Wednesday, May 14 marked the opening of The Marcus Center’s production of “Dixie’s Tupperware Party”, an unconventional twist to the typical Tupperware party that one is not likely to forget.
Fast-talking, Southern spitfire Dixie Longate is the epitome of confidence and congeniality. She utilizes several forms of comedy to suit varying tastes including sarcastic, adult, and physical humor. However, while the primary tone of the show is adult comedy, there is also a deeper message of women empowerment and believing in the ability to make something of oneself. All of these relate back to Brownie Wise, originator of the Tupperware Party, businesswoman pioneer, and Dixie’s inspiration.
You wouldn’t know about it if I didn’t talk about it and if I didn’t show it then you wouldn’t know it!
There are two things that Dixie definitely wants to get across, even if you don’t take anything else from the show: “Dixie’s Tupperware Party” is a REAL Tupperware party, and they are NOT just bowls. Audience members are given Tupperware catalogs complete with order sheets at the start of the show so that they may place their orders on items they’ve seen after the performance. They are also given nametags and are included in a raffle for Tupperware-related prizes.
Who the hell doesn’t want to go to a party?!
“Dixie’s Tupperware Party” was certainly a hit with Tuesday night’s audience, although it is an acquired taste that may not apply to everyone. As previously stated, there is a great deal of adult humor throughout the show, relating Tupperware primarily to sex and alcohol. However, Dixie also has a flare for improvisation, audience interaction, and expressiveness that is entertainment on its own. Even if one is not interested in Tupperware or making a purchase, “Dixie’s Tupperware Party” is still a great source of entertainment on an outrageous level.
All in all, ‘Dixie’s Tupperware Party’ is a unique combination of standup comedy, Tupperware party, therapy session, and cocktail party that leaves audience members laughing their fool heads off while considering their food storage choices.
Tickets for “Dixie’s Tupperware Party” are priced at $45 and on sale now at the Marcus Center box office, by phone at (414)273-7206, or at http://ticketmaster.com. Groups of 10 or more can save by calling (414)271-7121 ext. 210 or ext. 213. For more information, visit http://www.marcuscenter.org/Dixies-Tupperware-Party-Tickets.html or http://www.dixiestupperwareparty.com.