Moreover, the older the Orphans get, the more professional they become — without, of course, succumbing to somber adulthood any more than the Lost Boys. The singing and dancing in Peter Pansy are pretty slick. The show is also notable for allowing Martino, usually a drop-dead femme fatale in the Elizabeth Taylor or Tippi Hedren mode, to play a male — albeit "post-pubescent baby" Michael Darling, his bottom peeping fetchingly from a not-completely-buttoned onesie. And there are new talents on view, like the buff dance duo of Kenneth Bayliss and Samantha Brior-Jones, the former's AC/DC Indian brave the subject of the latter's well-belted Cher tribute, "Half-Gay," in which Tiger Lily vows to get her ambisextrous boyfriend back. Harry Miller Hobbs II is a John Darling emerging tremulously from the closet in an explosion of a 1960s-flip wig. And Sapphira Cristal is an acerb and sexy Smee the pirate cook, rolling her eyes over a copy of La Cucina Italiana magazine as Landry's flamboyant Hook lays out his graphic, alliterative schemes.
At the inspirational end of Peter Pansy, the title character does indeed fly, suspended smiling from a sort of clothesline. He doesn't need the cable or the cocaine. He could have done it on adrenaline. They all could.
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