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Marked Down Woman

Posted in camp, crossover, diva, drag, parody, wigs, youtube on October 2, 2007 by lacieca

La Cieca’s old, old, old friend and role model Charles Busch returns to the boards this month in the New York stage premiere of one of his greatest film triumphs, the eponymous matriarch of Die Mommie Die. Busch (who is of course the author as well) stars as Angela Arden, a legendary screen chanteuse bedeviled by adultery, incest, blackmail, murder and the servant problem.

The play is a send-up of those 1960s horror films (sorry, “psychological thrillers”) like Dead Ringer and I Saw What You Did, with the added twist that the plot is “borrowed” from the Oresteia. In other words, this is the funniest version of Elektra you’re ever likely to see.

Die Mommie Die opens at New World Stages for a limited run beginning October 10, and for an even more limited time you can purchase tickets for this not-to-be-missed theatrical event for only $35.00! To take advantage of this near-felonious discount, Click Here and enter code DMTMC35. You can also phone 212-239-6200 and mention code DMTMC35.

Gia i biscotti adunansi

Posted in camp, crossover, historic desserts, parody, pbs, wigs, youtube on June 27, 2007 by lacieca

Fuzzy logic

Posted in countertenor, wigs, youtube on April 19, 2007 by lacieca

Of course you’ve all heard of the Afro, the Jewfro and the Gayfro. So allow La Cieca to introduce you to the latest variant of this curly coiffure: the Castratfro, as modeled by countertenor Philippe Jaroussky in the opera Agrippina.

In the interest of fairness, La Cieca should point out that the big hair was probably not the countertenor’s idea any more than the “Pippin” makeup. In fact, as himself, Mr. Jaroussky is quite the cutie!