Vaudeville & Vixens
by the Piccolo Theatre Ensemble
Directed by John Szostek and Vanessa Hughes
September 14 – October 4, 2008
Inspired by the enthusiastic audience response to Piccolo Theatre's Commedia dell'Arte, British Pantos and sketch comedy, the ensemble taps into the creative vitality of American Vaudeville and Burlesque with "Vaudeville and Vixens."
Piccolo's intimate space has been transformed into a luxurious and plush night club atmosphere to set the tone for a vivid evening of song and dance numbers, bawdy comedy sketches, magic and variety acts, and authentic Vaudeville comedy. Audiences are in for an evening of glittering costumes, gorgeous girls, great guffaws, and gregarious fun. Tres chaud!
Here's what our critics say:
"100 percent entertainment. The dancers are sexy and talented." -Stan Golovchuk, Loyola Phoenix
Ken Raabe fills the role of the "dirty old man" and he couldn't have done it any better. With an impressive skill in sound effects and voice manipulation, Raabe graces the show with his own unique brand of funny." – Stan Golovchuk, Loyola Phoenix
"If you're a sucker for vaudeville, this is comic catnip." – Lawrence Bommer, Chicago Reader