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The Scooty & JoJo Show

Alien Queen

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