Fridays & Saturdays
March 23 - June 3
Fridays & Saturdays @ 7:30pm and 10:30pm*
*Special 1-hour Nightcap show, Fridays @ 10:30
Guilty Pleasures Nightcap
"After more than 15 years of writing all sorts of reviews, I’m always anxious to find a fresh approach … an angle if you will. This is especially true of Shadowbox Live’s sketch comedy and rock ‘n roll shows. So, while I was sitting with two of my favorite women … my wife Yvonne and lifelong friend (and Shadowbox Virgin!) Sheryl … early in Act II of the highly entertaining Guilty Pleasures … I had a welcomed epiphany. This production showcases the awesome talent and strength of the wonderfully worldly … wicked … sometimes wacky … and most certainly wise … women of Shadowbox Live. Under the tutelage of Executive Producer/Director the unsinkable Julie Klein how could it not? The fact that opening night came in Women’s History Month comes as no surprise to me. Whether this was premeditated by the troupe is beyond me. And it really matters not. I am in no way stating the men are overshadowed. Hardly. But with the stellar choreography of Ms. Katy Psenicka, vivid costuming by Linda Mullin, etc. the production has a fabulous feminine swagger to it."
"Guilty Pleasures, Shadowbox Live’s latest theme show, allows me to enjoy one of my own: insult comedy. It’s the reason I look forward to every return visit by Maureen and Buffy, the soused and acid-tongued society matrons played by Julie Klein and Katy Psenicka. The two pals are as mean-spirited as ever in their latest escapade, The Fundraising Ball, which has them attending a political function and surreptitiously throwing barbed comments at their fellow guests. Example: Noticing a passing woman’s extensive surgical enhancement, one muses, “If those tits get any higher, they’d be shoulders.” Both characters are as memorable as their one-liners, but for different reasons: Psenicka’s Buffy for her cackling laugh and Klein’s Maureen for the palpable air of gloom that surrounds her and helps to explain her addiction to wine and all-around nastiness. Though the theme show lives up to its name at times like this, it could just as easily be called Embarrassing Situations. The first skit, Dream Catcher, sets the tone when Harold (Jimmy Mak) brings girlfriend Louise (Leah Haviland) back to his place and reluctantly introduces her to Aquaman and other fantastical beings who’ve taken up residence there. Louise, who majored in dream interpretation at Antioch University, quickly recognizes them as symbols of Harold’s scarred psyche. The skit is as funny as it is clever."
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