Jaq Seifert of ( sub )version productions is proud to announce the return of, THE BUTTCRACKER: A NUTCRACKER BURLESQUE© at its new location: REGGIES MUSIC JOINT, 2105 S. State Street , November 28th, December 5th, 12th and 19th, and 26th at 8:00pm. This variety show meets holiday party is a combination fairy tale and exotic trip down the rabbit hole with the best of Chicago's nightlife entertainment. A twist on the original ballet highlighting the world of burlesque, boylesque, drag, magic, fire spinning, sword balancing, ballet and more. Tickets ( $20-$40 ) will be on sale in mid-October. Reggies will also feature an all you can eat buffet for $10, payable at the door.
Casting includes Kathleen Hoil/Faye Laverte ( The Buttcracker ), Squeaky Bubbles ( Clara ), Parker Guidry ( Drosselmeyer ), Stevie Kinks ( Rat King/Sugar Plum Fairy ), with soloists Emma Glitterbomb ( Vodka ), Claira Bell ( Tea ), Kamrah Raqs ( Coffee ), Gaxea Lady ( Hot Chocolate ), Evelyn Tension ( Mother Ginger ). The ensemble includes Covina Azure, Romy Over, Nicole Amber, and Emily Moon . Special Guests on December 26th include Jeez Loueez ( as Mother Ginger ) and Jezzibel ( as Hot Chocolate ). Cyn S Tease Ya Stage Kittens and Miss Fondle understudies.
The Buttcracker: A Nutcracker Burlesque© tells the story of Clara, the humble office admin, a believer in body and sex positivity. Charged with the planning and executing of the office holiday party, she hires a dancer named Drosselmeyer to entertain her coworkers. But when the dance causes her to lose her job, she doubts whether there's a place for her in the real world. Seeing her despair, Drosselmeyer gives her a gift of a tiny Nutcracker, and lodged inside its mouth she finds a hidden piece of candy that upon consumption, whisks her away on a wild hallucinogenic trip from the boring-A( s )F( u*k ) holiday party to the jazzy, seductive, and luscious underground world of the Land of the Sweets. While there, she battles rats, saves the day, and realizes her sensual, sexy self is nothing to be ashamed of, but to be celebrated and enjoyed.
About Jaq Seifert: Jaq Seifert is a producer, artist, late night comedian, and fight director who wrote and created The Buttcracker: A Nutcracker Burlesque© in 2016. Jaq, who is trans/non-binary, is dedicated to the creation of entertainment, fundraisers, and theatrical productions that emphasize diversity in race, sexuality, gender identity, and expression in the arts. The recently founded their production company, ( sub )version productions , whose mission is to resist the normalization of performance, to reimagine the way the public views queer performance art, and redefine what cannot be defined. From burlesque to solo performances, cabarets and dance experiences, ( sub )version productions is dedicated to art that matters and is never finished.
About the venue: REGGIES brings a music fan's ultimate dream to reality with a terrific bar and grill, kickin' rock club, and a music lover's record store all under one roof! On September 8, 2007, REGGIES opened its doors, transformed from a once run-down auto bumper repair shop.
Now home to one of Chicago's hottest music scenes, REGGIES has hosted the Tragically Hip, Alkaline Trio, Gaslight Anthem, Carl Palmer, Supersuckers, The Dillinger Escape Plan, Screeching Weasel, and many other top acts.
Wednesdays, November 28th, Dec. 5th, 12th, and 19th, and 26th
Reggies Music Joint
2105 S. State Street
From a press release