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08 - Feb
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Where:Links Hall, 3111 N Western Ave, Chicago, Illinois, United States, 60618
Scandal sweeps Links Hall with a shocking twist on a classic fateful ballet. 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, drag, and dark humor. "Scandals sweep and rumors swirl'Round 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." Performers Alexis Bevels, Ray Gunn, Bazuka Joe, Midnite Martini, Camille Leon, Cal O'Lily, Otter Chaos, Willy LaQueue, Dahlia Fatale, Tana the Tattoed Lady, Nicole Lynn Fox, Lou Lou LaVois, Nikki Palumbo, Olivia Cucco Performer Bios Chris McCray (aka Ray Gunn) - Artistic Director- has been making audiences submit to his dirty imagination throughout  cities nationally and internationally, including Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and throughout Europe since 2009. This sinful assassin is 1/3 of the award-winning, male burlesque troupe "The Stage Door Johnnies" and has consistently ranked among the top 20 in 21st Century Burlesque Magazine's annual list of the Top 50 Burlesque Performers in the world. In 2013, Ray was crowned King of Burlesque at the Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas. Former Artistic Director of Chicago Dance Crash and Corpo Dance Company, Chris is trained in contemporary dance, acrobatics, capoeira, and pole arts. Ken Gasch (aka Bazuka Joe) - Co-Director - is one third of The Stage Door Johnnies from Chicago, named Burlesque Hall of Fame "Best Group 2011". Bazuka headlines and tours throughout the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and Europe and has been listed in the Top 50 Burlesque Performers in the world for 7 years consecutively. Trained in contemporary, classical, and jazz dance, theater, and vault staff he is a seasoned teacher and instr
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