Cabaret performers Doug Anderson and Todd Waddington perform their new musical comedy revue, Big! Gay! Show! at Philadelphia's Tavern on Camac Oct. 26-29 prior to a run in New York City later this fall.
The show takes a wild, irreverent look at gay life — everything from internet dating to battling homophobia to perfect body image to finding self-acceptance. The press release promises "two fully clothed gay boys singing their hearts out."
Domenick Scudera directs, with musical direction and arrangements by Tom Baust. There is a $15 cover and a one drink minimum. Performances are 8 PM Oct. 26-27 and 7 PM Oct. 29.
Anderson has performed Off-Broadway in Wendy Wasserstein's Isn't It Romantic, in New York City's cabaret scene (Eighty Eight's, The Triad, Don't Tell Mama) and appeared at the Mabel Mercer Cabaret Convention, in "Sondheim at Carnegie Hall" and in other concerts. Waddington was nominated for a 1999 Barrymore Award in Philadelphia (for Michael Ogborn's Box Office of the Damned by 1812 Productions). He appeared there in the Arden Theatre's Into the Woods and Walnut Street's Eleanor and Hick, as well as the recent reading of Ogborn's Baby Case at the Arden.
Big! Gay! Show! — full of original music, old favorites, "major on-stage flirting" and more — will play Manhattan's Duplex Cabaret Theatre Nov. 16-18. In the meantime, Philly's Tavern on Camac is at 243 S. Camac Street. For information, call (215) 545-0900.
— By Kenneth Jones