Original Tease, Celebrating Three Years of Chicago Burlesque!

In 2013, Original Tease started off with a simple mission– to bring together a group of independent Chicago burlesque performers and put on one fabulous show! For three years we have been performing monthly for free at Chicago’s Lincoln Tap Room, as well as at other bars, venues, and events all over the city (and even the country!).

This Friday, April 8th, Original Tease will be officially celebrating our third anniversary and we would love for you to come party with us at the place where it all began! And as always, FREE! What’s truly amazing about this group and the last three years is that you will still see the original core group performing in our monthly shows as well as many of our new talented performers and friends.

For fun, here’s a look back at ourĀ very first show in April 2013! We hope you have enjoyed and will continue to support some of the best of Chicago burlesque!

(All photos by our awesome photographer, Jeff Millies/Pez Photo)


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See you this Friday!

Plan 9 Burlesque’s CONvergence! Debuting Friday

Not only do the Teasers of Original Tease perform amazing burlesque at our two monthly shows, but they also perform at and produce other fantastic events around the Chicago area. A series of blog posts will be dedicated to highlighting some of these outside shows and events. We invite you to check out our other work and enjoy all that the Chicago burlesque and entertainment community has to offer!


At Original Tease shows, you’ll often see a “Nerd-lesque” act or two. If burlesque acts based on comics, movies, and popular geek culture are your thing, look no further than our friends at Plan 9 Burlesque! Created and produced by our very own Stella Cheeks, Plan 9 is presenting a new show– CONvergence: An Epic Nerdlesque Cabaret!




Featuring the talented Plan 9 Asstronauts (including some Teasers), the show is “one part cabaret, one part sketch comedy, and all parts silly, sexy fun!”

You will have four opportunities to check out this show which opens Friday, April 1st at the Uptown Underground in Chicago. Other dates include April 8, 15, and 22. Tickets are $20. Visit the Facebook Event Page for more information!

This is definitely a great show to check out, especially if you’re feeling withdrawal after this year’s recent C2E2!