“Verte Fée Cabaret” at Green Valley Theatre Company

 

Verte Fee

As always, Green Valley puts on an excellent show.

The Verte Fée Cabaret hearkens back to the grand productions of theater’s golden age. This absinthe-soaked evening of debaucherous entertainment collects a tremendous variety of acts from opera to “balloon burlesque,” and characters from the serious to the lighthearted.

The intimate setting makes the show all the more fun. Seats were added to Friday night’s performance to accommodate an enthusiastic (and often vocal) crowd.

The show feels more like a party than anything.

The acts are fantastic. The music, provided by Green Valley’s house band (Boo Radley and the Finch Kids, for this performance), is fantastic. The master of ceremonies, Machiavelli Absinté played by Brent Randolph, is a highlight.

The Verte Féeplays only once more – Saturday, April 5 at 8 p.m. – but producer Christopher Cook says there will be other cabaret nights between Green Valley’s regular season’s shows. The next one is set to go up in May.

Come see the Green Fairy before it flits away – this show is not to be missed.

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