With a dizzying array of over-the-top campy songs and oh-so-fabulous costumes, the Richmond Triangle Players offer Howard Crabtree’s “Whoop-Dee-Doo,” the winner of the 1994 Drama Desk Award for best musical revue. Songs and sketches are based around the extravagant costumes — 95 of them — designed by Crabtree. Sketches include insects singing Andrews Sisters numbers, island natives discovering the thrills of MGM musicals and an audition for a musical based on the life of a famous first lady. The revue is a companion piece to another Crabtree hit, “When Pigs Fly,” which the players produced in 2001 to sellout crowds before moving it to the Barksdale Theatre for an additional run. The cast features familiar faces of Richmond theater, including Matt Beyer, Daniel Cimo, Kyle Cornell, DJ Cummings, Timothy Goad, Thomas E. Nowlin, Dan Stackhouse, Stevie Rice and Brian Baez. “Whoop-Dee-Doo” opens at Richmond Triangle Players on Thursday, Nov. 15, at 8 p.m., and runs through Dec. 29. $23-$28. rtriangle.org.
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