The Chicago Chorus Girl Project takes over Chicago!

The lovely ladies of the Chicago Chorus Girl Project will be coming to a fancy venue near you!

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Join us for one of our many performances of our special “Spring Fling” edition of the Chicago Chorus Girl Project

Thursday, May 5, come and see these high kicking darlings at ‘Big C Jamboree’, Chicago’s only roots music open mic, happening at Martyrs, 3855 N. Lincoln Ave. The girls will be taking the floor some time after 9:30pm, so don’t be late! $1 suggested donation for an entire night of live entertainment!

Tuesday May 10, join these lovely ladies as they snake their way through the elegant California Clipper for the ‘Clipper Cabaret’, 1002 N California Ave. $5 cover to see all the pretty ladies, all night long!

As if that’s not enough! Join these peaches as they celebrate the opening of the ‘Logan Square Farmer’s Market‘, Sunday May 15th. They’ll be moving their way around the crowds…get there by 11am, or else you might miss this amazing collection of shake your shimmy dolls!

While you’re at it, should you get inspired to get your own shi9mmy on, don’t forget to join us for Chorus Girl University 2016: Where you only have to be a Chorus Girl at Heart! This weekend workshop will be transforming Chicago’s Logan Square neighborhood into Chorus Girl Central, July 15-17 2016. Don’t miss a minute of it!

Revere Loft- Chicago’s newest Private Event rental venue

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Revere Loft- Opening Summer 2016!
Chicago has a new player in town for elegant stylized private events, and Revere Loft is it! Stunning city views from this 4th floor renovated loft building able to accommodate upto 300 for a seated dinner.
This 12,000 sq ft loft space is perfect for large scale private events, customizable for weddings and ceremonies, all in one amazing urban atmosphere. Add that special classic vintage aesthetic that makes every event a dream, and you have Chicago’s newest player in upscale private events.
If you’re looking for a magnificent space starting in August 2016, Revere is here for the taking.
In the area of Western ave and Washington, complete with a 80 car private parking lot.
Special rates and open availability for summer 2016. Contact Us here or at revereloft@gmail.com for more information.

In celebration of ‘Springtime’: April Burlesque at Found

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‘Springtime’: April Burlesque at Found

 

Join us for our next Burlesque extravaganza- Step into the intimate 1920s salon of Found Kitchen and Social House and celebrate ‘Springtime’-
Come see flowers in bloom and the experience the rights of Spring as only The Galaxie- Extraordinary Entertainment can bring you.
Your host for the evening, Vourteque, will see to it that everyone is comfortable and VERY well taken care of as you take in the evening, enchanted by Tila Von Twirl, beguiled by Ray Ray Sunshine, and captivated by Donna Touch. Advanced tickets can be purchased with accompanying reservations. Call for details: 847-868-8945

Photo credit Jeffrey Millies

Burlesque at Found Kitchen and Social House!

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Join us for our March edition of Burlesque at Found Kitchen and Social House in Evanston IL. Found has a spectacular atmosphere reminiscent of 1920s Bohemian Paris, intimate setting and spectacular food and cocktail offerings.

Thursday March 17th, 2016 , 1631 Chicago Ave, Evanston, IL 60201

Come relax on a vintage chaise lounge as you take in the spectacle offered by Eva La Feva, Ray Ray Sunshine and Donna Touch during one of the 2 seating that evening, 7pm & 9pm

This months offering includes beguiling performances that will inspire wander lust, if not merely lust, in our guests for the evening.
Seating reservations can be made by contacting Found at 847-868-8945. Very limited seating.

 

 

 

 

 

Holiday in Havana: A Swingtime Voyage South of the Border

Join us as we celebrate the Holidays with a classic 1940s floorshow

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Holiday in Havana: A Swingtime Voyage South of the Border will feature over 75 performers bringing you classic song and dance numbers that will transport you to 1948 Cuba, featuring some of the most delightful Latin Jazz and traditional American Jazz music you will hear in any place, at any time.

Performers include the elegant and often revealing Donna Touch, the alluring Senora Tentacion, Chicago’s darlings, The Galaxie Girls, the rhythm bound Chicago Chorus Girl Project, our dashing host Richard Strimer, entrancing Mambo performance and lesson by Mixed Motion Arts the fantastical Flat Cats, the spectacular Chico Havana Orchestra and even more guests.

Wednesday December 16, 2015, Alhambra Palace, 1240 W Randolph

  • 7:45pm Doors open
    8pm Free Mambo lesson
    8:30-10pm Holiday in Havana: A Swingtime Voyage South of the Border
    10pm a complete set featuring the Flat Cats

Tickets are general admission: $25 at the door.

Make a night of it!  Click here for reservation at Alhambra Palace for dinner.

About the amazing music for the evening:

The Chico Havana Orchestra, lead by Paul Asaro featuring The Flat Cats, Andy Schumm of the Fat Babies, Richie Santiago and many more will inspire you to dance, to sing, and to take a conga line trip around the magnificent dance floor at the Alhambra Palace, 1240 W. Randolph. This 12 piece orchestra was put together expressly to bring the sounds and feel of Caribbean and South American  music into Chicago’s Riverwest neighborhood for this very special event. The music for the evening will range from traditional Mambo to quintessential  Hot Jazz. You can try to stay in your seat, but your body is sure to take over and find you in the middle of the floor dancing the night away.

Guests are encourage to don classic vintage attire.

For more information, or to inquire about having your own “Holiday in Havana”, contact us!

Cocktails with the Crooner featuring Johnny Boyd 9/11/15

Johnny promo 9:11The legendary Johnny Boyd (former front man of Indigo Swing) will be bringing his unique and classic brand of crooning to the Chicago area in this exclusive one show only event.

Friday September 11, 2015 Fizz Bar and Grill, 3220 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago IL 8pm

This performance is the Chicagoland premier of his nationally sought after Cocktails with the Crooners performance series, and will debut the Galaxie All Girl Revue, featuring a carefully selected collection of Chicago’s finest from the Chicago Chorus Girl Project 2015.

Limited tickets will be sold for this event (a total of 150 general admission tickets), so act fast.

**** Your ticket purchase will get you on the guest list for Friday’s performance. No physical tickets are necessary*******

~TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR, Cash ONLY~

2nd Annual Roaring Twenties Party in the Park 9/20/15

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with support by ArtsFest St. Charles and Tri City Swing

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Join mavens of vintage culture, music and dance from all corners of the Chicagoland area as they celebrate the 2nd annual Roaring Twenties Party in the Park, Sunday September 20, 2015, Pottowatomie Park, St. Charles IL

This free, all-ages, afternoon event will boast live music by The Fat Babies, special performances by The Galaxie Girls, a picnic and pie baking contest, vendors from the Chicagoland area, a vintage auto exhibition, dance instruction and more!

Don your best Charleston era Sunday afternoon attire, pack your lunch and lawn games, and join Tri-City Swing and The Galaxie for the afternoon as they celebrate this immersive cultural experience for all ages.  Step back in time and step out in style.

We’re anticipating an enormous crowd at this year’s event, and to ensure that we have enough room for all of those happy feet, we have created a Capital Campaign to assist with the rental of a larger dance floor for the event.

Remember, this is a FREE event, and open to all, funded only by grant money. If you can contribute to help us expand the dance floor, we would really appreciate it!

Enter your donation amount here:




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Big Sky Circus at Chop Shop/1st Ward Spring 2014

 The Galaxie creates the premier in-house produced event for Wicker Park’s hottest new event venue:

Big Sky Circus at Chop Shop/1st Ward Events

About the event: The heavens came alive with acts that made our guest’s jaws drop and got their blood boiling. Silks, Straps, Lyra, Hoops, Burlesque, Acro, Contortion and plenty more to drew their eyes to the skies, all intermixed with body moving dance music. Don’t miss a minute of the music, the amazing artistry and the cool cocktails on a hot spring night.

What we provided: The Galaxie partnered with Reed Rigging to design and  create the perfect environment for this evening long spectacle. We assesed the physical space, and engaged every corner of the unique room. The Galaxie sought out some of Chicago’s most unique and engaging performers, and created a night that set the stage for a thrilling event that has proven to be inspiration for clients ever since.

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Your Hostess with the Mostess, Siren Jinx- Her name says it all. Her calls will seduce you into compliance as The Big Sky Circus leaves you hanging at the edge of your seat. Siren Jinx is an international burlesque performer, best know for her Queen of Heart act, and her mastery of the mic and stage with events including Unbridled at Untitled, Original Tease, Plan 9 Burlesque and Pretty Propaganda in Paris, France. Come, get enchanted and a little  bit scared.

SimoneSimone Lazar- A local girl done hot, Simone grew up studying circus arts in addition to classical forms, and was swept off to to San Francisco to train aerial hoop under masters of Russian swinging trapeze and contortion, Elena Panova and Leslie Tipton. Coquette of the North side, Simone played a leading role in The Actors Gymnasium’s production of The Magical Exploding Boy and the Invisible Circus in Evanston.  Cirque Polynesia, Lone Star Circus and a tour of North American Fringe Festivals- they’ve all had a part of her, but she’s back and you will have to struggle to keep your jaw from hitting the floor.Ammunition

Ammunition- Resist the temptation to duck and cover when Ammunition takes the stage with her electrifying feats that light up the room.  Resident performing artist of the multi-award winning party, Porn and Chicken Dance Party. She was voted “Performing Artist of the Year” for Chicago Raw Artists in 2011! Featured at major music festivals including Spring Awakening and Wavefront Music Festival, she leaves the audience hot in their seats.

TilaTila Von Twirl-  Known as the Origami Crane of Sequins and Pain, she is the picture of a femme fatale. Tila Von Twirl is one third of The Amazing Bendable Posable Dolls of Doom, an internationally known acrobatic and aerial burlesque group.  The Dolls have had the honor of being inducted into the esteemed Burlesque Hall of Fame twice with the titles of Best Group 2010 and Most Comedic 2011.  For stalker tips and tricks go to dollsofdoom.com.  Always fun and flirty, she will be sure to get you all tied up….in knots.

Lady Gaea- Lady Gaea has been moving in mysterious ways since she was 3 years old, and hasn’t ever given it up.  An Gaea Ladyenchanter by nature, she sees her body as her instrument to express herself.  Studying classical forms to start her career, her attention soon went the way of the ethereal including fire, hoops and hypnotizing fabrics. dabbling amid any form she can get her toes on, her style borrows from the graceful and energetic mix of all she’s studied in the past. Feature with Kiss Kiss Cabaret and at Untitled’s Unbridled she has a duo act that is not to be missed- Solaire. Become enchanted.

SpringMr. Spring- Watch as this spectacle toys with gravity, and defies it with ever step. With 20 years of acrobatic experience and technique passed down from circus legends of the past, we present Mr Spring. Founder of Spectrum Circus Troupe, he is proud of his unique mastery as a male contortionist and hand balancer in Chicago, as well as offering Hand to Hand (with Mr. Power), Solo Hand Balancing, Acrobatics, Whips, Fire, Rolla Bolla, and oh yeah, the mustache!Dizzy Lizzy

Dizzy Lizzy Delicious-This Australian-born, Chicago-based circus artist with a biting wit and mesmerizing hips, specializes in hula-hoops, static trapeze, aerial silks, and sideshow skills. She began performing at the tender age of twelve and later earned a Bachelor degree from Australia’s prestigious National Institute of Circus Arts. Dizzy Lizzy has demonstrated her hula-hooping and high-flying skills all over Australian, Asia, and the U.S, and does not appreciate being asked if a dingo stole her baby.
Mr. PowerMr. Power-Mr. Power, the Mongolian tower ( Battulga Batogtokh for those not too scare to get close enough).  Mr. Power comes by way of far off and mysterious lands, trained in the Circus arts from a young age, this strong man is a must see in your lifetime. He has just finished a 4 year tour with Ringling as their strong man, and has most recently settled in Chicago. Working with Mr. Spring, his Hand to Hand partner, Mr. Power is a performer that has dedicated his life to the performance he brings.

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You won’t know where to look when Angela Eve, an accomplished artist, International burlesque performer combining aerial strap accents, costume/set designer, choreographer and producer specializing in creating performance extravaganzas, takes to the Big Sky.
Combining the finest elements of visual art, she intricately designs costumes accenting her performances.  Her show Eve’s Parlor Cabaret originally helped kicked off the Neo burlesque movement in Chicago in 2004, later reaching international status featuring in and headlining for shows in Ireland, Italy and London along with traveling around the country regularly. Chicago get’s the benefit of her international flair.

Mr. AutomaticMr. Automatic is the alias of the man behind Chicago’s Dead 2 Me Records, Bill Holland. He first became known in the Chicago music scene by DJing legendary underground parties with many of his current label mates. Eventually he began playing venues all over town such as Smart Bar, Beauty Bar, Berlin, Untitled, and Sixteen at the Trump Tower. He has opened for a wide range of acts including Light Year, Lord Justice, Good Co., Lady Miss Kier, Tycho, and Plastic Plates.

 

Grand Opening of Chez

The Galaxie was thrilled to reinvent and rediscover the excitement that was inspired by the “Adorables” when the original Chez Paree first opened  in 1932.Platform knee  small

About the event: A contemporary loft with a rich history, Chez event space was once the home of the famous Chez Paree nightclub, which occupied the building from the 1930s through the 1950s. The club hosted many of the world’s best entertainers, including Frank Sinatra, Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, and Nat King Cole.

The grand opening of Chez was the introduction of this long established name into the contemporary landscape of Chicago as a sought after destination for spectacular events. The Revel Group provided exquisite aesthetics and superior quality small bites and classic cocktails.

What we provided: Chez commissioned The Galaxie, via The Revel Group, to design a chorus line of performers to match the talent and grace of the classic “Adorables”, the traditional opening act of the Chez Paree (1932-1960).

Knee faced away10 Galaxie Girls hit the floor, feathers, tulle and skin in abundance, to delight and surprise the guests at the grand opening of Chez, Chicago’s newest and hottest event venue in Streeterville. Our own brand of chorus line included traditional moves coupled with classic styles and hard hitting electroswing music.

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The space was on fire with anticipation as the Galaxie Girls broke into the space with a jolt, and inspired audible gasps and shouts from the crowd, leaving the guests with mouths gaping, hoping for another peek at the past.

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The Bally Hoo!

 

About the event:The Bally Hoo! was conceived of, directed and produced by Nicolle Wood, as one of her very first large scale innovations as Entertainment Director at Untitled Supperclub, in the summer of 2012.

Nicolle’s extensive knowledge of the period had images of live entertainment, dancing and the social culture of the period indelibly set in her mind. Intended to emulate the floorshows of the 1930s and 1940s, The Bally Hoo came to life after extensive and tireless auditions to find the perfect performers, in depth discussions regarding the perfect setting for the show, hours of work alongside band leader and arranger Andy Schumm, and, of course, timing is everything.

Since it’s triumphant run at Untitled, The Bally Hoo!  has been performed throughout the Chicagoland area for private and public events alike, and has always been received with wild applause by guests everywhere.

The Bally Hoo! and the Chicago Cultural Center

The Galaxie was thrilled to be invited to perform The Bally Hoo! at the Chicago Cultural Center in April 2014, as a part of the acclaimed Mecca Flat Blues Exhibition. Hundreds of guests joined in the celebration, honoring the era and the artistry.

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What we provide: The Bally Hoo! in its entirety is a 90 minute long floor show with performances by The Galaxie Girls, a dashing host, engaging male and female vocalists, variete performances that include Burlesque and Fan Dancers, and one smokin’ hot band- The Fat Babies.

In addition to these visual and auditory treats, guests are invited to sit for dinner or cocktails, get up and dance, and generally enjoy the experience of an evening of classic entertainment.

Get Ready for a Bally Hoo! from Sally Films on Vimeo.