Don’t Tell My Dad
Based on the simple premise of one woman’s journey through life, growing up middle class, Don’t Tell My Dad, written and performed by Chelsea Manders, is a comedic musical that wins a ton of laughs.
Manders shares her story through small monologues and explanations that feature musical numbers and props to help guide the audience through a wide range of topics. These topics cover everything important to a suburban female coming-of-age, such as love, mermaids, existential babies, sex, and Canadian favorite, Anne of Green Gables.
Raunchy, endearing, and fun, Manders clearly uses her ability as a comedian to draw you into this show, though there is no definite story attached to the journey. As I mentioned, the story guides the audience through Manders’ life and provides insight into the development of her self-confessed “messed up” sense of humor, despite being raised with loving, supportive parents.
This show was easy to relate to, and though more of a stand-up comedy routine with music than a theatrical piece, I would recommend it to anyone looking for a laugh.
I seriously want to see it again, and buy her CD, so I won’t forget how hilarious her songs are and I couldn’t get enough.
Written and Performed By Chelsea Manders
Upcoming Shows: (Venue #3: Academic Hall)
June 25th 6 PM
June 27th 9:30 PM
June 29th 12 PM