October 18, 19, 1999 / January 7, 8, 9 & 14, 15, 16, 2000, 8PM
Beneficiary: Community United Against Violence (CUAV)
Host: Steve Murray
Matthew Simmons and Matthew Martin
“boyz 2 broadz, ‘an evening of musical burlesque’” illustrated the unique combination of Matthew’s Martin and Simmons impressive talents. Both performers are adept at female impersonation, theatrical comedy, song, and dance. The show combined all aspects of high performance art into a satisfying evening of true burlesque.
burlesque \ ber-‘lesk\ n [burlesque, adj. (comic, droll), fr 1: a literary or dramatic work that seeks to ridicule by means of grotesque exaggeration or comic imitation 2: mockery, usually by caricature 3: theatrical entertainment of broadly humorous earthy characters often consisting of short turns, comic skits, and sometimes striptease acts.
broadz \’brodz/ n slang: women desperately seeking employment and terminally ill rich husbands.
Choreography: Matthew Martin
Musical Accompaniment: Birdie-Bob
Lights: Ed Bell
Sound: Steve Murray
Master Soundtrack: Mark Sargent
Dresser: Johnny Bonck
Poster design: Matthew Simmons
Soundtrack for “car scene” courtesy of Artful Circle Theatre’s production of “The Star”.