Space Invasion


The Scooty & JoJo Show last played Chicago’s legendary rock venue Metro on June 1st 2012, for its sixth record-breaking show in 13-month period!

Expanding the very best of their Alien Queen-meets-Battlestar Fantastica spectacles with a thirty-member rock choir and inter-species dance party, SPACE INVASION is a full-tilt celebration of sci-fi cinema and space rock. All proceeds from the 2012 event went toward Scooty & JoJo’s  GoGo Legit Campaign.

RECOMMENDED – TimeOut Chicago

EDITOR’S PICK: “Ridiculously entertaining” – Stephen Gossett, Flavorpill

Not so long ago in a not so far away galaxy…

An outrageous parody of the “Alien” film franchise spent a torrid night with the legendary music of Queen and – with some Scooty & JoJo midwifery – a wholly new comic rock spectacle was born. Our  top-notch Alien Queen tribute band features singing and dancing aliens, cross-gendered humans, and some of Chicago’s best singers and rock musicians in a a full-frontal assault of facemelting guitars, facehugging puppets, soaring harmonies, exploding spacecrafts and cyber-robotic burlesque.

“enGROSSing, “delightfully captivating” – NewCity Chicago

“Smart, polished, gender-bending fun” – Chicago Theater Blog
“Outstanding cast”, “Your jaw will drop” – Deep Dish

 

Performers: Angela Johnson, Kieran Kredell, Jaclyn Keough, Ryan Lanning, John Francisco, Tom McGunn, Meghan Murphy, Matt Porter, Monica Szaflik, Vallea Woodbury, & Scooty

Band: Nick Davio – Keyboard, Guitar, Vocals; Eric Engelson – Drums; Charlie Malave – Bass; Dave Saenger – Lead Guitar

Completing our Space Invasion spectacle is Battlestar Fantastica, a terrifyingly sexy sci-fi variety hour featuring burlesque & performance artists from across the galaxy. Hosted by Jyldo  and Trandroid. “Caution: may cause your Laser Saber to extend due to inter-galatic and homo-robotic content.”

Read more about Battlestar Fantastica.

More Critical praise:

  • 3 stars “Bradley is a genuine creative talent.” – Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune/CBS-TV
  • “A royally fun evening out” – Misha Davenport, Chicago Sun-Times
  • RECOMMENDED – TimeOut Chicago
  • EDITOR’S PICK: “Ridiculously entertaining” – Stephen Gossett, Flavorpill
  • 4 stars  “a total musical experience!” – The Examiner
  • Metromix Critic’s Pick & Best Bet
  • “If you love the classic film Alien and the rock music from Queen then you’re going to love Alien Queen.” – Chicago Now: What’s a Boy to Do
  • “Alien Queen will definitely rock you!” – ChateauGrrr

Creative Team:

Created & Directed by Scott Bradley; Musical Direction by Nicholas Davio; Choreography by Jyl Fehrenkamp; Aliens Designed by Jabberwocky Marionettes*; Costume Design by  Anna Glowacki; Graphic Artistry by Michael S. Miller; Stage Manager Ellen Willett; Deck Manager/ASM: Shelly Hanson; Scenic/Property Artistry by Joseph Ahn, T.L. Noble, and Josh Rosenthal.     * alien soldiers by Anna Glowacki.

PHOTOGRAPHY BY TIMMY SAMUEL, STARBELLY STUDIO


 

 

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