Thursday, January 24, 2013

ACT OUT OPENING: Boobs and Goombas, A Super Mario Bros Burlesque Returns to Bucktown!

The mustache craze isn't just for hipsters....

Photo by Endlessly Photography
"Boobs & Goombas: A Super Mario Burlesque"
Top row: Ruby Bourbon
Middle row (L-R): Lucita Bonita, Zatanna Zor-Elle, Bonnie Cupcakes, Henrietta Heartbreak
Bottom row (kneeling/seated, L-R): Paly Flames, Devyn Deviante, Inara Rose

Gamers, geeks and girlie burlesque lovers 18+.   Oh-a-YES! After voyaging far and wide (including an ongoing stint in New Orleans!) Gorilla Tango Theatre is proud to announce that the show that started it all - BOOBS AND GOOMBAS: A SUPER MARIO BURLESQUE – is back at its Bucktown venue! 

BOOBS AND GOOMBAS: A SUPER MARIO BURLESQUE will perform Saturdays at 11:59pm, beginning February 2, 2013 at Gorilla Tango Theatre, 1919 N. Milwaukee Ave.  Tickets are $35; group rates (8 or more) available – see website for details. To purchase tickets call 773-598-4549 or visit Ages 18 and over.

Photo by Endlessly Photography
"Mario (Paly Flames) and the Princess (Zatanna Zor-Elle)

Mario and Luigi have become so perpetually frustrated by their endless pursuit of the Princess that everything they see has started to look like a beautiful, sexy woman-- even their most dangerous enemies! This sexy burlesque romp is a send-up of the  famous Mario Bros. video games. Join us to discover whether the world's most adventurous plumbers will finally rescue the Princess and consummate years of amorous toil, or be seduced along the way by their alluring enemies. Don't forget to bring a few "coins" (or dollars) for tips... If the cast collects enough coins along the way, the audience will unlock the alternate ending!!!

Photo by K Leo,
"Mario and Luigi on the run in Level 2."

Featuring Chicago favorites Paly Flames as Mario and Inara Rose as Luigi, and includes the talents of Bonnie Cupcakes, Zatanna Zor-Elle, Lucita Bonita, Crystal Paradise, Devyn Deviante, and introducing GTB newcomer, Henrietta Heartbreak.

Super Mario Bros. was released in Japan on September 13, 1985 and went onto sell over 40 million copies. The plumber has gone on to star in numerous critically acclaimed platformers and his Super Mario Bros. series is still the most popular of all time with 240 million units sold globally. The Mario character has appeared in more than 200 video games, and now, one burlesque show.

Photo by Greg Inda
"Mario and Luigi - perplexed."

BOOBS AND GOOMBAS: A SUPER MARIO BURLESQUE was originally created and directed by MsPixy. The remount is directed by Jeremy Eden, with choreography by Ruby Bourban, based in part on original choreography by MsPixy. Produced by Gorilla Tango Burlesque.

Photo by Greg Inda
"Koopa Troopa!"

Check back with ChiIL Live Shows like we vote in Chi, IL...early and often.   We're reviewing Gorilla Tango's Dr. Who Burlesque opening this Friday 1/1 and we'll be reviewing Boobs and Goombas after Saturday.

Gorilla Tango Theatre (GTT) is a year-round theatrical venue where audiences of all ages can consistently go to see a wide variety of talented artists. GTT exists to provide artists with an opportunity to produce their work in professional environment. GTT was created by Second City- and IO-Chicago-trained Dan Abbate and boasts an 80-seat performance space. GTT Chicago is conveniently located at the intersection of Western and Milwaukee in Chicago's Bucktown neighborhood. Easily accessible by public transportation, GTT is steps away from the Western Blue Line stop and the #49 Western, #73 Armitage and #56 Milwaukee buses. Street parking is readily available.  With shows for all ages, all GTT performances are on a rating system, similar to the one used in movie theatres. GTT offers a variety of affordable beer and wine for purchase. Consult the website for rating information, tickets, and details.

1919 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60647  #773.598.4549

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