Dixie Longate, the fictional Tupperware saleswoman who has been peddling her plastic wares in theaters across the country for the better part of the past decade, returned to Shea’s Smith Theatre (658 Main St.) this week for a two-week run of her popular show.
“Dixie’s Tupperware Party,” an interactive production that is half sales-pitch, half drag-driven entertainment spectacle, officially opened Thursday night and runs through March 10. Buffalo’s last visit from Dixie (performed with camp flourish by actor Kris Andersson), in November of 2010, was met with an ecstatic response from the crowd. Reviewer Ben Siegel gave the show three-and-a-half stars, calling Andersson’s character a “spunky Southern homemaker who talks like Kathy Griffin, sounds like Paula Deen, dresses like Mary Ann from ‘Gilligan’s Island,’ and packs a lunch that would make June Cleaver blush.”
Audience members can actually purchase pieces of Tupperware at the show, ranging from Dixie’s trademark “Onion Keeper” to her seemingly superfluous “Cake Taker.” Tickets are $40, with more information at 847-0850 or www.sheas.org.
– Colin Dabkowski