Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Drag365: Show #47- Two Tuckers at The Duplex

Tucker and Golden Delicious // photo by Michael Block
Day: Monday, February 19th          

Show: Two Tuckers 

Location: The Duplex

Queens Seen: Golden Delicious (@msgoldendelicious)

*Disclaimer: So in case you didn’t know, I’m a theater critic. That’s my primary job in the biz. As opportunities came, I got to introduce drag and cabaret into my repertoire. I’m excited that I am now able to mix the mediums together where I can bring my typical theatrical criticism into the world of nightlife. For shows that I see at The Duplex cabaret space, my full review will be the source of criticism but I’ll still include the show in Drag365. I will include a pull quote to the review along with the link to the full review.

Since the show doesn’t necessarily have a story through line, Two Tuckers is more like a celebration of two talents, both individually and as a unit. Tucker is a pop superstar in the making. His songwriting prowess is uncanny. And that voice? It’s like butter, as Golden’s favorite diva would say. While the duo’s songs usually contain more of a comedic, earworm worthy aesthetic, his solo numbers have top 40 radio written all over them. Golden is a drag queen who knows the importance of a tight lip sync. It’s one thing to know how to make a mix and be funny on stage. It’s another selling it fully. She looks stunning, and yet there’s an awkward charm to her presence. She knows how beautiful she is, as her mix says, but her persona is learning just what it means to be a 7-foot-tall beauty queen.

The full review can be found here.