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The Best Drag Queen Christmas Performances – What’s Your Favorite?

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We’ve already done a ton of posts like the best christmas showtunes, reviewed shows like Elf, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas and even holiday showtunes like Turkey Lurkey Time, The Muppets Singing It Feels Like Christmas and Betty White Christmas, so this year we’re going to change it up and do our favorite Drag Queen Christmas Performances.

Whether they’re famous, local or it’s fun, here are some of the best drag queen Christmas performances and showtunes that we love.  Feel free to add your own favorite drag queen Christmas performances below in the comments section and have a great holiday!

Cashetta from Blue Moon Rehoboth Beach.

The cool thing about this one is that she sings live, she’s funny and even though it is the intro to the drag queen Christmas show, she still gets the crowd going.

 

RuPaul Santa Baby. In the 90’s it was all about drama, attention and being in the spotlight. What better way to do it than to throw your own holiday special with your favorite fellow divas. That’s exactly what RuPaul did when she created her holiday album “Ho, Ho, Ho”. Not only did she redo classic Christmas songs, but she created videos for them and made sure she let Santa know exactly wants for Christmas. (more…)

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Kinky Boots Reviews – Read This Before You Buy Tickets to Kinky Boots

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What is Kinky Boots The Musical About

What happens when you combine Harvey Fierstein with Cindy Lauper?  A giant pair of red sequin and sexy Kinky Boots the Musical!  Kinky boots on broadway is a super-fabulous telling of what really makes a man, even if he is all decked out in thigh-high bedazzled, red sequined boots.

Directed by Jerry Mitchell, “Kinky Boots the musical” is an adaptation of the book by Harvey Fierstein. It’s the story of a young man named Charlie who is forced to follow in his father’s footsteps by taking over the family’s failing shoe business.  Eventually he goes looking for help and when he finds a “woman” who is being attacked, instead of helping her, it turns out she helps him. (more…)

Video of How Can I Say Goodbye from Zombie Prom The Musical

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Quick, what do zombies crave? If you said brains, you may be right most the time, but not in How Can I Say Good Bye from Zombie Prom. In How Can I Say Good Bye from Zombie prom, Jonny the zombie still wants an organ. However, in this case it is heart, and it is not to eat – it is to love.

Jonny says that love is all he’s got, and if you think about it, he is right. He doesn’t even have full life or death. While I haven’t seen the entire movie, it seems that Jonny isn’t even allowed in his high school after turning into a zombie and that the principle holds a strong vendetta against him. Literally all that he has going for him is his love of Toffee, the girl he is after, and unfortunately it doesn’t seem to be reciprocated – at least not immediately. That is why Jonny’s “skin is green and mood is blue.”

While How Can I Say Good Bye from Zombie prom starts off with Jonny looking solemn, dejected and almost crying after being thrown out of the school, you can tell that he quickly gains traction and support from everyone, except the principal. At first he is unnoticed by anyone in the library except for Toffee, but this wuickly changes.

First, Jonny gets a barber shop trio of harmonizing singers to back him up in his quest. By the time he infiltrates the lunch cafeteria, Toffee’s head is visibly swirling with hearts, and immediately after that he begins getting TV coverage. By 2:10 in How Can I Say Good Bye from Zombie prom, he has a killer stage presence and the whole school is singing along with him and supporting his cause – winning over Toffee. By the end of How Can I Say Good Bye from Zombie prom, he doesn’t sound upset anymore, rather Jonny sounds determined that he won’t say good bye to love, and that he will win over Toffee.

It’s nice to see a musical that paints zombies in a compassionate life. Sure, some zombies may be the undead and genuinely like eating people. But those are just a few bad apples. There are plenty of other, kind hearted and warm (well probably cold, because, you know, they are undead) zombies out there that just want to win over a special someone.

Will Jonny succeed in winning over Toffee’s heart? I don’t know, but fortunately the whole movie is up on YouTube, and is just over half an hour so you can figure out for yourself in no time. I just hope Jonny and Toffee don’t kiss – he has something far worse than mono, and there doesn’t seem to be any cure.

I’m the Greatest Star from Funny Girl – Showtunes about Broadway & Performing

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How could I not put something on from Funny Girl. Although Don’t Rain on My Parade is the more famous one from this show, I’m the Greatest Star from Funny Girl is the perfect showtune starring Barbara Streisand singing about why she is the perfect person for the role in a show. It’s literally about why she is amazing and the greatest star in the world, but no one knows it. Technically she isn’t playing herself, but at the same time you have it in the back of your head that she really is singing about herself or when she was first starting out and looking for a break.

I love the line about her nose, her voice and then the line that the first wives club stole about hundreds of facial expressions. In the First Wives Club Goldie Hawn says something like “Emotions? I’m an Actress, I have every emotion!”. When Barbara sings about being able to laugh or being a natural cougher or all of the faces and expressions she makes I always picture Goldie’s flip out. What I’m surprised about is how little this song is used for auditions or as inspiration by Actors and Actresses going to school for theatre.

You always hear easy songs like On My Own or Corner of the Sky or even Don’t Rain on my Parade. I’m the Greatest Star would be extremely bold to audition with or sing, but it’s also an insanely hard song to do. It has all of the hard notes from Don’t Rain on my Parade, has a ton of places to act and changes tempo, pitch and key an insane amount of times. It really is an awesome song to use if you are going to audition for a school or a local theatre production. Broadway may look down on you for doing it, unless you really are able to belt out the song. Anyways, I’m the Greatest Star from Funny Girl is one of my favorite showtunes about Broadway and Performing. It’s about not giving up, knowing you are amazing and constantly pushing yourself further because you know you will eventually get a role or whatever you are trying for.

9 People’s Favorite Things – Title of Show – Showtunes about Broadway Songs

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This week everything is about showtunes that are about broadway songs. There are tons of shows that have run or are still running like Curtains, A Chorus Line, 42 Street, Phantom of the Opera, The Producers, Funny Girl and a Million more that are all about putting on a broadway show or a show in general. Other musicals have songs specifically dedicated to being in a show, starring in a show or putting on a broadway show. Because of that I wanted to do a dedicated week to broadway songs about broadways songs and the characters that sing them. I think my favorite one to start off with is 9 People’s Favorite Things from the off-broadway show [Title of Show].

[Title of Show] which starred Seth Rudetsky is all about some people that want to write, produce and put on a show. I’m sure everyone reading has thought about writing a script or music before so you can sort of relate to this. In the song 9 People’s Favorite Thing from Title of Show the writers realize that it isn’t all about being the best show in the world, it’s about being a show that means something to people. Your show doesn’t have to be a blockbuster and run for a million years like Wicked, Cats or probably The Book of Mormon, unless your goal is to do a giant make a ton of money show. Instead, some writers and producers care about getting a message across and having at least a few people love it and understand what you were trying to say. That’s why I love this song and think it is the perfect way to start this week’s posts.

9 People’s Favorite Things from Title of Show is an awesome song about getting through to someone and getting them to understand what you were thinking, what you want and to love the work you’ve produced. It’s great to have a hit song that everyone goes crazy for, but to actually create something that someone will love and remember forever is another thing. That is the goal of the characters singing 9 People’s Favorite Things from Title of Show. Sometimes for artists its about getting something through instead of having a ton of people like it. Those few people that loved your work mean more to you than the rest who clapped, left and forgot about most of the show later on. That’s why I love this song. Unfortunately the show is no longer running, but you may be able to find a local cast doing it.