: A couple *ahem* phallic objects *ahem* made appearances during the night. While these rather realistic looking props can sometimes be used as a great gag/joke in a piece
Michelle L'amour's All I Want for Christmas Holiday Burlesque
A lot of people will ring in the holiday season with a mad shopping spree, or watching their favorite animated special from childhood. But the connoisseurs of burlesque know that nothing sets the stage for the holidays like swinging tassels and rosy cheeks that shimmy and shake.
Honey Halfpint, Dottie La Vie, and Dorian Ames.
Sunday, December 16, 2012 - 12:00am
Mayne Stage Theater - 1328 W Morse Ave, Chicago, IL 60626
A place for Monster Students, Teachers and the Undead to come together in an effort promote knowledge and acceptance of all types of person (human or otherwise) so long as you don’t mind a little blood, gore, or sensuality!
Chicago Burlesque fans are pretty damn spoiled. I mean, not only do we live in a city with one of the most vibrant collection of local troupes; living legends and the top performers in the world descend on our fair city once a year to blow our minds.
Dirty Martini, Julie Atlas Muz, and Frenchie Kiss.
Benefit for Katie's Kids at the Metro Featuring Angela Eve and Eve's Parlor "Big Top Cabaret"
At the Metro on Saturday night, I was greeted by heavy security and A TON of ID checks. I had heard this show would be big, and this definitely confirmed it. Live, LOUD music thrust its way through the lobby and entrance way. The line “Open up my eager eyes, ‘cause I’m Mr. Brightside!” was decipherable from the front doors, and I knew I was in for a great show!
The Burlesque Hall of Fame (BHoF) in Las Vegas, Nevada is something too rare that this community as a whole cannot lose. Sin City would seem to make the perfect archival home for keeping the rich history of burlesque alive, however its specific location has been overrun with the construction of the adjacent transit highway. And so, what is the BHoF to do, in order to properly preserve its precious gems? Well, those assels gotta get movin'! With the ever growing burlesque community and with room to spare for legends in the making, it is only fitting that the BHoF be relocated to an even