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.

Want to see more photos of the show?  Become a fan at Facebook.com/KissKissCabaret.

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The Kiss Kiss Cabaret's Grand Opening Event includes Afterparty (and Free Food) at Kendall's Bar!

January 26, 2011 § Leave a comment

Comedy!  Magic!  Girls!  Free food!  The grand opening of the Kiss Kiss Cabaret promises to be an incredible night and a slam-bang introduction to Chicago’s newest burlesque sensation!

Every one of the beautiful Kiss Kiss Cabaret Coquettes will demonstrate an eye-popping display of the striptease arts! Master of ceremonies Mr. Max Flatter will lead the audience through a few slightly tipsy singalongs, and introduce a variety of acts, including stand-up comedy by Adam Burke, magic by the Amazing Tomas and juggling derring-do by That Juggling Guy, Mr. Brad French! Original comedic musical accompaniment will be provided by the Claptrap Family Orchestra, featuring Ken Raabe on guitar, Mike Gallinari on bass and the accordion skills of Mazurka Wojciechowska. With a special appearance by alternative host and emcee Mr. Stick!

After the show, the audience will step right next door to Kendall’s Bar for the afterparty and enjoy free food until close!  That’s right, I just said FREE FOOD.  The Coquettes and the rest of the cast will be there to dance the night away!

Collectively boasting over 20 years of burlesque experience, the members of the Kiss Kiss Cabaret Coquettes include Elisa PurlsJolie RobersonLula Houp GarouMiss Kiss KissNaughty NatanyaSiren Jinx, 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 own Windy City Burlesque Festival.

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.


The Kiss Kiss Cabaret Grand Opening Gala

Friday, February 4 @ 11pm

Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N Lincoln Ave (2 blocks south of Fullerton Ave), Chicago.

$20 tickets are available at 773.404.7336 or GreenhouseTheater.org. Ticket price includes post-show food at Kendall’s Bar.  

Ongoing Kiss Kiss Cabaret Performances

Every Friday11pm in an Open Run. Regular price tickets are $15.

For more information, visit KissKissCabaret.com or Facebook.com/KissKissCabaret.


The Kiss Kiss Cabaret to Bring Chicago its Hottest Burlesque Yet

November 8, 2010 § 3 Comments


Friends, a theatrical experience is hardly complete without the electric tingle in the back of your mind that the police just might burst in at any second.  Danger, that’s what a live performance needs.  And here we have it, along with character, sophistication, and aggressive sensuality.  This is not just another burlesque/variety show.  The Kiss Kiss Cabaret is going to push the envelope.

This February, the Kiss Kiss Cabaret debuts at the Greenhouse Theater Center with an open run of weekly performances (making them Chicago’s ONLY weekly burlesque cabaret). The beauties of the Kiss Kiss Cabaret Coquettes are ready to tease audiences with an eye-popping display of the striptease arts! The comedians have prepared up-to-the-minute comedy hijinks, and the master of ceremonies, Mr. Max Flattery, is game to lead the audience in a number of slightly tipsy sing-alongs. All of this for the low, low price of $15 per ticket.

“We’ve cast Chicago’s hottest burlesque performers and given them permission to try anything that they want on our stage.  If this isn’t the wildest show in town, I’ll eat my hat,” said Director Chris O. Biddle, “my delicious chocolate and strawberry-flavored hat.”

The sultry members of the Kiss Kiss Cabaret Coquettes collectively boast over 20 years of burlesque experience and 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 own Windy City Burlesque Festival. The Kiss Kiss Cabaret Coquettes include:

ELISA PURLS The Exotic Mistress of the Slow Reveal!
JOLIE ROBERSONResident Belly-Dance Expert!
LULA HOUP GAROUReigning Queen of the Hooptease!
MISS KISS KISSMaking her Burlesque Debut!
NAUGHTY NATANYAThe Grand Dame of the Kiss Kiss Stage!
SIREN JINXResident DJ and Electro-Queen!
TITI TOUCHEThis Midwestern Girl will Break Hearts!

Performances will feature comedic musical accompaniment by Ken Raabe on guitar, Mike Gallinari on bass and Mazurka Wojciechowska and her incredible accordion skills. Each performance will also feature special guest stars trained in the acrobatic, magical and musical arts, including the Amazing Tomas!

The Kiss Kiss Cabaret is produced and directed by Chris O. Biddle, with choreography by Erica Reid, and technical assistance by Greg Inda.

Opening February 4, 2011 (with previews January 14, 21 & 28).

Fridays @ 11pm in an Open Run.

Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N Lincoln Ave (2 blocks south of Fullerton Ave), Chicago, IL 60614.

$15 tickets will be available at 773.404.7336 or GreenhouseTheater.org.

For more information, visit KissKissCabaret.com.

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