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Vaudezilla was born in 2008 when solo Chicago burlesque performer Red Hot Annie teamed up with Keith Emroll to put their more than 20 years of combined theatrical production experience to work producing burlesque shows. Since then, they have injected a consistent display of vitality and originality that plays a key role in Chicago's visibility on the national burlesque map.

With well over 500 shows produced since their inception, Vaudezilla's creative output is unparalleled and has become synonymous with top-quality live entertainment. In the early years, they set the standard for burlesque bar shows, which provided unprecedented performance opportunities for the entire Chicago burlesque community. Simultaneously, they produced several larger-scale theatrical burlesque shows which left an indelible impression on the Chicago burlesque scene, including the critically-acclaimed, nationally-recognized, box office smash hit "Rollin' Outta Here Naked: A Big Lebowski Burlesque."

Today, Vaudezilla focuses on curated theatrical offerings with its cabaret-style burlesque variety show that plays in residence at Stage 773. New casts every week and new themes every month ensure a unique entertainment experience for its loyal audience.

Vaudezilla has also become the go-to source for burlesque instruction and custom-made shows. Vaudezilla Studios offers numerous classes and workshops in the art of performance and body-positive disciplines, and they can build a show of any size for any audience or occasion. Thanks to the contributions of the entire team, Vaudezilla remains the premiere source for Chicago-based live entertainment production.


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