The Hasty Pudding Theatre is America’s oldest theater company in the United States. This tiny theater tucked into a side street across from Harvard Yard is often overlooked, and I wanted to give the troupe a shout out. If you’re looking for a fun evening out at the theater that won’t break the bank, check out this year’s production, HPT: 174 Cosmic Relief! Tickets start at a very reasonable $35 and are worth every penny.
HPT 174: Cosmic Relief!
Houston, we have a problem: FBI agent LAUREN ORDER has tanked the Apollo Mission again! Since Lauren turned her communist mother in to the FBI as a child, the Bureau has been her home — but after losing all of her puppy test-astronauts to the cosmos and sending America’s space race chances hurtling, she’s been demoted to the place of a government agent’s nightmares: Hollywood. On her way to bust failed director WORSE N. WELLES’s production of a sci-fi movie with communist undertones, Lauren has a realization: if she can’t make a real moon landing happen, why not fake one instead? With the help of resident diva SHIRLEY UVERDOVME, lovable but dim leading man THEODORE MEE, spacey hippie AUNTY ESTABLISHMENT, method actress ESTHER TERRESTRIAL, and professional extra JUSTIN D’BACKCROWNED, will this production studio successfully feign one giant leap for mankind? Will tap-dancing child actor MANNIE! VENTUALLYWILLFALL finally find someone to adopt him? Will Lauren’s lost space pup LASSIE NINORBETTE find her way back home? And, for Neptune’s sake, will ousted NASA scientist NOAH CREDITED, Ph.D. finally find a use for his squeak ray? Take one small step into Farkas Hall this spring to find out as HPT proudly presents its 174th production: COSMIC RELIEF!
RuPaul Drag Race winner, Sasha Velour, brings her new tour “The Big Reveal” to Boston on Monday, May 8th at the Wilbur Theater in Boston’s Theater district.
The tour is in support of her first book, The Big Reveal: An Illustrated Manifesto of Drag. The show will include exciting new performances, an immersive evening of drag, storytelling, and live art, to bring the book to life, featuring iconic new performances from Velour herself, an in-person conversation with a special guest star, an audience Q&A, and book signings.
The 16-city US & Canada tour begins in early April and wraps up in early June. For more inf. Tickets to the Boston show will sell out so make plans with friends now and get tickets while they remain available.
Paige Turner returns to Club Cafe with a new show for the third time in a year. Last February Sergio and I saw her show My Funny Valentine. Paige puts on an excellent show and is worth every penny IMO. This show, Tucking Myself In! features ridiculous parodies and songs that Paige sings live from HAIRSPRAY, TAYLOR SWIFT, MUPPETS, CARLY RAE JEPSEN.
Make plans with friends or for a fun date night and get your tickets before she sells out (because she ALWAYS sells out). Trust me when I tell you that by the time her show comes to Boston in late February you’re going to need / want a fun night out. Tickets start at $30 for her two shows on Friday, February 24 and Saturday, February 25.
Click on the links below to get your tickets before they have sold out.
After a successful stint on the latest season of Dancing With The Stars, drag queen Shangela announced her Fully Lit Tour. The 11-city comedy and cabaret show kicks off in a couple of weeks when she comes to Boston on Thursday, January 19th at the Wilbur in Boston’s Theater District.
If you’re looking for a fun night out with friends, make plans and get your tickets before she sells out. Tickets are currently on sale and can be purchased in-person at the theater or online here.
In addition to Boston, Shangela’s Fully Lit Tour will also be coming to the following cities later this winter.
Jan 20: Washington DC, Warner Theatre Jan 21: New York City, Town Hall Jan 26: Los Angeles, The Wiltern Jan 27: San Francisco, Castro Theatre Feb 01: Orlando, Dr. Phillips Center – Steinmetz Hall Feb 02: Raleigh, Meymandi Concert Hall Feb 03: Philadelphia (Glenside), Keswick Theatre Feb 04: Pittsburgh (Munhall), Carnegie of Homestead Music Hall Feb 09: Dallas, Majestic Theatre Feb 10: Austin, Paramount Theatre
Did you miss seeing SIX, the very popular Broadway musical touring the US when it came to Boston earlier this year? No worries, next month SIX: The Unauthorized Dragsical a campy spoof of the current Broadway hit which offers a modern take on the lives of the six wives of Henry VIII is sure to be equal parts fun and funny.
Join Lurenzone Theatrics at Club Cafe in January when they bring their theatrical lip-syncing extravaganza and drag queens get to tell their side of the story. The cast includes performers from New England and beyond.
Paige Turner returns to Club Cafe in Boston on Friday, December 2 and Saturday, December 3 with her Drag Me To Christmas holiday show in a little less than three weeks. Tickets are on sale and will sell out so make plans with your friends, because Paige always puts on a great show. We saw her Valentine’s show at Club Cafe earlier this year and she didn’t disappoint.
Paige Turner: Drag Me To Christmas Two shows on December 2nd & 3rd @8PM Club Cafe Boston
Gay Mafia Boston hosts Boston’s largest party on Halloween night with their all ages DRAGATHON Halloween Ball and Drag show at Royale Boston. Hosted by the Boulet Brothers, come and dance to the beats of DJ TRIXIE MATTEL. Also joining the party will be performances by:
Next weekend Miss Richfield 1981 comes to Club Cafe to perform her popular Cancel Cultured Pearls show on Friday and Saturday. If you didn’t get a chance to see her while she was in Provincetown this summer, this is your chance. Don’t delay purchasing tickets because these shows will sell out.
Tickets are $35.00 and are already on sale. Make plans with friends and get your tickets while they last.
Miss Richfield 1981 Friday & Saturday, Oct 7 & 8 at Club Cafe Doors open at 7:30PM || Show starts at 8:00PM Get Your Tickets Here!
RuPaul’s Drag Race favoritesKameron Michaels, Rose, Vanjie, Asia O’Hara, and Jaida Essence Hall, and season 14 finalists Angeria Paris VanMichaels, Daya Betty, and Jorgeous come to Boston next month on Sunday, August 7 to perform at the House of Blues.
Tickets to see Trixie & Katya at the Wang Theater on Monday, September 19th go on sale today at 12:00PM. For more information about the show and to purchase tickets visit the Boch Center website or click on the button below which will take you directly to the event page.
One of my favorite drag personalities is returning to Boston for two shows at Club Cafe. Miss Coco Peru’s show, Bitter, Bothered & Beyond, is certain to be hilarious and will certainly sell out in a hurry so talk to your friends, make plans and get your tickets which are currently on sale.
Boston Drag Gauntlet Cycle 5: Newcomers vs. Veterans
Congratulations to Rusty Hammer, Cycle 4 Winnter of the Boston Drag Gauntlet. Next month, The Boston Drag Gauntlet returns with “Newcomers vs. Veterans”. For those who may be unfamiliar with this event The Gauntlet is a bi-weekly elimination style competition that celebrates all types of drag and this season will begin on Tuesday, March 1st. Who do you think will win cycle 5 a newcomer or veteran?
Cycle 5 Veterans Binx Pancake Zayn X Travis Tí Throb Zombie Villinda Vile Bast
Cycle 5 Newcomers Bella Luna Celia Smokinbutts Clara Divine Dezyre Dupree Jean Chandler Ms. Woman Nadia Nice Zad Gravebone
Show dates are: 3/1, 3/15, 3/29, 4/12, 4/26, 5/10, 5/24, 6/7. Doors open at 7PM and shows begin at 8PM. You must be 21 or older and have proof of vaccination for entry. Masks are required as long as the city maintains their mask mandate.
Paige Turner – 2-time Glam Award winner, who you may have seen in NYC or Provincetown – is coming to Club Cafe for two shows on Friday, February 11 and Saturday, February 12.
Paige Turner’s show, My Funny Valentine, will have you laughing out loud throughout this ridiculous evening of ALL-LIVE singing. Mayhem and foolishness is certain and I guarantee if you’ve never seen a Paige Turner show you will love it as she sings songs from Carly Rae Jibson, One Direction, Broadway, 80’s, Hedwig and more.
Tickets start at $30 and are on sale now. These shows will sell out so get your tickets now.