Opening Groups Announced

Posted: June 30, 2009 in Uncategorized

Our run at the Viaduct Theater begins this Thursday, July 2. Doors open at 9:30 p.m. and the show begins at 10 p.m. with a different opening group each week! BOOM, Y’ALL.

7/2/09 Chicago Tap Theatre – Chicago Tap Theatre is a non-profit 501(c)3 with a multifaceted mission: to preserve America’s indigenous dance form, to promote that dance through story-based shows and innovative presentation, to educate the community and make tap dance accessible to a broad spectrum of people and to foster relationships with other arts organizations.

7/9/09 The Blue Ribbon Glee Club – Monica Kendrick of the Chicago Reader describes the Blue Ribbon Glee Club as “a largely a cappella ensemble, its membership drawn mostly from local indie bands, and its repertoire consists of high-school glee-club nonstandards like the Clash’s “Spanish Bombs,” the Dead Kennedys’ “California Uber Alles,” and Sleater-Kinney’s “Words and Guitar,” accompanied by no more than drums, tambourines, or maybe a bass guitar—usually there’s a healthy contingent singing the main riff instead of the words. The performances are enthusiastically, charmingly amateur, and the overall effect is akin to having a troop of carolers show up at your door singing songs you actually like.”

7/16/09 Stealth Like a Canoe – Nicolette and Adam met six years ago and formed Stealth Like A Canoe in the spring of 2008. Knowing each other so well influences their music and creates a playful and intimate rapport on stage, where they share vocals, and switch off on guitar, accordion and keyboard. Their style is an amalgamation of indie, acoustic and blues and their songs range from upbeat dorkiness to melancholic and nostalgic ballads of love lost.

7/23/09 TBA – We’re not sure who it will be but it’s going To Be Awesome.

7/30/09 The Tacky Annies – The Tacky Annies is a vintage dance troupe that makes their home right here in Chicago. They specialize in vernacular jazz dances from the early part of the 20th century including Charleston, Blues, and other specialty dances. Founded officially in August of 2008 by Jenna Stworzyjanek, the Tacky Annies brought together the best and most talented female Lindyhoppers from the Chicago-land area. The collection of girls had a wide range dance of talents and interests including, swing, blues, Charleston, hip hop, bellydancing, ballet, tap and jazz. This collection of women has led to inventive movement and a wide range of vintage dance knowledge. The Tacky Annies make their home at Big City Swing Dance Studio (, Chicago’s premiere Swing Dance studio. For more information on the Tacky Annies, you may check out their website at

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