Get An Eyeful of Christopher Peterson’s Eyecons!
He’s baaaack! And thank goodness! Although to hear him tell it, goodness had nothing to do with it.
If you are reading this and have never seen Rehoboth icon (or eyecon), Christopher Peterson, the universe’s foremost female impersonator, perform, run, do not walk to Eyecons at Clear Space Theatre on Baltimore Avenue to catch his remaining Friday-Sunday shows.
If you have seen him before, super ditto!
His Best of Eyecons show really is his best, and it’s a snappy show that is both familiar and fresh. The script and some of the stories have been tweaked, but the delivery, the voice, the energy and the panache is sparkling like new at every moment.
Like the Washington Post said, “The brass you expect from a female impersonator. The class may come as a surprise.”
Seriously, as many times as I have seen him become Judy Garland and sing her tunes, I always have a tear in my eye, thinking I am watching the real thing. Likewise, his jumping from Marilyn Monroe to Carol Channing has me screaming with laughter no matter how any times I have seen that brilliant sight gag (newbies, you just gotta see it!).
For the newbies, or as a lovely reminder, Christopher sings it all live, no lip-syncing, perfectly parodying (but really, honoring) the likes of Bette Midler, Barbra Streisand, Julie Andrews, Tina Turner, and of course, Liza and Judy. He’s funny and fun, warm and witty, and appropriately bitchy when the need arises. I went gaga over his take on the performer of the same name.
But I have to tell you the best thing about Christopher, aside from his wickedly brilliant talent, is his love of Rehoboth and how he has always generously pitched in for fundraisers and hometown events. Way back in the day, starting at the Renegade dance club (may she R.I.P.), through those fun years with the CAMP Rehoboth Follies, to the July 4th weekend art events, and more, Mr. Peterson pitches in, donates time and talent, and has really made a difference. And we thank him so much for that.
So now after an absence of a couple of seasons, he’s back with us and performing The Best of Eyecons along with the lead role in La Cage aux Folles, all at the Clear Space Theatre. Although this is a review of Eyecons, I must include the news that he is a masterful Zaza in La Cage, by turns hilarious and heart wrenching. Throughout the show, you absolutely cannot take your eyes off him. It’s a performance that would win raves on any Broadway stage.
But back to Eyecons. And I will go back, because no matter how many times I see the show, there is always something marvelously new about it.
The show runs Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays through Labor Day weekend. Reservations are a must. Bring your friends, bring your family, bring it on to Eyecons. For ticket information, call Clear Space Theatre at 302-227-2270.