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The judges in Puerto Rico finally made up their
minds... and ruled that the Spanish-language
version of "Naked Boys Singing!" -- entitled
"Chicos Cantando y Desnudos" -- could legally be
performed after all.
While the historic Tapis theater was unavailable
during the legal
hassles, the show ran at an alternate theater.
Once the legal dust had settled, it moved back to
the Tapis. Needless to say, after the huge
publicity barrage surrounding the show's legality,
The boys -- naked except for their white and black
bathrobes -- on the street in San Diego just before
all performances were to sold-out crowds! In
October there was also a very successful benefit
Moreover, naked penises attached to singing
"boys" have been spreading!! The touring company of
the show has finished its tryout run in San Diego
-- complete with late-night ads for the show on
Comedy Central and the use of a huge downtown
The show had until the San Diego engagement only
been presented in quite small theaters. Presumably
a large theater was chosen in this instance in
order to test the market and gauge how large a
theater should be booked in the future.
So far, there has been no scandal or outrage
causing publicity for the touring company.
member of the Chicago cast expressed regret
that "We've never had any protests about the show
-- which unfortunately means no publicity about
it"! But stay tuned, because you never know what
might happen when half a dozen guys walk down the
street wearing their bathrobes -- and nothing
The boys are on a break until spring 2004, when
the North American Tour planned to visit Seattle, Hawaii,
and other cities.