The third geekily comedic installation from co-creator of Gorilla Tango Burlesque (formerly Geek Girl Burlesque) MsPixy feels like a show created in complete complacency. There’s a heavy reliance on a parade of recognizable superheroes undressing to provide laughs, but without the clever scripting and tantalizingly choreographed stripteases that made previous shows so enjoyable the novelty quickly wears off. Early on, the Joker and his sidekick/girlfriend Harley Quinn (Stella Cheeks and Sadie Hotkins, alternating roles weekly) “kidnap” the audience and begin a lengthy process of capturing and transporting various “superboobs” to the stage before stripping them of both their clothes and their powers. There’s a subplot involving an audience vote (with dollar bills) between good and evil that doesn’t really pan out. Juicy Lucy and Marie Curieosity (as Iron Man and Wolverine, respectively) consistently deliver laughs with a mix of charisma and comedic timing and the design of the various superhero pasties is pretty brilliant. (Zach Freeman)
Gorilla Tango Burlesque, 1919 North Milwaukee, (773)598-4549. Through May 26.