Nine Dresses: Sex, Death, Fashion

cabaret & variety · brenda varda · Ages 15+ · world premiere · one person show · United States of America

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DIANE BURROUGHS certified reviewer · June 07, 2016
Though provoking, reveals a core wound that all modern women suffer through whether we are "fashionistas" or not.... full review

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DEANA BARONE certified reviewer · June 16, 2016
Powerhouse singer and performer who explores issues around fashion and the feminine enslavement to body image.... full review

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ELLEN DOSTAL · June 16, 2016
There isn’t a woman alive who can’t relate to Brenda Varda’s one woman musical, Nine Dresses: Sex, Death, Fashion, which takes on the subject of fashion in a very personal and humorous way. The title refers to the nine dresses every woman has in her closet. You know, the ones with the tags still on them. The ones that make us feel better simply by purchasing them, regardless of whether we have ever worn them or not. Each one has a personality and Varda lets us in on the back story of some of her favorite unworn garments in this intimate session of girl talk. Joined by Nick Morabito on upright bass, Varda sings and also plays piano. She’s got Marilyn Monroe’s blend of sexy sweetness and awkward innocence, as well as Kate Bush’s striking v... full review

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SHELLEY WENK · June 07, 2016
Gutsy and glorious! A one-woman musical foray into the pleasures and pains of fashion. Go see it!!... full review

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JERRY ZEIGER · June 13, 2016
tagged as: witty · delightful · provocative · clever
A brisk, thought-provoking, and very enjoyable entertainment. Ms. Varda is a sharp, warm, funny performer. Glad I went and certainly recommend seeing it.... full review

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BILL RATNER certified reviewer · June 26, 2016
The sexiest, most intelligent show in the Fringe!... full review

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TARA BAST · June 09, 2016
Thoroughly Entertaining!... full review

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BRIAN BROPHY · June 07, 2016
tagged as: revealing · and engaging.
Brave sexy and inspired truth telling through song, irony and fashion. Varda grabs hold of the piano like a lyrical mechanic shaking up the motor of truth.... full review

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LEON MARTELL certified reviewer · June 14, 2016
A combination of Carole King, Heidi Klum and Neil DeGrasse Tyson.... full review

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ROSE PORTILLO · June 07, 2016
tagged as: fun · clever · Worth seeing
Fun, funny, clever, about much more than the clothes, good length, also wonderful direction and accompaniment! Yes, I'd see it again!... full review

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