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Inferno A-Go-Go

Members say: Quirky, Funny, Entertaining, Ambitious, Clever
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9 reviews
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12 reviews
 

'RuPaul's Drag Race' star BenDeLaCreme debuts her latest solo show, a highly theatrical blend of burlesque, comedy, performance art, and music loosely inspired by Dante’s 'Inferno.'

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In 'Inferno A-Go-Go,' celebrated story-muddler BenDeLaCreme seeks to answer that age-old question: What the Hell? Turning her gay gaze toward Dante’s 'Inferno'—the original travel brochure of the damned—this rollicking romp through nine circles of fire and fun is equal parts brimstone and rhinestones. Note: In addition to the ticket price, there is a $20 food/drink minimum per person.

 

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Reviews (21)

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Theatermania

"Ben's commitment to character is total...The roles look and sound so radically different, how could this not be the work of several actors? But no, it's all Ben…This is something closer to an experimental performance piece that gleefully infuses modern sensibilities with vaudevillian form...BenDeLaCreme is the consummate showgirl and 'Inferno A-Go-Go' is a must-see…Ben is helping to redefine what cabaret can be: an intoxicating cocktail of high, low, topical, and timeless." Full Review

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Time Out New York

"Writer-performer and 'RuPaul's Drag Race' Miss Congeniality winner BenDeLaCreme takes audiences to hell and back in this multimedia riff on Dante's 'Inferno.' Literate, charming and sincere in its silliness, the show is a diverting mix of comedy, song parodies, puppetry and amusing homemade videos." Full Review

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Theater In The Now

"A daring evening if dragtastic intellectual comedy...An elite entertainer who marries the world of theater with performance art...BenDeLaCreme's script is humorous yet she smartly hits you with intellectual dramatics. She may claim she has only read the CliffsNotes but it's evident much thought, time, and devotion was put in...As a performer, BenDeLaCreme knows how to captivate...The girl can play characters...If this is as entertaining as Dante's 'Inferno' actually is, then sign me up!" Full Review

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TheaterScene.net

“An hour of inspired silliness with flashes of seriousness...This athletic and very personable performer is a supreme drag artiste possessed of great comic timing...She is such a fine live performer that this reliance on multi-media could be lessened...Besides BenDeLaCreme’s histrionic and writing talents, she also directed the show with terrific pacing and visual flair...A good-natured, amusing and playfully erudite theatrical diversion.” Full Review

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Applause! Applause!

“I was struck at how different each of her characters was: accents, mouthing, eye movements, and gestures - she was consistent and never broke character, breathing life into her on-screen creations, making her conversations with them seen real and live; her timing was superb...The entire structure of the show was beyond amazing, integrating many facets of her multiple talents...Don't miss 'Inferno A-Go-Go.' Full Review

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Theater Pizzazz

“Uproariously funny as well as surreptitiously thought-provoking...BenDeLaCreme, acting as our Virgil, gives a high-energy performance that never flags and keeps the audience engaged and mostly laughing throughout...This is a one-person show that doesn’t seem like one...It’s impossible to convey how much fun the audience was having: laughing, clapping hands in time to the music and ignoring the food.” Full Review

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Exeunt Magazine

“A dragsterpiece: a topsy-turvy full-throttle journey through hell (don’t worry—a colorful, funny hell)...It’s impressive to see what she’s accomplished here with this show—not just as a drag queen, taking on the live performance aspect, but in designing videos and puppets, and as a writer crafting a coherent, even moving, script. Amongst a seemingly endless sea of 'Drag Race' graduates, DeLa has now proved herself right around the top of the pack, at least with this show." Full Review

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The Highlighter

“A drag show unlike any other - it offers camp, song parodies and even ventriloquy while being incredibly thought-provoking...She is the future of drag, breathing new life into it and allowing drag to jump-start conversations about political and social issues...Satisfies both comedy enthusiasts as well as those that want to be challenged by their art, and one thing is certain about the production: it is a well-rounded, well-constructed work of art.” Full Review

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BistroAwards.com

“In another time or place, she might be hailed as a new Carol Burnett because of her uncanny ability to inhabit so many different characters so well and so hilariously...It can all be a bit dizzying, but in the most delightful way...The production certainly doesn’t look like it cost a million bucks, but it delivers like it...There are a few dead spots here and there, but I have a feeling those will disappear as the show gets into its run and things naturally tighten up.” Full Review

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Avg Score

75
Funny, Ambitious, Delightful, Raunchy, Cliched

See it if you want to enjoy an entertaining, drag-light show in the wonderful Laurie Beechman Theater. Great drinks and food.

Don't see it if you are easily offended about jokes on religion and sexuality, are looking for a super raunchy or kitschy drag show (still entertaining tho)

70
Funny, Quirky, Entertaining

See it if You like drag queen cabaret show

Don't see it if You're expecting a theatrical extravaganza

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Clever, Intelligent, Quirky

See it if you are looking for something different & unique. This is drag comedy with an intelligent edge.

Don't see it if you don't like drag, hate puppets or are indifferent to clever wordplay.

80
Funny, Original, Entertaining

See it if you have ever heard of Dante's Inferno and love to be entertained.

Don't see it if you are afraid of sequins.

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Relevant, Entertaining

See it if you want a relaxing evening of entertainment. It uses a lot of material from the headlines and that tended to be the funniest.

Don't see it if you are easily offended or are close minded.

74
Funny, Clever, Delightful, Quirky, Hilarious

See it if You like drag shows

Don't see it if You don't like drag ahows

87
Ambitious, Clever, Edgy, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if Enjoy flamboyantly funny, colorful, one person, artistically inventive drag comedy. Great venue, food, and service!

Don't see it if You don't enjoy sometimes down right corny over the top frivolous fun

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Dizzying, Confusing, Disappointing, Insipid

See it if you don't have high expectations of a mediocre drag show

Don't see it if you really expect quality performance of a drag queen supposedly from Rue Paul's Runway staging also unaware of $20 minimum imposed

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Funny, Also bored at times

See it if You want some laughs but nothing special.

Don't see it if You are sensitive to certain topics and be aware it is a dinner club with a $20/person minimum

66
Ambitious, Clever, Quirky

See it if You enjoy Laurie Beechman theatre performance space, you enjoy drag queen performances or you just like ben de la creme

Don't see it if You are expecting an energetic show stopping drag queen performance or expect a lot of singing and dancing which is expected with drag queen

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Funny, Ambitious, Quirky, Cliched, Entertaining

See it if you like RuPaul's Drag Race, you like drag queens, you like kitschy fun, you think you'll like pop songs with BenDeLa's words, you like puns

Don't see it if You don't like drag queens, you don't want to sit for an hour of cliches, the idea of hell bothers you

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Quirky, Hilarious, Campy, Sparkly

See it if Enjoy drag queens or Dela herself and/or are a literature lover and like parody. You like high-level puns along with goofy humor.

Don't see it if Are frightened of drag queens or shiny things. Hold classic literature inviolate. You're looking for a typical lipsync queen show.