I just saw the new musical comedy, Minsky's at the Ahmanson Theatre in downtown Los Angeles with Saturday Night Live's Rachel Dratch and George Wendt from Cheers. From the creators of The Drowsy Chaperone and the composer of Annie, Minsky's is a backstage musical, meaning a musical about putting on a show, but in this case vaudeville-style burlesque show. Billy Minsky runs the Lower East Side NY theater "Minsky's" during the Great Depression, but Puritan politicians are threatening to close its doors and zaniness soon ensues. Plus, there's a quirky love story mixed in too.
I especially liked the colorful costumes, sets, fun and lively songs and an old fashioned tap dance number. If you're still not convinced though, seeing Norm in drag that will surely entertain all. Minsky's runs from January 21 to March 1, 2009, but hopefully will head to Broadway soon there after. Mezzanine tickets can be purchased for $42.50 through Goldstar.