Nice Jewish Girls Gone Bad plus Good for the Jews coming March 2nd.
Nice Jewish Girls Gone Bad is a refreshing mix of comedy, music, spoken-word and show-stopping burlesque, featuring performers seen on Comedy Central, HBO and Network TV. They will be touring the Colorado Rockies with the boys of Good For the Jews as they celebrate Jewish traditions and history with unorthodox, irreverent and — of course — HILARIOUS songs about bar mitzvahs and Mel Gibson. It is two shows for the price of one – such a deal!
After cruising the US for seven years, last year Nice Jewish Girls Gone Bad opened at The Zipper Theater in NYC with a brand new show which received rave reviews: 3 stars from the NY Post, Backstage called it “a spontaneous party” and the Village Voice said it was “super fun.” These chosen chicks boldly dare to deconstruct years of tradition, expectations and guilt in a fast-paced vaudeville extravaganza.
This rendition of mishagas on wheels was directed by Michael Baron (Signature Theater, DC) and choreographed by Jessi Erian (Urban Bush Women and The Electric Company). It’s “Faster, Pussycat” in the Borscht Belt, “Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen” gets remixed, “Tumbalaika” gets a makeover and we all find out what’s in Gefilte Fish. It’s “Fear Factor” for Jews, although you don’t have to be Jewish to love it.
Nice Jewish Girls Gone Bad, who learned to smoke at Hebrew School, got drunk at their Bat Mitzvahs and would rather have more schtuppa than the chupah, features the booty-shaking burlesque stylings of Sister Schmaltz and the queen of quick change, The Goddess Perlman (Last Comic Standing).
These girls have been spreading their own brand of nuevo schmaltz across the land to sold-out crowds in NYC, DC, Baltimore, Boston, Philadelphia, Providence, Miami, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Santa Cruz, Pittsburgh, Madison, Detroit, Montreal, Burlington, Provincetown, The Berkshires, The Hamptons, and of course, The Catskills. Audiences can’t get enough of these wayward girls!
The 2nd part of the double-header – Good for the Jews is “Irresistibly tasteless,” according to the Boston Phoenix. “Rob Tannenbaum and David Fagin keep the snark level high and try to out-Borat Borat.” The Chicago Jewish News says, “Appeals to the same type of young-adult audience that eats up performers like Jon Stewart and Sarah Silverman.”
At the Dairy Center for the Arts, Tuesday night, March 2, 2010 at 8 pm. Tickets are $18 in advance, $20 at the door, $15 students.