Friday, February 06, 2009

Traveling Oprah Winfrey’s Come To Clayton

The Clayton Center 2008-09 series continues on Feb. 22 with the hilarity and clarity of the Four Bitchin’ Babes in "Hormonal Imbalance: A Mood Swinging Musical Revue".

The Babes’ cure for Hormonal Imbalance is one part musical harmony, one part comedy, a pinch of PMS and a heaping helping of sharp social commentary, all baked into an evening of Estrogen-fueled fun. The four outrageously funny and multi-talented musical gal pals – Sally Fingerett, Debi Smith, Nancy Moran and Deirdre Flint – examine and celebrate the lives of today’s men and women offering both poignant views and unbridled comedic commentary on hearth, home and hormones.

The road show that has become the Four Bitchin’ Babes originated in the summer of 1990 when Christine Lavin, the original creative force behind the quartet, had an idea. She gathered four female friends – Fingerett among them – and toured coast to coast. No one could have predicted that the traveling band of babes would create the foundation for 18 years of sorority-like sisterhood that the Babes bring to the stage. In their latest tour, featuring songs from their seventh recording, “Hormonal Imbalance,” the Babes are as wild and wacky as ever. With clever lyrics the Babes tackle such topics as the neglectful Boob Fairy, the fine art of being a high school cheerleader and finding a man who cooks. Their humorously observant tales and sisterly advice led The Boston Globe to nickname the group the “Traveling Oprah Winfrey’s.”

The Four Bitchin’ Babes performance begins at 4 p.m. Tickets, which are $25, plus service fees, may be purchased by phone at 919-553-1737, at The Clayton Center Box Office from 10 a.m. until noon and from 1 until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, or online at

The Clayton Center’s Palladian Series continues March 14 with a performance by blues legends Johnny Winter and John Dee Holeman and March 27 with the Jesse Cook Band.

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