This review of Perry Payne in a show entitled "A Merry Perry Christmas" at Eighty Eight's was written and published by Dr. Thomas Robert Stevens and appeared in Volume I, Issue 2 (December, 1997) of Applause! Applause!
"A Merry Perry Christmas" - Perry Payne
Eighty Eight's (228 West 10th Street, NYC)
Perry Payne's Christmas Show, now in its second year, contains an interesting selection of not often heard material. Payne is pretty, pleasant and powerful. The showcase songs for her talent as a singer were clearly "Just In Time For Christmas" and her encore number "Choose A Star". However, the hit of her show, more than worth the full price of admission was her rendition of a hilarious song entitled "Which Team Are You On" written by Douglas Bernstein containing lyrics such as "You're best friend's a fat girl. I'd say that's a clue!". You can catch the rest on Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m. (December 16th & 23rd) and on Saturday, December 27th at 11:00 p.m.. Call 212-924-0088 after 4 p.m. for reservations.