BWW Reviews: THE SCOTT & PATTI SHOW Crosses the Bridge to Tampa

August 18
5:55 AM 2014
BWW Reviews: THE SCOTT & PATTI SHOW Crosses the Bridge to Tampa

I've heard from many performers that it can be a bit jarring walking onto the stage and finding a small crowd. Last night I was among a - let's call it intimate - group of people at Stageworks Theatre for The Scott and Patti Show. The house size did not faze the glittering, dynamic duo. They poked fun at it, gaining the first of what would be many laughs from the audience.

This was their first show in Tampa, reprising the performance that started it all over a year ago. If you're unfamiliar with them, Patti (Matthew McGee) and Scott (Scott Daniel) are Florida's only Mother/Son cabaret act. Their mix of song, dance, humor, audience participation, (and the greatest collection of lace front wigs I have EVER seen) have garnered them much acclaim.

Last night's show retold their fictional history in show business. There was a blend of love, cattiness, and high kicks. Some memorable moments include when Scott sang a Barry Manilow (I'm a Fanilow!) song with such emotion that I wanted to scoot into his eye line and pretend it was to me. Patti put on her Elaine Stritch hat and performed "Ladies Who Lunch" with grand comedic flair.

I was pulled onstage for an impromptu rendition of The Match Game, where I learned that I'm not funny. I also learned that small crowds do not equate to small reactions. The laughter was loud and much fun was had.

There's more fun in Scott and Patti's future and you can be a part of making it happen by donating to their Kickstarter.

Scott and Patti can be seen again tonight at 8pm. Tickets are $20 and available online, via telephone (813) 374-2416 or at the door (1120 E Kennedy Blvd Tampa, Fl 33602).

Photo Credit: The Scott and Patti Facebook Page


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Desiree Fantal Like Michigan J. Frog, Desiree Fantal is a wonderful singer, dancer and actor – except only when no one is looking. Though this flaw has kept her from the stage, she remains firmly planted in the front row of every theater in the Tampa Bay/St. Petersburg Area. She has worked as a “Ninja” for Gorilla Theatre (“Shipwrecked! An Entertainment”) and as a photographer for Tampa Repertory Theatre (“Heroes,” “Hamlet” & other plays that don’t add to the alliteration). A proud graduate of the University of South Florida, she displays her framed creative writing degree on a shelf behind a stack of plays from Samuel French. She is excited to be a part of and hopes to highlight the theatrical gems of the Bay Area.

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