Long before Kim Cattrall portrayed vixen Samantha on Sex and the City, there was Blanche Devereaux, the senior siren whose voracious appetite for men made viewers tune in weekly. It's been two decades since smartass Dorothy Zbornak, flirtatious Blanche Devereaux, naive Rose Nylund and wisecracking Sophia Petrillo first appeared on The Golden Girls. You can still watch Rose share tales of her childhood in St. Olaf and Dorothy threaten to send Sophia to Shady Pines Retirement Home in syndication, and now you can revisit the girls via the Uptown Players'Thank You For Being A Friend. The unofficial parody features drag, music and a modern twist on the original show. Like their television counterparts, Blanchette, Dorthea, Roz and Sophie are soaking up the sun in Miami, but a conflict arises when boy-bander Lance Basss moves next door and his parties put a damper on the ladies' nightly cheesecake-and-chat ritual. There's only one way to settle this dispute--a showdown at the retirement home's talent show. See the satire 8 p.m. Friday at the Rose Room Theatre inside Station 4, 3911 Cedar Springs Road. Performances continue on Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. (no show on February 19), and Sundays at 7:30 p.m. through March 6. Tickets are $20 to 25. Visit uptownplayers.org.
Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m.; Sundays, 8 p.m.; Fridays, Saturdays, 8 p.m. Starts: Feb. 11. Continues through March 6, 2011