Tuesday, December 09, 2008

christmas is a drag, especially now at midnight

what began as a single show two years ago has now grown into a completely sold-out three-performance extravaganza this holiday season.

youngstown playright Robert Dennick Joki keeps adapting the play How the Drag Queen Stole Christmas from year to year, but due to the unprecedented demand for tickets throughout Cleveburgh, they are adding one final midnight show this Saturday, December 13th.

I think Rudy Giuliani would approve.

(I swear that's legit)

This special showing will be held at the Oakland Center for the Arts in downtown youngstown, according to the drag queen Brookeback Mountains:
"This show honors the acceptance and love that is a true mark of the holiday season. It gives families a chance to laugh, bond, and let loose. Many of our patrons tell us they look forward to this event all year, and funds generated by it proceed our non-profit theater as we struggle with high winter utility bills."
tickets are $15 and reservations can be made at 330.746.0404

(seriously, it's Rudy again)

The Oakland is also collecting gently used and new coats for local families through Help Hotline’s Button Up Program that evening PLUS collection donations for Lindsey Hosking.

All that, plus photographer Patrick Hyland is the featured Star Gallery artist who is renowned for his Giclee prints of nature scenes.

Finally, it wouldn't be a Youngstown event without a Chinese Auction.

they will be drawing tickets to win 50 different prizes including:
- a $200 gift certificate to Smith and Co. Jewlers
- original prints and pieces from local artists
- shows for the Opera Western Reserve, Victorian Players, etc.
- and gift certificates for local businesses including Jimmy's Italian Specialties

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