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Dixie’s Tupperware Party @ Segerstrom Center of the Arts in Costa Mesa – Review

Written by Alina Mae Wilson 

 Before the show started, Dixie moved around in the house, mingling with the audience members, taking photographs, and joking. Once the show began, she showered the audience with many coarse jokes. Her deep Southern drawl and constant references to her everyday life (both growing up and modern-day) lent themselves to the idea that her humor was not explicitly geared towards me but more towards women nearing, experiencing, or past middle age. She brought various audience members up onstage and made jokes about sex, marriage, sex after marriage or lack thereof, and more sex. The audience, composed of married-or-were-once-married-women, cracked up. But after awhile, I found most of the jokes dull and predictable.

One of the more enjoyable portions of the night was learning about Brownie Wise, the pioneering American saleswoman that helped develop and popularize the Tupperware system. Brownie was an innovator in business during that not-so-long time ago when women weren’t expected to leave home. She was the first woman to appear on Businessweek Magazine’s cover. I had never heard of her before, but Dixie’s enthusiasm and admiration for the woman, who would not let sexism and negativity wear her down, was infectious. Listening to accounts of Dixie’s success was nothing short of inspirational.

Side note:  Without the constant sexual jokes, it might have been an even better time. 


Dixie has outlived her run in the OC, but you can follow this show on their website at the link below :


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