Jinkx Monsoon

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Jinkx Monsoon in “The Vaudevillians” also starring Major Scales June 27 – September 20

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Jinkx Monsoon, the alter ego of Jerick Hoffer and season five winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race, will star in off-Broadway’s hit production “The Vaudevillians” at The Art House from June 27 to September 20, 2014. The drag-comedy sensation will reprise her role as Kitty Witless, alongside co-star and co-writer Richard Andriessen, better known as Dr. Dan von Dandy. The show makes its leap to Provincetown after extending its Off-Broadway run five times in New York earlier this season.  For tickets and information, please click the “Get Tickets” button above, or call 1-800-838-3006.

The New York Times writes, “Straight or gay, everyone leaves this show with sides aching from laughter.” Called “a pure delight” (The New York Times), “comedic genius” (Show Business Weekly), “hilarious” (BroadwayWorld), as well as “intelligent and entertaining” (TheaterMania), “The Vaudevillians” has amazed audiences since its inception. Even RuPaul proclaimed the performance “a triumph!”

Time-travelers from a century ago, the show’s starring duo are 1920s performers who toured speakeasies and burlesque theaters. They have emerged from a deep freeze in Antarctica to present their act just as they did before they were caught in an avalanche and frozen alive. Now, Witless and the good doctor are on a quest to reclaim their music—songs like “Girls Just Want to Have Fun,” about the suffragettes, and “Drop It Like It’s Hot,” about the invention of the electric iron.

A native of Portland, Oregon, Jerick Hoffer is a graduate of Cornish College in Seattle. It was at Cornish as a fifteen-year-old theater major that Hoffer traces the early manifestations of Jinkx Monsoon, whom he refers to as a “zany, off-the-wall, irreverent, gorgeous anachronism.” In 2006, Hoffer made the Guinness World Records as lead dancer in the world’s largest drag queen chorus line. By 2012, the young performer was starring at top Seattle theaters—Moritz in “Spring Awakening” (Balagan Theatre), Angel in “RENT” (The 5th Avenue Theatre), and most recently, Hedwig in “Hedwig and the Angry Inch” with the Seattle Theatre Group.

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