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Monkey business

Posted by Katie Johnston Chase  May 9, 2008 10:57 AM

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Yesterday, my day started and ended with dancing monkeys.

In the morning, it was riverdancing monkeys on YouTube. Don't ask me why.

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Last night, it was rocking sock monkeys in the Gold Dust Orphans' "Wizard of Oz" musical satire "Whizzin'! "

The YouTube video was cute, but the sock monkeys, the Orphans' take on the Wicked Witch of the South's flying monkeys, were a riot. As was the rest of the show. (Check out Louise Kennedy's review).

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[Ryan Landry as the Wicked Witch of the South End, Megan Love as the bladder-control-plagued Dorothy, and Rhoda as Toto. Photo by Kelly Davidson.]


Yes, $28 seems steep to see a show performed mainly by men in drag in the basement of a gay club. But it's silly and naughty and smart and fun -- and worth every penny.

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