Schticking it to the man in Breckenridge
Vail CO, Colorado
BRECKENRIDGE, Colorado ” “Nice Jewish Girls Gone Bad” is a refreshing mix of comedy, music, spoken-word and show-stopping burlesque, featuring the gals who learned to smoke at Hebrew School, got drunk at their Bat-Mitzvahs and would rather have more schtuppa than the chupah, performing in Breckenridge, Colorado Thursday night. The featured performers have appeared on Comedy Central, HBO and Late Night TV. These bad-ss chosen chicks boldly dare to deconstruct years of tradition, expectations and guilt in a fast-paced vaudeville extravaganza. They perform Thursday night at Cecilia’s in Breckenridge. Below, show ringleader Susannah Perlman answers questions about “Nice Jewish Girls Gone Bad.”
Where’d the name come from? It came to me in a dream.
Home base: New York and Los Angeles
Type of music: It’s a stellar mix of comedy, music and burlesque. The music specifically is a mix of 1950 dirty rock ‘n’ roll, surf punk, klezmer, hip hop and guilty pleasures from the ’80s.
Tell us more: If your music were a tangible item, what would it be, and why? The most obvious would be lox and cream cheese on an everything bagel, but I dream of a day when sushi is indigenous to the Jewish people, so maybe a decadent dragon roll ” less carbs and just as much fun.
Why do people love ya? Women straight and gay love us because we have a strong women-centric, and dare I say feminist, undertone. Gay men love us because we are campy, crass and kitschy, and straight men love us because we’re dirty.
How do you keep it fresh? With 30 to 40 people rotating in and out of the show, it is never the same show twice, the material is constantly evolving and changing but there are some things that always stay the same: It’s a stellar mix of comedy, music and burlesque.
What’s the craziest thing you’ve done/weirdest experience? Going to West Virginia was pretty nuts, being mistaken for call girls in North Carolina, showing up to a gig on the wrong day in Chico, Calif., and finding our audience by looking up Cohen in the phone book, being chased by the Korean mob in L.A., would-be suitors following the show from state to state, someone going home with the host (it’s been known to happen), strip tease in a college lecture hall in Maryland and haunted bed and breakfast in Mendocino. Performing on every stage known to man. I have pages of this six-year odyssey. I am sure we will have some tales to tell from our trip to Utah, which happens right before we go to Breckenridge.