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
At 10pm on Friday, August 31, a buzz of excitement filled the air in the space usually occupied by the Kiss Kiss Cabaret, at the Greenhouse Theater Center on Lincoln. 130 avid burlesque fans were in attendance. We were there for a burlesque marathon of sorts, two hour-long sets of acts, with an intermission and silent auction, to support the Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas, NV, which was burdened with unexpected moving expenses. We weren't disappointed.
Kiss Kiss's Max Flattery emceed the event, bantering with the audience in his slightly demented way, and getting lots of laughs as the
I’m dress in jeans, boots and a brightly colored t-shirt. Think if a lifesaver were a human being then throw on glasses and a side braid to complete the picture. I get off of work late so I rush over to Untitled, friend in tow (The lovely Legs Calibur). We park the car, which was surprisingly easy and affordable and rush into Untitled.
First things first. Before I start writing a word of this review, I freely admit that I’ve been getting all up in there friendly with Kiss Kiss Cabaret over the last few months. Going to shows, going to rehearsals, going to company meetings, calling the performers by their real names kind of friendly.
Max Flattery, Brad French, and he Amazing Tomas.
Wednesday, August 8, 2012 - 12:15am
Greenhouse Theater Center - 2257 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614
My gym bag was stuffed with a fluffy pink boa, ballroom dance heels, and a gray hoodie. I had my large iced coffee to nurse all Mary Louise Parker style; I was ready for workshopping. As I scanned addresses along Belmont in search of Vaudezilla Studios, a flash of zebra print nestled in a sea of sleepy two-flats and taquerias caught my eye.