House of Yes Xmas Spectacular: a Magical Journey Into the Past
It's the most wonderful time of the year, for sure. Last year the House of Yes blew our tiny minds with their aptly named spectacular Christmas Spectacular show, so much so that it's now part of our new holiday tradition. We made the trek out to Bushwick again this past weekend for a second dose of politically incorrect and hilarious holiday cheer.
The updated theme for this year's production was a "Magical Journey Into the Past" where the past is the '90s, ahhh those young whippersnappers. The show is a hodge podge of hilarious variety show sketches, interspersed with impressive acrobatics and titillating choreography, produced and directed by Kae Burke and Anya Sapozhnikova, with inspired musical direction from Benjamin Ickies. You'll see Bill Clinton and the magically reproducing Monicas celebrating peace in the Middle East, which was brought about by the Back Street Boys with help from the Power Rangers who morph into the Spice Girls. Don't miss the dark '90's medley scene with appearances from "The Crow," camp witchy classic "The Craft," Buffy and even the dollar chasing, underwater baby from the cover of Nirvana's "Nevermind." For those in "The Tribe" there's a special appearance from Dr. Dre-del, introduced by Tipper Gore. And in the end we find ourselves apprehensively drinking the Kool Aid in Waco.
If it sounds like a mess, it really isn't, or well, it is, but it's a glorious, dazzling mess. The House of Yes crew sprinkle the whole thing with magic dust, descend from the sky on silk ribbons, pour us all some booze, and it all works in a way that is completely incomprehensible. Catch the second and last weekend of the very limited run at the House of Yes next weekend. More info here.