For now here's a mini GT round up:
Photos courtesy of John Paul Karliak
GORILLA TANGO THEATRE IN BUCKTOWN
engagement of DONNA/MADONNA at the Gorilla Tango
Theatre Bucktown (1919 N Milwaukee Ave. Chicago,
IL 60647) on October 16 at 7:30pm. Written and
performed by John Paul Karliak, DONNA/MADONNA is
directed by Tiger Reel and Matthew Craig. Tickets
are $20 and available at www.gorillatango.com or
one-act, writer/performer John Paul Karliak wants
desperately to be the perfect son for his adopted
mother, a doting Catholic housewife from Scranton,
PA. But realizing he will never be the ideal local
boy, he seeks answers from a very different
source: his fashion journalist,
married-to-a-British-pop-star birth mother.
Donna/Madonna is a tale of motherly love and and characters like Darth Vader, Carol Channing and John Paul's unforgettable mothers.
Donna/Madonna was the winner of the Best One Man
New York), Best of Fringe Award (2011 New York
International Fringe Festival), Overall Excellence
in Solo Performance Award (2011 San Francisco
Fringe Festival), and Best Solo Performance (2011
StageSceneLA.com Awards). Last year, the show
enjoyed a successful run at Hollywood’s Lounge
Theatre are available now, online at
www.gorillatango.com or by calling (773) 598-4549.
All seats are $20. Gorilla Tango is located at
1919 N. Milwaukee Avenue in Chicago, 60647. For
Hottest. Apocalypse. Ever.
"The Cast of BOOBS OF THE DEAD: A WALKING DEAD BURLESQUE."
L-R: Paly Flames as the CDC Official, Helena Handbasket as Best Friend, Slightly Spitfire as Southern Guy, Honey Cha-Cha as Burlesque Zombie Beta, Alexis Rex as the Sheriff, Duchess Daffnie as a Burlesque Zombie Alpha, Devyn DeViante as Wife Lady, and Roxi La Rue as Old Dude All photos by K Leo (www.mirthandbeauty.com)
Soft, eerie moans. The relentless approach of shuffling footsteps. And glitter. So. Much. Glitter.
Just in time for Halloween, Gorilla Tango Burlesque presents BOOBS OF THE DEAD: A WALKING DEAD BURLESQUE, the latest in a long line of unique and immensely popular scripted burlesque parodies. On stage in October ONLY, this silly, sexy Zombie-filled romp comes to life Fridays at 9pm and Saturdays at 11:59pm, October 5-27, 2012, with a special final performance on Wednesday, October 31st at 9pm (1919 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago IL 60647). Tickets are $20; *18 and over only. Advance purchase highly recommended (tickets are already selling strong!) at www.gorillatango.com/zombies or by phone at 773-598-4549.
You may have encountered their viral (pun intended) marketing in the form of Facebook updates from the fictional Chicago CDC which have been charting the spread of “virus B1Z3” since early August with warnings that “virus-carriers have been observed performing elaborate dance routines while removing sequined corsetry before committing heinous assaults on confused onlookers,” and, “One of the greatest dangers is that the infected show no visible signs of boas, pasties or high heels for the first 6 hours of infection... while they appear perfectly normal and super sexy they remain dangerous, and citizens should watch for these subtle signs and remain at a safe distance.”
Featuring such familiar zombie-genre archetypes as Sheriff, Wife Lady, Old Dude, Best Friend and Southern Guy, this slyly satirical exhibition of reanimated flesh will appeal to any audience seeking some glittery gore for the spooky season. One doesn’t have to be a fan of the television series to recognize the sexual tension between Wife Lady and Best Friend or enjoy Sheriff’s encounter with an attractively anthropomorphic horse.
Written and directed by internationally renowned fine art photographer K Leo, and with choreography by Erica Gerdes (the creative force behind burlesque numbers performed by some of Chicago’s most well known “classic” troupes such as Kiss Kiss Cabaret and the Belmont Burlesque Revue) this show promises to be one of the hottest tickets of Chicago’s October offerings—so take our advice and get them now (before they get you!)
Written and Directed by K Leo
Choreographed by Costumes by Rafaela Valderrama
Featuring: Paly Flames as the CDC Official, Alexis Rex as the Sheriff, Slightly Spitfire as Southern Guy, Roxi La Rue as Old Dude, Devyn DeViante as Wife Lady, Helena Handbasket as Best Friend, Duchess Daffnie as a Burlesque Zombie Alpha and Honey Cha-Cha as Burlesque Zombie Beta.
BOOBS OF THE DEAD: The apocalypse has never been hotter.
Click here to check out our prior feature on Fellowship of the Boobs