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Review: They Say She's Different Words: Max Cooper Cecilia Low's They Say She's Different is a funky exploration of the life of Betty Davis, rocker and electric lady. Even before the show, Betty's friend Devon Wilson, known for being the groupie to Jimi Hendrix, was wandering around the crowd dancing and stumbling drunkenly, and it's really the friendship between the

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Review: I Love Lucy Words: Max Cooper Elise McCann's I Love Lucy is a lovely revival of the classic work of Lucille Ball, as well as a unique perspective on her life. McCann shows off talents ranging from the comic to the dramatic, and her Lucille Ball is absolutely on-point. The show manages to move from the spectacle of I Love Lucy's golden years in the studio to incredibly sub

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Review: Lift Up Your Skirt Words: Max Cooper Kathy Najimy's Lift Up Your Skirt was, honestly, a little underwhelming. Najimy has years of experience as an actress and a comedienne, and she's very good, don't get me wrong. But Lift Up Your Skirt opened with a reel of film and television highlights from her career, and the performance felt like... more of the same. Two of the m

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Review: Picture Perfect Words: Max Cooper Scott Evan Davis's Picture Perfect is a beautiful and moving song cycle. Exploring the challenges of life, love, and human connection, the show is themed around exploring what surrounds the “picture perfect” moments of life. From the compromises we can make for relationships, to the vices we think we control, or the challenge of k

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Review: Yon and His Prism of Sexy Thoughts Words: Angus Shaw The atmosphere in Artspace Gallery was quite nice, if not a little claustrophobic, at first. Some of the audience seemed confused by the idea of sharing tables, and I think a lot were there expecting straight standup. The show had Georgia Mooney and Nao Anzai playing alongside Yon, as well as playing the lead-in to the performance,

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Review: Nina Simone: Black Diva Power Words: Max Cooper Nina Simone: Black Diva Power by Ruth Rogers-Wright takes the cabaret standby of the “songs of” whilst also bringing a bit more story and performance into it. Rogers-Wright assumes completely the character of Simone, and the story of her musical career and her relationship to the Civil Rights Movement is explored throug

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