If you're looking for an offbeat date night or a fab girls night out, head over to Gorilla Tango Theatre (1919 N. Milwaukee Ave.) and catch a burlesque show starring GTB - Gorilla Tango Burlesque - the acclaimed troupe of outrageously sexy and fun performers. Their latest hit - Boobs on Endor: A Return of the Jedi Burlesque - offers an entirely new and campy take on the Star Wars franchise. You'll never look at the saga of the Ewoks in the same way again.
Billing their hilarious shows as "Provocative Parody for the Discerning Nerd," GTB celebrates funny, sexy women of all shapes and sizes in a fusion of parody and burlesque, bringing out the fun in sexy and representing Chicago theater at its kookiest best. And the cozy Gorilla Tango Theater doubles the fun by encouraging audience participation and laughter.
Boobs on Endor: A Return of the Jedi Burlesque is a raucously funny burlesque spoof of Star Wars: Episode VI, Return of the Jedi; Director and local ecdysiast Nicole Keating explains, "We took what we love about Return of the Jedi and mashed it up with what we love about burlesque. That means fast-paced action, self-important Ewoks, and good versus evil - all delivered with a wink and a smile and a burst of glitter!"
GTB offers a variety of shows that will satisfy your inner sexy nerd - or attraction to a sexy nerd - from Star Wars to LOTR and more. And if you're really intrigued by Burlesque - why not consider taking some Burlesque classes? At Chicago's very own Vaudezilla, you can learn to shake and shimmy and definitively let go of any lingering body image issues.
Boobs on Endor: A Return of the Jedi Burlesque is now showing on Saturdays at 10:30pm at Gorilla Tango Theatre Bucktown (1919 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago IL 60647). Tickets are $22-28; 18 and over only. Advance purchase recommended: www.gorillatango.com/endor or 773-598-4549.