Friday, August 23, 2013

The Taboo Revue Burlesque Variety Show - Back to Sexy Edition

Get ready Vancouver, because we are bringing sexy back this September by bringing you a brand new season of titillating burlesque. This incredible hot summer weather we have been basking in may be coming to an end, but that doesn't mean we are ready to put our clothes back on. Friday, September 20th we will kick-off a brand new season of the Taboo Revue Variety Burlesque Show by bringing you brand new acts from our wild and wacky glitter tribe. Experience bold and bawdy burlesque ranging from the very sensual to the totally bizarre, all Screaming Chicken style! While students are preparing to hit the books, we're preparing to hit the WISE Hall stage... HARD... And naked!

Doors: 8pm | Show 9pm
Tickets: $15 in advance - BUY HERE | $20 at the door
Where: The WISE Hall and Lounge (1882 Adanac St, the corner of Victoria Dr & Adanac St)
***19+ Only***

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Learn Burlesque - Becoming Burlesque begins Sept 18th!

Hey Vancouver, have you gone to a burlesque show and thought to yourself, "I wanna learn burlesque!"? Good news! Becoming Burlesque, Screaming Chicken Theatrical Society's intensive 8 week workshop located in East-Van, are accepting students for their September session.  World renowned burlesque performers Melody Mangler, April O'Peel, and Violet Femme will teach you the ins and outs of the art of burlesque. Each class will focus on different elements of this performance art including: Bump N' Grinds, shimmies, pin-up make-up and hair, costume creating, and much much more!

This one of a kind experience begins Wednesday, September 18, 2013 from 7:30pm - 10:00pm. For more information, click here or email

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Screaming Chicken Celebrates 10 Years!

In 2003 a small group of friends got together with a simple goal - to figure out how to entertain themselves in Vancouver on Monday nights. What started as a simple project has, over the last ten years, developed into one of the largest and most influential Burlesque troupes in the world today.

Screaming Chicken Theatrical Society has produced well over 200 shows including five original theatrical productions; co-founded the Vancouver International Burlesque Festival - one of the largest and longest running events in the burlesque world; introduced over 200 performers to the stage; twice been nominated for ‘Best Group’ by the Burlesque Hall of Fame in Las Vegas; helped raise hundreds of thousands of dollars for various charities; helped develop a number of internationally renowned performers; and is a driving force behind Vancouver’s booming burlesque scene.

On Saturday June 29th the Chickens will celebrate their ten year anniversary with their most spectacular show yet. The three act show will feature twenty favorite numbers from throughout their history and representing all aspects of the company’s performances. This will include tributes to their first production, the R-rated ‘Game Show Night’; their theatrical productions ‘Ed Wood’s Orgy of the Dead’, ‘Sex, Violence and Nursery Rhymes’, ‘SHINE - A Burlesque Musical’, ‘Grease Does Greece’, ‘Terror at Rock Out Beach’; and ‘Oliver Fannie’; the graduation recitals for their ‘Becoming Burlesque’ and ‘Becoming Boylesque’ programs; and their flagship ‘Taboo Revue Burlesque Variety Show’. The show will also feature special guests including many of the early alumni and long time friends of the Chicken’s such as Cass King of the legendary Wet Spots.

Connie Cahoots grooming woes.
Granny Femme. Photo by Patrick Rooney Photography

The dazzling SparklePussies Burlesque.

Tranny Zukko's Dirty Vanities. Photo by Cameron Brown

The VandDolls. Photo by Greg McKinnon

Sparkle Plenty as Prime Sweatervest. Photo by Reckless Photography

Crows. Photo by Bob Ayers

Moonlight Desires. Photo by Patrick Rooney Photography

Chicken Beginnings! How far we have come!

Screaming Chicken Theatrical Society is a volunteer run not-for-profit organization and all ticket proceeds go to the continued development and presentation of burlesque in Vancouver and around the world. 5% of all ticket sales go directly to the Burlesque Hall of Fame to support the preservation of the art forms history.


Screaming Chicken’s 10th Anniversary Spectacular
June 29th, 2013
The Wise Hall - 1882 Adanac St. (Just off Commercial Drive)
Doors 8pm, Show 9pm
Seating is by General Admission (arrive early for the best spots)
Licenced venue (19+)

Friday, January 11, 2013


Guess what's back???? And just in time to warm you up in the cold January wheather, it's the TABOO REVUE, January 2013 edition. (Sat. Jan 26th at Wise Hall)

We have a very special theme this month - a tribute to our dear VaVa Vunderbust (long-time Chicken, and former Executive Director) who is moving back to her hometown of Victoria, BC.

Come see her farewell performance to Vancouver (*cough cough*.. congas...*cough* Lunch Lady.. *cough*), as well over a dozen other solos/duo's and fantatical group acts.

AND Don't forget - the Taboo Revue is the only event you'll see acts like this:

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Graduation Show: BECOMING BURLESQUE 23

It's time for another flock of our chickadees to leave the Coop and spread their wings on stage for you all.

Check out our 23rd Graduating Class this Friday at WISE Hall.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012


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Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Mark your Calendar!....

is Coming!

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Screaming Chicken Theatrical Society is preparing to present to you our next original feature Burlesque Musical! 

OLIVER FANNIE is an around the world spectacular focusing on the salacious adventures of a spirited young woman trying to seek her fortune in life. It’s Annie and Oliver… with a twist!

Screaming Chicken Theatrical Society is internationally recognized as one of the world’s best Burlesque groups. They have twice been invited to compete for the title of ‘Best Group’ at the Burlesque Hall of Fame’s Tournament of Tease in Las Vegas and have won numerous awards including ‘Most Trailblazing Dance or Theatre Company’ in the Terminal City Vanguard Awards and ‘Best Local Theatre Company’ in the Westender’s Best of the City. Oliver Fanny will be the Chicken’s fourth annual musical production at the Waterfront Theatre. 

Critical Acclaim for SC's Past Productions:

SHINE: A Burlesque Musical

Shine: A Burlesque Musical delivers copious amounts of pleasure by Colin Thomas, Georgia Straight

Dirty SHINE has makings of a cult classic by Jo Ledingham, Vancouver Courier

SHINE: terrific entertainment rises above shortcomings by Maryse Zeidler, Plank Magazine

SHINE: A Burlesque Musical (Review) by Musicals in Vancouver Does Grease

Greece Does Grease is innocently audacious by Colin Thomas Georgia Straight

Doing it Greek Style by Andrea Warner, Vancouver Courier

Greece Does Grease: makes plank reviewer feel like a naughty kid by Keira Louis, Plank Magazine

Greece Does Grease at The Waterfront Theatre by Live Vancouver

Greece Does Grease (Review) by HummingBird604

Terror at Rock Out Beach

Burlesque meets B-movie fun in Terror at Rock Out Beach by Jessica Werb, Georgia Straight

Terror at Rock Out Beach, Live Vancouver

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Taboo In Review - The Fabulousness that was February

Are you excited for our LAST TABOO REVUE of the spring season??? April 28th @ Wise Hall.
Get your tickets now!
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Featuring: 7 new Boylesquers making their graduation debut, Disco dancers, Senoritas, Italian Tambourinists, Roboty goodness, Cowgirl dual, treasure hunters, and more!!! Shiny good times.

Well get warmed up remembering the fun we had with you in February!

The evening started off with a lovely ditty by your hosts Evil Bastard and Violet Femme.

Photo above by Ian West

Evil took a turn as a mad scientist as he commanded this sizzling trio of robo-flappers
(Lily Lovepie, Tranny Zukko, Little Redridesitgood)

Photos above by Ian West

Ava Lure teased us all with her sexy jailbait striptease. Red Hot!

Photos by Ian West

She's a good girl. Really folks!

Precious Metal showed us the ways of Extreme Couponing.

Photos by Ian West

What a deal!

Lacey L'amour showed off her classic dance training, with a sassy twist of course. 
I don't think the chair minded. Do you?

Photos by Ian West

This Sex In the City tribute number brought the house down, to end the first act.

Photos above by Ian West

These girls were fierce. Oh yeah! 
Love you Mama Fortuna, Lily Lovepie, Dame Booty Dench and Blush Lane. 

Violet Femme took us for a walk down a sultry street. In Paris perhaps?

Photo above by Ian West

Photo above by Greg McKinnon

Photo above by Ian West
Now that's the kind of girl I'd love to meet!

April O'Peel brought a number close to her heart, and her namesake inspiration. TURTLE POWER!

Photos by Ian West

Miss Connie Cahoots (formerly Connie Lingus) did some major alien ass kicking. 

Photos above by Ian West
There may have been some alien fornicating too. Enjoy Sci Fi geeks!

The show ended with a big old Screaming Chicken group number, with almost everyone in it! 
Pigs vs Chickens vs Farmers vs Monsanto. Let the wackyness ensue! 

Photo above by Ian West

And that folks, is it for February recap. Come see us Saturday, April 28th for more.
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