“Bottom line, Friends of Dorothy is an outrageous, scintillating burlesque-Vaudeville production for fans of drag, daring-do, and dress-dropping. Whether the cast was whizzing through the air, or wrestling a stuck zipper, this audience had the most fun I’ve seen at a Fringe show. If drag and debauchery are your humor, you’ll enjoy Friends of Dorothy.”
by Joseph Samuel Wright on 8.17.10 Fringe NYC Review
“It goes without saying that every year FringeNYC is going to choose some innovative, exciting, and fun productions for their festival. Conatus Productions’ Friends of Dorothy: An Oz Cabaret is, without question, all three. This production is a great time. Go enjoy yourself and suspend your disbelief and inhibitions. (P.S. I would also love a copy of the soundtrack…can that be arranged?)”
by Kristin Skye Hoffman August 16, 2010
“Burlesque doesn’t have to include a plot, but sometimes when it does, the storyline can add up to the sexy strip tease. This show (Friends of Dorothy) is peppered with fun bits and bites of extreme provocative jokes, off-hand comments, circus acts, titty spinning, sensual dance, and lots of panties; which proved fun, hilarious, sexually charged, and definitely hot!
–NYPress.com by Linnea Covington
“When I was a child, if you waited long enough, The Wizard of Oz was going to be on TV at some point. TV had that kind of power. It could make you wait expectantly for something and then give you the big reveal – making your heart beat faster for that one joyful night. Seeing Friends Of Dorothy – An Oz Cabaret was a little bit like that and I have a feeling that – just like the hallowed movie – we haven’t seen the last of it. Fun from start to finish, with just the right mix of kitch, drag, burlesque, circus, and glam this is one wild ride over the rainbow that doesn’t disappoint.”
by Karen Tortora-Lee on August 24, 2010
“This show is, plain and simple, high-end burlesque; and all the performers are pros doing what they do best. I especially appreciated the ending, in which Dorothy realizes she doesn’t need to leave—because it’s with her new friends and freaks that she can truly be herself, and so it’s the show that’s her true home. If you’ve ever been curious about burlesque, this is pretty much as good as it gets.”
-Hy Bender, hyreviews.com
“Admittedly, I wasn’t sure what to expect of (Friends of Dorothy). The incredibly impressive movement talents of the cast put all fears to rest. The pinnacle of Gay delirium was reached to the delicious strains of our girl Barbra’s rendition of “Ding Dong the Witch is Dead.” Did a twister just whisk me off to Gay heaven?!”
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by Daryl Glenn
“The show was fanatastic. They rode with the flow. The things that have tripped up other shows we’ve seen (at the Fringe) tremendously, made this show that much more charming. Go see Friends of Dorothy, it’s fun, it’s burlesque.”
-Andrew and Andrew for Timeout NY.