Kiss Kiss Cabaret to Celebrate Third Anniversary, 2/7
The Kiss Kiss Cabaret: 3rd Anniversary Show celebrates three years of burlesque excellence with a full-company revue featuring all Kiss Kiss Cabaret performers and both hosts, Max and Les Flattery on Friday, February 7, 2014 at 11 p.m. at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln. Patrons are treated to an extended show and post-performance anniversary cake with the cast. In addition, there is a special Valentine's Day Delight ticket package available for the Feb. 14 performance. For information visit www.KissKissCabaret.com.
"Our third year has been a landmark year for the Kiss Kiss Cabaret," said executive producer Jenn A. Kincaid. "We fine-tuned our production and the fans responded. We saw more people through the door this year than ever before. And we were named Best Burlesque Troupe by the 'Chicago Reader'! 2014 is going to be an even bigger year for us with some pretty exciting changes in store, so stay tuned..."
The Kiss Kiss Cabaret: 3rd Anniversary Show features performances by every active member of the company. Guests will be treated to burlesque striptease solos from founding members of the troupe and some of the newest members, as well as the usual hijinks. A birthday toast and cake to celebrate follows the performance.
In addition, The Kiss Kiss Cabaret proudly presents a Valentine's Day Delight ticket package featuring two tickets to the performance and dinner at Simply It; Cuisine of Vietnam, 2269 N. Lincoln Ave. This package includes a prix fixe dinner with an appetizer, salad and entree for two plus two tickets to The Kiss Kiss Cabaret; Valentine's Day Show for $60. It promises to be a romantic evening with delicious food and naughty fun at The Kiss Kiss Cabaret.
The Kiss Kiss Cabaret was voted best burlesque troupe in the "Chicago Reader's" 2013 Best of Chicago poll and is Chicago's longest running weekly burlesque/comedy performance presenting a crowd-pleasing, modern spin on the classic vaudeville show since 2011. The Kiss Kiss Cabaret features burlesque strip teases, bawdy comedy and inventive variety performers including jugglers, musicians and magicians. Every performance features a rotating cast of performers and is different each week.
The stars of the show are the "The Kiss Kiss Coquettes" which include Bella Canto, Deja Sue, Elle Rioux, Eva LaFeva, Helena Handbasket, Melody Unchained, Minnie Minx, Naughty Natanya, and Vivi Valens. The Coquettes regularly perform in Chicago and around the world in shows such as "Plan 9 Burlesque", "The Naughty Little Cabaret", "Varietease Cabaret" and "The Belmont Burlesque Revue". The Coquettes also regularly perform at burlesque festivals around the country from Las Vegas to New York and everywhere in between.
Complementing the dancers are a host of hilarious variety performers including magic and comedy by The Amazing Tomas and "That Juggling Guy" Brad French and acrobatics by Movements of Magic. The Master of Ceremonies duties are fully improvised by the Flattery brothers; Max (portrayed by Chris O. Biddle), Les (played by J. Ben Parker) and Scratch (performed by Mark Henderson). Comedy songs for the show are performed by the Claptrap Family Orchestra featuring Ken Raabe on guitar and Mazurka Wojciechowska on the accordion. Performing hostess duties, are the Kiss Kiss Cabaret's Cigarette Girls.
The Kiss Kiss Cabaret is an open run, Fridays at 11 p.m. at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. The Kiss Kiss Cabaret; 3rd Anniversary Show is on Friday, February 7 at 11 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Tickets are available at 773-404 7336 or www.GreenhouseTheater.org. The Kiss Kiss Cabaret: Valentine's Day Delight ticket package on Friday, February 14 at 11 p.m. includes dinner and two tickets to the performance for $60. The show often sells out and audiences are encouraged to make reservations early, to guarantee seating. For additional information visit www.KissKissCabaret.com.