Perceptions of Art

Sitting here trying to find appropriate words to describe Del Shores’ act in the Red Room last Saturday night; with ‘appropriate’ being the operative word of that sentence.
Del Shores reminds me very much of Lenny Bruce mixed with a touch of Richard Pryor and George Carlin. Which means you wouldn’t necessarily want to be sitting next to your parents in the audience. And to borrow from Lenny Bruce, Del Shores is not a comedian. He is Del Shores. He is funny as hell and only pissed me off twice…nothing is too sacred. He felt so comfortable in the Red Room most of his “act” remained undone on his written pages. He embraced his audience and they hugged him back.
If you don’t have tickets to see his next and last show on November 1st, get them at the box office. Add his brand new movie, Southern Baptist Sissies, having its international premiere at 7 pm, prior to Del’s show, followed with a party WITH Mr. Shores and you have a perfect recipe for a stellar Saturday night at Act II Entertainment.
Voice of Vallarta auditions are done with call backs starting around mid November – I’ll keep you posted. V of V opening night is December 7th.
Had a tour through the Boutique’s new digs over Nacho Daddy’s restaurant.
The stage floor is the same size as in their old location and it is Vallarta’s first dinner theatre. I think the idea will really catch on and there isn’t a bad seat in the house. I hope Ken and Karrie break a bunch of legs this season! And, if you just want to see the show and do dinner another night, that’s an option, too.
The Palm opens its season with Spencer Day in a couple of weeks. I fell in love with this young man last year – beautiful, interesting voice.
And he is endearing on stage; I am really looking forward to seeing him again.
Last but not least, while we are on the subject of opening acts, Assorted Fruits and Vegetables kicks off the Main Stage season at Act II on November 6th. Good grief! Like next week! I won’t be reviewing this one because I’m in it. Maybe I can persuade my lovely editor to sit in my chair on Opening Night and let everyone know how great and funny this play is! Now if you’ll excuse me, I have my own legs to break…

One comment

  1. Hi Marsha,

    Hope nobody really thinks you are actually going to break your legs , and understands that it is an old vaudeville saying that they are going out on stage to wow the audience by providing the best performance they can … and not breaking their legs by falling off the stage.

    Writers on the other hand will say racking one’s brain to remember or think of something to compose a successful book, stage play,newspsper column, etc. … and not actually stretching their brain in a difficult or painful situation like in meeting a deadline.

    Nice reporting on Del Shores’ acting in the Red Room.

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