LUCHA VaVOOM--the high-octane mix of Mexican-style lucha libre wrestling, traditional burlesque and blow-by-blow comedic commentary--will double the pleasure when it celebrates its fourth annual Cinco de Mayo celebration in two cities: Saturday, May 4 at The Vic Theatre in Chicago and Sunday, May 5 at the Mayan Theater in Los Angeles. Lucha VaVOOM will bring their mind-blowing, gloriously unhinged antics, Aztec flavor, and--by popular demand--more Mariachis. “We set out to top ourselves every year,” says LUCHAfounders Rita D’Albert and Liz Fairbairn.
Tickets are currently on sale HERE.
These Cinco de Mayo celebrations will see some new debuts: DJ ChuCuChu from Mexico (in Los Angeles only), the song & dance debut of the L'il Homies, Mexican wrestling superstar Medico Asesino, and Li'l L'il Cholo. They’re bringing back Matt Classic andMatt Classic, Jr., both crowd favorites. This is all in addition to their renowned mariachis, Aztec dancers, tequila, low riders, tamales, folkloricos and the Xochimilco photo booth and more.
Founded in Los Angeles in 2002 by Rita D’Albert andLiz Fairbairn, Lucha VaVOOM is non-stop, action-packed surrealism where Mexican masked wrestlers perform breathtaking acrobatic feats in a fast-paced, fun-filled, character-driven style. Known for their far-out flamboyance, its quick, exhibition-style, one-fall Lucha Libre matches designed for maximum enjoyment and action. Since 2002, LUCHA VaVOOM has regularly sold out 1,000-seat venues across the globe (Amsterdam, Calgary, Toronto, San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Seattle, Portland and Philadelphia, among many other cities). When not on the road, the troupe calls downtown Los Angeles’ Mayan Theater–an elaborately appointed, 1927-built former motion-picture palace–home. Lucha VaVOOM recently headlined the “El Jimador Mexican Wrestling Bar” atAustralia’s Big Day Out 2013 Festival where Ben O’Shea from YAHOO.AU.COM noted (1/24), “Sex and violence - it's a winning combination but you're unlikely to find it done as successfully or with such feel-good humour as Lucha VaVOOM..."