Sutton Lee Seymour Auntie Social The Palm Cabaret 2020. Sutton Lee Seymour aka Prescott Seymour enters her sixth season in Puerto Vallarta. Literally legions of fans and followers are ready for another run by our hysterically witty socialite now limited a bit under this pandemic. None of that slowed her down. She stormed onto the stage as the crowd roared approval and deep happiness in seeing their joy back where she belongs, although she was covered in a colorful hazmat suit with a huge face mask. She loves this town and has given us new shows and roaring laughs yearly. But, be careful as you may become the butt of such direct words. Everything is all in fun.
Tonight Sutton Lee is “anti-social” but only in humor. The gathered crowd marveled in her silly delight and laughter was abundant. “Please Don’t Touch Me” suited the evening perfectly. Give Sutton Lee her six feet distance. Then she broke into a sexy “Everybody’s Girl” featured on Broadway. Hopefully she is being careful with her escapades. Unaccustomed to the necessary separation her from her audience, she could not bring a guest up to play a part in her skits. So, out appeared a glamorous puppet who obeyed her every command.
She took on “Titanic”, a three hour long movie which she condenses into three minutes. The iceberg flew by and the ship sank with our star couple clinging for life. “My Heart Will Go On”, Jack. There was a dramatic finale. Revealing her experienced background with entertaining children, she declared that this presentation tonight was Children’s Theater for adult gay men. Sutton Lee is multi-faceted but at the pinnacle is her acting ability. She is the star of the stage, with every flourish, twist of the hand and swirling body.
Who is your favorite diva? She listened and analyzed in her mind which ones she would tackle and then displayed her fine ability to become those women. Joan Rivers, Eartha Kitt, Katherine Hepburn, Carol Channing, Cher, not her best she says, Barbra and Britney Spears [!] “Is this a comedy or a tragedy”, she pondered aloud. Oh, by the way, “I think this is a good time to tell you that there are no refunds.” Who would want one with all this glamorous humor and style?
Sutton Lee employs a cloth-covered screen for modest quick costume changes, embarking on a study of Disney Villains: Cruella de Vil, Maleficent, Ursula and other scary mistresses of evil. Each costume and wig portrayed the character beautifully. Is it Sutton Lee or that Villain?
Ushering in the fine musical “Chicago, she portrayed both movie stars as one woman. Her wig was split between blond and black, so when Renee talked she had blond hair and then Angelina would show the black side. Ingenious. The two ladies-in-one sang a medley of this popular show’s tunes.
Sutton Lee segued into a mashup of two gay anthems: “I Am What I Am” and “This Is Me”. The words struck deeply and sincerely with an added dash of hope, determination and strength. She presented the melodies with force and clarity. She is an accomplished singer, comic, dancer and stage performer.
Sutton Lee’s show is in the growing stages. Ever-changing is the name of the game, so return visits are necessary to visualize the wide range of her talents and ingenuity of the song, dance and costume structure. As often, she ended with an encore, “Suddenly Seymour” from the Off-Broadway show and movie “Little Shop of Horrors”. Serving as a basis for her name, she related the story of a budding new love with sweet understanding. The audience sent back rays of love.
A note from The Palm Cabaret management regarding COVID-19 safety:
You can feel assured that The Palm Cabaret has adopted new measures to protect your safety during this uncertain time.. They have installed a new retractable roof for air flow. There has also been a new filter air system installed to take old air out and bring fresh air in. Customers will have Plexiglas in front and on the sides of them. There will be a 60 person capacity (not 130) and masks will be worn to the seats and to the bathrooms. Upon entering your Plexiglas area masks can be removed.
This article written and photos courtesy of Gary Beck https://www.facebook.com/groups/PuertoVallartaShows