"BEAUTY SHOP-2010" (The Laughter Continues!)
America's most successful black stage play is ALL NEW for 2010. The story continues, as the 'curling irons' get even hotter, the gossip is juicer, the backstabbing is deeper, and the he-said; she-said tips the scales in Shelly Garrett's all new BEAUTY SHOP-2010..
Not to worry; the flamboyantly gay Christopher Rich, well you just know him as Chris, is still there, and is now the new owner of the shop. After purchasing the thriving business, Chris decided to change the name from 'The Pamper Me Beauty Shop' to a more appropriate name; "DIVAS UNLEASHED!"
BEAUTY SHOP -2010 is still full of hysterical characters, including Shameka, the ghetto-fabulous receptionist, who should not be trusted around anyone's man; also, Tyrone, he's big, he's burly, he's the manicurist? Recently released from prison and hates being teased about his new job, Tyrone files and polishes until his temper just blows. Then, there's the hair stylists; Mercedes, the battered girlfriend, who loves her man so much, she just won't leave; Brazil, who pretends to love everyone in the shop, but doesn't; Champagne, who continues to live in the past, as a ex-model, but now too old to strut her stuff; plus, an array of new wacky customers, all bringing the drama of women trying to work together, in an uncontrolled BEAUTY SHOP, creating uncontrollable laughter.
There is so much going-on in this BEAUTY SHOP; it's difficult to 'shampoo' the drama from your mind! For instance; can you believe that one of the ladies' working in the shop is having an affair with her co-worker's man? But wait, are you ready for this. not only is the affair is taking place right under her co-worker's nose, but it's taking place right in her home, as well!
Speaking of men, how hot will the 'straightening combs' get, when Shameka, Champagne and Chris learn they are all seeing the same guy?
Now put this under the 'hair dryer'. a strange lady strolls into the BEAUTY SHOP claiming she is pregnant by Ricco. But wait-a-second, Ricco is Mercedes' man; the batterer!
BEAUTY SHOP - 2010 will have you in the aisles choking with laughter, and speaking of the aisles, some of this stage play takes place right out there in the audience. They actually become a part of the show. There will be times you will want to slap the stranger next to you, and moments later, singing along with the dynamic vocalists, in the show.
Get ready to fall-out of your seat with mascara-running laughter. You remember, don't you? Remember how it was enjoying an evening of pure entertainment watching Shelly Garrett's BEAUTY SHOP?
Remember the laughter, coming from deep inside your soul, until it was difficult to catch your breath?
Remember how involved you were at what was taking place on-stage, and sometimes you were actually shocked into more laughter?
Remember the kind of singing that gave you chill-bumps? Well good... LET'S DO IT AGAIN!
MEET MR. SHELLY GARRETT
He is known as THE GODFATHER OF BLACK THEATRE. Shelly Garrett first became nationally famous in 1989 when his successful stage play "Beauty Shop" began its tour of the United States for three consecutive years; touring sixty-two cities and many of those were played more than once, twice, three times; some up to five return dates.
It was the first stage play to play The Wilshire-Ebel Theatre in Los Angeles. Also, the first stage play to play Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C. and most notably, the first to play The Beacon Theatre in New York City. In fact, Shelly Garrett's "Beauty Shop" played The Beacon Theatre for a total of thirteen weeks and every single performance was sold-out in the 2,800 seat venue. Shelly Garrett and his stage play literally took New York by storm; even outselling the Broadway production of "CATS" while it was in the city. No one could explain it; not even Garrett himself, other than "People need and want to laugh," he stated. He certainly made that statement come true, as he introduced black America to black theatre in an unconventional way and style.
Since that time, Shelly Garrett has written produced and directed sixteen stage plays and is preparing the tour of number seventeen: Shelly Garrett's BEAUTY SHOP - 2010."
But America still just couldn't get enough of the original "BEAUTY SHOP." So he toured, "Beauty Shop - Part 2," "Beauty Shop - 10 Years Later," "Beauty Shop - Under New Management" and "Beauty Shop - The Original Stage Play" for DVD. Shelly Garrett's "Beauty Shop" has had more feature film adaptations and spin-offs than any other stage play in American history; black, white or otherwise. The latest feature film being "The Salon," starring Vivica A. Fox, Terrance Dashon Howard, Darrin Dewitt Henson, Kym Whitley, Monica Calhoun and Garrett Morris, which was released in theatres nationally in 2007. Also, there was the feature motion picture, "Hair Show" starring comedienne and actress Monique and of course the MGM studio "Beauty Shop," starring Queen Latifah.
Shelly Garrett made it possible for the likes of Tyler Perry, David E. Talbert and so many others. Entertaining America, with hysterical laughter, is where Shelly Garrett excels and he continues to give it to us by the truckload.
Encore, Shelly Garrett! Encore!
- "E" Entertainment Weekly