By Bonnie Priever
With plenty of backstage drama and onstage sex appeal and charm, Moist ‘takes off where Sex and the City, and the Vagina Monologues began.” For chicks and significant others, this show is sure to seduce and whet one’s appetite for what promises to be an evening of pleasure – before, during and after the play! Moist lauds itself as the quintessential, “sex-istential musical comedy,” starring Mariann Aalda, as “the little woman gone wild,” and Iona Morris, as “the love goddess of sexual freedom.”
These daring, dynamic divas share semi-autobiographic stories, candidly through dialogue and creative song, exploring sensuality, love, and female empowerment, ala “I am woman, hear me roar.”
Aalda and Morris have got what it takes and know how to use it, as they prove women can still be sexy at 40, 50, and beyond. This ‘can-do’ attitude, that age is just a number is brought to life, as the duo strut their stuff in a sensual, erotic, and totally tactful manner. Their catchy lyrics set the tone: “We’re all here to rejoice in the moist…” Set in a warm, intimate space, their stories resonate, as they embrace the moment, sharing secrets about childhood, college days, romance and getting their groove on!
Through medleys ranging from cabaret to the blues, tinged with wry humor, lessons are learned, “girlfriend style,” of the recipe to a fulfilled, sex-istential life.
“Moist” plays at the Open Stage West (14366 Ventura Blvd.) Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 3pm through October 11. For more information, visit their Web site at www.moistonstage.com.