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Saturday, August 23rd, 2008
2:29 pm - Hot! Hot! Hot! The Belmont Burlesque Revue! *TONIGHT*

Oh, it's the dog days of summer indeed, my sweaty friends, but here at the Belmont Burlesque Revue, we've got the solution. Your Belmont Bombshells have been burning it up all month so that you can enjoy August's fabulous revue in the refreshing atmosphere of our air conditioned theater. So bring along a frosty brew and your coolest pals to the Belmont Burlesque Revue on August 23rd at midnight! Here are a few of the treats we've got in store!

SEE! Lady Annabelle debut a brand new tease!
SEE! Special guest Danielle Meijer perform a sinuous Indonesian bellydance!
SEE! Girls Eating Fruit!

Plus, as always, the tuneful crooning of your host, Jack Midnight and the hilarious comedy of Bryan Bowden!

Can you stand the heat? Come find out!

WHEN: Saturday, AUGUST 23rd, mere moments after midnight.
WHERE: The Playground Theater, 3209 N. Halsted Ave.
HOW MUCH: Always $10. So swell!
RESERVATIONS?: Yes! Tickets are available for pre-sale purchase on-line at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/15437, or at the door on the night of the show.
PARKING?: Not so much. Hop the train to the Belmont Red/Brown line and sneer at all the car-jockies as you enjoy your brief two-block hike.
CAN I SEE YOU, LIKE, NOW?: You can see parts of us...at www.belmontburlesque.com!

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Saturday, June 21st, 2008
9:42 am - You’re Getting Warmer...at the Belmont Burlesque Revue *6/28*

It's here. It's finally here.

Summer in Chicago, and the Belmont Bombshells are loving it. All day we lounge about languidly in our lightest lingerie. We spritz ourselves with misters, fan ourselves with feathers, and generously help one another apply sunscreen from head to toe.

Of course, all of this happens in the heat of the day. The second the last sliver of sun slides below the horizon, your Belmont Bombshells bounce to their feet and begin to boisterously bump and grind!

So join us on Saturday, June 28th at Midnight for a glimpse into the sizzling summer world of the Bombshells. This month we're featuring the toe tappin' tease of Chee-Chee Claquette, hilarious comedy by Dan Telfer, the astonishing magic of The Amazing Tomas, the June croonery of host Jack Midnight and much more!


See! Lady Annabelle, a dame so sultry even the air conditioner will need a cigarette!
See! Your Belmont Bombshells debut a brand spankin' new group strip guaranteed to raise your temperature!
See! MsPixy perform the world's hottest hoedown!


WHEN: Saturday, June 28th, at MIDNIGHT!
WHERE: The Playground Theater, at 3209 N. Halsted.
HOW MUCH: Only $10 measly smackeroos!
I WANT TO BUY TIX IN ADVANCE!: Very smart! You can do so here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/15437
IS THERE PARKING?: It's Pride weekend, so no. We suggest taking the Red or Brown line to the Belmont stop--we're only a 2 block walk from there! (And, given that it *is* Pride weekend, it may be the most fascinating and educational two block walk you take this month...)
I LIKE BEERS: Our theater is BYOB--are you over 21? Inebriate away!
I LIKE TO KILL TIME INSTEAD OF DOING WORK: That's why we have a website. Stop by www.belmontburlesque.com!

Well, we have to get back to rubbing ourselves down with ice cubes. But we do look so forward to seeing y'all at the show!

Languidly Yours,
The Belmont Bombshells

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Sunday, April 20th, 2008
1:52 pm - April Showers bring Spring Bombshells this Saturday at the BBR!

Dear Buds and Blossoms,

Ah, spring. The soft sound of rain on the rooftops. The sweet scent of fresh flowers and newly-mown grass. The next invigorating performance of the Belmont Burlesque Revue!

We're all feeling fresh and saucy now that Spring is in the air. We've slipped our knickers and begun scampering for glee...and we'd love for you to come and see the scandalous results. That's right...

This month at The Belmont Burlesque Revue:

SEE! Naughty Natanya raise the devil!
SEE! Titi Touche celebrate the Rites (and Wrongs!) of Spring!
SEE! Special Guest Mimi Le Yu of the Alley Cat Revue in St. Louis
demonstrate what wild surprises April showers can bring!

Plus, the sweet serenades of host Jack Midnight, the fresh comedy of Brian Bowden, the mighty magic of The Amazing Tomas and Jason Adams' Suitcase Spectacular! This might just be the best, most fun-filled BBR ever!

WHEN: Saturday, April 26th around Midnight
WHERE: 3209 N. Halsted (Belmont and Halsted)
HOW MUCH: Can't beat $10! (we've checked)
CAN I MAKE RESERVATIONS?: Visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/15437 to purchase tickets online. Buying your tickets in advance is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED as we usually sell out.
IS THERE PARKING?: In this neighborhood? Now that nice weather has drawn people from their homes to begin boozing? Take the el. We're just two blocks from the Belmont Red/Brown line.
IS THERE DRINKING?: If you BY own B. And are over 21, please.
THE WEBSITE! http://www.belmontburlesque.com

So get there... Spring has sprung. Now it's your turn.

With a hop and a jiggle,
Your Belmont Bombshells

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Sunday, March 23rd, 2008
11:22 pm - New podcast! New videos!

Hello fans of the bump and grind!

We've got all kinds of Belmont Burlesque goodness for you to enjoy.

There's a brand new Belmont Burlesque Cocktail Hour! Learn to make Zombies and listen to our own Jack Midnight chat with comedian Jared Logan before he heads off to seek his standup fortunes in the Big Apple.

We've got a bunch of new videos posted over on the ol' BBR YouTube channel! Check 'em out!

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Sunday, March 9th, 2008
3:28 pm - Shimmy into Spring with the BBR! *3/22*

Dearest Woofers and Tweeters,

Is all the snow outside your window making you fear that spring will never come again? Fret not, darling sun-starved citymates! The Belmont Burlesque Revue is here to get you through these last gray days of weary winter weather. The Bombshells have pulled out their perkiest, most playful performances to pep up your pallor and puncture the pall!

See! Lady Annabelle fan your fire into a flaming inferno!
See! Paris Green shimmy her shimmer into glittering gyrations of glee!
See! MsPixy revel in the sweetest of treats!

Not to mention the ludicrous illusions of The Amazing Tomas, the balmy banter of Jack Midnight, the wild wittery of guest comic Jared Logan and oh, ever-so-many gorgeous gams, navels, bums and straight up boobies as we welcome that delightful duo, The Honey Buns (http://thehoneybuns.com/)!

So grab a drink and a date and drop on by for a breath of fresh air done up the Belmont Burlesque way and forget that it's going to be at least another month before spring comes to Chicago.

WHEN: Saturday, March 22nd at Midnight
WHERE: The Playground Theater, 3209 N. Halsted
HOW MUCH: $10. That's right, I said $10.
HOW SHOULD I GET THERE?: As the weather grows warmer, public transportation is again your friend. Hop on the El to the Belmont Red/Brown line stop and skip the parking nightmare!
HOW DO I MAKE SURE I'LL GET IN?: Purchase your tickets in advance! We tend to sell out, and it's still a bit chilly to stand in line and hope we'll have a leftover ticket for you. Visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/15437 and avoid getting left out in the cold!
WHAT IF I GET THIRSTY?: The Playground Theater is BYOB for those over 21, so bring a spring ale to sip as we strip!
CAN I TRY BEFORE I BUY?: Get a glimpse of our glamour at http://www.belmontburlesque.com

Here's hoping spring breezes will blow you our way!

With a swish and a jiggle,
Your Belmont Bombshells

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Wednesday, February 13th, 2008
9:13 pm - New photos!

Hi everyone...

Want something to do while you're listening to your Belmont Burlesque Cocktail Hour? Why, stop by the BBR photo galleries and check out the new pictures posted this week!

Paris Green (photo by Jason Ernst)

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Tuesday, February 12th, 2008
9:06 pm - Introducing The Belmont Burlesque Cocktail Hour!

Hello fans of the bump and grind!

We have an exciting new Belmont Burlesque feature for you! The Revue has entered the world of podcasting! Join Jack Midnight, Naughty Natanya and Second Cousin Joe for a round or two of cocktails as they talk about burlesque, music and comedy. We've also got an interview with boylesque sensation La JohnJoseph!

Grab yourself a drink and take a listen!

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Wednesday, February 6th, 2008
12:45 am - New photos!

Hi everybody!

Tonight we recorded our first Belmont Burlesque podcast with Jack Midnight, Naughty Natanya and Second Cousin Joe. It will be coming soon for download and includes music, comedy and a special interview with boylesque wunderkind La JohnJoseph!

In the meantime, enjoy some new photos in our Belmont Burlesque picture galleries!

MsPixy (photo by K Leo)

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Thursday, January 31st, 2008
9:32 am - Paris Green on The Candy Pitch

Check out today's installment of The Candy Pitch and find out why some of the nation's top burlesque performers - including our own Pleasure Chest of the Midwest, Paris Green - do what they do.

And, in case you missed it the first time, take a peek at The Candy Gram interview with Paris Green as well!

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Wednesday, January 30th, 2008
8:08 pm - Galleries updated!

New pictures are up in the Belmont Burlesque galleries....

Take a look!

Claire de Lune (photo by K Leo)

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Monday, January 28th, 2008
12:35 am - New videos!

Here are some new Bombshell videos to get your week off to a good start!

Lady Annabelle!

Naughty Natanya!

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Friday, January 25th, 2008
12:18 am - And we shall reward you with giggles.

It's Friday! TGIF and all that. You've made it to the end of the week, and what a long week it has been. The weather outside has been freezing and there's still one more day to wait until the Belmont Burlesque Revue is here. We know, bunnies. Life can be tough all over sometimes.

So we shall reward you with giggles.

That's Dan Telfer, our comic of the month. You can see him live and in person tomorrow night at the ol' BBR!

Beware the Clapmonster! Get your tickets now!

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Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008
9:30 pm - Tuesdays are for pictures!

Would you like some new pictures?

You would?

Here you go!

The Belmont Bombshells (photo by Lee Bey)

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Monday, January 21st, 2008
11:32 am - New videos!

Hello fans of the bump and grind!

Start your week out right with some new Belmont Burlesque videos. We've posted Kitten Kaboodle and MsPixy videos to our YouTube channel for your enjoyment. Not a subscriber? It's as easy as clicking a button.


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Friday, January 18th, 2008
10:52 am - Meet our special guest - La JohnJoseph!

This month, the Belmont Burlesque Revue is delighted to be sharing our stage with boylesque wunderkind and international cabaret sensation, La JohnJoseph!

Named "Gender Provacateur" by the Village Voice, La JohnJoseph is one of New York's finest boylesque artists. He has appeared at the New York Burlesque Festival and performs regularly with groups like Sugar Shack Burlesque, Weimer New York, Sweet and Nasty Burlesque, Kitty Nights, MAN-a-tease and Tigger's Coney Island Boylesque Revue. La John Joseph is also the only man to have ever won the Miss Galapagazonga Burlesque Contest, a crown and title of which he is quite proud.

In addition to his boylesque pursuits, La JohnJoseph is a founding member of the Dada vaudeville cabaret troupe BOYFRIENDROBOTIQUE and the art and style 'zine P.S. I LOVE YOU.

Get your tickets now and get a taste of boylesque!

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Wednesday, January 16th, 2008
1:12 pm - We're the Candy Pitch Video of the Week!

Belmont Burlesque's Gorilla Chase is the Candy Pitch Video of the Week!

Grab a banana and check it out!

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Tuesday, January 15th, 2008
9:37 pm - New photos!

It's Tuesday and that means there's new photos up in the Belmont Burlesque galleries!

Titi Touché (photo by K Leo)

Check 'em out!

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Monday, January 14th, 2008
10:06 pm - Naughty Natanya video!

Hello fans of the bump and grind!

Have you had your recommended daily allowance of Naughty? No?

Well, just clickity click below...

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Saturday, January 12th, 2008
11:18 am - Happy Nude Year with the Belmont Burlesque Revue! *1/26*

January in Chicago. Bleak. Desolate. Freezing. It's the month when the interminable slog of the season really takes hold--where we all realize that in THIS town, spring won't be popping by until late May-ish.

But wait! Never fear! The Belmont Burlesque Revue is here! Replete with numbers so hot they'll scorch the roof of your mouth! Comedy so hilarious you'll feel the burn from laughing uncontrollably! Patter so rapid-fire you'll bask in residual heat-waves from the explosive discharge of wit!

Join us in January for the smokin' routines of the Belmont Bombshells, the searing wit of Jack Midnight, the heart-warming buffoonery of Second Cousin Joe, and the sheer steaming stunnery of the Amazing Tomas performing world-class magic! Comedy by Dan Telfer! PLUS, our special guest, direct from New York, the award winning boylesque of the sensational La JohnJoseph!


WHAT: The Belmont Burlesque Revue
WHERE: The Playground Theater, 3209 N. Halsted Ave.
WHEN: Saturday, January 26th, at just a smidgen after midnight.
HOW MUCH: $10!!! Less than one week's allowance!
IS THERE PARKING?: There is exceptionally crappy parking. We recommend the spacious and cost-effective Elevated Train. Just hop off at the Belmont El stop and skip two blocks east to our warm and welcoming bosoms.
CAN I BUY TICKETS IN ADVANCE?: You can and you should! Visit http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/15437 and avoid getting left out in the cold!
I LIKE TO TOUCH ALL THE APPLES BEFORE I PICK THE ONE I LIKE: Preview photos of the show at our website: http://www.belmontburlesque.com!

We'll keep a seat warm for you!

With a wink and a shimmy,
Your Belmont Bombshells!

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Wednesday, November 7th, 2007
6:52 am - The BBR’s Holiday Revue, Jingle Belles (The Naughty List)! *11/24-12/15*

Dear Snowmen and Sleigh Belles,

There's no mistaking it, the bitter chill of winter has descended upon us. Already yearning for the thaw?

Fret not, our frosty friends! The Belmont Burlesque Revue has just the hot toddy for your frozen soul, our tinsel-tastic holiday spectacular, Jingle Belles (the Naughty List)!

"But Bombshells!" you may cry in dismay, "The holiday season is always so jam packed! However shall I warm my extremities at the soft glow of your sexiness if I happen to be busy the evening of your erotic exploits?"

Never fear, fair fan! We have acted in anticipation of your crowded calendar. This sweet season, there are FOUR (what's that? four? Yes! FOUR!) chances to see us steam, smolder, prance and dance!

This Holiday Season at the Belmont Burlesque Revue:

See! How to Jingle one's Belles!
See! How the Sugar gets into the Plum!
See! The Festival of Lights done right!

Not to mention the merrily magical Amazing Tomas, Second Cousin Joe the Red-Nosed Rein-Darling, Hammered Host Jack Midnight, and different special guests and variety acts each week! Check our website for a list of the guests and when they'll appear on our stage.

Then, to fill your cup to overflowing with wild holiday shenanigans, join us after the show at the Town Hall Pub (3340 N. Halsted) for an after-party hosted by our good friends and sponsors, the New Holland Brewery! Drink specials! Prizes! Meet and greet the cast!

The fun begins Thanksgiving weekend.


WHEN: Midnight, Saturdays November 24th and December 1st, 8th, and 15th.
WHERE: The Playground Theater, 3209 N. Halsted
HOW MUCH: All the holiday hotness you can handle for just $10!
RESERVATIONS: Are already going fast! Buy your tickets at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/15437 and avoid getting left out in the cold!
PARKING YOUR SLEIGH: Can be difficult--you may want to hitch a ride from the nearest ELf to the Belmont Red/Brown line stop.
TUCK IN A NIP: We're BYOB (for those over 21--don't be naughty!)

We'll keep a seat toasty just for you!

With warmest regard,
your Belmont Bombshells

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