The Kiss Kiss Cabaret
(KKC) kicks off the holiday season with an all-new "Holiday Spectacular!" burlesque show November 30 through December 21 and rings in the new year with the "The Kiss Kiss Cabaret New Year's Eve Hullabaloo" on December 31 at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln. Regular shows are at 11 p.m. and the New Years Eve performance begins at 10p.m. and ends at 2 a.m. There are no shows on November 23 or December 28. For information visit www.KissKissCabaret.com
"The Kiss Kiss Cabaret Holiday Spectacular!" features a brand spanking new holiday-themed opening number with special assistance from a lucky audience member. The show will also feature the popular all-audience kazoo holiday medley. The "Holiday Spectacular!" also features special guest performers Donna Touch, Jack Midnight, Pearl Pistol, Serenna Starr, Fanny Tastic and the always amazing Ammunition.
"The Kiss Kiss Cabaret New Year's Eve Hullabaloo" burlesque show is on December 31 and begins at 10pm. This two-act show features members of the Kiss Kiss Coquettes and KKC company members with special guests Marie Curieosity and Lady India De Minuitt with a very special appearance by Mindy The Capuchin Monkey!
Included with the "NYE Hullabaloo" ticket will be a Runway Entrance with photographers, an inclusive hors d'oeuvres buffet and cash bar, and a commemorative gift to remember the evening. The two-hour, two-act show will culminate with a countdown and champagne toast onstage with the cast and crew and follow with a two-hour mega-dance party!
"What better way to celebrate the season than with a show that's sexy, sparkly and special?," asks co-producer Jenn A. Kincaid. "And the 'New Year's Eve Hullabaloo' will kick off 2013 right with our whole company performing and a monkey! It's been a gift for me to present The Kiss Kiss Cabaret every week for the past two years and I'm excited to share many gifts with our audiences this holiday season. This burlesque show will be the highlight of anyone's 2012!"
KKC is Chicago's only weekly burlesque/comedy performance presenting a crowd-pleasing, modern spin on the classic Chicago burlesque. 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 Ciao, Naughty Natanya, Titi Touche, Deja Sue, Elle Rioux, Ray Ray Sunshine, Walk Away Renee and performances by new Coquettes Bella Canto and Stella Cheeks. The Coquettes regularly perform Chicago burlesque in and around the world and have appeared at burlesque festivals all over the country from Las Vegas to New York and everywhere in between.
Complementing the dancers are a host of hilarious variety performers including stand-up comedian Adam Burke, magic and comedy by The Amazing Tomas and "That Juggling Guy" Brad French among others. The Master of Ceremonies duties are fully improvised by the Flattery brothers; Max (portrayed by Biddle) and Les (played by J. Ben Parker). The mood of the show is set by the Claptrap Family Orchestra featuring Ken Raabe on guitar and Mazurka Wojciechowska on the accordion.
KKC is the brainchild of producers Chris O. Biddle and Jenn A. Kincaid. In October 2009, they created a five-week run for a Halloween-themed show called "Peek-A-Boo". The positive audience reaction inspired Biddle and Kincaid to commit to an open-run show. Rehearsals for KKC began in November, 2010 and the show premiered in February, 2011.
The Kiss Kiss Cabaret is an open run Chicago burlesque show, Fridays at 11 p.m. at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln Ave. "The Kiss Kiss Cabaret Holiday Spectacular" runs November 30 through December 21. "The Kiss Kiss Cabaret New Year's Eve Hullabaloo" is on December 31 and begins at 10p.m. and ends at 2 a.m. There are no shows on November 23 or December 28.
Tickets for the "Holiday Spectacular!" are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Tickets for "The Kiss Kiss Cabaret New Year's Eve Hullabaloo" are $42 each or $75 per couple. Tickets are available at 773-404 7336
. The show often sells out and audiences are encouraged to make reservations early, to guarantee seating. For more information visit www.KissKissCabaret.com