Boobs of the Dead: A Walking Dead Burlesque Review Round-Up

It's been an amazing week. The show opened to sold our houses, and is continuing to sell amazingly. Not only that, we are getting great reviews! I am so proud of myself and of the whole team and cast. This was was a blast to work on, and it was so exciting to watch the audience respond so well to it on opening night. I love the cast and crew, and everyone is really doing an amazing job.

I am going to list links and key parts of some reviews that are floating around out there, focusing on the choreography. For the full review, click the link!

Chicago Reader (I posted this yesterday, but am so happy, that I will again):
Gorilla Tango burlesques are always smart and playful, but this edition shows a developing sophistication. The dancers are more confident, Erica Reid's choreography is more resourceful (starting with an awfully sexy reverse strip and culminating in a full-out production number), and, um, standout performances are getting more common.
Rock 'n Roll Ghost:
To defeat the burlesque zombies, the survivors decide to disguise themselves as the undead.  This infiltration leads to a dance number I should have not been surprised by, but was, and delightfully so (I won't ruin it for you).
The Examiner:
Eventually just about everyone gets infected and the show turns into a huge ensemble dance routine. First, they stripped to AC/DC's "Highway to Hell" and then an absolutely awesome Michael Jackson, "Thriller" bit complete with the iconic zombie dance from the original music video.
Chicago Now:
Choreography was amazing, and as Count and I were actually seated next to the choreographer, we knew who to thank ;). Anyway, the girls never missed a beat and the dance number at the end was a complete surprise.
Zombie Blog:
Well-choreographed and cleverly plotted, the story will be familiar to fans of the graphic novel and AMC series, but just as enjoyable to somebody coming to it cold....I was genuinely impressed with how the writers of the show found ways to take memorable scenes from the show and transform them into burlesque dances.  Who would imagine Rick's awakening in his hospital bed, removing his IV tubes, and putting on his sheriff's uniform as an occasion for a sexy striptease?  Well, the creators of this show did, and thank goodness they did, because it's sexy and fun and works really well.
Chicago Burlesque:
I won't tell you what happened to the poor Horse, but let me tell you, it was quite sexy!...Unfortunately, [the CDC official's] not as safe as he thought, and someone's hand gets eaten throughout the course of a very nicely choreographed invasion dance number!...The finale group number is an absolutely perfect culmination of everything Zombie, Sparkles and Horror. Let's just say, a very famous glove is involved.

Also, Paper Dragon Ink. We're also in print in the Red Eye today (below)! Plus, the Time Out Blurb last week. SO EXCITING!!! Get your tickets while you can--they won't last long!!



Congrats to you and everyone involved! So wish we could see it!

WOWZERS!!!!you must be walking on air after all of those great comments about the choreography!!! I so wish I could see it!!!!!!

I want to come see it!!!

I wish y'all could come see it too!

All the way from Morocco, I'm so proud of you!