The Scooty & JoJo Show
Jonny Stax Presents, Inc., Producer
2011 BroadwayWorld Award
for Best Special Theatrical Event
Book & Direction by Scott Bradley
Musical Direction by Nicholas Davio
Choreography by Jyl Fehrenkamp
Scenic design by Scott Bradley
Aliens Designed by Jabberwocky Marionettes
Costume Design by Anna Glowacki
Performers: Angela Johnson, Kieran Kredell, Jaclyn Keough, Ryan Lanning, John Francisco, Tom McGunn, Meghan Murphy, Matt Porter, Monica Szaflik, Vallea Woodbury, & Scooty. Band: Nick Davio - Keyboard, Guitar, Vocals; Eric Engelson - Drums; Charlie Malave - Bass; Dave Saenger - Lead Guitar
The Scooty & JoJo Show's ALIEN QUEEN is a wildly celebrated comic rock event from the outrageous team that birthed Chicago's cult hit show CARPENTERS HALLOWEEN (2007- 2010). For ALIEN QUEEN, the most terrifying science-fiction films of a generation are deliciously parodied and paired with the greatest, most flamboyant rock band ever. The movies Alien (1978) and Aliens (1986) meet the music of Queen in a ferocious synergy of face-melting guitars, face-hugging puppets, soaring harmonies and scorching comedy.
RECOMMENDED - TimeOut Chicago
EDITOR'S PICK: "Ridiculously entertaining" - Stephen Gossett, Flavorpill
The Scooty & JoJo Show first unleashed ALIEN QUEEN in December 2010 at Chicago's Circuit Nightclub. It's limited run captured overwhelming critical acclaim, a CBS-Chicago TV segment, and saw standing-room crowds at its 200-seat house. On recommendation from his staff, Metro owner Joe Shanahan caught a performance and immediately offered his club as its next venue. Transforming itself to fit the legendary music hall, ALIEN QUEEN has become a full-tilt rock spectacle comprised of H.R. Giger-inspired aliens, gender-bending humans, and some of Chicago's best rock musicians. Between May 2011 and December 2011, ALIEN QUEEN played Metro five times and saw over 2700 screaming fans.
4 stars "a total musical experience!" - The Examiner
"A royally fun evening out" - Chicago Sun-Times
On June 1, 2012,The Scooty & JoJo Show hosted the benefit concert SPACE INVASION at Metro showcasing all the greatest moments from ALIEN QUEEN accompanied by a 34-member choir. Also featured that night was BATTLESTAR FANTASTICA, a sci-fi burlesque show featuring cutting edge performance artists that was developed as a companion act to ALIEN QUEEN. The benefit garnered great attention across the city and converted another 800 fans to our following.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY TIMMY SAMUEL, STARBELLY STUDIO