JINKX MONSOON in The Vaudevillians
Jinkx Monsoon, the alter ego of Jerick Hoffer and season five winner of RuPaul's Drag Race, is bringing hi off-Broadway's hit production "The Vaudevillians" to New Orleans for one night only at NOCCA. The drag-comedy sensation will reprise her role as Kitty Witless, alongside co-star and co-writer Richard Andriessen, better known as Major Scales.
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!"
Time-travelers from a century ago, the show's starring duo are 1920s performers who toured speakeasies and burlesque theatres. They have emerged from a deep freeze in Antarctica to present their act just as they did before they were caught in an avalanche and frozen alive. Now, Witless and the good doctor are on a quest to reclaim their musicsongs like "Girls Just Want to Have Fun," about the suffragettes, and "Drop It Like It's Hot," about the invention of the electric iron.
A native of Portland, Oregon, Jerick Hoffer is a graduate of Cornish College in Seattle. It was at Cornish as a fifteen-year-old theater major that Hoffer traces the early manifestations of Jinkx Monsoon, whom he refers to as a "zany, off-the-wall, irreverent, gorgeous anachronism." In 2006, Hoffer made the Guinness World Records as lead dancer in the world's largest drag queen chorus line. By 2012, the young performer was starring at top Seattle theatersMoritz in "Spring Awakening" (Balagan Theatre), Angel in "RENT" (The 5th Avenue Theatre), and most recently, Hedwig in "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" with the Seattle Theatre Group.
Lupin Hall at NOCCA (View)
2800 Chartres Street
New Orleans, LA 70117
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