Girl Band in the Men's Room

theatre · dirtie blonde productions · Ages 13+ · United States

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June 22, 2011 certified reviewer

My overall impression

Feeling as though I were peeping through a hole in the ladies’ room to spy into the men’s room, I viewed the intimate, vulnerable, honest, as well as manipulative story of Girl Band in the Men’s room. Even though I was a member of a full house, the ladies performing did their utmost to make us feel like their exchanges were a secret, perhaps because just outside the door lurked the band’s manager and mother of the lead guitarist, Rachel, (played by Katherine Skelton)whom the characters, especially Rachel, were trying to avoid. The often comical as well as angsty performance was a joy to be a part of. Kat Primeau as Merce, was terrific, a show stealer even when she leaned against the filthy bathroom walls in the background. Lisa Marie Summerscales, who plays Murphy, got a lot of laughs as the stoner tom boy who creatively makes a place for herself at the urinal with drum sticks. Erin Boyes as Lindy, the bassist, is the voice of hard reason as well as the heart of the group, a difficult job to encapsulate both, but Miss Boyes does it.
Not only do the ladies excel in their acting performances, but the show is underscored by their own songs they recorded and mixed themselves. They have given birth to a great show thanks to director Michael Kortlander. The effort is obvious and well-constructed. Go see it!

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