Some songs make you laugh. Other songs make you cry. Our Lips Are Sealed makes you gay. As does True Colors and I Will Survive, and so much by Madonna. Maria from The Sound of Music certainly makes you gay, no big deal there, as does Elton Johns Daniel. But how about Lou Reeds Walk on the Wild Side and David Bowies Lady Stardust? They make you gay. Secret Love by Doris Day? Makes you gay. Noel Cowards Mad About the Boy? Makes you gay in fact, way gay. These songs, and many more like them (think not only Friends by Bette Midler but also Frenchette by David Johansen) are Songs to Make You Gay, which is also the title of Connie Champagnes new cabaret, featuring a set list with the power to rearrange chromosomes. The theme came about when the local entertainer, famously known for playing Judy Garland on theater and cabaret stages, found herself browsing the Internet and came across one of those lovely Christian sites warning parents against certain music, lest their children listen to it and become homosexuals. Champagne was aghast. What a set list!
July 10-Aug. 1, 8 p.m., 2009