The Lavender Cabaret


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You’re Valentine’s Plans are Here…

LeNu-PosterIdea01-smFor more than a decade, Michelle L’amour has been bringing Chicago the sexiest productions and shows. From founding the internationally acclaimed “Naked Girls Reading” to producing and starring in last year’s Playboy Halloween party at the Soho House to consistently being one of the world’s top burlesque showgirls, her luxuriously sexy shows are not to be missed.

BPT_buy_tickets_largeAnd now, Michelle L’amour brings you an entirely new show – “Le Nu” (Naked) – an intimate and daring European inspired evening like Chicago has never seen. Guests will be immersed in the sumptuous surroundings of Carnivale’s “Samba Room” and served decadent desserts while being tantalized by Miss L’amour and a hand selected group of the most amazing acts and musicians in the world. Beyond that, we dare not share the indulgent details of this steamy show. You’ll have to be there to find out! Trust us, you will never be the same.

Seating is so limited that it is like you’re getting a private show.

Have an incredible dinner at Carnivale and then join us upstairs for the hottest night of winter. It’s the perfect Valentine’s Date.

TICKET PRICE INCLUDES A SPECIAL CHEF’S SELECTION DESSERT TRIO FLIGHT OF:

Chocolate and Peanut Butter Cigar, Tres Leches with Espresso Fondant, AND Passion Fruit Tart.


The Chicago Reader has called Michelle L’amour “Devastatingly Erotic”.

Chicago Magazine says, “L’amour is demure and alluring, graceful and wild, with hands like trained doves. When she’s introduced, the house explodes and she always kills.”

The New York Post says she “brings down the house”.


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Marc Maron’s Impromptu Set at Wiggle Room

Marc Maron at Wiggle Room June 13, 2014. Photo by Mike White

Marc Maron at Wiggle Room June 13, 2014. Photo by Mike White

Last night we were visited by the amazing Marc Maron, who took the stage after the show to do an impromptu (and I must say geniusy) set. Kinda made us all want to go get ice cream. Not only was he incredibly funny, but he was a gracious and charismatic gentleman. Even though he decided during his set that he was going to establish the type of relationship with Michelle L’amour that she would always find him disappointing, he certainly did no such thing.  If you were not in the intimate crowd last night, you missed a great show. You never know what you might see at Wiggle Room.  What a night.


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June Burlesque in Chicago

The new BASIC burlesque session begins at Studio L’amour this week! There are 5 spots left in the Wed basic with Frenchie Kiss and 8 spots left in the Thurs basic with Lady Ginger. Registration is also now available for the SUMMER session starting the week of June 30. Register

If you’re in Vegas this weekend, I’ll be performing at The Burlesque Hall of Fame at the Orleans Hotel on Sunday, June 8th, and I will also be reading in a special edition of Naked Girls Reading in Vegas (proceeds benefit the Burlesque Hall of Fame) on June 7th. For info on all Vegas BHOF happenings, check out http://bhofweekend.com/.

Then, I will be back in Chicago gearing up for the Student Showcase and WIGGLE ROOM ALL STARS at Joe’s on Weed St.

WIGGLEROOM-POSTER-JUNE2014On June 27 Wiggle Room All Stars features burlesque dancers Gal Friday and Peekabo Pointe from NYC and comics, Drew Michael, Brian Babylon and Al Jackson. Hosted by Adam Burke. You can get tix to one show or a discounted ticket to both! – Tix

And don’t forget to sign up for Studio L’amour Summer Camp! Register for classes a la carte or take the full day of classes for a discount.

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Wiggle Room ALL STARS June 27

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Woops! We’ve gone and put together a show that is TOO BIG for the Everleigh Social Club. We’ve got world class burlesque performers and all-star comics spilling out all over the place.

Good news is, you can see this fabulous show ONE NIGHT ONLY at a larger venue, Joe’s Bar (940 W Weed). You can even buy a combo ticket and get your voyeurism on with “Show Us Your Newbies”, the Studio L’amour Summer Striptease Student Showcase where EIGHT beautiful ladies will take the stage and take it off FOR THE FIRST TIME.

WR-AND-WRAS-WRASComedians include:

Al Jackson – Los Angeles (Comedy Central, Dave Attell, “Last Comic Standing”, MTV)
Drew Michael – New York City (#1 iTunes Comedy Album, Aziz Ansari)
Brian Babylon – Chicago (Comedy Central, BBC, TBS, NPR)
and Adam Burke – Chicago (Doug Loves Movies, Funny or Die, Just For Laughs)

Burlesque Dancers include:

Michelle L’amour – Chicago (Burlesque Hall of Fame 2005, America’s Got Talent)
Peekaboo Pointe – New York City (Celebrity Favorite, the Fast Tassel Twirler from East to West)
Gal Friday – New York City (The Five Alarm Fire)
The Chicago Starlets – Chicago (Burlesque Hall of Fame, World’s Best Group 2010)

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AND THAT’S NOT ALL!

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Grab a combo ticket and come early to see the 2014 Studio L’amour
STRIPTEASE STUDENT SHOWCASE
“SHOW US YOUR NEWBIES”

These girls are taking the stage to take it off for the first time and you can be there in all your voyeuristic glory.

Come see:

Viola D’Vine
Sabina Siren
Brooklyn Britches
Selena Saffron
Roma Belle
Lulu Bon Coup
Sugar Magnolia
Candy Dish

Seeing this special line-up of first timers is a ONCE IN A LIFETIME OPPORTUNITY!


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Wiggle Room ROCKS!

Join us in June for 4 very special editions of Wiggle Room!
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The first 3 weeks of June will be Wiggle Room ROCKS!The girls will be rockin’ your socks and their clothes off at the Everleigh Social Club on June 6, 13 and 20th. Don’t miss these rockin’ babes! CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS

And then, on June 27th…
WIGGLE ROOM ALL STARS – June 27th at Joe’s (940 W Weed)

WIGGLEROOM-POSTER-JUNE2014We’ve put together a lineup of stand up comedy and burlesque that is so big, the Everleigh Social Club could not contain it. So we’re moving FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY to Joe’s Bar (940 W Weed Street in Chicago).

Comedians include:

Al Jackson – Los Angeles (Comedy Central, Dave Attell, “Last Comic Standing”, MTV)
Drew Michael – New York City (#1 iTunes Comedy Album, Aziz Ansari)
Brian Babylon – Chicago (Comedy Central, BBC, TBS, NPR)
and your host, Adam Burke – Chicago (Doug Loves Movies, Funny or Die, Just For Laughs)

Burlesque Dancers include:

Michelle L’amour – Chicago (Burlesque Hall of Fame 2005, America’s Got Talent)
Peekaboo Pointe – New York City (Celebrity Favorite, the Fast Tassel Twirler from East to West)
Gal Friday – New York City (The Five Alarm Fire)
The Chicago Starlets – Chicago (Burlesque Hall of Fame, World’s Best Group 2010)


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Michelle L’amour and Russell Bruner discuss their new duet at 21st Century Burlesque

21st Century Burlesque has a great story on Michelle L’amour and Russell Bruner and their brand new duet.  Check it out by CLICKING HERE.

And see the duet:


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Five Questions with Bill Cruz

Bill Cruz is a favorite at Wiggle Room.  He calls himself a Gay Bully and a flaming Broncos fan. His infectious comedy will have you screaming in your seats. Check Bill out on Facebook and Follow him on Twitter.

bill cruzWR: Your bio says you have “huggable likability”. What makes you huggable?

BC: 1. My smile 2. My eyes. 3. I am an excellent cuddler!

 
WR: You missed the Grammy’s.  Can you still call yourself a gay man?
BC: Please!? The Grammy’s barely count anymore, they might as well be the Kids Choice Awards. Plus, if its worth seeing… its on youtube.
WR: What topics are off limits for you on stage?
BC: For me… not much… probably anything I have no idea what it is… like the Kardashians. I couldn’t pick one out of a line up.
WR: What’s the cutest name you’ve ever called a lover?
BC: Your Honor!
WR: What’s the worst thing someone has called you? Was it accurate?

BC: “Not a Real Mexican” – not accurate. 1. “Real” is a subjective anD abstract concept. 2. I love menudo (the food). 3. Machismo was sooo last century.


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Butthoven Nears 5m Views

With coverage in Huffington Post, Cosmopolitan and Vice Magazine this week, Michelle L’amour’s “Butthoven” video is poised to break 5 million views in the next day or so.  Spread the love!


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All I Want For Christmas

Join Michelle L’amour and the Chicago Starlets for their annual Holiday Show, “All I Want For Christmas” on December 6th at the Mayne Stage.  YOU CHOOSE THE SHOW: vote for the stripteases you want to see and then let the ladies unwrap their gifts for you.

TO VOTE CLICK HERE.

FOR TICKETS AND INFORMATION CLICK HERE.


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Five Questions with Natalie Jose

Natalie Jose takes time this week out of her extremely busy schedule of stand-up comedy and singing in a Meatloaf cover band to join us at Wiggle Room. Check Natalie out on Facebook and Follow her on Twitter.

WR: You tweet a lot about being, shall we say, broke ass.  How do you measure comedy success?

NatalieJoseNJ: Comedy success is a show-to-show feeling and nothing more. This is what is so annoying about doing stand-up!  One terrible set can set you back so far you can’t even remember when you ever had a good set.  One incredible show and you become delusional about your talent. So I’ll say when I’m having more good shows than bad shows and having fun then I can feel some sense of success. When someone approaches me after a show and tells me how funny I am or how much they relate then I feel successful.  Success is knowing that other people are suffering too.  Wait, I changed my mind, I have a serious answer.  If I can make a living off this, I will consider myself successful.

WR: Meatloaf, huh?  Explain yourself, Missy.

NJ: Meatbute: the band that needs some explanation.  I couldn’t agree more.  I was with some friends at the Whistler (name drop much?) and they were talking about starting a Meatloaf cover band and I chimed in, “oh do you need someone to be the ‘hose me down with holy water’ chick?”  and that’s how you join a band….knowing a few lines from that one song that played nonstop with the music video where Meatloaf has an ugly face and there are lots of billowy drapes and a sexy lace-up bodysuit.  And I have to say, the band is actually incredible.  Everyone’s got the musical chops and these songs are epic as fuck.  Also, we are more of a Jim Steinman cover band. Jim Steinman wrote Bat out of Hell and Bat out of Hell II.  He also wrote “Total Eclipse of the Heart” which I get to sing lead on.  It’s just a really good time in a pretty silly way.  Also, Paradise by the Dashboard light is incredible and all these songs are about getting laid, something we should all be striving for.

WR:  What topics are off limits for you on stage?

NJ: Backgammon.  And racial slurs (boring!)

WR: What’s the cutest name you’ve ever called a lover?

NJ: My first boyfriend’s name was Morgan and I called him Morgasm but that’s just obvious.  I like the term “poopsicle.”  I think it has a nice ring to it.

WR: What’s the worst thing someone has called you? Was it accurate?

NJ: I get “selfish” a lot.  Which, I get.  But also, I have some issues with being called selfish.  Stand-up is an art form entirely about me.  Self-obsessed…I guess I must be.  But selfish?  I’m an organ donor, you know?  Though I think these organs are HIGHLY unusable.  I’m hoping to get me some new organs from someone else real soon so I can keep this party going.

AND DON’T FORGET:

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