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She'll bowl you over

If only Grandma Hazel had thought of this. Dixie's Tupperware Party stars Dixie Longate, the cross-dressing alter ego of Kris Andersson, as a redheaded Alabama hussy with naughty uses for iconic plastic products. When pondering your order after the show — yes, it's a real Tupperware party — you should know the cupcake caddy is dandy for holding Jell-O shots. Can't imagine what Dixie would do with the Squeeze-It Decorator set. (Nice tips!) But feel free to ask her. The show is very interactive and well lubricated by the bartender in Ruth Eckerd Hall's cozy Murray Studio Theatre. Times performing arts critic John Fleming was bowled over by Dixie when she was last in town. Here are three things to know before you go:

Best line: "I like any piece of Tupperware that comes with its own weapon," she says, swooning over the Pick-A-Deli pickle container.

Best bawdy line: "Oh, is that your phone?" Dixie says, as she plops into the lap of a guy seated in a sofa onstage.

The raffle: Win one and you have to go onstage. "C'mon up, hooker," she cheerfully calls.

The show opens at 8 p.m. Tuesday and runs through April 3. Ruth Eckerd Hall is at 1111 McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater. $35. (727) 791-7400. April 1 is the Watermark charity promotion performance, with a pre- and post-show party including finger food, cash bar and Dixie. Mention "Watermark" when purchasing tickets (online or phone) and you'll be included on the VIP guest list.

She'll bowl you over 03/25/10 [Last modified: Thursday, March 25, 2010 12:26pm]

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