Waiter! There's a drag king in my show tune!
SPIRIT GUM TAKE ME AWAY From its first incarnation as the A-Town Boyz back in 2001, through almost a decade's worth of gender-bent folderol spotlighting performers such as the Lancebian, Trevor N Deavor, Woody B. Goode, Dresden Punani, Kit T. Pink, Cherry Poppins, Avery Austin, Otto O'Rotic, Jimmie D., Beau Toxic, Eaton Johnson, Junior, and Tad Bitter (just to name a few across the ages), Kings N Things is still going strong. Whether it's raising dough for local nonprofits or hosting its monthly drageoke drag performance open mic, the troupe of fan-dandy follicle fops continues to entertain pants off and create community, one glued-on moustache at a time.
This weekend is its third annual celebration of show tunes: Drag Kings: The Musical 3, featuring (no surprise here) a Michael Jackson tribute, some Gypsy, some Avenue Q, some (this also being no surprise as most of the Kings N Things crew looks like the cast of) Newsies, and more. Unlike previous years, there are not advance tickets. All three shows this weekend are first come, first serve. Last one in is a skinky merkin.
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