Kiss Kiss Cabaret to Present SPEAKEASY!, 7/11-8/29
The Kiss Kiss Cabaret brings back the Roaring Twenties with its all-new 1920's-themed "Speakeasy!", opening Friday, July 11 through Friday, August 29, 11 p.m., at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. "Speakeasy!" features new opening and closing numbers, jazz-age-themed solos, anti-prohibition-styled drink specials and a musical nod to the Marx Brothers performed by the Claptrap Family Orchestra, plus the return of the popular intermission contests. This show will end the three and a half year open run of The Kiss Kiss Cabaret at the Greenhouse Theater Center, and usher the company into the new Uptown Underground in Fall 2014. Tickets to the Kiss Kiss Cabaret are $15 in advance or $20 and are available at 773-404 7336 or www.KissKissCabaret.com.
"The Speakeasy theme pays homage to our past and our future," says co-founder and co-producer Jenn A Kincaid. "A rip-roaring party in the style and flair of the 1920s that celebrates the golden age of burlesque - I couldn't think of grander send off from the Greenhouse Theater Center or a better house warming party for the Uptown Underground. We will definitely go out with a bang and come in with a flourish!"
The Kiss Kiss Cabaret producers are currently building the Uptown Underground - a 7,000 square foot retro-themed adult entertainment venue at 4707 N. Broadway slated to open Fall 2014. Located below street level, the Uptown Underground hosts a 150-seat main stage and a full service bar. The Uptown Underground will be the new home of The Kiss Kiss Cabaret as well as other area burlesque companies and retro entertainment including cabaret, music, stand-up and vaudeville variety in an immersive jazz-age themed theater space.
Additionally, The Kiss Kiss Cabaret is also currently presenting micro shows at Drop, 1909 N. Lincoln Ave., the first and third Thursday of every month. The micro shows are two, 30-minute appearances at 9:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Performers include the Kiss Kiss Coquettes, "That Juggling Guy" Brad French, and the Claptrap Family Orchestra among others. Tickets to Drop shows are $5 and available at the door.
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 dancers and comedians and is different each week.
The Kiss Kiss Cabaret is currently in an open run, Fridays at 11 p.m. at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. "Speakeasy!" opens July 11 and runs through August 29. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. The show often sells out and audiences are encouraged to make reservations early to guarantee seating. Drop performances are the first and third Thursday of the month at 1909 N. Lincoln and are $5 at the door. For tickets or more information, call 773-404-7336 or visit www.KissKissCabaret.com.