Tinsel Tarts in a Hot Coma
March & April & May & September 1971
"Ladies and gentlemen, Nocturnal Dream Shows presents the all new singing, all
new dancing, all new cardboard Cockettes." And the lights come up to reveal
Columbia Gem of the Ocean, portrayed by Kreemah, draped in a sheet wearing a
5-pointed mylar headdress and carrying Liberty's torch. Thus begins Tinsel
Tarts in a Hot Coma and the start of our yellow brick road to Off-Off-Broadway.
Tinsel Tarts is a well-worn fable of star-struck girls traveling from Hollywood to
New York and back to Hollywood in search of stardom.
John Rothermel as Madge the Magnificent, chose to play her in full beard and brought down the house in an opening scene when he does a reverse strip, appearing in the buff with his penis covered in silver rhinestones.