I will start out this review by saying this wasn't my first time seeing The Break Up Show. I've gone 4 times. That should speak for itself. Either the show is really great or I have a weird fascination with the pain of others. It's mostly likely a healthy dose of both.
Aside from my sick sense of humor, The Break Show is in fact a great show. The point of the show is the cast reenactments submitted emails, texts, and dating app breakups and overall people being insanely weird. Screenshots will be the death of us all! The things people say online are usually hilarious. Oddly enough, this is a great show for couples. It should give you tips on what not to do in the event of a break up. Trust me, take notes.
The cast, headed by creator and director Savannah Bearden, is a great mix of eccentric personalities that seem like really cool people to hang out and enjoy boxed wine with. It's literally the perfect cast for this style of comedy. I love them all! One word you must remember is Bruce. Bruce simply steals the show, but in a very good way that totally works. He totally makes cross dressing less threatening and fun. Yes, I just wrote that and I'm not taking back. Random fact, Bruce let me touch his fake boobs. While nice, I will stick to the real ones.
The most recent show was the best I've been to and the submissions were great! This year they got fancy and held the show at The New Daisy Theater on Beale Street. That amazing in itself, but the most impressive part was there was actual seating!! Yes real chairs!!
The story about the guy with the bug crushing fetish was the weirdest thing I've ever heard. There was a LinkedIn bootycall attempt, an appearance from American Idol contestant Alexis Grace, and my favorite, high school text breakups! Young love mixed with bad grammar and new unique words makes for an epic experience.
The Break Up show is must see for anyone with an open mind and a great sense of humor. It's also great for the anti-love crowd. I see you Debbie Downers. Go check out their Facebook page HERE and submit some of your bad breakups. Trust me, we all have them.
Random fact #2, The Break Up Show taught me the real sinister meaning behind the Pina Colada song! I thought it was about throwing a couple drinks back and having a great time. Oh no! That song is not about having a good time at all! Don't believe me. Check this out.
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