I'm a musical theater gay so I wasn't about to miss Hairspray while it was in town. Any of y'all seen it? I went in with few expectations having heard little about it other than the Tony awards it received on Broadway a few years back. This show is FUN, kids. The songs have a 50's-60's vibe to them and the production numbers are big and boisterous, as are a few of the stars. Really funny, too. You can definitely see John Waters' fingerprints all over this thing. A few of the cast were outstanding. I especially enjoyed J.P. Dougherty as Edna Turnblad, the part Harvey Fierstein played on Broadway. Momma sang bass. He was hysterical. My only small disappointment was that Wilbur Turnblad was supposed to be played by none other than minor gay icon Jim J. Bullock (holla Monroe!) but the understudy did a nice job with it. If you're serving singing, dancing and comedy, I'll always clean my plate, ma'am. Spice it up with a take me for what I am theme? Dude, I'm unbuttoning my pants in post-prandial bliss. You know that's figurative, right?
Speaking of Jim J., in the wake of Brokeback Mountain comes a feature length version of Queer Duck.