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Men in tights rule the nights

I have seen a lot of men in women's lingerie, but I have never seen a man look as good in a pair of thigh-high stockings, a lacy black corset and red lipstick as I did Saturday night at the Paradigm Theater's performance of the "Rocky Horror Show."

Matthew Stoddard, a vision in tight black lace and dangly earrings, was unbelievable as Frank 'N Furter. He could not have played the role more perfectly or convincingly.

Barbi Bonfiglio, who owns the Oak Creek theater, was excited to bring the stage version of the cult classic to her little venue, and I can see why.

The costumes were perfect, and I don't think I've seen such skimpy outfits in anything that wasn't X-rated.

The acting was impeccable, the scenes were hilarious, and even though I accidentally threw my rice onstage at the wrong moment, I still had a blast interacting with the crowd and doing the "Time Warp."

Remember Rocky fans, it's just a step to the left.

A circus of a different sort

A group of several sarcastic and easily entertained Steamboat Pilot & Today reporters and staff members had the pleasure of watching the spectacle that was Circus Chimera on Friday.

I don't know what to say except I have never seen anything like it before - and I am having a hard time explaining why.

I think this was the most low-budget circus I have seen, and thanks to sportswriter/stand-up comic Dave Shively, I was able to make it through the whole thing.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to be a circus-hater or a Debbie Downer. I am sure children loved the hula hoop lady and the quad of young boys dressed as a deck of cards. I'm also sure the men in the crowd enjoyed the body contortionist.

But by and large, the circus was bizarre.

The best part of the evening was the $2 box of popcorn.

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