DINA MARTINA NAILS IT!
It's hard to describe the tragic magic that is DIna, the Seattle-based queen who's currently wowing them until this Sunday at The Cutting Room. It's even hard to photograph her during her high energy performance of new material like the forgotten "gem" ONE NIGHT IN BANGKOK to a couple old fav's like THE DEVIL WENT DOWN TO GEORGIA. All, of course, filtered through Dina's delightfully demented delivery, choreography and props, with her totally insane banter between.
Dina does frequently venture offstage to interact with the audience, and the result is a rare blend of hilarity and actual fear when she makes a sudden movement. Dispensing with gifts (that's with a soft "g"), Dina had no sooner pulled out a headshot of THREE'S COMPANY star Joyce Dewitt than Joyce herself appeared onstage, as perky and pretty as ever. Promoter Chip Duckett had really done his homework. Naturally, the crowd went nuts for the pair.
I snapped them after the show and realized that both superstars have the exact same hairstyle! (You may notice the brown pipe-cleaner broach Dina's wearing to remind folks of the fight against "rump cancer.")
And if this pair wasn't heavenly enough, out of nowhere Joe Kovacs and Madame appeared out of thin air. (Actually it was out of a dingy knapsack.)
Dina's last NYC performance of SOFT PALATE, HIDDEN ARCHES is October 7th. FOR MORE INFO: SPINCYCLE