RuPaul's Drag Race star Jinkx Monsoon continues her critically acclaimed Off-Broadway comedy.
Now thru November 19 at The Laurie Beechman Theatre
"Straight or gay, everyone leaves this show with sides aching from laughter." -- The New York Times
"Intelligent and entertaining… Jinkx Monsoon and Major Scales are the millennial Kiki and Herb." -- TheaterMania
"Light and sparkling… a pure delight." -- T Magazine (The New York Times)
"Comedic genius… surprisingly complex… it’s a winner." -- Showbusiness Weekly
"Jinkx shows off talent that was only glimpsed at on Drag Race, and proves to be a real star onstage. " -- Huffington Post
"Worthy of being mentioned in the same breath as Taylor Mac, John Kelly and Justin Vivian Bond… The missing link between the wide-eyed innocence of Mickey & Judy and the corrosive cynicism of Kiki & Herb... immensely entertaining." -- DramaQueenNYC
"Both Jinkx and Major Scales bring serious chops to the stage, and the result is highly entertaining." -- Theater Is Easy
"Hilarious… expert comic timing and flair… Jinkx Monsoon delivers." -- BroadwayWorld
RuPaul's Drag Race favorite Jinkx Monsoon continues her acclaimed New York debut in THE VAUDEVILLIANS, a musical comedy co-starring composer and musician Major Scales, through November 19. THE VAUDEVILLIANS is at The Laurie Beechman Theater (inside West Bank Cafe at 407 West 42nd Street -- at Ninth Avenue, accessible from the A,C,E,N,R,V,F,1,2,3 trains at 42nd Street). Tickets are $25 plus a $15 food/drink minimum. A $50 VIP ticket including priority seating and meet-and-greet is also available. To purchase tickets, call 212-352-3101 or visit www.SpinCycleNYC.com.
Remaining performances are as follows:
• Sunday, November 17 at 7pm
• Monday, November 18 at 7pm
• Tuesday, November 19 at 9:30pm
Throughout the 1920's Kitty Witless and Dr.Dan Von Dandy toured speakeasies and burlesque theaters through the United States as THE VAUDEVILLIANS, wowing audiences with their edgy, original music. 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 global warming, they recently thawed out only to discover, that pop artists of various decades had stolen their music and passed it off as their own. Much to their shock and chagrin, songs including "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 become hits for lesser artists. Now, at long last, they are taking to the stage to reclaim their original music, performing it as originally composed.
THE VAUDEVILLIANS has attracted the likes of Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Joan Rivers, RuPaul, Perez Hilton, Fred Schneider of The B-52's, Sally Jesse Raphael, SNL's Kate McKinnon, John Cameron Mitchell, Neil Patrick Harris and many, many more -- including Kate Bornstein, Kim Coles, and Jinkx's Drag Race sisters Alaska, Sharon Needles, Mimi Imfurst, Pandora Boxx and Ivy Winters.
Jinkx Monsoon is the alter ego of Jerick Hoffer, who graduated with a degree in theatrical performance from Cornish College in Seattle. With ten years experience on stage, Hoffer is a seasoned Portland-born entertainer who has captured the attention of his native northwest region. As early as 2006, Hoffer appeared as the lead dancer in the world's largest drag queen chorus line, which made the Guinness Book of World Records. By 2012, he had advanced to roles in Seattle theaters, playing Moritz in "Spring Awakening" (produced by Balagan Theatre) and Angel in "Rent" (produced by The 5th Avenue Theatre). Earlier this year, Hoffer played Hedwig in "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" (produced by Balagan Theatre and Seattle Theatre Group).