Monday, May 23, 2011

June 2011 Shows at Gorilla Tango

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Gorilla Tango June 2011 CALENDAR LISTINGS:

Boobs and Goombas: A Super Mario Burlesque (NEW: OPEN RUN!)

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/Geek Girl Burlesque.
Fridays and Saturdays at 11pm. Tickets are $20.

Gleeks and Freaks: A Glee Burlesque Musical (NEW: EXTENDED RUN!)

Geek Girl Burlesque, the people that brought you "Boobs & Goombas: A Super Mario Burlesque," present GLEEKS & FREAKS: A GLEE BURLESQUE MUSICAL. In this burlesque parody you’ll see everyone’s favorite misfits as they try to come up with the perfect fundraiser to get to Nationals. Will their new-found acceptance of their hotness be enough to get them to the competition and finally show the Cheerios what they are made of? With favorite songs from the television show performed live and choreography by Ellen Domonkos ("Whack: The Tonya Harding & Nancy Kerrigan Story, A Karaoke Musical" and The Flaming Dames), this show is sure to make even Coach Sue crack a smile. Ages 18 and over only.
Produced by GTT/Geek Girl Burlesque.
Wednesdays at 9:30pm, through June 29, 2011. Tickets are $15.

That New Show (Continuing)
"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 8pm, May 3 – June 28, 2011. FREE.

You’re Being Ridiculous (Continuing)
You're Being Ridiculous is a collection of embarrassing stories written and performed by the people who lived them. What could be more embarrassing and entertaining than hot dogs, Lindsay Lohan, bathing suits and big booty? Come see You're Being Ridiculous and you'll realize...not much.
Produced by Salon des Refuses
Fridays at 7:30pm, May 6 – June 3, 2011. Tickets are $15.

Side Hustle
Two physically stunning performers explore a bold new form of comedy that is written down beforehand. Will their blend of spoken scenes and silent sketches amuse more people than themselves? Sure! "Side Hustle" features forty odd minutes of the best sketches in Chicago at this particular time and location.
"Side Hustle" featuring Brett Schneider and Michael Levine.
Produced by Brett Schneider.
Thursdays at 8pm, June 2 – 23, 2011. Tickets are $10.

Fellowship Of The Boobs: An LOTR, WoW, D&D, RPG Burlesque
A Lord of the Rings, World of Warcraft, Dungeons & Dragons, Role Playing Game Burlesque
In the beginning there was the Bosom, and from the Bosom sprang forth the ancestors of the Four Buxom Warriors. In this burlesque send-up of all things Fantasy, we join Bruste Oakentits (a Dwarf), Isdra Silverbosom (an Elf), Pectus Ironchest (an Amazon Warrior) and a mysterious Fourth Companion as they journey over sea, under mountain, and right out of their semi-protective armor. Will there be Epic Battles? You betcha. Wit and Wizardy? In spades. Sassy, Sexy, and Sultry Striptease? Quite possibly more than your Bag of Holding can handle. A great show for anyone who's ever wondered what that Birch Nymph is hiding under her sexy bark, just how much mischief a Dwarf can get up to inside a Faerie Ring, or really, for anyone that's ever seen a movie with a dragon in it and happens to like boobs. 18 and over only.
Created and directed by MsPixy, the force behind Boobs and Goombas: A Super Mario Burlesque.
Produced by GTT and Geek Girl Burlesque.
Thursdays at 9:30pm, June 2 – August 25, 2011. Tickets are $15.

$1000 GTT Sketch Thing
Voting, America’s favorite pastime, returns to GTT… sketch competition style. Come vote for your favorite sketch group as they attempt to win $1,000, a show at GTT, and a giant 7 pound, 16 inch hot dog from! Be there, or watch reruns on TV.
Produced by GTT.
Fridays and Saturdays at 9:30pm, June 3 – 17; Saturday June 18 at 6:30pm; and final rounds on Friday June 24 at 7:30pm and Saturday, June 25 at 9:30pm. Tickets are $10.

Circus Cats of Chicago featuring the Amazing AcroCats
The Acro-Cats: As seen on Must Love Cats, the new show on Animal Planet.
Our fantastic felines will amuse and amaze as they ride skateboards, roll barrels, ring bells, push carts, walk the high wire, climb ropes, jump through hoops, and more! These cats even play in a band! Meet the 'Rock-Cats'...a trio of talented felines on drums, guitar and piano. The 'Acro-Cats' have appeared on 190 North, WGN, America's Got Talent, CBS and more.
Don't miss your chance to meet them live and in Purrson.
Produced by Samantha Martin.
Saturday, June 4, 2011 at 2pm and 4pm. Tickets are $18.

The Boarhound and The Boar
Reminiscent of early Tennessee Williams, "The Boarhound and The Boar" is set at the height of a bitter rivalry between two brothers, Larry and Glen, resulting in Glen’s death. In the wake of the tragedy, a detective attempts to collect the facts from Larry, while the memory of Glen returns to even the score. This psychological crime drama is fast paced and, at times, darkly comedic; it hints at the circular nature of mistakes and the power of redemption.
Produced by Patti Feinstein
Saturdays at 8pm, June 4 & 11; Saturday, June 18 at 9:30pm; and Saturday, June 25 at 6pm. Tickets are $15.

In this hour long comedy men are losing the battle of the sexes. This play flips stereotypes on their head as women are no longer battling for the old things and have upped the scale. Women have united together under the "National Organization of Women" to guarantee themselves a happy ending. While men are left in the trenches battling to catch up just to be able to date. Should you have the right to be happily ever after? Yes, according to NOW!
Written by Ed Toolis.
Produced and Directed by Kris Kontour.
Wednesdays at 8pm, June 8 – 29, 2011. Tickets are $12.

Astronaut Theatre
The Astronaut Theatre is a sketch comedy show like you've never experienced in Chicago. Boston College alumni : George Apfelbach, Caitlin Fitzgibbons, George Jasinski, Sean Kane, KK Apple, and Tien Tran are the writers and performers.
Produced by Astronaut Theatre
Friday, June 10, 2011 at 8pm. Tickets are $10.

Directed by Brian Fruits
Written by Suzan-Lori Parks
The Just Passing By Theatre Company stages a story of two brothers, Lincoln and Booth, who are in constant need of one another while dealing with the hand of cards they were dealt. A truly powerful story featuring Jared Williams and Chas Howard.
Stage managed by Lisa Weber.
Produced by The Just Passing By Theatre Company.
Sundays at 1pm, June 12 – 26, 2011. Tickets are $20.

Teddy Bears
In the not so distant future, humans have taken to the practice of placing pieces of their souls in inanimate objects. This is the story of a girl named Melanie and her teenage friends at a rehab center as they try to find their place in reality after each has undergone a traumatizing experience in which the corporeal objects attached to their souls were damaged.
Produced by Katie Royer.
Friday and Saturday at 8pm, June 17 & 18, 2011. Tickets are $15.

Life During School Time
Remember the kid who laughed so hard at lunch that milk came out of his nose? Or the time we put our math teacher's desk in the boy's bathroom? Relive it in this student written musical! Directed by Anthony Whitaker. Produced by GTT.
Saturdays and Sundays at 4pm, June 18 – 26, 2011. Tickets are $12.

Puppet Meltdown
So you think you know puppets? Well Sea Beast Puppet Company has teamed up with the Chicago Puppetry Guild to challenge everything you know about those loveable fleece and foam characters. “Puppet Meltdown” an evening of adult puppetry showcasing a wide range of short puppet pieces from artists all around the Chicagoland area. So come on out for an evening of hilarious, outrageous, naughty, poignant, absurd and unusual puppetry guaranteed to change the way you think about puppets.
Produced by The Chicago Puppetry Guild.
Friday, June 24, 2011 at 9pm. Tickets are $12.

The Karaoke Artist
After a karaoke performance gone bad, Skip Anderson must face his greatest fears by pursuing the National Karaoke Championship, where through his journey he discovers there's more to life than winning.
Produced by Aaron Lucas.
Saturday, June 25 at 2pm; Saturday, July 2 at 5:30pm; Friday, July 8 at 7:30pm; and Saturday, July 16 at 6pm. Tickets are $15.

Critically acclaimed one woman show that takes us into the journey of what it’s like to be caught between three different cultures that of the hearing world, that of the deaf world and that of the CODA world. Learn how she coped with relaying sensitive information and the love/hate relationship she had with the phone.
Performed in American Sign Language and voice interpreted. It's like subtitles for your ears.
Produced by Lisa Callsen
Saturday, June 25, 2011 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $15.

"Philosophy", a two act play, focuses on two people: Dawn and Patrick. Dawn is a young woman and recent college graduate on a search for self-awareness while Patrick, a less-young man, is an armchair philosopher whose cynicism makes him withdraw from things like love. When the two meet at a book club meeting, they hit it off with philosophical discussions about God, fate and meaning. Dawn is eager to push their relationship forward, but Patrick is cynical and heartbroken, and resists, causing their frequent philosophical chats to take an unexpected turn.
Produced by Manoela Wunder.
Sunday, June 26, 2011 at 6pm. Tickets are $15.

Brief Looks From the Afterglow
Set in the post-apocalyptic north woods, a girl returns home to her Father’s cabin only to find a few straggling survivors. When one of them falls injured the watchful eyes of Hell become fixed upon them all and their safe haven is compromised. In Brief Look From The Afterglow, faith is questions, secrets are revealed, and the end is near.
Produced by Cold Basement Dramatics.
Thursday – Saturday at 7:30pm, June 30 – July 2, 2011. Tickets are $10.

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

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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