Monday, May 20, 2019

Ladies Room: The Musical at Orlando Fringe


Ladies Room: The Musical presented by Bikini Katie Productions was an absolute delight. The audience sat in folding chairs place in each stall. One stall was empty, so I plopped myself down as I travel with my own chair. Bikini Katie quickly warned me that that particular stall would be used during the production. I erased the sketch I had started and began fresh. I was particularly panicked since this show is just a half hour long. A bearded pianist sat at his keyboard in the handicap stall.

Once the audience was settled in, four women entered the ladies room. They sang about poor dates, societal expectations, and friendship. One woman hadn't dated for a long time and she was on a date with a guy who turned out to be a real jerk. She seriously didn't want to go back out to face him, fearing she might not make it through the night alive.

A woman wearing a tiara was having her birthday with friends and she was getting as drunk as possible. Her song was interrupted when she ran into the stall I had sat in and hurled. She was the only woman who noticed the musician in the handicap stall. It was a fun way to break the fourth wall.

A thin fashion model of a woman changed her dress and hair styles several times. She seriously had multiple dresses and wigs. Any time she lost interest in a guy she would change her look and find a new guy.

The fourth woman in the group was sort of the mom figure. She had everything in her purse that might necessary to help her younger and misguided friends. She was there for her sage advice. These four woman banded together to help each other get through the night.

Without giving away more details, I can just say that this show was such a fun time. It was the most unique venue this year for sure and the music and performances were amazing. This is my favorite musical so far this year. I hope the show is ultimately fleshed out even further. Definitely get in line for the Ladies Room you will be glad you did.


Prints are available for each sketch for $250 and many originals can be purchased for $400. White museum grade shadow box frames are $100 more. You can e-mail Thor at analogartistdigitalworld@gmail.com

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