Singing. Dancing. Tits.
That's the tagline for the new off-Broadway musical Showgirls, inspired by the cult 90s film, one of our favorite movies of all time.
However, the tagline should really read "Singing. Dancing. Tits. LAUGHS!"
Showgirls tells the now iconic story of Nomi Malone set to the catchy tunes of Bob & Tobly McSmith, who also wrote the dialogue and directed the show.
The original music is fun and memorable. Boat show! But what really makes Showgirls a MUST-see performance for any lover of the is the star of the show, April Kidwell. She is brilliant as Nomi Malone! BRILLIANT!
Not only is she playing Nomi but she's also playing Elizabeth Berkley playing Nomi!
She's working on many levels!
And what makes Kidwell so brilliant is how good she is all-around. How COMMITTED she is to the material! How serious she takes it! How funny she is! She's in on the joke but she's not a joke! She's a GREAT singer. She can dance. And she's got awesome tits! And they're real!
We laughed so much! We loved it!
Kidwell is on a whole other level and it's hard for the rest of the cast to keep up, but they try and everyone gets their moment to shine.
We are reliving so much of the show in our head and still laughing about it! Yup, we need to see it again!
P.S. If you haven't seen the movie Showgirls or didn't like it, this show is not for you!
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