CANCELED: The Gayest Showman 15th Annual Drag Show

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Music / Singing - Performance

Date & Time: Thursday, April 2, 2020
7:00 PM-10:00 PM

Suggested Audiences: Singles
Elders, Adult, College, High School
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Fitchburg State University: Athletics and Recreation Center
Parkinson Gymnasium
160 Pearl Street
Fitchburg, MA 01420
Cost: $5/Students, $10 General Public
Sponsored by: Fitchburg State Gay Straight Alliance
Description: The Gay Straight Alliance at Fitchburg State University will present the 15th annual drag show at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 2, building awareness and raising funds for the universitys LGTBQ+ student scholarship fund.

The Gayest Showman annual drag show will be held at the Athletics and Recreation Center, 130 North St., Fitchburg. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.

This years program will feature dancing and cabaret-style performances by 12 stage performers including Lady Sabrina, Onyx, Lily Whiteass, G Licious G, Sassy, Karisma, Kira Stone, Fantasha, Destiny, Miss Kris, Ivy League, and Mistress of Ceremonies Raquel Blake.

Tickets are $5 for Fitchburg State students and $10 for the public. Tickets can be purchased at the information desk in Hammond Hall, 160 Pearl St., or online at https://secure.touchnet.net/C20743_ustores/web/store_cat.jsp?STOREID=3&CATID=30&SINGLESTORE=true. All proceeds benefit the Fitchburg State LGBTQ+ Scholarship Fund.

Associate Director of Student Development Shane Franzen has supervised the development of the show since its inception.

This years drag show will pay homage to the struggles of the past that have brought drag into our homes, he said. Women such as Lottie and Crystal LaBeija were pioneers who became mothers of the houses that formed communities of refuge for the LGBTQ youth in the last 60s. These families became the foundation of the ball culture and underground masquerades that allowed the LGBTQ culture to really be who they wanted to be without fear of judgment. The students of Fitchburg States Gay Straight Alliance have also created an accepting culture with one of the most anticipated and highly attended events that the university has to offer. We are also pleased to have this event be a part of the University's 125th Quasquicentennial Celebrations
More Information: Website: https://www.facebook.com/events/214066919983513/
E-mail: sfranzen@fitchburgstate.edu
Phone: 978-665-3163
Entered by: Student Development Social Web Moderators (sdccsocialweb@fitchburgstate.edu)

Created: March 4, 2020 at 9:06 AM
Last Modified: March 26, 2020 at 3:01 PM

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