If you don’t “love Connie” after seeing the androgynous artist and performer in action at the Cavern Club, we don’t want to know you. Connie is dance. Connie is comedy. Connie is love. Connie is life! The vivacious character created by John Cantwell (formerly of the improv group The Nellie Olesons) worked it out for an exercise challenge on RuPaul’s Drag Race last season, but she has been mesmerizing L.A.’s small theater stages for years, starting with her first all-dance, no dialogue drag spectacular co-starring local queen dream Kelly Mantle as Connie’s nemesis Bambi.

The stars re-unite for Love Connie 2: Electric Boogaloo, set in a Turkish jail and concerning the lingerie’d ladies’ dreams to form the ultimate girl group. With thematic nods to ’70s and ’80s exploitation prison films, the show — which ends its July run this weekend — features song, dance and drag meshed together with love, lust and lulzy good times.

The Cavern Club Celebrity Theater (inside Casita del Campo), 1920 Hyperion Ave., Silver Lake; Fri., July 19, 9 p.m. & Sun., July 21, 7 p.m., $25. cavernclubtheater.com.

Scenes from Love Connie 2: Electric Boogaloo (Courtesy John Cantwell)


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