Judy Garland and Liza Minnelli are the God/Jesus team of gays. They've got all the tragedy, venerability, and immortality of an Abrahamic religion; the church is cabaret.
Judy is long since dead from an accidental drug overdose, but with the right dress, stage makeup, and accent, she can be resurrected and made to cavort side-by-side with Liza. That's the plan at the big gay nightclub the Manor, where two drag queens have been hired to impersonate mother and daughter for the show Judy and Liza. There is a surplus of drag queens in the Wilton Manors area, more than few of them tawdry and boring. So what a relief that Rising Action Theatre has hired two real professionals, Tony Femia and Rick Skye, both winners of Manhattan Association of Cabaret awards, to become the idols.
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Judy and Liza perform at 7:30 p.m. at the Manor (2345 Wilton Drive, Wilton Manors). Tickets cost $29 to $35. Call 954-561-2225, or visit risingactiontheatre.com.
Thu., Aug. 26, 7:30 p.m.; Fri., Aug. 27, 7:30 p.m.; Sat., Aug. 28, 7:30 p.m., 2010