Seat Filler: NYC Theater Guide for February 2012
BY Brandon Voss
February 23 2012 5:00 AM ET
Set during the 1979 opening of a floating disco-casino, this lovable spoof of ’70s disaster flicks like The Poseidon Adventure and Earthquake — written by gay comedy geniuses Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick — features cleverly situated and expertly sung Top 40 hits of the era. Out director-choreographer Denis Jones wrangles a huge cast of zany caricatures, which includes young dynamo Clark Oliver as boy and girl twin siblings.
The Triad, through February 26.
Homo the Musical
Created by B-movie filmmaker Lola Rock-N-Rolla with punk musician Gina Volpe and choreographer Aliane Baquerot, this outrageously campy rock musical recalls The Rocky Horror Show meets Pleasantville as fever-dreamed by John Waters. Downtown nightlife personalities like Michael Formika Jones add to the super-gay shenanigans that ensue when an alien from Planet Homo invades a Middle American suburb as a housewife.
The Wild Project, closed February 4.
Angelica Page, daughter of the great Geraldine Page, is resplendent as L.A. sophisticate Lily in Frank Strausser’s awkward, featherweight farce about a series of couples’ therapy sessions gone awry when an ex-boyfriend fills in for her absent fiancé. Best known as trans lesbian Zarf on All My Children and for queer roles in Broadway’s Taboo and The Goat, Jeffrey Carlson impressively plays against type as Lily’s wealthy rogue of an ex.
Cherry Lane Theatre, through February 25.