Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Review - Christine Pedi in "Great Dames" (Post Office Cabaret)

By Byrne Harrison

I've been fortunate enough to see Christine Pedi perform a number of times, most often as part of the Forbidden Broadway franchise. She is a brilliant impersonator (her Ethel Merman is my absolute favorite) and an excellent performer.

I was thrilled to find out that Pedi would be performing this summer in Provincetown (which took away some of the sting of finding out Lea DeLaria would not be). Great Dames, a celebration of her most well-known divas, does not disappoint.

For those who have never seen her perform, Great Dames will serve as a good primer. Running approximately an hour, it allows Pedi to show off her best impersonations (Barbra, Liza, Judy, Angela, Carol, Joan... the list is long) and a couple of hilarious videos (if you've ever wondered what Angela Lansbury would sound like as a phone-sex worker, you can find out). If you have seen her before, the advantage of seeing her perform at the Post Office Cabaret is that it is a very intimate venue and will make you feel like Pedi is performing just for you.

Great Dames is fun post-Tea/pre-dinner show. I recommend buying Pedi's latest CD and taking time to chat with her after the show. She's just as charming in person as she is on stage.

Christine Pedi in Great Dames
The Post Office Cabaret
303 Commercial Street

Thursdays through Sundays, 7:30 PM

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