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Dame Edna offers 'Glorious,' cheeky zaniness at Ahmanson
Dame Edna offers 'Glorious,' cheeky zaniness at Ahmanson

Dame Edna, the imperious suburban Melbourne, Australia, hausfrau with the purple wig and lacerating tongue, has never seen any connection between winning friends and influencing people. Her fans flock to her performances for the privilege of being told that they are badly dressed, pathetically coiffed and basically peons on her grand theatrical estate. At Wednesday's opening of "Dame Edna's Glorious Goodbye: The Farewell Tour" at the Ahmanson Theatre, one poor soul was caught reading her program while Edna was scouring the auditorium for her next victim. The next few minutes were an improvised riff on this woman's train of thought: "Today I feel like a...

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