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Bombs Away! From The Creators of Dr. Sex

By Suzy Evans in Arts & Entertainment on Jun 6, 2009 5:45PM

Cast members from Dr. Sex. via
Larry Bortniker and Sally Deering like to write about doctors. First it was “father of the sexual revolution” Alfred Kinsey in their Jeff-Award winning musical Dr. Sex and now its Dr. Barry Mishkin, a Broadway musicologist who has a collection of musical numbers cut from classic Broadway musicals. Mishkin, a fictional character, is the subject of their latest musical comedy, Bombs Away!, which recently opened at Mary’s Attic in Andersonville.

Songs include “Too Fat to Dance” from A Chorus Line, “See Ya In Ikea” from Mamma Mia and of course “Bombs Away,” Mother Abbess’ solution to how Maria should handle the Nazi-situation in Sound of Music. Hey, if we can’t have any new musicals, we might as well mock the old ones, right?

We’re hoping there’s also songs like “Mafia Days”* from Jersey Boys and “I Feel Green”* from Wicked, sung to the tune of “I Feel Pretty” from West Side Story. We’d probably sing along.

The show is produced by Ballwick Repertory Theater and it runs through July 11 at Mary's Attic (5400 North Clark), located above Hamburger Mary’s in Andersonville. Tickets are $15 for general admission.

*We made these titles up. They do not appear in the show.