Comedy Show Review: The Apple Sisters
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The Apple Sisters is one of those shows that you could never accurately pitch to your friend to get them to go with you. It’s part variety, it’s part sketch, it’s music and comedy and satire and character and, well, funny. It’s really, really funny in fact.
If you don’t know anything going into your first Apple Sisters show, that’s just fine (they do a superb job of clearing up any confusions for the new kids right at the top), but it does help to have an idea of just what to expect. In short, the year is 1943 and the sisters are the singing and dancing hosts of a popular, if campy, radio show. The girls do all the normal things you might expect: gossip, talk about their love life, and generally fill the role of milkshake counter sweethearts. Well, sort of. Perhaps it’s more accurate to say that they try to do all those things, but end up divulging secrets, scheming, riling each other up, and generally causing pandemonium wherever they go. They’re a toned down, prettied up version of the Three Stooges, with five times the writing and at least as much talent.