Dirty Dorothy and the Emerald City All Stars includes a song called "Devil in My Uterus," which is probably all you need to know about tonight's premiere of the homegrown rock opera starring Dirty Dorothy creator Jessica Dressler, that vision of ruby heels and cleavage more Oz grand than Kansas flat, and written by Ron Simonian, the playwright and comedian who was pretty much designed by God to write such filthy lyrics as these, on the subject of demonic possession of the vagina: He set up shop inside my box/And made it so I don't like cocks/Dances on my pelvic bone/My clitoris became his throne. Set those lines over the hot-crotch glam riffing of a live band, and set Dressler spitting them out in that sweet-and-sour Judy Garland-goes-punk-rock-fuck-queen style that she has perfected over her years hosting cabaret and drag shows, and you have what looks to be a can't-miss spree of a show. Look for local stalwarts Kimberly Queen, John Lenati, Cody Wyoming and Ron Megee. The trouble starts at 8 p.m. at Crown Center's Off Center Theatre; for tickets, call 816-842-9999.
Thu., May 13, 8 p.m.; Fri., May 14, 8 p.m.; Sat., May 15, 8 p.m.; Sun., May 16, 2 p.m.; Mon., May 17, 8 p.m.; Thu., May 20, 8 p.m.; Fri., May 21, 8 p.m.; Sat., May 22, 8 p.m.; Sun., May 23, 2 p.m., 2010