We Three Lizas | Stage 773 | Theater & Performance, Holiday Events | Chicago Reader
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When: Thursdays-Sundays. Continues through Jan. 5 2014
Price: $20-$45
It doesn't get much gayer than this. Even the instrumental introduction to Scott Bradley and Alan Schmuckler's musical Christmas Carol parody is called a "homoverture." And by "Liza" of course they mean Liza Minnelli, a friend of Dorothy's at the chromosomal level. She appears in three incarnations—Liza Then, Liza Now, and Liza Forever—to haunt the Scrooge of the piece, Conrad Ticklebottom, whose early fashion-world success has made him hidebound and defensive, unwilling to take any new creative or emotional risks. The opening passages of Scott Ferguson's About Face Theater production are an incoherent mess of shrill feyness; together with Scott Duff's vague Conrad, they fail to tell us what we need to know. But the Lizas are a hoot (especially Danielle Plisz, a miracle of comic timing as the young Liza Was), and so is Andrew Swan as one of their twinkish minions. —Tony Adler



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