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October naturally lends itself to what the three members of LipsInc! do best--dressing up. When Martini, Gina Te and Victoria decide to get their ghoul on, watch out. Things are bound to get loud. And rowdy. And crazy-fun.

The theme of this year's annual Halloween LipsInc! show at the Balcony is "Nightmare on Eighth Street." The ladies, plus special guest Marilyn, are dying to make you howl with laughter as they sing and dance their way into your hearts and nightmares with numbers specially produced around the theme. They are going all out with this one, with costume and makeup changes--which is a big deal if you've already spent more time on your makeup than Freddy spent haunting your dreams after you saw Nightmare on Elm Street for the first time.

The professional female impersonation troupe, including producer Doug Flanders, has been a long-time favorite at the Balcony in downtown Boise. Flanders has been an active public figure in the local gay community for years, working for causes and participating in shows that help fund scholarships and AIDS-related programs. Once the show is over, and you've fallen a little bit in love with 'em and you feel the need to engross yourself with the gals just a little bit more, go check out Martini memorabilia in the special collection's area at the library at Boise State. Just don't pull a Michael Myers and go all stalker on her.

Traditionally the Halloween shows sell out fast, so reservations are recommended.