The Scooty & JoJo Show and Metro present the comic rock spectacle, Alien Queen: The Concert, on Friday, May 13 at Metro. Tickets go on sale this Saturday April 9.
Alien Queen: The Concert combines the legendary music of Queen with an outrageous parody of the “Alien” films to create a top-notch Queen tribute band made up of H.R. Giger-inspired aliens, cross-gendered humans, and some of Chicago’s best singers and rock musicians. The event will be a full evening of rock and ridiculousness, with special guests performing before Alien Queen: The Concert takes the stage. The show is an 18 & over event.
The Scooty & JoJo Show premiered their original musical Alien Queen: A Sci-fi Rock ParOdyssey in December 2010 and January 2011 at Chicago’s Circuit Nightclub, garnering incredible critical praise and packed houses. The original show, created and staged by Scott Bradley, is a farcical fusion of the Alien film franchise with the iconic sound of British rock band Queen.
Featuring classic Queen hits as well as deep cuts from the early Queen catalog, Alien Queen’s transformation into concert format puts the epic music and absurd pageantry front and center. Acclaimed performer Ryan Lanning returns as the Sigourney Weaver-inspired lead singer Ridley, while Scooty (aka creator Scott Bradley) continues his assault as the Alien Queen. Alien Queen: The Concert will feature new musical arrangements by bandleader Nicholas Davio as well as the ingenious aliens designed by Jabberwocky Marionettes, choreography of Jyl Fehrenkamp, and costuming by Anna Glowacki.
Critical praise for Alien Queen: A Sci-Fi Rock ParOdyssey:3 stars “Bradley is a genuine creative talent.” – Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune/CBS-TV
“A royally fun evening out” – Misha Davenport, Chicago Sun-Times
RECOMMENDED – TimeOut Chicago
EDITOR’S PICK: “Ridiculously entertaining” – Stephen Gossett, Flavorpill
RECOMMENDED: “enGROSSing”, “delightfully captivating” – NewCity Chicago
“Smart, polished, gender-bending fun” – Chicago Theater Blog
“Outstanding cast”, “Your jaw will drop” – Deep Dish
4 stars “a total musical experience!” – The Examiner
Metromix Critic’s Pick & Best Bet
“If you love the classic film Alien and the rock music from Queen then you’re going to love Alien Queen.” – Chicago Now: What’s a Boy to Do
“Alien Queen will definitely rock you!” – ChateauGrrr
For more information on Alien Queen: The Concert, visit www.scootyjojo.com
Friday, May 13: ON SALE SATURDAY 4/9 @ NOON:
The Scooty & JoJo Show and Metro Present…ALIEN QUEEN: THE CONCERT * with Special Guests TBA
$16 adv, $20 day of, $30 VIP / 18 & over / Doors: 8pm / Show: 9pm
TICKETS AVAILABLE AT: Metro Box Office
Internet sales at www.metrochicago.com
Metro is one of the country’s most renowned independent concert venues. Established in July 1982, Metro has become a playground for new and developing local artists as well as showcasing the best cutting edge bands from around the globe for twenty-five years. For more information, visit www.metrochicago.com
The Scooty & JoJo Show (Executive Producer) launched its first season in Chicago in the fall of 2007 with Carpenters Halloween. As the creative team of Scott Bradley and Jonny Stax, The Scooty & JoJo Show develops innovative entertainment to explore contemporary ideas on gender, sexuality and power, and includes their highly-acclaimed, genre-fused creations Alien Queen, Carpenters Halloween, Mollywood, Tran: The Atari Musical, The Scooty & JoJo Variety Hour, and Diva Brunch at The Spot.
Jonny Stax Presents, Inc. (Production Management Team) is a Chicago-based entertainment company that develops and produces creative ventures and learning opportunities that progress imaginative understanding through an innovative blend of media, participants, and content.
Scott Bradley aka Scooty (Creator/Director, Alien Queen) As co-founder of The Scooty & JoJo Show, Bradley has developed (with co-creator Jonny Stax), directed, performed with, and designed Chicago’s critically-acclaimed hit musical productions Carpenters Halloween, Mollywood, Tran: The Atari Musical, and The Scooty & JoJo Variety Hour. He regularly performs around the region as half of the cabaret duo Scooty & JoJo and is co-creator and frequent host of The Spot’s Diva Brunch. Either as performer, director, and/or designer, he has worked with Chicago’s About Face Theatre, The Hypocrites, Hell in a Handbag Productions; DC’s Arena Stage, The Shakespeare Theatre, Washington Shakespeare Company; with Seattle’s Open Circle Theatre, Bald Faced Lie; NY’s adobe theatre company, BACA Downtown.