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Some Like It Freaky

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Some Like It Freaky By Christine Palau In writer-director, Adam Neubauer's play, MELODRAMA, which runs through March 12 at Zombie Joe's Underground, John (Robert Walters) suffers mild bouts of hysteria after his father's death a couple years earlier. His inept struggle to find his dad’s assassin lends itself to a deluge of perversity and high-jinx. Part musical, part sitcom, it's the quintessential, self-conscious, Valley romp that both haters and 818-ers are sure to get a kick out of. It's Weho Meets Noho...with a dash of Chatsworth.

Each actor is captivating in their own right, and they're all clearly having fun with Neubauer's over-the-top material. Charlotte Bjornbak’s performance as Herman, the shifty, wannabe-boy cousin was particularly hilarious. And Sebastian Munoz's, man-servant, Henry, shines, especially during the ridiculous boy-on-boy pillow-fight scene.

MELODRAMA has something for the whole family, if that family is over 18 and Oedipal friendly: gender bending that would make Gumby blush; pillow and pickle fights; titillating flashbacks; and homage to Raymond Chandler, Billy Wilder, and Bono. Think of it as Shakespeare on crack..

The musical interludes make for appropriately jolting scene transitions. Indeed, MELODRAMA is not for the faint of heart. You will be shocked, amused, and likely offended, but just remember, nobody's perfect.

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