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Poseidon! An Upside Down Musical Member Picks The Short List (Theater) Closing (Theater and Galleries)

When: Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through Sept. 27 2009

Hell in a Handbag Productions' remount of its campy 2002 hit features a 23-member cast singing and dancing to synthesized orchestral accompaniment as they parody the 1972 disaster flick The Poseidon Adventure. Written and composed by David Cerda (with contributions from Scott Lamberty, Cheryl Snodgrass, and Taylor E. Ross), the show is a hodgepodge of clever sight gags, labored sex jokes (with lots of oh-so-obvious gay innuendo), on-target caricatures, passable song spoofs, and surprisingly serious monologues addressing the film's Dantesque subtext and its lasting impact on its devotees. Under the guidance of director Matthew Gunnels and musical director Kory Danielson, Poseidon! is both a send-up of the movie and a salute to its survive-at-any-cost spirit. --Albert Williams

Price: $15-$25

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