In a hilarious production of The Devious Dentist, the Music Makers theatre group raised the bar once again.
I’ll admit I went to the showing of the Devious Dentist with modest expectations.
The play is a bit of a silly premise, a dastardly dentist and his assistant are fooling their clients out of their gold fillings and replacing them with steel and pyrite, and I imagined it would be a bit ridiculous and frivolous.
While it was both of those things, it was fantastically done, and pulled off well by the entire cast, with some comedic moments not necessarily in the script.
The play resulted in another standout performance by Kris Cooper as Polly Dent, the patient who began to hear voices after her steel fillings picked up radio broadcasts when she ate acidic foods. Her over-the-top costuming added to the performance and as she danced around the stage with her enhanced bottom, the room was completely engulfed in laughter.
The entire cast did an incredible job, both Nova Caine, played by Allison Eytcheson, and D.K. Molar, played by Jim Holtz, the villainous duo of dental nurse and dentist, had spectacular cackles perfectly fitting their evil intentions.
Flossy Dailey and Phil de Tooth were also idyllic heroine and hero, respectively, with some truly funny moments on stage together, Miss Dailey’s hat being an amusing distraction to keep the pair from becoming too sickeningly sweet.
Iva Paine played by Janna Burgart was a personal favourite, her accent and facial expressions adding even more hilarity to already funny moments.
The night was entertaining and the final show of their two-weekend run of the play closed to a standing ovation. Surely a sign the audience agreed with me.