Boobs of the Dead Opens 2 Weeks from Today!

And I am so excited about it! The ladies are really kicking ass, and last night, I laughed so hard the whole way through the run through. Everyone is doing an amazing job: the actors, the writer/director, costumer/stage manager, tech guy, everyone!  I'm really having a ball working on the show.

Here's the press release, and some photos!

Press Contact: Kelly Williams, Marketing & PR Coordinator,, (773) 598-4549
Audience Contact:: Gorilla Tango Theatre BUCKTOWN (1919 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago IL 60647), (773)

Hottest. Apocalypse. Ever.

All photos by K Leo (; more photos available upon request.

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Chicago, IL (October 2012): Soft, eerie moans. The relentless approach of shuffling footsteps. And glitter. So. Much. Glitter. 

Just in time for Halloween, Gorilla Tango Burlesque presents BOOBS OF THE DEAD: A WALKING DEAD BURLESQUE, the latest in a long line of unique and immensely popular scripted burlesque parodies. On stage in October ONLY, this silly, sexy Zombie-filled romp comes to life Fridays at 9pm and Saturdays at 11:59pm, October 5-27, 2012, with a special final performance on Wednesday, October 31st at 9pm (1919 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago IL 60647). Tickets are $20; 18 and over only. Advance purchase highly recommended (tickets are already selling strong!) at or by phone at 773-598-4549.

You may have encountered their viral (pun intended) marketing in the form of Facebook updates from the fictional Chicago CDC which have been charting the spread of "virus B1Z3" since early August with warnings that "virus-carriers have been observed performing elaborate dance routines while removing sequined corsetry before committing heinous assaults on confused onlookers," and, "One of the greatest dangers is that the infected show no visible signs of boas, pasties or high heels for the first 6 hours of infection... while they appear perfectly normal and super sexy they remain dangerous, and citizens should watch for these subtle signs and remain at a safe distance."


Featuring such familiar zombie-genre archetypes as Sheriff, Wife Lady, Old Dude, Best Friend and Southern Guy, this slyly satirical exhibition of reanimated flesh will appeal to any audience seeking some glittery gore for the spooky season. One doesn't have to be a fan of the television series to recognize the sexual tension between Wife Lady and Best Friend or enjoy Sheriff's encounter with an attractively anthropomorphic horse.

Written and directed by internationally renowned fine art photographer K Leo, and with choreography by Erica Reid (the creative force behind burlesque numbers performed by some of Chicago's most well known "classic" troupes such as Kiss Kiss Cabaret and the Belmont Burlesque Revue) this show promises to be one of the hottest tickets of Chicago's October offerings--so take our advice and get them now (before they get you!)

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Written and Directed by K Leo
Choreographed by Erica Reid
Costumes by Rafaela Valderrama 
Featuring: Paly Flames as the CDC Official, Alexis Rex as the Sheriff, Slightly Spitfire as Southern Guy, Roxi La Rue as Old Dude, Devyn DeViante as Wife Lady, Helena Handbasket as Best Friend, Duchess Daffnie as a Burlesque Zombie Alpha and Honey Cha-Cha as Burlesque Zombie Beta.

BOOBS OF THE DEAD: The apocalypse has never been hotter.


Over the past two years, Gorilla Tango Burlesque has gone from the debut of the surprise hit "Boobs & Goombas: A Super Mario Burlesque" in October 2010 to a local burlesque/comedy powerhouse with literally thousands of audience members through the door to see unique burlesque parodies of everything from Star Wars to Indiana Jones, from superheroes to 1990s pop-culture phenomena -- and that's just a small selection of what they have available for-- as their slogan states-- "the Discerning Nerd." GTB recently debuted HOLY BOUNCING BOOBIES: A BATMAN BURLESQUE at its new venue, Gorilla Tango's Skokie Theatre (7924 Lincoln Avenue, Skokie IL 60077) and look for THE EMPIRE BRINGS SEXY BACK: A STAR WARS SEQUEL this November!

For more information or to schedule a review, please contact Kelly Williams, or 773-598-4549.
Gorilla Tango Theatre (GTT) provides year-round theatrical venues where audiences of all ages can consistently go to see a wide variety of talented artists. GTT exists to provide artists with an opportunity to produce their work in professional environment. GTT was created by Dan Abbate and boasts two venues: an 80-seat performance space in Bucktown and a 150-seat performance space in Skokie. GTT Bucktown 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 Blue Line stop and the #49 Western, #73 Armitage and #56 Milwaukee buses. Street parking is readily available.  Gorilla Tango's Skokie Theatre is located in the heart of Downtown Skokie; street and lot parking available. With shows for all ages, all GTT performances are on a rating system, similar to the one used in movie theatres. GTT offers a variety of affordable beer and wine for purchase. Consult the website for show details, rating information, tickets, and more. - 773.598.4549
1919 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, IL 60647
7924 Lincoln Ave. Skokie, IL 60077