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Culture, Stage Dame Edna, the Crowd Pleaser

Dame Edna, the Crowd Pleaser

Dame Edna Everage was never one for modesty. "Everage is probably the most popular and gifted woman in the world today," trumpet the program notes accompanying the self-proclaimed Australian gigastar's latest touring show, Dame Edna Live and Intimate! In Her…
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Culture, Stage Smart <i>Cookie</i>

Smart Cookie

Audience participation can be a gruesome thing, often as painful to watch as to take part in. Nevertheless, clowns, cabaret artists, and stand-up comedians have been picking on people in the stalls for eons, safe in the knowledge that --…
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Culture, Stage She's Back, Possums

She's Back, Possums

When she finally arrived, fashionably late, to her own opening night, Dame Edna descended from the rafters on a great pink sparkling replica of her signature rhinestone glasses. She declared herself overjoyed to be in San Francisco again, after not…
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