Mass Hysteria, The Musical, a satirical comedy cabaret that pokes fun at the local goings-on, personalities and politics of Massachusetts will be appearing at Club Cafe in Boston on selected Saturday nights throughout the summer. Opening night is Saturday July 14 at 7:30. (Tickets are $30 and are available at clubcafe.com) The show continues on August 4, 18 and Sept. 1. There is also a Sunday matinee on August 19 at 2 p.m.
A talented cast of five uses skits, standup, and song parodies that take topical aim at a Liz Warren’s newfound Cherokee bloodline, a mumbling Mayor Menino, the local sports teams, gay marriage, state corruption, Barney Frank’s exit, and Whitey Bulger. Plus there are skits on parking problems in Boston, Cheers, MBTA (sung to YMCA), Mitt Romney crooning Oh What A Beautiful Mormon, Lizzie Borden singing No More Mudder, No More Fadda, and a lesson on learning the Boston accent with hysterical flashcards. Ted Kennedy also “appears” in an uproarious JC Superstar spoof.
Mass Hysteria The Musical is updated constantly to keep up with the issues, especially the Mitt Romney spoof, and now: Elizabeth Warren. “The day I heard about her Indian roots I wrote One Thirty Second Breed, a take-off on Cher’s Half-Breed”, says troupe member Charlie Hall. “She comes out in a long tribal headdress and the crowd goes wild!” Hall is looking forward to spoofing the upcoming Warren/Brown debates.
For more information on the show see masslaughs.com