The Off-Broadway cult hit The Vaudevillians will return to off-Broadway’s Laurie Beechman Theater for a limited encore June 15 through 22. RuPaul's Drag Race favorite Jinkx Monsoon will come back for the one-week run, with the musical comedy co-starring composer and musician Major Scales.
The Vaudevillians follows 1920s burlesque performers Kitty Witless and Dr. Dan Von Dandy, who toured speakeasies throughout the country until a tragic avalanche in Antarctica froze them alive. After being thawed by global warming, the two vow to reclaim their music after they discover that pop artists of various decades have stolen their songs and passed them off as their own, including “Girls Just Want to Have Fun” and “Drop It Like It’s Hot.”
Before becoming part of the hottest act ever frozen alive, Monsoon began his career as Jerick Hoffer, a theater performer who danced lead in the world’s largest drag queen chorus line. Around the country, Monsoon has torn up the stage in Spring Awakening, Rent and Hedwig and the Angry Inch. 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.
Watch Monsoon chat up Show People host Paul Wontorek in this fantastic interview!