Weekly comedy & burlesque sensation the Kiss Kiss Cabaret welcomes new members to the Kiss Kiss Coquettes
March 30, 2011 § 1 Comment
“Side splitting entertainment…had us all laughing so hard it hurt.”
– Allan, Goldstar Member
“Corny jokes and half naked women. An interesting night out!!!”
– Solvig, Goldstar Member
This is what live entertainment is supposed to be, friends. A happening. A gathering of fun-loving peoples for an unpredictable evening full of laughs, variety acts, and yes, even a little skin, tastefully revealed of course.
I ask you, what other show closes with a joyful singalong of “Just a Gigilo” by the great Louis Prima? (One of my very favorite songs, incidentally.) The Kiss Kiss Cabaret feels like a respectful tribute to yesteryear, but with a contemporary edge for today’s jaded theatergoer.
If you haven’t been, it’s not too late, because the show is running every Friday night until the sun explodes.
And now this weekly jam-packed neo-vaudeville revue has announced the addition of two new burlesque performers to the ranks of the beautiful Kiss Kiss Cabaret Coquettes! Special K and Minnie Minx are welcomed with special performances on April 15 and May 20 respectively.
Special K is originally a Wisconsin girl, but found herself lured by the bright lights and cold nights of the Windy City. In her burlesque career, she has strutted her stuff at the Belmont Burlesque Revue, Vaudezilla and at the Windy City Burlesque Festival! A fan of the fedora and devilishly quick with a flick of her wrist at the poker table, this little lady is all aces! See her Kiss Kiss debut on April 15.
Minnie Minx makes her Chicago debut on May 20 as a Kiss Kiss Coquette! This fresh-faced young lassie polished up her acting chops on the legitimate stages around Chicago for the past few years, specializing in physical comedy, song and dance! Originally from Skokie, IL, this little lady has a wink and a smile for you, but don’t get grabby fellas, lest this little spitfire pop you right in the Beano! Yowza!
Collectively boasting over 20 years of burlesque experience, the other members of the Kiss Kiss Cabaret Coquettes are Elisa Purls, Miss Kiss Kiss, Naughty Natanya, and Titi Touche. They have performed with some of Chicago’s best-known burlesque troupes, including the Belmont Burlesque Revue, Vaudezilla, the Girlie-Q Variety Hour, and Varietease Cabaret, and have been featured in the New York Burlesque Festival, the New Orleans Burlesque Festival and our very own Windy City Burlesque Festival.
Much more than just burlesque, the Kiss Kiss Cabaret is hosted with razor sharp wit by Mr. Max Flattery (Chris O. Biddle), who leads the audience through a variety of exceptional acts including stand-up comedy by Adam Burke, magic by the Amazing Tomas and juggling derring-do by That Juggling Guy, Mr. Brad French! Plus other special guests and guest burlesque performers! Not to mention the always hilarious live musical accompaniment of the Claptrap Family Orchestra, featuring Ken Raabe on guitar, Mike Gallinari on bass and the accordion skills of Mazurka Wojciechowska. With great gags, fun surprises and a big singalong closing number, you’ll enjoy an unpredictable evening and see why the Kiss Kiss Cabaret has been selling out week after week!
The Kiss Kiss Cabaret is directed by Chris O. Biddle and produced by Jenn Kincaid, with choreography by Erica Reid, and technical assistance by Greg Inda and Jason Shivers.
Every Friday @ 11pm in an Open Run.
Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N Lincoln Ave (2 blocks south of Fullerton Ave), Chicago, IL 60614.
$15 in advance or $20 at the door, with advance purchase available at 773.404.7336 or GreenhouseTheater.org.
Performances are suitable for those 18+. For those 21+, Greenhouse Theater Center has a fully stocked bar which sells alcohol before and during each performance.
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