Introducing THE VAUDEVILLIANS – The hottest act ever frozen alive starring RuPaul’s Drag Race winner Jinkx Monsoon and co-star Major Scales.
Throughout the 1920’s Kitty Witless (Jinkx Monsoon) and Dr.Dan Von Dandy (Major Scales) used to tour the country performing the vaudeville circuits, hitting every major town in America and wowing them with their original music! In their day, they had it made. They were stars of the stage and EVERYONE wanted to book them in their follies, speak-easies and burlesque reviews.
Unfortunately, one day, tragedy struck. While touring through Antarctica they were victims of a devastating avalanche and were buried under two tons of sleet and snow – instantly freezing them alive. BUT, thanks to your modern day “Global Warming” we have thawed them out and brought them all the way to Christchurch, New Zealand for the very first time.
What we didn’t know and to their shock and chagrin, they discovered that over the years, pop artists of various decades had stolen their music and passed it off as their own. Songs like “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” which was originally about the Woman’s Suffragette Movement, and “Drop it Like it’s Hot” which was originally about the invention of the electric iron had all been stolen!
That is why, they are now returning to the stage to perform their music in its original integrity. You haven’t lived until you’ve heard their ragtime, upbeat, toe-tappin’, knee-slappin’ renditions of songs like “Piece of my Heart”, “Bad Romance”, “Paper Planes”, “Harder Better Faster Stronger” and many, many more!
So if you’re a fan of olde timee music, witty banter, and convoluted back-stories, then you’re going to LOVE The Vaudevillians.
The New York Times writes, “Straight or gay, everyone leaves this show with sides aching from laughter.” Called “a pure delight” (The New York Times), “comedic genius” (Show Business Weekly), “hilarious” (BroadwayWorld), as well as “intelligent and entertaining” (TheaterMania), “The Vaudevillians” has amazed audiences since its inception. Even RuPaul proclaimed the performance “a triumph!”
WINNER - CABARET AWARD - Adelaide Fringe Weekly Awards 2014
NOMINATED - BEST CABARET PERFORMANCE - Helpmann Awards 2014
NOMINATED - VINACEOUS CABARET AWARD - Perth Fringe World 2014
Perth Fringe World - Western Australia, 2015
Christchurch Buskers Festival - New Zealand, 2015
Perth Fringe World - Western Australia, 2014
Hobart Spiegeltent - Tasmania, 2014
Sydney Mardi Gras, 2014
The Garden of Unearthly Delights - Adelaide Fringe, 2014
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