Monday, September 13, 2010


(NOTE: All photos here are by K Leo,

Chicago, IL (October 8 – 30, 2010): Oh-a-no! Super Mario Bros. was originally released in Japan on September 13, 1985. And today, the 25th anniversary of that release, Gorilla Tango Theatre is proud to add to its legacy by announcing a hilarious romp through video games past and present: BOOBS AND GOOMBAS: A SUPER MARIO BURLESQUE, performing Fridays and Saturdays at 11pm, October 8 – 30, 2010 at Gorilla Tango Theatre, 1919 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago 60647. Tickets are only $15; to purchase tickets call 773-598-4549 or visit Ages 18 and over.

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!!!

Featuring Chicago favorite Coo d'Twat as Mario, and Lily e'Claire (a recent import from the Champaign burlesque scene) as Luigi, this mix of classic burlesque "gimmicks" and beloved Mario "bad guys" will also introduce six new performers to Chicago burlesque fans as Penelope Paddedbustle, Coco Rufus, Diva LaVida, Hazel Hellbender, Lacey Lay, and Sweet Ginger Rose make their debut on the Gorilla Tango stage.

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.

BOOBS AND GOOMBAS: A SUPER MARIO BURLESQUE was written and directed by MsPixy. Local Chicago ecdysiast and burlesque hostess MsPixy is best know for her saucy stripteases, sardonic send-ups, and whiplash wit when behind the mic. A founding member of The Belmont Burlesque Revue (now in its 7th year of a delightful open run), MsPixy is known affectionately to her fellow Belmont Bombshells as "The Funny One." In addition to her monthly performances with Belmont Burlesque, MsPixy has performed with Vaudezilla Productions, Girlie-Q, Ties and Tassels, Varietease Cabaret, and acted as the Director of Education for the Windy City Burlesque Fest, at which she also hosted and performed. In her secret "real" life, MsPixy holds a degree in Directing, a minor in Dance, and is an improvisor and sketchwriter with training from Second City and ComdeySports.

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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