This reviewer had a confession to make- until last night, I was a drag show virgin, and I have no idea why I waited so long. Special Agent Galactica is a stunning lip-sync artist and she takes her audience through numbers ranging from country and gospel, to rock and jazz standards. Aided by her Boys – a trio of sequin clad backup “singers”- Special Agent Galactica gives a truly magical performance.
Ms. Galactica is so spot-on that the audience is swept up in her “ irrelevant acts of entertainment”- you are not watching a lip-syncer, but the most talented performer in the world. One who sings like Julie Andrews, Dolly Parton, Stevie Nicks, and Keely Smith, all with a healthy shot of humor. The song choices are interesting and diverse- No tired camp numbers here.
The Cole Porter tune “ What Is This Thing Called Love?” (as performed by Keely Smith with Nelson Riddle and his Orchestra), as well as a jazzy rendition of “ Blackbird” (with which I was not familiar) were both refreshing and showed the range of Galactica’s talents. But do not fear- there are plenty of more traditional dance, r&b, and rock numbers as well.
Special Agent Galactica and her Boys deliver the most fun show I have seen in quite some time, and at 80 minutes long, it still leaves you wanting more. Also, female audience members be warned: Special Agent Galactica may have the best legs in show business- prepare to be jealous.
See It: You are in the mood for a fun and sparkly show full of laughs and great music.
Skip It: Don’t!
Galactica in Irrelevant Acts of Entertainment
Conceived and Directed by Jeffrey Johnson
Reviewed by Jessica Pearson
Running time: 80 minutes
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Did you see the show? What did you think?
A very professional production. This was my first exposure to Galactica and it left me wanting more. Kudos to the special agent and her boys.
Thanks for the great review! I’m so glad you had a great time!