A 30-femme-fatale showcase, purring with delight through poetry, song, burlesque, comedy, belly dancing— a variety show featuring a delicious assortment of performers and performances.
Beast Women runs Thursdays at 8pm and Sundays at 6pm, June 30 through July 31. Beast Women cannot extend because of prior obligations. Don't miss their final weeks!
Directed and produced by Jill Erickson, Michelle Power
A variety of genres are presented that highlight female strength through performance including music, poetry, dance, performance art, spoken word, burlesque, etc. This is not your typical show. The artists presented, display their passion, strength, freedom, and sensuality to reveal the very things that make them the women they are today. The only demands placed on them are to be original and be bold. The show is an invigorating and stimulating experience that operates on a concept of revolving individual performances, so every night is different offering a new and personal experience.
"Beast Women drag cabaret (literally) kicking and screaming into unconventional territory....an avant-cabaret performance that applies a 5,000-watt jolt of electricity" — Chicago Tribune
"The Beast Women are sexy and fun, but definitely not the usual sexed up, late-night monkey business. Expect the laughs to be full figured, the songs to dip into deep seriousness, and the belly dancing to round out the evening with more sensual joie de vivre than the usual bump and grind. Beast Women with a Touch of Class-that's the real title of this production." — Chicago Theatre Blog
Chicago Stage Review Spring Series Full Article
“It’s a great cabaret-style lineup and there’s definitely talent on show here.
“Beast Women features a rotating cast of thirty women, with titles ranging from standup comedian to burlesque performer to songstress, and each of the ten shows included in the Naked July lineup includes a mixture of six or seven of these performers displaying their talents one after the other.
“…nakedness in the show I saw was much more emotional than physical.” — New City
“Host Michelle Power kept this sleek production moving with precision, good humor, and class. ...this is the tightest incarnation of the Beast Women to date. Beast Women: Strong, Sultry, Stimulating is a gorgeous, intelligent rendering of a cabaret show perfectly placed in Naked July.” Four Stars **** — Chicago Stage Review
“The sincerity is endearing, the courage is touching…” — Chicago Reader