Aliens Have Landed And Are Singing Medleys

Aliens Have Landed And Are Singing Medleys

How do you make eight talented vocalists into a tourist attraction?

Have them dress like white sperm cells, talk in squeaky voices complete with alien accents, sing a cappella medleys of every song ever written, and carry out audience participation shtick, like rubbing patrons' heads and reading their minds ("Sex! Sex!") or making everyone stand, touch, and sing a scale.

The result -- the way-out revue Voca People -- isn't in Vegas, strangely enough; it's at the Westside Theatre, where it comes off like Cirque du Soleil meets Manhattan Transfer via "Stars on 45."

Pretty quickly into the show, I started suffering from a cuteness attack and my quirk sugar definitely went way up, but the performers are tireless and engage in some neat arrangements while making percussive noises with their own mouths.

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Alas, by time I finally started giving in to their aggressive pseudo-weirdness, they ended with "We Are the World"!

This thing probably belongs at New York-New York Casino more than in New York, New York.


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