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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
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
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
ELLEN DOSTAL certified reviewer 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
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
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
TARA BAST June 09, 2016
Thoroughly Entertaining!... full review
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
LEON MARTELL certified reviewer June 14, 2016
A combination of Carole King, Heidi Klum and Neil DeGrasse Tyson.... full review
PENNY STARR, JR certified reviewer June 14, 2016
tagged as: musical · fashion · gender · Feminist
This show should be titled Nine Dresses: A Study In Identity, because the show delves into how fashion can define us in ways which we weren't even aware. The musical ranges from pop to singer-songwriter to tango. Just like a shopping addict, the shows goes from dizzying highs to terrifying lows. Do see it!... full review

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The medicine you need!

This show... "... is soul medicine, powerful and healing.... it assaults our comfort with a fierceness that would make Antonin Artaud and Berthold Brecht proud.” -Mark Hein "... is the beautiful medicine you need.” – Scathach Cotter