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Gorilla Tango January 2011 Listings

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January 2011 Calendar Listings:

BOOBS AND GOOMBAS: A SUPER MARIO BURLESQUE - Extended AGAIN By Popular Demand! (Continuing)
Oh-a-no! 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!!!
Ages 18 and over only.
Produced by GTT.
Fridays and Saturdays at 11pm, January 7 - 29, 2011. Tickets are $15.

Open Mic Tuesdays (New Listing)
Tuesday is a notoriously bad TV night… so get off the couch and come over to GTT to watch an ever changing line up of comedians test out their material.
Produced by GTT.
Tuesdays at 8pm, January 4 - 25, 2011. This is a free show.

$1,000 GTT Improv Thing
Voting, America’s favorite pastime, returns to GTT… Improv competition style. Come vote for your favorite improv group as they attempt to win $1,000, a Nintendo Wii, a performance slot in the Chicago Improv Festival, and a 7 pound, 16 inch hot dog from www.bighotdog.com! Be there, or be un-American.
Produced by GTT.
Fridays and Saturdays at 9:30pm January 7 - 28, 2011; grand finale on Saturday, January 29, 2011 at 6pm. Tickets are $10.
Confessions Of A Chubby Tomboy
In this one-person stand up comedy, character monologues, and music filled show, Stacey Smith will hilariously discuss her trials and tribulations of being an awkward, overweight tomboy blooming into a stage that... somewhat resembles womanhood.
Produced by Jonald Reyes.
Friday, January 7, 2011 at 8pm. Tickets are $10.

The Deli
A Satire Of Life
A stage production of a different kind! Long time Chicago comedian and radio personality is bringing stage comedy to a new level. Joe Sipari has just began production of "The Deli - A satire of life." Set in a Chicago Deli, best described as Super Bad meets Raging Bull, The Deli promises to be the break out stage comedy of 2011. Think Second City fused with Zanies and some spice thrown in!
Produced by Joseph Sipari.
Saturdays at 8pm, January 8 - 22, 2011; Saturdays at 9:30pm, February 5 - March 5, 2011. Tickets are $15.

That New Show
"That New Show" features Gorilla Tango's two new improv teams and a featured visiting group performing a free show each week.
Produced by Travis Tack and GTT.
Tuesdays at 9:30pm January 11 - February 22, 2011. This is a free show.

PORQUE NO COMES is a semi-falsified, autobiographical, one-man performance by Lupe Sanchez as himself. This is a comedic story about a Latino boy growing up in a white suburb, and his spiritual journey to find understanding for the occurrences in his life while discovering his identity.
Produced by Lupe Sanchez.
Friday, January 14, 2011 at 8pm. Tickets are $10.

The Last Word
It's Open Mic Night at the Sinclaire Lounge, where regulars Grace, Libby and Trish have gathered to bid a fond farewell to their late hostess, Mandy Sinclaire. The ladies are in for a performance of epic proportions when Mandy herself attends, and she is not happy. The Last Word marks the world premiere of the winning production from Gorilla's Tango Theatre's own $600 Actor/Writer Competition.
Produced by GTT.
Mondays at 8pm, January 17 – 31, 2011. Tickets are $12.

The Saga of Sablewood Manor
The winners of GTT's $600 Actor/ Writer Thing bring their original show about a fivesome of feisty oldsters brewing up wacky schemes to keeps their beloved retirement home from closing
to Gorilla Tango Theatre's stage!
Produced by GTT .
Mondays at 9:30pm, January 17 - 31, 2011. Tickets are $12.

On the Possibility of Romancing a Stone
A woman embarks on an epic love affair with a boulder. Another woman observes the entire affair from a distance, every day becoming more obsessed with what she's watching. On the Possibility... is an absurd drama that explores questions of intimacy, loneliness, desire, and, well, the possibility of romancing a stone. By: Martin Zimmerman
Produced by Gretchen Wright.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at 8pm; Thursday, January 20, 2011 at 8pm; Friday, January 21, 2011 at 8pm. Tickets are $10.

An evening of stand up comedy featuring husband and wife comic team, Steve Himmelman and Hollie Himmelman.
Produced by Himmelmania Productions.
Saturday, January 22, 2011 at 6pm. Tickets are $12.

Secret Stash
As the first official independent production of Cold Basement Dramatics, SECRET STASH presents six original ten minute plays surrounding our mission statement: "The things we hide from ourselves and others." Featuring work from several of Chicago's finest up and coming playwrights, actors and directors. What secrets will be revealed? One way to find out. Don't miss your chance to see six great plays all for the price of one ticket!
Produced by Jack M. Bourgeois.
Thursday, January 27, 2011 at 7:30pm; Friday, January 28, 2011 at 7:30pm; Saturday, January 29, 2011 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $10.

Big Hot Dog Variety Show
Hold on to your buns! Gorilla Tango Novelty Meats, LLC makers of 7lb, 16'' Big Hot Dog and Big Bratwurst are thrilled to present a Variety Show of proportions nearly as epic as the encased meats for which they are famous. The Big Hot Dog Variety Show is a quirky, frantically-paced program, featuring acts which take a modern approach to classic vaudeville, circus, and burlesque performances. Every show ticket includes an entry into a raffle to win a big wiener of your very own!
Produced by Chrysteena Lairamore.
Thursday, January 27, 2011 at 9:30pm. Tickets are $10.

The SufferJets Present: Rachael’s Birthday!
If you HATE women, you'll LOVE this show! The SufferJets, an all lady improv/sketch troupe, offer up their scathing take on the world, pop-culture, and old person sex. They've been tweeted about by the likes of Perez Hilton and their mothers... and now it's one of their birthdays and YOU are invited! Congrats.
Produced by The SufferJets.
Saturday, January 29, 2011 at 4:30pm. Tickets are $10.

All performances take place at:
Gorilla Tango Theatre
1919 N. Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, IL 60647
Visit www.gorillatango.com or call 773-598-4549 for tickets and more information.
Audience contact: 773-598-4549, info@gorillatango.com

Gorilla Tango Theatre 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 stop on the O’Hare Blue Line and the #49 Western, #73 Armitage and #56 Milwaukee buses. Street parking is readily available. GTT offers a variety of affordable ($3-$8) beer and wine for purchase.

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