DON'T BLINK: A DOCTOR WHO BURLESQUE Opens at Gorilla Tango Tonight
Hot on the heels of the critically acclaimed "The Empire Brings Sexy Back," Gorilla Tango Burlesque releases a fun romp thru Doctors Past and Present that will keep you warm - and wide awake - thru Winter. DON'T BLINK: A DOCTOR WHO BURLESQUE performs Fridays at 9pm, tonight, February 1 - May 31, 2013 at Gorilla Tango Theatre Bucktown (1919 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago IL 60647). Tickets are $35; 18 and over only. Advance purchase recommended: www.gorillatango.com/who or 773-598-4549.
Come travel through time and space with The Doctor and his companion, Cort, in their silliest, sexiest and most "lady-like" adventure yet! When a rough ride in the TARDIS leads to some gender bending changes for The Doctor, s/he embarks on a literal journey of self-discovery. Along the way s/he meets up with old friends, older incarnations, a few enemies, and even a naked Ood or two. Daleks and Cyberwomen and Weeping Angels, Oh my!
Directed by Katherine Siegel and choreographed by Kay Smiles, DON'T BLINK: A DOCTOR WHO BURLESQUE is an awesomely hilarious burlesque spoof on the beloved series about the multi-incarnationed time traveler.
Says Seigal, "'Don't Blink' is the sexy ode to Doctor Who that fans like me have been waiting for." She continues, "It's great to have the opportunity to take something you love and turn it on its head. So much work in science fiction deals with gender politics; and with a growing audience of female Sci-Fi fans, it's great to take a moment to look at content with as much history as Doctor Who through a lens of femininity. Burlesque is all about social commentary through parody which makes it exciting for all audiences. Mixed in with the funny one liners and sight gags there is a ton of commentary about the emphasis on gender in the Doctor Who community. Oh, and did I mention? For those people who don't care about all that, there will be boobs. Roller skating Dalek boobs. C'mon - how awesome is that?"
Writer Busty Warren is excited to have brought a burlesque Doctor to life. "I'm thrilled that this show is happening in the year of Doctor Who's 50th anniversary...I've been a fan since before the 20th anniversary!" When asked to comment on her preferred Doctor, she replied, "For most people, their first Doctor is their favorite Doctor. Mine was 4, Tom Baker. I actually met him once at a convention in Boston in 1983. I knew it would be impossible to include all the Doctors, so I used the three most recent, from the "new" series, plus my boy Tom."
Join Gorilla Tango Burlesque for the trip of a lifetime! And whatever you do, DON'T BLINK.
MORE ABOUT DON'T BLINK: A DOCTOR WHO BURLESQUE
Written by Busty Warren
Directed by Katherine Siegel
Choreographed by Kay Smiles
Costumes by John Allbritton
Produced by Gorilla Tango Burlesque
Featuring: Lady Lemon Drop, Devyn DeViante, Juicy Lucy, Irene Goodnight, Ruby Bourbon, Crystal Paradise, and Diva La Vida
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 unique burlesque parodies of everything from Star Wars to Indiana Jones, from superheroes to 1990s 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 smash Halloween hit, "Boobs of the Dead: A Walking Dead Burlesque" brought sexy to local zombies this past October, and recently its burlesque sequel, "The Empire Brings Sexy Back" has Star Wars fans flocking for more.
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. Gorilla Tango is located at 1919 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, Ill., and 7924 Lincoln Ave. Skokie, Ill.
Pictured: (L-R, standing) Crystal Paradise (10th Doctor), Diva La Vida (9th Doctor), Irene Goodnight (Classic Doctor) and (seated) Lady Lemondrop (11th Doctor). Photo Credit: Greg Inda.