In this hilarious and touching solo show, Rick Gradone, whose clients include everyone from Naomi Campbell to Eartha Kitt, explores the social implications of popular hairstyles, from the classic to the ridiculous. In the course of the evening, Gradone wittily attempts to elevate hairdressing to the level of high art. When he is inadvertently thrust into his own past, he is forced to explore the reasons he became a hairdresser and not the artist he had hoped to become. His struggle to redefine his life work leads to an epiphany that all work, even hairdressing, can be meaningful.
The creative team includes Billionaire Follies Artistic Director Melody Bates ("Ivy League-Legacy"), resident director Mahayana Landowne ("Bella de Ball"), and choreographer DJ McDonald ("Seamus Lee Rich"). The writing team is headed by Melody Bates and David Bennett.
FACTS features parody lyrics by Brooks Braselman and Jamie Morris with musical arrangements by Hank Bones.
Each night boasts its own theme: "The Wearing of The Green" on March 18th is a chance for Billionaires to wear their cash on their sleeves (hearts not required); Saturday, March 25th is "Scandals Night"; followed by "Billionaire War Bacchanal" on April 8th; and "The Big Tax Day Blowout" on April 15th.
Come each week and play games like "Pin the Brain on the President" and "He Said What?" Watch as they kick off the 2006—Keep It Fixed! election season with their unique songs and sketches. You can even join in some much needed target practice with Dick Cheney! And when the Billionaires throw a party, you never know who will show up -- the guest list already includes Dick himself and The Donald Rumsfeld Old Tyme String Band. Nothing succeeds like excess!