Go See This: Basil Twist & Joey Arias Team up for a Trippy & Naughty Puppet Cabaret
Something extraordinary is happening in the basement of the Walt Disney Concert Hall. It's hilarious, it's mindblowing... wait scratch that... it's a delirious and appetizing mind fuck.
World-renown puppeteer and director Basil Twist has teamed up with the crossdressing diva and amazing singer Joey Arias (you may know Arias as the emcee "Mistress of Seduction" in the Las Vegas Cirque Du Soleil production Zumanity) for a musical adventure chock full of space aliens, burlesque and plenty of sexual innuendo (okay, the innuendo was defenestrated--this no nudity, yet NSFW play is DTF).
Arias with a Twist is a visual treat and a must see for anyone who is looking for an artsy and edgy theatrical experience. Arias and a cast of puppeteers create a magical explosion of wonder, full of familiar tunes sung by Arias, prompting the New York Times to say "Eat your heart out, Madonna."
The show, which opened last night, runs for four weeks at REDCAT (interestingly enough, it's the longest show to ever run at the theatre). If you are a fan of Twist's work, he'll be back in February at the Broad Stage with a more family friendly show.