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Talkin Broadway regional review of B.O.O.B.S! Defying Gravity

Posted by Jessica Coker on January 20, 2011 at 6:25 PM

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On December 28th, three buxom lassies did a wild and wonderful show called "B.O.O.B.S! Defying Gravity". The acronym stands for "Busty, Outrageous, Over-the-Top Broads Singing." Leanne Borghesi, Jessica Coker and Soila Hughes with The Graham Sobelman Trio presented a fast-paced, rowdy and great 75 minutes of current songs for the New Year before a packed house at the Rrazz Room.

The trio of robust ladies started the show with an upbeat "Defying Gravity" from Stephen Schwartz's Wicked showing off their busty, covered breasts. After the song each lady told their fans one fact. Leanne Borghesi said, "Just because I'm fat that does not mean I'm funny." Soila Hughes said, "Just because I'm Mexican does not mean I will mow lawns," and Jessica Coker said, " Just because I'm fat and I can pull off the caps of beer bottles does not mean I have to be lesbian." From then on it was no holds barred as the group sang, together and in solos, mostly upbeat songs that wowed the fans.

Leanne Borghesi was down and dirty singing "Gravity (Is Getting Me Down Blues)" from the new musical OMFG! by Christopher Winslow with lyrics Gavin Dillard. The "gravity" refers to the bosoms of Leanne and it was very funny. She had strong vocal chops singing "Old Fashioned Love Story" from Andrew Lippa's The Wild Party and "After the Lights Go Down Low," by Alan White and Leroy Lovett.

Jessica Coker with a terrific upbeat voice sang a droll song called "White Audra" about Audra McDonald getting roles on Broadway. This comic song was penned by Andrew Byrne. The artist turned heartfelt singing "How to Return Home," with music by Brian Lowdermilk and lyrics by Kait Kerrigan, and "It Hurt So Bad," music and lyrics by Tom Hambridge.

Soila Hughes showed nice vocal chops rendering the sexy "Todd (The Phone Sex Song)" by David Dabbon and Tom Bruett and was sublime singing the Spanish song "(God's Child) Baila Conmigo" by David Byrne and Selena. She sang a zippy arrangement of "Shadowboxer," music and lyrics by Fiona Apple.

The three women gave a fetching rendition of a song Betty Hutton made famous, "It's Oh So Quiet" by Hans Lang, Bert Reisfeld and Erich Meder. They sang a tribute to the candy bar called "Oh Henry!" by Christopher Dimond and Michael Kooman. These gifted singers also did a put-on of YouTube artist Kesha with a medley from the musical stylings of the artist. The trio ended the session with "The Life of the Party" from The Wild Party and "Pretty Legs (and Great Big Knockers)" by Gene Pistilli and Theodore Irwin.

The Graham Sobelman trio, consisting of Kellen Garcia on Bass, Alfonso Portela, and Graham Sobelman on piano, rocked the house assisting these very talented ladies. The ladies will be performing this show at the Metropolitan Club in New York in June 2011. For more information on upcoming events in January at the Rrazz Club, Hotel Nikko, 277 Taylor Street, San Francisco, visit www.rrazzroom.org.

 

 



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