BOOBS OF THE DEAD: A WALKING DEAD BURLESQUE to Open at Gorilla Tango, 10/4
Soft, eerie moans. The relentless approach of shuffling footsteps. And glitter. So. Much. Glitter.
Just in time for Halloween, Gorilla Tango Burlesque is proud to present its Spook-tacular holiday hit, BOOBS OF THE DEAD: A WALKING DEAD BURLESQUE.
BOOBS OF THE DEAD: A WALKING DEAD BURLESQUE performs Fridays at 11:59pm (October 4-December 27, 2013), Saturdays at 10:30pm (October 5-26, 2013) with a special performance on Halloween, Thursday, October 31st at 9pm at Gorilla Tango Bucktown (1919 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago IL 60647). Tickets are $28-35; 18 and over only. Advance purchase highly recommended (tickets are already selling strong!) at www.gorillatango.com/zombies or by phone at 773-598-4549.
Featuring such familiar zombie-genre archetypes as Sheriff, Wife Lady, Old Dude, Best Friend and Southern Guy, this slyly satirical exhibition of reanimated flesh will appeal to any audience seeking some glittery gore for the spooky season. One doesn't have to be a fan of the television series to recognize the sexual tension between Wife Lady and Best Friend or enjoy Sheriff's encounter with an attractively anthropomorphic horse.
Written by internationally renowned fine art photographer K Leo (www.mirthandbeauty.com), directed by Nicole Keating whose local credits include "The Merchant of Venice" at Northwestern University and "The Turn of the Screw" at Underdog Theatre Company (note: Nicole is also known as local burlesquer 'Minnie Minx' with Kiss Kiss Cabaret!) and with choreography by Erica Reid (the creative force behind burlesque numbers performed by some of Chicago's most well known "classic" troupes such as Kiss Kiss Cabaret and the Belmont Burlesque Revue), this show promises to be one of the hottest tickets of Chicago's October offerings-so take our advice and get them now (before they get you!)
Directed by Nicole Keating and horeographed by Erica Reid, the show is written by K Leo with ostumes by Kristen Ahern and featuring: Peaches N. Cream as Wife Lady/Zombie Gamma, Greta von Tapp as Zombie Alpha, Mai Atari as The Sheriff, Tallulah Twist as Old Dude/Horse, Vicki Van Go-Go as Best Friend, A. Myth Ist as Southern Guy (in rep with Slightly Spitfire), Estrella Von Trapp as CDC Official, Sherri Blossom as Zombie Beta, and Slightly Spitfire as Southern Guy (in rep with A. Myth Ist).
Gorilla Tango Burlesque has gone from the debut of the surprise hit "Boobs & Goombas: A Super Mario Burlesque" in October 2010 to a local burlesque/comedy powerhouse with literally thousands of audience members through the door to see its unique burlesque parodies of everything from Star Wars to Indiana Jones, from Doctor Who to 1960s pop-culture phenomena -- and that's just a small selection of what they have available for-- as their slogan states-- "the Discerning Nerd." GTB's first ever burlesque sequel, "The Empire Brings Sexy Back" has Star Wars fans flocking for more, and look for "The Oregon Tail Burlesque: You Have Died of Sexy" coming in January 2014.
Gorilla Tango Theatre (GTT) provides year-round theatrical venues where audiences of all ages can consistently go to see a wide variety of talented artists. GTT exists to provide artists with an opportunity to produce their work in professional environment. GTT was created by Dan Abbate and boasts two venues: an 80-seat performance space in Bucktown and a 150-seat performance space in Skokie. GTT Bucktown is conveniently located at the intersection of Western and Milwaukee in Chicago's Bucktown neighborhood. Easily accessible by public transportation, GTT is steps away from the Western Blue Line stop and the #49 Western, #73 Armitage and #56 Milwaukee buses. Street parking is readily available. Gorilla Tango's Skokie Theatre is located in the heart of Downtown Skokie; street and lot parking available. With shows for all ages, all GTT performances are on a rating system, similar to the one used in movie theatres. GTT offers a variety of affordable beer and wine for purchase. Consult the website for show details, rating information, tickets, and more.
For more information, visit www.gorillatango.com or call 773.598.4549. The theatre is located at: 1919 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60647 AND 7924 Lincoln Ave. Skokie, IL 60077.
Photo Credit: K Leo (www.mirthandbeauty.com)