Hurray, cacti! (And for "torti," if you speak Claire-ese)
By the by, Patricia Quinn looks fucking adorable as per usual--what a gorgeous smile! Hope everyone had fun this past weekend; how was the show, by the way?
Patricia opened the show by welcoming us all, and then performing her "You're lucky, he's lucky" line.... which got us all excited. But the show at Screamfest was..... okay. Actually we left a little early. Even Pat didnt stay for the show.... she went and got trashed with Ken Foree
Kevin knows.... Kevin knows....
It was "fun" to have to fight to get into the (relatively small) ballroom where they were holding the show. B/C of fire code, they were only allowing 300 people in.... And there must have been four to five hundred people there. They pushed us all out into the hallway, where we waited shoulder to shoulder for about 10 minutes..... when they opened the doors, we were really just pushed along. 300+ ppl in long pants, platform boots/heels decked out in spikes/makeup/costumes..... it got a little crazy.
They switched between FL casts thru-out the show (there were 3 or 4 Franks, 2-3 Brads/Janets/Magentas/Columbias/etc...) which was kind of interesting.
They used a DVD and a projector to show the movie against the wall of the ballroom...... and it froze at the start of creation scene.... so they restarted the DVD, and DIDN'T USE CHAPTER SELECT. They actually fast-forwarded thru the movie, while 300 of us are sitting around wondering who let the tech-illiterate dumbass work the DVD player. The crowd went crazy, screaming "Use chapter select".... it was a little ridiculous... The cast(s) managed to salvage this moment by quickly proceeding to shadowcast the movie in fast forward. Hilarity ensued.
Their props were.... weak. I dont know/think/hope they used their regular props, and that for whatever reason they were forced to improvise their props for that specific show (they used a plain standard metal chair, two or three painted (cloth?) panels for the coffin door, the black curtain, and a few other room props....) their red cage was just a painted panel (that was waaaay too tall, and was just held up by techies).....
Good times. Good costumes. Props were so-so. The performance overall was okay. Bobbi, Kevin and I agreed that a QueerBastards show would blow them out of the water. It was fun to see another cast perform though- it was a first for me.