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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.


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).

[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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