Shit & Champagne *REVIEW*
Shit & Champagne is a killer, live action, whitesplotation, comedy show with *dance!* that was written, produced and directed by the fabulous D’Arcy Drollinger who stars as the lead heroine Champagne Horowitz Jones Dickerson White (she’s been married a couple of times, but you will quickly learn that this is none of your fucking business) as an exotic dancer with a heart of gold and buns of steel! Here’s a little excerpt from the show’s description on www.sfoasis.com, which is where you can go to buy your tickets and you should, soon, because these shows will sell out!
“When the drug-lords of the underworld kill your fiancé and your sister and the cops stand idly by and doing nothing, there’s only one thing left to do…Dance! D’Arcy Drollinger’s tribute to female empowerment and the low-budget exploitation films of the 70’s delivers ninety minutes of high-kicking, ass-whooping comedy.
After her fiancé, Rod and her half-sister Brandee, the world renowned calf model, are both brutally murdered, Champagne Horowitz Jones Dickerson White, a divorcee and exotic dancer from the wrong side of the tracks, uses “all the right moves” to single-handedly take on the largest sex, drug and back to school clothing ring in the country, Mal-Wart. But when her best friend becomes addicted to booty bumps and is forced to work as a Mal-Wart brand discount prostitute, Champagne has no other choice to than to go undercover and infiltrate the corrupt organization. Using an arsenal of disguises, a plethora of kung-fu moves and a cornucopia of one-liners, Champagne dances her way down the fast and furious road to revenge!”
The show ran at the beginning of last year at Rebel and was extended multiple times due to popular demand, so it seemed only necessary that once Oasis (re)opened that D’Arcy, one of the co-owners of Oasis, revive the show. And you’ll be glad she did. Even if you did happen to catch the show the first time around at Rebel, Shit & Champagne now has a much bigger space with a proper stage and seating, which it undoubtedly deserves. Oasis is set up beautifully to accommodate a crowd of about 150 people with an amazing stage and lighting and a fully stocked bar!
Before the show starts a group of pole dancers come out and get your warmed up for the night with their sultry dance moves. The show is fast paced and hilarious from the get go. Clocking in at about an hour and a half (with an intermission about mid way through) you don’t ever feel as if it’s dragging. The show moves very quickly and keeps you entertained throughout. D’arcy is joined by a stellar cast of local performers. The incomparable Matthew Martin stars as Dixie Stampede as a high kickin’ hot head and the brains behind Mal-Wart. Steven LeMay, as Champagne’s adopted half step sister, the bubbly and beautiful Brandee, the world’s most famous calf model. James Arthur M. and Adam Roy are the shows chameleons both taking on multiple roles, henchmen, detectives, best friends and more. And last but definitely not least Nancy French as Debbie the laziest dancer in town. (Thank you for the tickets Nancy!)
Shit & Champagne is an amazing show and I highly recommend that all of you get out there to see it! It’ll be running until Valentine’s Day every Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Tickets are $25 online (www.sfoasis.com) or $30 at the door, I highly recommend purchasing them ahead of time however as last nights gig was completely sold out! They also have VIP tables in the first row for you and 3 of your friends, with a complimentary bottle of champagne. More ticket info available at the link above. Thanks again to everyone in the show for putting on such an amazing production, I will be back again for sure before the end of the run!
Tags: D'Arcy Drollinger, Drag, Heklina, Matthew Martin, Nancy French, Oasis, SF Oasis, Shit & Champagne, Steven LeMay