COME OUT pride weekend to our second annual queer prom, Under the Sea. A portion of the proceeds benefit Beyondmedia Education.
Starring Chicago's hottest cast of queer burlesque performers & straight eye candy and featuring special musical guests Miss Derringer (http://www.myspace.com/missderringer). DJ Sky will be spinning hot prom hits all night!
The Hotties: Coo D'Twat, Cruel Valentine, Dee Dee & Irma, Elena, Leslie Lee, Lula Houp-Garou, Lyra Belecqua, Plucky Rosenthal, The Revelettes, Salome Slaughter, Siren Jinx Twister Storm and Viva La Muerte.
Hosted by the Great Chicago Fire, Ms. Bea Haven.
Dress in creative and sexy prom attire and enter the Prom "King" & "Queen" contest! Also featuring dancing, a mailbox game, a raffle with hot prizes and more.
Saturday, June 27th, 2009
2011 W. North Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647
$10 at the door
For more information, visit Girlie-Q's all new website at htp://www.girlieq.net!
Girlie-Q Productions is the latest, greatest incarnation of the series of Girlie-Q shows produced and directed by Jeanne Theresa Newman, aka Ms. Bea Haven. With a keen curatorial eye, high production values, and a queer campy sensibility, Girlie-Q brings performance that titillates, entertains, and makes you think. Our shows have been in production since 2003, making them the among the longest-running in Chicago today.
Featuring some of the edgiest burlesque, modern dance, live music, and variety performance in town, the Girlie-Q is the alternative to mainstream burlesque. The show mixes drag, striptease, dance, comedy and radical sexual art with "lowbrow" performance interests. They regularly dig up the strange, the bizarre and the fantastic for an unforgettable evening.
Press for Girlie-Q
"Audiences bored with vanilla strip tease will not be disappointed...If you like burlesque and you're not boring, check out a queer show. It's funnier, dirtier, and the main course is still mams and gams!"
-Being Totally Sweet in Chicago
Time Out Critic's Pick
Metromix/Red Eye's Best Bets (for things to do that day)1/5/08, 5/10/08, 6/28/08, 10/11/08, 2/7/09, 5/12/09
Metromix/Red Eye's Best Bets for Pride 2008
"...providing bawdy fun for a sophisticated crowd"
The L Word, Metromix.com
"My number one choice is Girlie-Q."
Chicago Theater Critic Johnathan Abarbanel on
"For the very adult!" Lin Bremer, Bremer's Best, WXRT-FM
"Great Energy! Bravo! â€¦Highly Recommended"
-Ray's Guide to Chicago Area Burlesque
FOR THE STRAIGHTS:
"One note about queer burlesque for the straight and uninitiated: the acts may sometimes have feminist overtones, but they still consist of sexy women (sometimes more than one!) taking their clothes off and should be anticipated more than feared."-Ray's Guide to Chicago Area Burlesque