The latest comic melodrama written by and starring Charles Busch tells the story of one woman’s tumultuous passage from convent girl to glittering cabaret chanteuse to infamous madame of a string of brothels. More…
Behind her every move lies her greatest secret, her undying devotion to the child she was forced to abandon. Played against the gaudy tapestry of turn of the century California’s notorious Barbary Coast, and directed by his Busch's long-time colleague Carl Andress, 'The Confession of Lily Dare' celebrates the gauzy “confession film” tearjerkers of early 1930’s pre-code cinema.
See it if You like campy drama of the highest caliber! Old movies, Hollywood Divas all mashed up into a fabulous noir style play.
Don't see it if If you expect serious. Oh, this is seriously good but it can’t be taken too seriously.
See it if Charles Busch wrote a fun and campy show. Very enjoyable. Smart script and strong performances especially by Kendal Sparks.
Don't see it if You want a serious show or can’t appreciate camp.
See it if Campy comedy from convent to cabaret to brothel w/ Busch imprimatur. Spirited production w/ Van Dyck of special note. Downtown theatre lives
Don't see it if Unaccustomed to what downtown theatre provides or expectant of polish and sheen.
See it if you have never seen a Charles Busch play. This is one of his best plays in a long time. It is both funny and moving.
Don't see it if you are uncomfortable with drag shows. Or if you do not like a certain genre of film from the 1930's-40's.
See it if Busch and cast in top form in rags to riches to rags laughfest. Van Dyke and Borg over the top in multiple zany roles. Charles sings, too
Don't see it if camp is not your thing. McGillin is smooth as elegant mobster. Moves along with rapid-fire laughs. A Busch winner. Camp at its zenith.
See it if you want to be totally entertained by Charles Busch's latest brilliant comedy with Bush and the entire cast performing to perfection.
Don't see it if you are not a fan of Charles Busch's style comedy and his take on the great dames of the movies all rolled into one.
See it if A new Noir Busch style. It doesn't get better than this. Had a blast. See it if you can get a ticket!!!
Don't see it if You don't like this kind of humor and drag. But if you wanna try something new...go for it!!!!
See it if you're a fan of old cinema tear-jerkies, a fan of parodies/homages, or worship Charles Busch
Don't see it if you're not a fan of spoofs, drag, or Busch's ouevre.
See it if you've seen and loved Charles Busch previously; you enjoy campy, campy, campy productions
Don't see it if you do not like seeing a man pretending to be a woman; you don't enjoy silly plays even if they're a lot of fun
See it if Pure campy fun is what you are the mood for. Charles Busch in all innocents chews up the scenery for two hours and spits it on your face.
Don't see it if A parody of old movies bunched together to make a story line believable is not your scene. Can't believe a man can play a virginal girl.
See it if you like Charles Busch shows, you like edgy comic plays, you want to see the master perform in one of his comic plays.
Don't see it if you are looking for lots of sets and production values, you don't like Busch style of comedy
See it if You want to see Charles Busch doing what he does best, surrounded by great actors pulling out all the stops. Oh yes, Lily does indeed dare!
Don't see it if Old movie takeoffs, drag, or satire are not your thing. If you don’t find humor in an older man playing a young convent girl best stay home
See it if You enjoy camp and great acting. You’re in the mood to laugh.
Don't see it if You want a show that takes itself seriously. There’s nothing profound here. It’s just silly fun.
See it if You like strong actors playing great lines and homage to over the top movie stars in an over the top fashion. Fun for fun's sake!
Don't see it if You're looking for serious drama or don't like to have fun.
See it if The great Charles Busch has done it again! A witty, charming flashback to cinematic melodramas of eras gone by. Great versatile cast.
Don't see it if This would be enjoyed by any theatergoer. Find a (very inexpensive) ticket if you can now!
See it if you are familiar with the writing/performances of Charles Busch. It is all you would expect. I was so impressed with the supporting cast!
Don't see it if Drag and sexual humor is not of interest.
See it if It is a typical Charles Busch show. A bit of melodrama, great show done on a budget, Very entertaining.
Don't see it if You don't like the style -- kind of campy but not your kind of fun.
See it if You are a Charles Busch fan - this is Classic Busch. As good as his early funny shows. If you want to see a very funny show and a great cast
Don't see it if You don’t do downtown shows, want a serious play or don’t want to have a good time.