Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens
comes to Space City courtesy of Obsidian Theater and Standing Room Only Productions. Saucy Jack is the name of a bar where murder is afoot, but the rest is an interactive rocket-fueled romp. Director Chris Patton fills in the gaps: “There are three vixens who hear about the murders happening, and once that happens, love starts to flourish in all sorts of forms and it ends up being a fairy tale.” Patton adds, “To say a lot more would give away surprises, and to say less would leave people confused.” Too late — we’re already confused, but it does pique our curiosity because this show sounds too spaced out to miss.
8 p.m. Friday. Also 8 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and July 24; 11:59 p.m. July 22. July 13 through August 5. Obsidian Theater, 3522 White Oak. For information, call 832-889-7837 or visit obsidiantheater.org
. $30 to $37.50.
Obsidian Theater, in association with Standing Room Only Productions, present the cult spectacular, Saucy Jack and the Space Vixens. With a book and lyrics by Charlotte Mann and Michael Fidler, and music by Jonathan Croose and Robin Forrest, this unique musical was born at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 1995 and has celebrated a mass cult following around the world ever since. This disco-fueled musical extravaganza is a celebration of glam rock and intergalactic camp and is sure to be the not-to-be-missed event of the summer.
As the audience settles back for an evening of cosmic cabaret, all is not well at Saucy Jack’s ... the evil shadow of a serial killer looms over the divey bar; cabaret acts are being killed off one by one, found stabbed by the heel of a sequinned slingback shoe – something the enigmatic bar owner Saucy Jack considers bad for business. One by one, the audience meets the eccentric bar patrons and employees – the wide eyed waitress Booby Shevalle, willing bartender Mitch Maypole, talented musician Sammy Sax, space smuggler Chesty Prospects and wacky Dr. Von Whackoff. Luckily, the Space Vixens arrive to investigate the Slingback Killer. Part diva, part super hero, the Space Vixens are all women, and champions of justice, whiskey and disco.
Get ready for a mind-twisting space ride. The summer sizzler