Jinkx Monsoon's THE VAUDEVILLIANS Will Return to Laurie Beechman Theatre for Week-Long Run, 6/15-22
After selling out an often-extended Off-Broadway run in 2013 and a 3-month Australian tour in 2014, RuPaul's Drag Race favorite Jinkx Monsoon will return with a one-week run of THE VAUDEVILLIANS, a musical comedy co-starring composer and musician Major Scales. This limited engagement will showcase a revised version of the acclaimed cult hit comedy, shortened to 75 minutes and with new material added -- all in advance of a 3- month summer run at The Art House Theater in Provincetown.
THE VAUDEVILLIANS runs June 15 - 22 at 7pm. (No show June 17.) The Laurie Beechman Theater is located 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.
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.
Major Scales is the evil twin of Richard Andriessen, a musician, writer and performer based in Seattle. He has written everything from award-winning New York shows on the east coast to music for amateur adult films on the west.
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).