Siamese Sex Show, the musical is so good that I didn't want it to end. From the moment the show started, I knew I was about to experience something very original and extremely fun. I was not disappointed.
The show starts with the very funny M.C. Isaac Cruz speaking to the audience and calling them 'cocksuckers' as he gives them the fingers. Don't worry you will not be insulted or upset. The dude, even as he is insulting you, is charming and funny. It's important to remember that this hip-hop musical is a satire and one that will keep you smiling from beginning to end.
After Cruz's diatribe is over we meet the dancers known as the Members of the Board. It's with their killer performance that the show really kicks in. The choreography and the dancers, which include Dayna Alice Austin, Janelle Dote, Miki Holmes, and Alyssa Noto, are outstanding, as is the rest of the cast.
The story, which takes place in the future, focuses on the mysterious conglomerate Monocorp, led by the evil CEO Keith E. Wright. Monocorp fabricates an epidemic condemning intimacy in order to profit from their invention known as the Love Light -a safe new pseudo sex product that is guaranteed to give you multiple orgasms.
Meanwhile, at an underground 'intimacy' speakeasy known as The Siamese Sex Show, four fallen pop stars, Malika (Clole Wyatt Taylor), Mr. Hadji (Riccardo Berdini), rapper Jamal (Seal Leon), and a mysterious woman left unlisted in the program,, discover that they are being replaced by robots. They gather and work together to plan their revenge against Monocorp.
One of the robots, named Cherry, is played brilliantly by Erin Rye and practically steals the show. Julian Easton as Vivian, a spokesperson for Monocorp, and the excellent Eddie Gutierrez as George O. Thornhill, a novice advertising man that's hired to sell the public on the Love Light, are right up there in their performances.
The book, music, and lyrics written by John Papageorge include rap and pop music and director Kiff Scholl makes it all work. The costumes by Michael Mullen are combo of glamor and spandex which go perfectly with the wigs and make up created by Shelia Dorn.
This is a not-to-be-missed show.
'Siamese Sex Show opened at the Lounge Theatre, 6201 Santa Monica blvd, Los Anges and plays Friday-Saturday 8pm and Sunday at 7pm thru November 13th.
For tickets call 323-960-7738 or go to www.plays411.com/siamese. Ticket prices are $15-$30.00.