I eventually got around to buying the dvd the other day and although I've only seen the 1985 show so far and it blew me away. Whilst there were some laughs it amazed me how she could do all these characters with nothing or nobody other that herself and a few clothing accessories ie a jamacian hat, head scarf and a shirt. I knew of fontaine etc but to actually see it even on tv is something else. The crippled lady was especially good. I love the way she went from acting crippled to normal then back. I thought that was very well performed. All the characters were fabulous but the crippled lady was my favourite. Someone who can do a performance like that and pull it off is a good actress. Loved it, looking forward to the one she did last year. If i'm like that watching the dvd what am i not gonna be like seeing her do her broadway show live in person. Absolutely amazing.