Gorilla Tango Burlesque Opens THE OREGON TAIL BURLESQUE: YOU HAVE DIED OF SEXY Tonight

Emma Glitterbomb (Ma Boobs), Polly Pom Poms (Peachy Keen),
Titty Titty Bang Bang (Big Dick) and Tallulah Twist (Various),
EV Velour (Whip Her Willow), and Peaches N. Cream (Various).
Photo by Braden Nesin.

Get your wagons ready, someone's dead on the Oregon Trail and it ain't from Dysentery! Gorilla Tango Burlesque - local burlesque powerhouse dedicated to creating all-female fusions of classic striptease and comedic parody - is opening its first premiere in almost a year! THE OREGON TAIL BURLESQUE: YOU HAVE DIED OF SEXY, a video Game Film Noir Murder Mystery Burlesque, will perform Fridays at 9pm, tonight, January 10-April 11, 2014, at Gorilla Tango Theatre Bucktown (1919 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago IL 60647). Tickets are $28-$35. Call 773-598-4549 or visit www.gorillatango.com/oregon for more info. 18 and over only.

Do you have fond memories of being a Wagon Leader in 1848? Did you contract Cholera, break an arm for no apparent reason, and haggle with a Hungarian for an unheard of amount of bullets? Were you the kid who penned the epitaph"Here lies BriansMomisHot, dead of measles"? Then this show is for you!


THE OREGON TAIL BURLESQUE: YOU HAVE DIED OF SEXY is the latest offering from Gorilla Tango Burlesque and a retro film noir send-up of the classic educational video game from the 1970s. The original game, developed by Don Rawitsch, Bill Heinemann, and Paul Dillenberger and produced by the Minnesota Educational Computing Consortium, was designed to teach school children about the realities of 19th century pioneer life on the Oregon Trail. A staple of schools since, Oregon Trail featured such "typical" pioneering hardships as getting oxen stolen, starvation, and tragic drowning, as well as the now infamous death announcement: "You Have Died of Dysentery." (For a great cultural reference, check this out! http://www.buzzfeed.com/bennyjohnson/how-oregon-trail-traumatized-all-of-us-as-children)

Gorilla Tango Burlesque's version, however throws sexy ladies and a Film Noir murder mystery into the mix, to make this the most INTERESTING trek West ever!

Says Director Sabrina Harper (director/writer of the smash hit "Sweetie Maude"), "This is my first burlesque and I am loving it. For this show, we've incorporated a blend of classic music with a twist of 80 fitness rock. If you think back fondly on playing the video game as a kid, or just like to see some silly pioneer inspired boobies, you'll love this show!"

While the video game caters to the school age crowd, THE OREGON TAIL BURLESQUE: YOU HAVE DIED OF SEXY is most definitely 18 and over only. Come along with Pa P Cok, Ma Boobs, and the whole gang for fordin' n huntin' and peepin' n pioneerin'. "BANG!" "WHAM!" "POW!" Let's hit the trail and hit it hard.

Directed by Sabrina HarperChoreographed by Zatanna Zor-ElleWritten by Sarah Illiatovitch-GoldmanCostumes by Kristen AhernProduced by Gorilla Tango Burlesque Featuring: Bonnie Cupcakes as Pa P. Cok, Emma Glitterbomb as Ma Boobs, Estrella Von Trapp as Thrustonix, EV Velour as Whip Her Willow, Kit'n Whispers as Trader Joe, Peaches N. Cream as The New Banker, Polly Pom Poms as Peachy Keen, Titty Titty Bang Bang as Big Dick, Prima LaDonna as Whip Her Willow/Thrustonix (Understudy), and Tallulah Twist as Ma Boobs (Understudy).

MORE ABOUT OREGON TAIL CREATIVE CREW:Sabrina Harper (Director) is currently Director of Audience Services at The Second City Theatre Chicago. She was born and raised in New Orleans and is a graduate of Pine Manor College in Boston. Sabrina started her career as a stand-up comedian and finished the Directing Program at The Second City Theatre, Chicago in July 2009. She founded and co-owned The Improv Inferno in Ann Arbor, Michigan and spent two amazing years producing, directing, performing and programming shows there. Directing credits include "PEEEVED" (IL), "Stacey & Who" (NY), "SNR-Saturday Night RE-Written" (NY), "The Ladies Show", "Dick & Jane" (MI) "The Second City National Touring company 2012" (IL), "Swallow Your Pride" (GayCo), "Adorable Disasters" (GayCo), "Pre-FAME" (IL) and the recent smash hit musical "Sweetie Maude", which she also co-wrote and produced. Improv and stage credits include "Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolfe?" (MA), "Trigger Finger", "Tippi-Portrait of a Virgin" (IL), "Late Night Ritalin" (NY), and "The Damnation Game" (MI). Sabrina has assistant directed "The Vortex" and "Nightclubbing" with The Innocent Theater Co. in New York as well as The Second City e.t.c's "Sky's the Limit (Weather Permitting)" and is a Director for The Second City Communications in Chicago.




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