Sally Marvel is a one woman sideshow and an independent producer of burlesque and variety entertainment. She is also one half of Vaudeville the Show, a neo-vaudevillian production featuring strong magic, unique sideshow acts, and burlesque upon request. If you are looking for an evening of magical, sexy, and weird entertainment, look no further! From stage shows to ambient entertainment, Sally will help make your event unforgettable. See a sampling of her current ongoing productions below.

Current Productions


at Bordel

Every Thursday
Doors: 7:00 PM
Shows: 10:30 PM & 11:30 PM.
No Cover!

Sally & AJ present “Vaudeville”, a rotating theatre of sexy, magical, and weird entertainment showcasing some of Chicago’s best variety performers. 

Vaudeville was voted one of the hottest burlesque shows in Chicago by the Thrillist. Enjoy an evening of dazzling entertainment with a craft cocktail or tapas from Black Bull’s kitchen served late.

Reservations are not required, but booth seating can be reserved at


at Bordel

Every Friday
Doors: 7:00 PM
Shows: 2 pop-up performances after 10:30 PM.
No cover!

Spontaneous Cabaret performances and sexy beats weave together to form a lush tapestry for Bordel’s Velvet. Be seduced by the sights, sounds, and flavors of Paris as you are transported to the licentious quarters of Pigalle & Montmartre. Pop-up burlesque begins after 10:30 PM.

Reservations are not required, but booth seating can be reserved at

Bikes & Burlesque

at Cobra Lounge

One Wednesday a month
Doors: 11:00 AM
Shows: 9:00 PM & 10:00 PM
No cover!

BIKES & BURLESQUE is a special treat one Wednesday a month April through November at Cobra Lounge. Take a break from the bikes to come inside and enjoy some burlesque. See 2 unique sets at 9 PM & 10 PM.

Bikes & Burlesque is part of Pints & Pistons, a a sidewalk cafe celebration of motorcycles running every Wednesday Night through November. Come down, hang out and talk shop with other area riders. Enjoy great food plus beer and drink specials.

Noteworthy Past Productions:

Burlesque at Backdoor Saloon (Chicago, 2017)
Cabaret A Go-Go at Bordel (Chicago, 2017-2019)
Lake Shore Harley Davidson’s Friggatriskaidekaphobia: stage show (Libertyville, 2017)
Motoblot: Friday burlesque show (Chicago, 2017, 2018)
Motoblot: Saturday variety acts stage show (Chicago, 2017, 2018)
Triumph Motorcycle’s Back In Black Tour: variety acts stage show (Chicago, 2017)