Saturday, March 10, 2018

Drag365: Show #57: Stage Fright at Therapy

Marti Gould Cummings // photo by Michael Block
Day: Monday, February 26th             

Show: Stage Fright  

Location: Therapy

Queens Seen: Marti Gould Cummings (@martigcummings)

Therapy is the place to be Monday nights! Marti Gould Cummings hosts Stage Fright, a celebration of theater that's part drag show, part talk show. Rounding out February was the fabulous star of Beautiful, Chilina Kennedy! Before Marti brought her on stage to slay, she gave the crowd a show! She gave live sung renditions of "Mamma Mia," "I Want to Dance With Somebody," and "Journey to the Past," to name a few. Keeping on brand, Marti brings the comedy even through song, including a hilarious moment where she helped a customer decide what to eat during a tiny break in the middle of her song. Very few can pull off a moment like this. When it was time to bring Chilina to the stage, Marti asked her everything there was to know including if Carole King was nice or not. The revelation of the night was not that James Taylor was a true sweetheart, but that Aretha Franklin plays by her own rules. One of her previous roles was Mary Magdalene so naturally Chilina gave us a house down performance of  "I Don't Know How to Love Him." Having heard the song many times, there was something about this particular performance that allowed me to hear the lyrics in a new way. It's truly a stunning song.
Stage Fright is a home for the Broadway superfan. Marti Gould Cummings expertly knows how to entertain but provide a home for those looking for a place to relax, exhale, and share their love for the stage.