Through October 7
KILLER RACK: The Feminist Horror Musical Comedy Alleyway Theatre
Two things about “Killer Rack,” the story makes little sense and it’s really a fun and well-done show.
The parentage of this Alleyway Theatre show is a little complex, listing book, music and lyrics by impresario Neal Radice, from the movie of the same name by Paul McGinnis and directed by Gregory Lamberson, with a song from Armand John Petri and Joe Rozler.
Radice is also the director and musical director, as well as the sets, lights and sound person.
The movie was shot locally.
To give you some idea where the mélange of people is coming from, the subtitle is “The Feminist Horror Musical Comedy.”
The show revolves around a very strange plastic surgeon, (Kim Piazza) a somewhat flat-chested woman (Emily Yancey) working in a collections agency and the guy at the agency (Nathan Andrew Miller) who wants to be very, very friendly with her.
This all intersects when Yancey’s Betty Downer decides to go to Dr. Libby Niptuck (Piazza) to look for a sexier life.
Her dolt boyfriend Dutch (Andrew Zucarri) isn’t told and sees only the apparent result.
Dr. Niptuck has some motives in what she does and the implants she installs in Betty aren’t the usual in any way.
The pile of strange deaths in the town immediately starts to accumulate, although it’s more body parts than bodies, including the jerk Betty is involved with.
Some aren’t missed, like the two wannabe studs who have been hanging out on a corner, harassing women for 15 years, Tickbite (Zucarri) and Gearz (Kyle Baran).
Since this is a musical, it requires music, with some good choreography from Heather Reed.
The best number is probably Dr. Niptuck and Nurse Candida (Joey Bucheker) with “You’re in Luck with Niptuck,” a TV ad for the medical practice.
Other strong numbers include Gearz and Tickbite with “Catcalling,” the cast with “Make Me Over,” Tim with “Inner Beauty” and Betty with “Thanks for the Mammaries.”
Then, there’s a fortune teller, Betty’s Boobs, the idiot boss and the large-chested co-worker.
"Killer Rack" doesn’t make a lot of sense, although Radice keeps it moving fast so some of the holes in the story aren’t interfering with the show.
You just have to sit back and watch it all speed across the stage.
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