Whistling Dixie

Dixie Longate is best known for her show Dixie’s Tupperware Party, which recently closed a long run. But she’s not stopping there. In her new show, Never Wear a Tube Top While Riding a Mechanical Bull (and 16 Other Things I Learned While I Was Drinking Last Thursday), a world premiere co-produced by Denver Center Attractions, she shares more sage advice.

Dixie, aka actor Kris Andersson, is a boozy floozy from Alabama, a serious trash talker, a big-hearted con — and she throws one hell of a party. Tupperware sold out night after night, with some people returning three or four times. “That really makes my heart happy,” says Andersson. “Every performance is different, because there’s so much audience involvement. I never know what someone’s going to say, so it keeps me really excited. They could say anything! Sometimes it’s very smart, and sometimes people are just crazy.”

The new show takes place “the day after my best friend Georgia Jean’s send-off party,” Andersson explains. “She’s going to get married, and everybody in the audience is on the way to Mardi Gras in New Orleans, but a storm makes the road impassible. I tell them, as I’m cleaning up the bar from the night before, some of the fun life lessons I’ve come up with. I do games.”

Never Wear a Tube Top opens tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Garner Galleria Theatre, in the Denver Performing Arts Complex, and runs through May 11; purchase tickets, $29, at denvercenter.org or call 303-893-4100.
Wednesdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays, Sundays, 2 p.m. Starts: April 24. Continues through May 11, 2014

 
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