Chicago Takes Off Lido Paris Style, March 5th

Chicago Takes Off  is the annual burlesque revue-style show where talented male and female dancers donate their time and energy to strut their stuff in support of TPAN. Colorful and energetic choreographed performances and entertainment engage audiences in this sexy celebration of life.

LOADED with entertainment this year, it’s going to be a great show! Murray Hill , dubbed as “the hardest working middle-aged man in show business,” will be making his second appearance as emcee on March 5 for the Test Positive Aware Network’s fundraising event Chicago Takes Off: Lido des Boyz, presented by Macy’s.

The New York Times anointed Murray “Downtown’s New ‘It’ Boy.” He’s been included in “Best of New York” lists in the Village Voice, Paper and New York Magazine; inducted into Paper’s Nightlife Hall of Fame; and selected as OUT magazine’s Top 100 influential performers. “Mr. Showbiz” will share his return appearance with famed burlesque performers Michelle L’Amour, Frenchie Kiss and Stage Door Johnnies.

The theme for the 2011 Chicago Takes Off is modeled after the famed Lido cabaret in Paris.

Glamorous costumes for the men will be eye-popping this year! “When TPAN first approached me about the show Todd said they were looking for big over the top Las Vegas Glamour but interpreted for the Male lead, and that he thought I might be the right man for the job,”  says
designer Ramsey J. Prince .  “I smiled and said I am the ONLY man for that job!”

I recently got a sneak peak from Ramsey Prince!
These are some of the Las Vegas/Lido style costumes
some of men will be wearing!

Performances are Saturday, March 5,
with shows at 7:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.,
 at the Park West, 322 W. Armitage.

This event has grown in popularity—and notoriety—in just a few years,” said Rhett Lindsay, TPAN’s associate director of special events. “We sell out each show every year with more than 1,400 attendees.” To date, Lindsay said that more two-thirds of the tickets have been sold for the 2011 performances.

Get  your  tickets  now  online !
7:30 show is almost entirely sold out
10:30 show has a few more seats available

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