Theres no doubt about it: Americans are weight obsessed. We spent all last month talking about Britneys paunch, and yet anytime Nicole Richie or one of the other post-teen debutants drops a couple of sizes we start tossing out words like anorexia. The truth is, all this talk about whos fat and whos not has a disastrous effect not only on our self-image, but on our relationship with food too.
But foods not to blame, folks, its the culture at least according to the new musical Food Fight! The play, opening Thursday at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre (1001 E. Indiantown Rd., Jupiter), takes a closer look at this food-hating, self-loathing weight culture of ours by turning classic songs into delicious parody. The show tackles it all: overeating is deftly ripped a new one during I Went to the Buffet Line (sung to the tune of I Heard it Through the Grape Vine); plastic surgery and beautification speared to Botox Queen (Dancing Queen); and celebrity chefs reamed by Look at Me, Im Rachel Ray (instead of Sandra Dee). Irony alert: All of the satire is sung in the confines of a womens gym. Food Fight! runs until October 28. Tickets start at $32. Call 561-575-2223, or visit www.jupitertheatre.com.
Thursdays-Sundays. Starts: Oct. 11. Continues through Oct. 28, 2007