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Jeezy’s Juke Joint Workshops – Learn from the Best in the Biz!

Jeezy’s Juke Joint Workshops March 16, 2019 | 4445 South King Drive Jeezy’s Juke Joint is proud to present a variety of workshops taught by our award winning cast members as apart of our 8th Annual Weekender. 10:30 am – 11:30 am | Missa Blue | Burlesque Business – Manage yourself to the top! |$15 ​ You want to turn up confident and prepared at every gig?  Missa teaches you everything you need to know behind the scenes: From the secret of being an enchanting backstage buddy over how to prep and conduct your tech & light rehearsal ending with do and dont’s during showtime. In the second part of the workshop MisSa gives deeper insights about building an appealing online presence and what social media can do for you. 11:45 am – 12:45 pm | Lou Lou la Duchesse de Rière | The Getdown | $15 ​ The getdown (advanced floorwork): Learn the art of the get down with Lou Lou la Duchesse de Rière in her floorwork master class. Perfect your dips dives …

Goodbye February, Hello Spring?!

February is too short! But I feel like it just means that spring is around the corner. I’m wrapping up this month with a night of cabaret at The Darling Chicago, then kicking off March in Indianapolis at FrontRow Paul’s Burlesque Bonanaza! March is pretty booked as we lead up to the 8th annual Jeezy’s Juke Joint: A Black Burly-Q March 14th-16th, but I’m also adding some new-to-me shows around Chicago. Check it out! Wed 2/27 – 8pm – The Darling Chicago Sat 3/2 INDIANAPOLIS – 8pm – FrontRow Paul’s Burlesque Bonanza Sun 3/3 – 3pm – Sunday Social at Meeting House Tavern *NEW! Tue 3/5 – 9pm – Fat Tuesday at Ina Mae Tavern Wed 3/6 – 8pm – Bad Taste at Charnel House *NEW! Thu 3/7 – 9pm – Mardi Gras Unbridled at Untitled Tue 3/12 – 8pm – Parlor Tricks Burlesque at Heritage Restaurant 3/14-16 – 8th annual Jeezy’s Juke Joint: A Black Burly-Q Festival Tue 3/19 – 8pm – The Darling Chicago In addition to performing I’m also in the thick of …

The Vertical Sideshow presents “GISELLE” July 28th-29th (CHICAGO)

The Vertical Sideshow July 28 & 29 @ 10pm at Uptown Underground $20 – $25 TICKETS: https://www.uptownunderground.net/verticalsideshow Scandal sweeps Uptown Underground this July with a shocking twist on a classic fateful ballet.  The ugly death of a lovely girl. But who’s to blame for our dear departed –  Drowned in shame and broken-hearted? A shocking and all too soon farewell,  An unfair fate for the fair Giselle.” Giselle” is an age-old story ripped from the headlines steeped in torrid love triangles, celebrity rivalries, and tragic consequences. The Vertical Side Show brings its own brand of tabloid sensationalism with a touch of burlesque, dance, circus acts, and dark humor.    The Vertical Side Show is a non-stop, fully immersive mash-up of music, dance, burlesque, theater, drag, and circus arts. Every show is different and features a wide range of performance styles keeping the audience guessing what’s coming next and where to look. The Vertical Side Show showcases multiple award-winning performers linked together in a seamless neo-vintage narrative that has been described as “gonzo” and “sleekly sensual”