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Christmas With The Flamingos

By JEFFREY D.

Story by JEFFREY D., DEVIN T. QUIN, OLIVER BUTLER & GREG TITO

Directed by OLIVER BUTLER

Lights JEFF ADELBERG

Sets MICHAEL KRAMER

Costumes SYDNEY MARESCA

Sound NOLAN O’BRIEN

Video Director CHRIS CASSIDY

Stage Manager HILARY DOWNES-VOGEL

Publicist CORINNE ZADIK

Starring

Jeffrey D., Devin T. Quin, Jason Madison and Erin Logemann

Jeffrey D. has prepared for an all-fallen-star Christmas special of enormous proportions. As the event is about to begin, the ghost of Bob Marley appears to alert Jeffrey D. to the impending visits of three guests. Heeding Marley’s advice, Mr. D. abandons the flashy format in favor of playing all of the tracks from his "Christmas With The Flamingos" album.

And so, a nine-performance stint is born! (12/19 – 12/22 only)

Alas, the brief run of Christmas With The Flamingos has already passed, but that does not mean that you have to miss out on the musical celebration. No, no. The star and writer of this particular holiday spectacular, Jeffrey D., can be heard as a participant/producer on the Halloween CD, Rotten to the Core (featuring ELJ friends Mz. Pakman, and available at Rancho Culero), and at his own site, Sweetly Mysterious.

As for those flamingos… Well, do not confuse this show with another of my favorites, the John Waters film, PINK FLAMINGOS. No, Mr. Jeffrey D. is decidedly tamer than that, but also quite entertaining. He sings. He laments. He lusts. He mentions pussy. He sings some more and lusts and entertains visitors, and is, altogether, Jeffrey D.

Devin T. Quin joins him, in various guises, including Joseph (for a little number called "The Father of the Son of God") and a kooky little Christmas squirrel called Kaburami. We also meet Jason Madison, as a sort of inexplicable freakshow addition in the form of an elf bumped from the show, and Erin Logemann as the oft-sung-of Anne-Marie. Even your stalwart reviewer was summoned onstage to represent this same Anne-Marie for a romantic number entitled "Christmas in Love."

So yes, I had fun, and I got to listen to some peppy holiday tunes. If you did not get to witness the stage show of Christmas With The Flamingos, check out the weblinks!

- Kessa De Santis -

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