Saving The World, One Perm at a Time

A touching, sassy little play about lives intersecting at a beauty shop. This is called Steel Magnolias, unless it involves a she-male and a former American Idol contestant. Then it’s called Combing Through Life’s Tangles — and it’s a musical! Starring in the piece are world-renowned (backup) singer (previously with Julio Iglesias) Everlayn Borges, season six Idol semi-semi-semi-finalist Perla Meneses, and writer/creator Mario Betto, who plays the transgender Cori at Combing’s center. Cori is facing an identity crisis, and through the idioms of theater, film snippets and music, we face it with her. Combing happens at Sixth Star Studios (505 NW 1st Ave., Fort Lauderdale), and all proceeds go to benefit Hairstylists For Humanity. (Seriously: Hairstylists For Humanity.) Tickets cost $25 - $30, and you can buy ‘em at, or find more info at
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Brandon K. Thorp