Many theatergoers claim that life imitates art, which can be frustrating when they pause arguments for intermissions or direct drivers to turn "stage left" at stop signs. Learn to navigate the theatrical world with today's Groupon: for $20, you get admission for two to JM Kennedy Entertainment's production of My Girdle Is Killing Me at 8 p.m. on Saturday, October 22 at The House of Mood in Pawtucket (up to a $50 value).
JM Kennedy's audacious performers thrill audiences with the madcap antics of 10 potential murderesses in My Girdle Is Killing Me, a two-hour cabaret spectacle. Audience participation begins when spectators discover that rich playboy Winston has been murdered, leaving them to determine which of the cast's colorful characters holds the blame with clever deductive reasoning or by peeking over Sherlock Holmes's shoulder. Bold actresses reveal their guilt as they sing, strut, twirl around gleaming poles, and belly dance in colorful costumes.
Cheering crowds examine a roster of motives such as inheritance, jealousy, and revenge for an illegally won Twister match. The interactive performance keeps audiences perched on seat edges and concludes in a post-show Halloween costume party that fills the 6,000-square-foot event space with the sounds of revelry.
Director and founder Jennifer Kennedy has been teaching dance for more than three decades and channels her sensual moves from experience performing in cabarets aboard Virgin Islands cruise ships. At JMK Entertainment, she and her instructors patrol a studio of 10 poles, ensuring that each student receives personalized tips during basic to advanced pole-fitness classes. The pole-based moves help students to build core strength and tone curves while mimicking the arched back of a sexy long-haired wildcat, not to be confused with the long-eared hedgehog, which is really more cute than sexy. Other class styles run the rhythm-powered gamut from cardio chair fitness and Zumba to Bollywood and belly-dancing routines. The JMK team isn't shy about performing what they preach, taking the stage at various local events to showcase their burlesque swaggers and perilous pole-climbs.