How does one explain a Sandra Bernhard show? Is it a musical revue? Is it stand-up comedy? Is it a one-woman rant about the demise of society? Yes to all of the above. Experiencing a Sandra Bernhard show is like crawling into her brain and rolling around in the chaos of her ever-shifting thoughts.
One moment shes lobbing bombs at the Lindsay Lohans of the world, and the next shes giving a poignant dissertation on the death of Kitty Carlisle Hart. And just when she has you in a cozy place -- wham! -- she clobbers you over the head with a diatribe on Iraq, and her rage is infectious. Then strike up the band; its time for a song! Suddenly youre bathed in the richness of her delicious alto, mixing jazz standards with Guns N Roses. Where does that beautiful voice come from, anyway? It would all seem self-indulgent and obtuse, except for the fact that shes so, so good. Shell promote her latest CD, Everything Bad & Beautiful, at the Colony Theater today and tomorrow. Tonight there are 7:30 and 10:00 shows. Tickets range from $45 to $100. Get em from Ticketmaster, or go straight to the Colony Theater to save that dang surcharge.
Fri., July 27, 7:30 & 10 p.m.; Sat., July 28, 7:30 & 10 p.m.