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: