Bitches of Broadway
Starring Ginger Minge
Breakthrough Theater, Winter Park Fl
If you don’t think you’re ready for the full metal drag shows around town (and I never am) you might consider Drag Lite – “The Bitches of Broadway.” This monthly event falls on the last Sunday of the month, giving the theatre addicted one last fix before that long Monday to Wednesday dark period. Tonight’s theme was “Oz and Rainbows” which allows convenient use of the rainbow striped set from “For Colored Girls…” currently running in the space. Leading the dragness is the multitalented Josh Eads-Brown all dolled up as Ginger Minge who in real life is packing off to a plus-size drag contest in Iowa of all places. Erin Hair opened the show with a beautiful but quiet “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” which lead into Ginger Minge lip syncing “Snatch”, a truly funny and rude song that has nothing whatsoever to do with Dorothy and her annoying little dog. The BOB allowed an actual, regularly dressed guy (Rob DelMedico) on stage, he made it though if “I Only Had A Brain” but just barely. More lip syncing came from Trixxie Deluxx with a mash up of Wizard of Oz songs, and then we had one of the real hits of the evening: Krystal Gillette came out as Elphaba from “Wicked” and belted a wonderful rendition of “The Wizard.” That girl needs no microphone, and her control is almost as good as Eads-Brown. Before intermission, we had a quick audience participation version of The Match Game, which basically no body properly won. The show is fast and lively, combining the great vocals of Wade Hair, Eads Brown, and Krystal Gillette, the primal dancing of Erin Hair (who I soon expect to star in a Busby Berkley style extravaganza), drag lip syncing and no intimidating walk through a parking lot.
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