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SHAKESLESQUE (To Thine Own Cherry Be True)

cabaret & variety · cherry poppins productions | cpc theater · Ages 21+ · world premiere · United States of America

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Review by DAVID MACDOWELL BLUE

June 24, 2017
tagged as: burlesque · sexy · shakespeare · lesbian · gay · musical · dance · Madness · delirious · fun · naughty

What I liked

The performances! The music! The three Witches (who are in fact just one witch with multiple personalities given to arguing amongst themselves), the oddball love stories entwined with more bad puns (is there a good pun?) than Donald Trump has brain cells. About fifty times as many, so roughly one a minute for 75 minutes.

What I didn't like

Well, the space was small and the so the live music was really, REALLY loud.

My overall impression

Imagine a burlesque combination of “Shakespeare in Love” with “The Rocky Horror Show” and you have this! Delightful, baudy, with every performer giving 110% the whole premise of William Shakespeare having this elaborate dream after a night in a whorehouse, a dream in which all his future plays more or less wander in (and usually take their clothes off). Over the top? Oh yes! And that was the point!

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