THE LATEST IN HEDWIGS
I just have so many feelings about this. You understand.
There have been many Hedwigs produced onstage in Seattle before this one, of course. That is to say, there have been many Hedwigs produced before this production, but after THE production, which was, well, THE PRODUCTION—the first one and the best one, with Nick Garrison at the Re-bar. Untoppable! Unstoppable! And even though that crazy, wonderful, magical mutha-effer happened (brace yourself) 12 YEARS AGO (wince), it will forever be the Hedwig to live up to. It set the standard, the benchmark, the bar. There's just no getting around it. I beg all other Hedwigs' pardon.
But now there comes this Jinkx Monsoon person. You know everything there is to know about Jinkx Monsoon because, good heavens! I do tend to go ON AND ON AND ON about her constantly, don't I? You know things like that she's in RuPaul's Drag Race, starting in about 10 seconds, and all about Le Faux and the Vaudevillians and how she is going to be a big star because of all of the thuper awesomeness dripping from her every glamorous pore, and etc., and blahdy blahdy blah. And now! It is she who is manning Hedwig's hairy helm (as t'were), and I for one am jumping out of my skin about it. How thrilling! How curious! How scary! Will Jinkx top Nick (also as t'were)? Is that even drag-humanly possible? Can she unseat the long reigning queen? Will her earth be as flat, her clouds as fiery? Her inch just as angry? Will I be forced to let my old love finally go and make room for a shiny new favorite? Tonight we shall see. Moore Theater, 2 and 8 pm, $25–$30, all ages.
JINKX VS. THE DRAG RACE
Hey! Have you ever heard of this drag performer called "Jinkx Monsoon"? No? Well lemme tell YOU! Le Faux, the Vaudevillians, big star thuper awesomeness, blahdy blahdy blah. And tonight she makes Seattle drag history by being the first to make her RuPaul's Drag Race debut, if you don't count Dan Savage. (And you do.) Tonight is the first watching party of the season. Let's go cheer our Jinkxy on. Lobby Bar, 8 pm, free, 21+.