Show Review: Boobs on Endor – Return of the Jedi Burlesque

L-R: Darth Vader (Sherri Blossom), Chewbacca (Misty Orkyd), Han Solo (Whiskey Collins), The Emperor (Bailey Irish) (Seated): Luke Skywalker (Jean Wildest) (Photo by Braden Nesin)

L-R: Darth Vader (Sherri Blossom), Chewbacca (Misty Orkyd), Han Solo (Whiskey Collins), The Emperor (Bailey Irish)
(Seated): Luke Skywalker (Jean Wildest) (Photo by Braden Nesin)

If you want seriousness and drama with your science fiction, keep moving. But if you like some naughtiness and humor, bingo.

Gorilla Tango Burlesque opened their newest show “Boobs on Endor – Return of the Jedi Burlesque” this past weekend at their theater in Chicago’s Bucktown neighborhood. It’s the latest of their geeky burlesque shows and follows two previous “Star Wars” themed shows.

As burlesque, it was everything burlesque should be: naughty, fun and a bit dirty. But not obscene. The ladies kept completely legal as they danced. But there was a lot of jiggling going on. And it was wonderful to see the range of body types. The performers ranged from those showing some serious abs to big and beautiful.

The acting was excellent. The comic timing was spot on with all the performers, something that’s not always a guarantee in small theaters. The cast included Royal T as Ewok Elder/R2D2, Madamne Marie as Ewok Youth/C3PO, Jean Wildest as Luke Skywalker, Whiskey Collins as Han Solo, Biggie as Princess Leia, Tallulah Twist as Chewbacca, Sherri Blossom as Darth Vader, and Bailey Irish as Jabba the Butt/The Emperor. All of them did excellent, though I do have to give a special mention to a few. Bailey was hilariously fun as both Jabba and the Emperor. Plus, while I’ve seen boob tassle twirls before, I’ve never seen it done with butt tassles. Trust me, it’s worth seeing. Sherrie was also wonderful as Vader. Her amazingly expressive face reminded me of a young Christine Baranski and it was simply fun to watch her reactions.

For entertainment alone, it’s worth the trip into the city and ticket price. Beautiful women doing strip teases is just a huge perk.

“Boobs on Endor: A Return of the Jedi Burlesque”
Saturdays at 10:30pm, starting September 20, 2014
Gorilla Tango Theatre Bucktown (1919 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago IL 60647)
773-598-4549