Boobs and Goombas: A Super Mario Burlesque has been playing in Chicago for the past few weeks. This show was going to run until the end of October, but has been so popular that it has been extended into December because of it’s popularity.
Why am I writing about this you may ask? If it hasn’t hit you yet, an extraordinary opportunity came up and I did in fact, get to to witness this outstanding performance this past weekend.
Put on by the Gorilla Tango Theater, this comedy burlesque is pretty much everything you could ever want from Mario and more. A sexually frustrated Mario and Luigi are still in search of Princess Peach, and find that everything around them is starting to turn into beautiful and sexy women…even their most deadly enemies.
The storyline brings up several references from the games and paints them in a new, hilarious light. Sewers that are remarkably clean of waste. What happens if Luigi and Mario finally save Peach? Oh and my personal favorite; What Toad actually does for the Mario Bros.
Toad: “dude, man I got some Raccoon tail that will totally like, it’ll make you flyyy..”
With a tip jar that makes coin noises, a girl fight involving clothes being ripped off, pasties galore, and an alternate ending that will change how you see Mario for the rest of your life, I recommend that you buy your ticket in advance now, find a way to Chicago, and see this production as if your life depended on it. It sent the entire audience into hysterics and was sold out almost every night. This is more than well worth the $15 that you will put into a ticket!