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St. Lou Fringe 2013: 'Caila's Music Show' needs tuning

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St. Lou Fringe 2013: 'Caila's Music Show' needs tuning
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Official description: “An electronic musical adventure featuring a guided bipolar meditation, Robot Therapists, lascivious puppets, and a destitute magician. Caila Lipovsky has run the gamut as a performance artist and physical theater in Chicago, NYC, and San Francisco. She was lead singer of the avant-cabaret punk band “apartment” for 5 years and has performed her own work in the NYC Fringe Festival, in nightclubs, galleries, on the subway, and in public bathrooms.”

The description of this show in the Fringe program is, in many ways, the most entertaining thing about it. “Caila’s Music Show” is the kind of act for which the term “performance art” was invented. It mixes a variety of different elements, including acting, singing, dance, puppetry, meditation (sort of) and even a bit of comedy magic. It’s mostly done quite skillfully but, alas, the material being performed is rather dull stuff. Caila Lipovsky the performer is served quite badly by Caila Lipovsky the writer.

There are a few interesting moments, including a rather disturbing routine in which a pair of hand puppets get out of control and Ms. Lipovsky’s impersonation of a character who is easily the world’s worst magician. For the most part, though, this is nearly an hour of self-indulgent tedium. So while it’s the kind of show for which the phrase “performance art” was devised, it’s also the kind of show that sends people screaming in the opposite direction when they see the phrase “performance art.”

“Caila’s Music Show” performances are June 21 at 10:30; June 22 at 7:30; June 23 at 9:00 in the cabaret room at the Kranzberg Center, 501 North Grand. For more information: stlfringe.com.

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