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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