Oh But Wait, There's More!

theatre · kim coles inc. · Ages 18+ · United States

one person show world premiere
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June 24, 2012 http://cinesnatch.blogspot.com/

My overall impression

“Crazy Kim Coles” was an overachiever with a weight problem throughout her childhood, and she learned to use her comedic personality to convince her peers to laugh with her, rather than at her. Standing on top of a box, with her wild hair, flowing dark pants, and sequined black blouse with sheer sleeves (care of costume designer Ceci), she delivers snippets of her comprehensive one-person rendition of 1970s miniseries Roots. Coles (over 60,000 Facebook fans) takes the audience on a tour through her life in Oh, But Wait … There’s More!, a routine supplemented by family photos, as well as moments in her career, complete with running commentary. Raised in Brooklyn, pointing out her merit badges and school outfits, “there’s nothing gangsta’ about me.” Her effervescent personality bubbles throughout the show, especially when she has a dance break and gets her groove on. She points out her time as a plus-size model (“Look at me, I’m smizing … I’m giving you Phyllis Hyman here”), beauty pageant contestant (her talent becomes important later on in the show), comic, actress, and media personality. She touches on her Star Search days (she lost her second stint by “a quarter star”), Live at the Apollo, and opening for such legends as Sinbad, Luther Vandross, and The Temptations …

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