Let’s just ignore the sketch about lovely female dancers farting on stage – not that there’s anything wrong with that – and get right to the most imaginative comedy in What’s So Funny?, a joint effort from Danceworks Performance Company and The Show comedy collective.
The best idea in a night of good ideas: Crossing The Black Swan with The Ugly Duckling — not to mention Mean Girls, Fame and Napoleon Dynamite — to get a junior-high dance-department drama of envy, hazing, the supernatural and murder. The Show’s Karen Estrada, as the hapless nerdy girl, managed to build some sympathy despite the absurd conceit of being transformed by the magical powers of the duckbill mask. You can’t help but root for her to bump off mean girl Joelle Worm, who was herself ready to kill for the starring role.
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