If you missed Alien Queen last year while it was playing at Circuit Night Club then you've got another chance to see it "In Concert" at Metro on June 10th with special guests: Battlestar Fantastica, The TTTTotally Dudes. Tickets go on sale at noon, Saturday, May 21, at the Metro box office and metrochicago.com.
So what is Alien Queen: The Concert, well it's the movie version of Alien retold as a musical with the score based on the Queen songbook - yes it's as fabulous as it sounds! Check out my original review and pictures from the stage version.
So how is this version different? Click through to find out!
From the Scooty & JoJo Press Release:
Alien Queen: The Concert combines the legendary music of Queen with an outrageous parody of the "Alien" films to create a top-notch Queen tribute band made up of H.R. Giger-inspired aliens, cross-gendered humans, and some of Chicago's best singers and rock musicians.The event will be a full evening of sci-fi rock and ridiculousness, with special guests Battlestar Fantastica and The TTTTotally Dudes. The show is an 18 & over event.
The Scooty & JoJo Show premiered Alien Queen: A Sci-fi Rock ParOdyssey in December 2010 and January 2011 at Chicago's Circuit Nightclub, garnering incredible critical praise and packed houses. The original show, created and staged by Scott Bradley, is a farcical fusion of the Alien film franchise with the iconic sound of British rock band Queen.
Featuring classic Queen hits as well as deep cuts from the early Queen catalog, Alien Queen's transformation into concert format puts the epic music and absurd pageantry front and center. Acclaimed performer Ryan Lanning returns as the Sigourney Weaver-inspired lead singer Ridley, while Scooty (aka creator Scott Bradley) continues his assault as the Alien Queen. Alien Queen: The Concert will feature new musical arrangements by bandleader Nicholas Davio as well as the ingenious aliens designed by Jabberwocky Marionettes, choreography of Jyl Fehrenkamp, and costuming by Anna Glowacki.
Kicking off the night are special guest DJs The TTTTotally Dudes. From Huffington Post Chicago's Best Dance Parties (5/11/11): "While hipsters love to claim they liked it before it was cool, The TTTTotally Dudes bring the hipster set something that they can all agree to love equally: '90s music. This throwback dance party...features a DJ duo spinning the hip-hop, R&B and pop hits from the '90s that take you straight back to middle school dances of yore."
Taking the stage from 9pm to 10pm is the premiere of Battlestar Fantastica, a sci-fi variety hour featuring burlesque & performance artists from across the galaxy. "Caution: may cause your Light Saber to extend due to inter-galatic and homo-robotic content." Featuring performances by Mattrick Swayze & the Power of Cheer, Cameron Esposito, DoubleDJ and more artists TBA. Curated & hosted by Jyldo (Poonie's Cabaret, FLOF).
Tickets go on sale at noon, Saturday, May 21, at the Metro box office and metrochicago.com.