There 's only so many perfect nights of entertainment in the world. Well, outside of a night of improv, of course, where every night of entertainment is perfect. But this Friday, the Boston theater scene will experience the latest offering from Ryan Landry and the Gold Dust Orphans:
Yeah, Cinderella Rocks has all your standard, traditional Cinderella story elements:
Beautiful heroine? Check.
Handsome prince? Check.
Evil stepmother? Check.
Evil stepsisters? Check.
Drag queens? Check.
Rock and roll? Check.
Me, I play in the chorus. I like to think of the principals as Gladys Knight-- and me? I'm a Pip. How good is this show? It was a huge hit this past summer when it ran in Provincetown. Here's a few quotes:
"JUST GREAT! Absolutely brilliant fun!" -- David Colman, feature writer for the New York Times
David Foucher of EDGEBoston: "A CLASSIC! The kind of show that will be talked about for years to come!"
Anne Wood of the Provincetown Banner: "LANDRY HAS DONE IT AGAIN! A leap to your feet musical triumph!"
The show opens this Friday night, 8pm, and runs Friday and Saturday nights between October 7 and November 19 at Theater Machine (colloquially known as the Ramrod Center for the Performing Arts)
Tix are $25, cash only, at the door. Reservations--which are STRONGLY recommended as Gold Dust Orphans shows tend to sell out-- can be made by calling 617-265-6222.