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Members say: Funny, Ambitious, Quirky, Absorbing, Ridiculous! fun! uneven

About the show

Original member of the Ridiculous Theatrical Company Everett Quinton keeps the spirit of this revolutionary company alive as he directs and stars in this classic from the mind of Charles Ludlam. More…

In celebration of Stonewall 50/World Pride, Theatre at St. John's is honoring the legacy of the legendary Ridiculous Theatrical Company. The life of Maria Callas' turbulent life, on stage and off, provides the material for Ludlam's satirical farce.

Member Reviews (5)


Funny, Ambitious, Quirky, Absorbing, Ridiculous! fun! uneven
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Quirky, Funny, Absorbing, Clever, Ambitious

See it if Great to see Everett Quinton in a familiar role . If you want absurf comedy. Brings back memories of ridiculous theater co.

Don't see it if If you dont like parody or absurdist plays.

Cliched, Raunchy, Indulgent, Entertaining, Funny

See it if Still surprisingly fresh & profane many yrs later, Ludlam's loving send-up of opera diva Maria Callas charms. Clever use of small budget

Don't see it if Several cast members not up to campy style of Ludlam's theatrics but Quinton's "Galas" & Vath's maid provide an evening's worth of pleasure

Great staging, Quirky, Great acting, Funny, Ambitious

See it if Quinton (Ludlam's partner and torch-bearer) revives Callas' ridiculous/narcissistic/tragic life through the drag lens of a Greek chorus.

Don't see it if Great to have the troupe back, even with some lip-synching.They were here first,but Charles Busch is more familiar. Large cast on a budget.

Also As in his Camille, revel in Quinton's reveling in the tortured femme p... Read more Read less

Ridiculous! fun! uneven

See it if You are a fan of Maria Callas, opera nonsense, or Everett Quinton.

Don't see it if You do not like broad spoofs, have no interest in Maria Callas and expect across the board excellence in acting.

Also Lovely to see Everett Quinton doing his thing in a ridiculous theatre ... Read more Read less

During previews
Ludlam classic revived in a hilarious romp

See it if Funny parody of Maria Callas-like diva sparring with cagey opera impresarios in Italy. The great Everett Quinton in another bravura turn.

Don't see it if Virtuosic drag performances by Quinton and his talented company. Focuses on the farcical demands for $ and fame in performance art business

June 17th, 2019
"‘Galas’ Presents the Life of Maria Callas as Equal Parts Opera and Soap"
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June 20th, 2019
"Stage Treasure Everett Quinton is Classically Ridiculous in Charles Ludlam's Diva Spoof GALAS"
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June 20th, 2019
"Combined with his gruff expressive voice and precise physical movements that include twirling, priceless double takes, finger pointing and rich stares with his piercing eyes, he achieves magnificence. That accomplishment along with his grandiose direction brings to life the celebrated glory days...
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June 23rd, 2019
“’Galas’ is a goofy, over-the-top, and loving tribute to legendary singer Maria Callas...As Galas, Quinton has a commanding stage presence...He’s also very funny...I would have liked a little more camp and absurd melodrama. And some of the ensemble are uneven and less polished. But it’s a treat t...
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