Friday, May 17, 2013
ACT OUT OPENING: HOLY BOUNCING BOOBIES! A BATMAN BURLESQUE Opens Midnight June 1
photo by Greg Inda
Our favorite hero hotties and sexy sidekicks at Gorilla Tango are back with another playfully fun and creatively quirky geek burlesque show! ChiIL Live Shows will be there to review opening night. We love to rock a great theme so we were pretty stoked to recently ride Batman backwards at Great America's media day, and now here's this. We'll have our coaster antics footage plus our original on site interviews up in the near future. GT Burlesque shows are a fun date night, girls night out, or girlie night out.
Riddle me this: What pastied production goes bounce in the night?
Answer: HOLY BOUNCING BOOBIES! A BATMAN BURLESQUE, running in the suburbs for the past year, FINALLY opens in Bucktown on Saturday, June 1st (midnight).
Holy parody burlesque Batman! Gorilla Tango Burlesque - known for ribald parodies of nerd-friendly pop-culture topics – brings a taste of the 1960s Batman to Bucktown through its latest parody burlesque show! HOLY BOUNCING BOOBIES! A BATMAN BURLESQUE - which has performed in the suburbs continually since September 2012 - will now open in Bucktown Saturday June 1st.
HOLY BOUNCING BOOBIES will perform Saturdays at 11:59pm at Gorilla Tango Theatre Bucktown (1919 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago Il 60647). 18 and over only; tickets are $28-35 and available for purchase online at www.gorillatango.com or by calling 773-598-4549.
In this campy, sexy and silly parody, Batman and Robin are put to the ultimate test of intellect when they learn that Batgirl has been captured by the reprehensible Riddler! Now the Dynamic Duo must travel through the streets of Gotham to retrieve the Riddler’s clues from all of Batman’s enemies before midnight. Join the Caped Crusaders on this quest, featuring sultry burlesque numbers and a full roster of vile villains (including Catwoman, Two-Face, The Penguin, and even Egghead!)
Writer Jeremy M. Eden quotes, "It's a show that combines three of my favorite things: Batman and boobs. It's the perfect blend of action, satire, and camp. Generations old and new can find humor in it, whether it be a laugh of nostalgia or detached irony. And hopefully it will help people appreciate the oft-maligned series from the 60's."
Adds Director/Choreographer Juicy Lucy (a veteran performer of GTB, including boob-clapping Mola Ram in TEMPLE OF BOOBS: AN INDIANA JONES BURLESQUE, and debonair Han Solo in A NUDE HOPE: A STAR WARS BURLESQUEE) adds “We're so pleased to be opening in Bucktown after our extended run in the suburbs. The costumes (by Kristen Ahern) keep the classic 1960s Batman authenticity while giving it the old burlesque sparkly and sexy spin. Jeremy Eden's script uses some classic and deep track references for the fan boys and girls but still plays with contemporary comedic conventions. I've been fortunate enough to be able to surround myself with an extremely talented cast and production team who are all a part of this hilarious, sexy show that will surely bring some light into all of our dark knights."
Critical acclaim from the suburban production includes:
"The whole cast show sexy confidence and solid comedic timing, creating a Gotham City that's a lot more fun than Christopher Nolan's."
"There's no better use of your time, money, and airline miles than getting out to see this thing at least once. A rich, pop-geek-friendly comedy show."
"This isn't Shakespeare, and it isn't a strip club. But it is a barrel of sexy fun! I laughed. I laughed some more. I drank beer. I laughed even more. And I saw lots of boobies. As good as Christopher Nolan's latest Batman installment is, this show made a far more memorable evening. Enthusiastic thumbs up!"
-Ray's Chicago Area Burlesque
"A genuine good night out and a hilarious storyline to follow; complete with colorful costumes, awesome props like a handmade Batmobile, human penguins and killer sexy dance moves. It was ridiculous in the best way possible."
Directed by Juicy Lucy
Choreographed by Hazel Hellbender, Crystal Paradise, and Juicy Lucy.
Written by Jeremy M. Eden (3G1R, EEK! Theatre).
Costumes by Kristen Ahern
MORE ABOUT GORILLA TANGO BURLESQUE
Gorilla Tango Burlesque has gone from the debut of the surprise hit “Boobs & Goombas: A Super Mario Burlesque” in October 2010 to a local burlesque/comedy powerhouse with literally thousands of audience members through the door to see unique burlesque parodies of everything from Star Wars to Indiana Jones, from superheroes to 1990s pop-culture phenomena -- and that's just a small selection of what they have available for-- as their slogan states-- "the Discerning Nerd." GTB’s smash Halloween hit, “Boobs of the Dead: A Walking Dead Burlesque” brought sexy to local zombies this past October, and recently its burlesque sequel, “The Empire Brings Sexy Back” has Star Wars fans flocking for more!
Gorilla Tango Theatre (GTT) provides year-round theatrical venues 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 Dan Abbate and boasts two venues: an 80-seat performance space in Bucktown and a 150-seat performance space in Skokie. GTT Bucktown 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 show details, rating information, tickets, and more.