projects & events

Coming Soon:

The WILD and THREE Birthday Bash
Nerdlesque & Variety Cabaret

Friday, August 27th - 9:30pm CDT (doors 9pm)
The Newport Theater
956 W Newport Ave
Chicago, IL 60657

Pay Per View recording available 8/28-9/4

Crescent Moon Nerdlesque is young and wild and THREE! Yes! It's true! We are turning 3-years-old this year, and we are throwing a birthday party! Our celebration will be a brand new type of show for us. This hybrid of live and digital performances can be enjoyed virtually via livestream OR in person (!!!) at our first IRL show since 2019. Our entire ensemble will be showcasing their fave fandoms in burlesque and comedy acts that are sure to delight. From popular anime like Demon Slayer and Sailor Moon to classic fairy tales and Disney, we're revelling in our nerdtastic glory!

There will be balloons. There will be presents. There will be butts.

Available for purchase at the show:

  • CMN Merch
  • Birthday Party Goodie Bags (limited quantity!)
  • Handmade Birthday Cards (limited quantity!)

Be sure to bring your ca$h moneysss to generously TIP the artists, throw down for the raffle and buy cute stuff!

Interested in Sponsoring Our Show?


The Newport Theater is a Vaccinated-Only venue.
Masks are required on site.

Past Projects

Saucy at Home 

The Crescent Moon Nerdlesque
Quarantine Cocktail eBook

The Finnish have a word for drinking at home in your underwear (Kalsarikannit) - and even though we've been cooped up indoors for who knows how long, we wanted to give you some INSPIRATION to drink at home in your underwear! Okay okay, maybe this seemingly never-ending pandemic already has you  doing just that, but let us make it MORE interesting with these personal takes on our favorite classic cocktail recipes. 

In this 22-page eBook, you will find recipes from the entire Crescent Moon Nerdlesque company with each performer's special twist on their favorite cocktail recipe.

Get fancy in your finest knickers (or just get cozy in something comfy) and gift yourself with this lovely little recipe book just in time to ring in the new year from the safety and comfort from your own home. Heck, maybe throw a fancy underwear Zoom party with some consenting friends while trying out some of these recipes? 

Featuring photography by Two Branches Photos

Nerdlesque Calendar

What a trash fire of a year 2020 has been, amirite? Can anyone keep track of what day it is anymore?!

Have no fear - we have a solution! Why not improve your 2021 by gracing your walls with the nerdtastic babes of Crescent Moon Nerdlesque as they guide you through your months to keep you on track (or keep you distracted 😉)

This 12-month wall calendar features our company members donning their favorite cosplays & nerdlesque attire. 

Featuring photography by:
A Distant Era (Steven Townshend)
Thalia Creative (Tata DeVoilee)