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Burlesque Making A Comeback In Chicago

You could find it in cabarets and clubs in the late 1800’s until the 1950’s, part comedy, part performance art, part striptease. In the last few years, Burlesque has made a comeback.

11/29/2013

"Don't Blink" A Doctor Who Burlesque. From left to right: Juicy Lucy, Crystal Paradise, Lady Lemondrop, Diva La Vida, Devyn DeViante, Irene Goodnight, and Ruby Bourbon (Credit: Greg Inda)

Burlesque In Space (And Time!)

Gorilla Tango Theatre performs some of the best burlesque in Chicago. Infused with humor and an underlying intelligence, it’s some of the bester entertainment you’ll find on stage ANYWHERE. See their newest show, a Doctor Who parody titled “Don’t Blink,” NOW!

02/13/2013

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How To Drink Away The Pain Of 2012 OR How To Celebrate New Year’s Eve

Did 2012 break you, too? Did it stomp you into the little, wretched human being your mother always claimed you’d turn into? Just shake it off, buddy. Seriously, everyone has a bad day… week… year… every once in awhile. It happens. All you need to do is blow off some steam. Here’s how you can do that on NYE…

12/28/2012

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Gorilla Tango Theatre: More Than Just Burlesque (Though That’s Nice Too)

A little neighborhood theatre located in Bucktown, Gorilla Tango creates a feeling of closeness for those who attend shows there. Literally. It only seats about fifty people, but I think this works in its favor, closing that gap of separation you might feel while watching a bigger production, pulling the crowd into everything that happens onstage just a little bit more.

01/18/2012