See it if you have or can keep an open mind and just go with the experience; it really will take you out of Manhattan for an amusing 2 hours. Don’t see it if you're looking for a traditional play, clear storyline, structure or anything linear; if you can't just be in the moment.
Sure, there’s always an element of costumed recreation when an audience is surrounded by actors in costume and character, but there’s a sweetness to this show, whose main aim seems to be to simply to take you out of your reality for awhile.
The evening is all pretty tongue in cheek, the attractive cast friendly and charming, the house jazz band playing non-stop, setting the mood as does the available bar. Steffen Shorten is a fine and funny MC who also strips and juggles unexpectedly; Carolina McQuaig is a lovely songbird whose What’ll I Do? is touching; Phoebe Dunn is stunning as the faded star; and Mary Cyn and Minnie D’Moocha contribute a sexy bit of good-natured skin and burlesque.
While characters and their relationships could be played up a bit more, and certainly gunshots could be louder and clearer, paying attention to goings on in and around the room pretty much tell all.
To be sure, it’s light entertainment, but entertaining it is, and fun. Go with the flow and see for yourself.