Review: Faux Real Into The Woods

Executive Director of PhillyGayCalendar

There’s nothing “Faux” about Faux Real Entertainment.

If you missed the “Into the Woods” craze, you’re clearly living under the worlds largest rock (call Oprah, she’s been desperate for show content lately) If you have heard about the musical made movie, Into the Woods, then it should come as no surprise that it was only a matter of time before a fully staged drag production took to the stage.

The first group to bring the show to Philly, more specifically to Voyeur night club, was “Faux Real Entertainment.” The now almost household name that brought you “The Britney Prophecy” and the reoccurring “Midnight Radio” stepped up their game with their first fully staged lip-synched musical.

The set itself warrants praise, a full two story back drop, with real tree branches covered the far wall of Voyeur, multiple aisles and entrance ways helped establish the illusion of dizzying woods

The talent was beyond amazing, with strong leads, and equally strong ensemble members the cast came together to create some entertaining AND enchaining moments. Mimi Imfurst pulled off one hell of a transformation scene, which can be seen on Instagram by searching the production unique hashtag #DragQueenITW. The queens (and their boys) encouraged the audience to get tipsy, take pictures and to not take themselves too seriously. If the audience wasn’t smiling, it was only because they were belting along with the actors, which was also encouraged.

I can’t wait until April when Faux Real Entertainment tackles Chicago, or May when they take on Hairspray… Like their Facebook page to be kept in the loop!

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