Leeches, divas and men in dresses — for some Gay List Daily readers that may sound like the cast of a regular weekend outing. January’s theatre scene is over the top with flamboyant characters and high-sass comedies. All that’s missing are the patrons to take it all in (and perhaps some scantily clad chorus boys).
Attack! Of the Killer Mutant Leeches!
January 3 through February 16
Okay, so this is not the caliber of show that Sir Ian McKellen may be bringing to the screen anytime soon, but the Pocket Sandwich’s popcorn-tossing comedies always promise a good time. You can either go on a blind date and end up with a leech of your own or get tickets for a show. Our recommendation sucks, less.
Pocket Sandwich Theatre
5400 E. Mockingbird, Dallas
Broadway Our Way: Valley of the Divas
January 11 through 20
Girls will be boys and boys will be girls, or at least they will sing like them in this always-popular fundraiser for the fab folks at Uptown Players. Expect an atmosphere of camp so high you might need a Sherpa to find your way back to everyday life. Get your tickets quickly as this must-see event of the season always fills up quickly.
Uptown Players – KD Studio Theatre
2600 Stemmons Freeway, Dallas
January 15 through 20
You’ve seen the movie, own the action figures and even have the Sweeney Todd lunch box and temporary tattoo. Now see this show where it began, on the stage. There’s no Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter, but you will get to see David Hess and Judy Kaye in the meat pie mayhem.
1925 Elm Street, Dallas
Shakespeare for the Modern Man – Lesson 1: Macbeth
January 18 through February 2
If you think the line “Out, damned spot!” is from a Clorox commercial, then this show is for you. Think of it as training wheels for the culturally deprived or a hilarious departure into a lowbrow celebration of the Bard.
Dupree Theatre at the Irving Arts Center
3333 N Macarthur Blvd., Irving
Dame Edna Live and Intimate
January 22 through 27
Long before those other drag queens like RuPaul and Ann Coulter roamed the earth, there was everybody’s favorite guy in a dress, Barry Humphries, delighting the masses as Dame Edna Everage. The website warns of sexual humor and innuendo. Count us in, possums.
Bass Performance Hall
330 East 4th Street, Fort Worth