Sutton Lee Seymour Booby Tunes The Palm Cabaret. After a highly successful Holiday show Stocking Stuffer, Sutton Lee starts the New Year 2020 with a newly written presentation Booby Tunes at The Palm Cabaret. She describes, “Sutton Lee Seymour’s Booby Tunes is a campy concert at Carnegie Hall in Mexico!” The gathered group was ready. Most had witnessed a show by our star in past seasons, so they knew to fasten their seatbelt. Her followers fear that there is no use trying to cover your face. She brings the audience into her celebratory evening, like it or not.
Chi Chi Rones appeared and promoted his and buddy Jo Anne’s current hilarious show Dueling Drag Divas with “Get This Party Started” as Shirley Bassey singing the Pink song. Nothing like a hot bouncy tune to encourage attendance at their show soon.
Sutton Lee has always adored and been inspired by classic characters, like Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Tweety, and Pepe Le Pew. She identified with their zaniness, bad luck and surprising comebacks. She has a flair for the dramatic. She adored Bugs since childhood saying that he was her first drag queen and displayed a video graphic of Bugs looking very glamorous in her flowing dress. Backed up by a live band, Sutton Lee sings a combination of show tunes with comedic twists, celebrity impersonations, current hits and classic jazz numbers all with her live vocals. That covers the gamut. Her lyrical takeoff of “Doo Wah Diddy Diddy” was true to the Sutton Lee image.”There she was just walking down the street, Snapping her fingers and shuffling her feet.”
Sutton Lee finds songs that are crazy, a bit racy and fun to listen to while watching her glide around with that hysterical look on her face. She strolls the aisles and selects anyone who appears shy ad withdrawn. This is a Drag Show and you are here watching me. “If you don’t get the joke, get an education!” Her take on “You’ve Gotta Have Boobs” was catchy and very clever. “Some push ’em up. Some stick ’em out And some keep ’em flappin’ in the breeze.” The song’s writer Ruth Wallis stated, “You think it’s easy to write songs like this? Lots of research.” Then there is the double-entendre “I Want a Hot Dog”..
Sutton Lee chatted about two famous musical films both written by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman and then sang from the landmark “Little Shop of Horrors”: “Somewhere That’s Green” with a mashup of “Part of Your World” from “The Little Mermaid”. She claimed that they were the same song and demonstrated with her voice. The band rocked out a mean “Dancing On My Own” and Sutton Lee sang in her solid clear voice, exciting the crowd.
She has an astute ability to impersonate favorite ladies of renown. Joan Crawford, Bette Davis, Carol Channing, Liza, Katherine Hepburn and Eartha Kitt sound as though they are standing present on stage. But, gays need to hear Judy needless-to-say since she was the world’s icon for gay rights. Sutton Lee breezed into a medley of her songs including “Get Happy”, “The Trolley Song” and “The Man That Got Away”. She asked the crowd which Judy song was missing and of course, it was “[Somewhere] Over The Rainbow”. She made it a sing-along becoming an anthem for the Gay Pride movement.
At long last, Sutton Lee sang her namesake “Suddenly Seymour” from the play and the crowd burst into a near-frenzy in their joy but also regret that the evening was coming to a fabulous end. “Encore? Do I hear Encore?”… Suited for her show tonight, she declared that we have progressed very far but “The Best Is Yet To Come”. Times are difficult right now, so look ahead.
Musical Direction by Mark Hartman.
20th Anniversary Season
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