Jinkx Monsoon's THE VAUDEVILLIANS Extends Through 11/11 at Laurie Beechman Theater
By overwhelming popular demand, what began as a one-night-only engagement has ballooned into a full-fledged Off-Broadway run! Now, RuPaul's Drag Race favorite Jinkx Monsoon announces a fifth extension of her New York theater debut in THE VAUDEVILLIANS, a musical comedy co-starring composer and musician Major Scales. Performances will now run through November 11 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). Performance times vary. 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.
Throughout the 1920's Kitty Witless and Dr. Dan Von Dandy toured the United States as THE VAUDEVILLIANS, wowing audiences with their edgy, original music. One day, 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 had stolen their music and passed it off as their own. Much to their 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 songs, performing their music as originally composed.
Remaining performances of THE VAUDEVILLIANS are as follows:
• Monday, October 14 at 10pm
• Tuesday, October 15 at 7:30pm (sold out)
• Tuesday, October 15 at 10pm
• Tuesday, October 22 at 9:30pm (sold out)
• Tuesday, October 22 at 11:30pm
• Wednesday, October 23 at 7pm (sold out)
• Thursday, October 24 at 7:30pm
• Monday, October 28 at 7:00pm
• Monday, October 28 at 10pm
• Tuesday, October 29 at 9:30pm
• Tuesday, October 29 at 11:30pm
• Friday, November 1 at 11:59pm
• Sunday, November 3 at 7pm
• Friday, November 8 at 7:30pm
• Monday, November 11 at 7:00pm
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).