Queens, king come to Creemore for second drag show
February’s “Winter is a Drag” show will feature top notch performers with big personalities, voluminous hair and glitzy costumes as they wow the crowd with their skillful blend of dance, lip- synching and stand-up comedy.
Host Enya Dreams is promising an extremely fun, high-energy sequel to the first Creemore show held in the fall when spectators became enthusiastic participants in a full-on dance party, the energy escalating throughout the night as the crowd and the queens egged each other on in turn.
“As a performer that was probably one of the best shows I have ever done,” said Enya, the host and curator of the Creemore shows. “The crowd was just incredible.”
Enya Dreams will have with her some of the best drag performers in Ontario – Wynonna Juggs (who performed at the fall show under the name Vylette), Toronto legend Katinka Kature, and drag king TroyBoy Parks.
Enya started doing drag in Toronto and performed there for most of her twenties, until moving to Collingwood a year and a half ago. Since then, Enya has been part of a blossoming drag scene, making appearances from Innisfil to Meaford. Enya Dreams has since launched a production company and is hosting area events.
Enya said the need and the desire is there and she is happy to help smaller rural communities get representation and grow.
“The more they see the more they know and I think drag, and drag shows, have such a beautiful way of showcasing all walks of life,” said Enya, adding that these areas have not been saturated with drag performances so the reception has been great.
Enya said the success, and the ability to support other drag kings and queens, has reignited a spark in her.
It has helped her grow as a person, doing things to bring people together, both entertainers and audiences.
“It has really allowed me to have a lot of fun with it, and showcase love,” said Enya. “This show is really great, and diverse. People are going to have so much fun with it.”
For newbies, the performers do a great job of explaining the etiquette of drag. One of the important things to know in advance is that tipping is a big part of the performance so bring bills to wave in order to catch the performers’ attention.
The show is on Saturday, Feb. 18 at the Creemore Legion. Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m.
All money raised will be used to provide arts and history programming in the community through Purple Hills Arts and Heritage Society.
Tickets cost $25 each and are available online to anyone 19 and older.
Istealya Heart, another one of the drag queens that performed in Creemore in the fall, is hosting a Steal’n Hearts Drag Show at the Legion in New Lowell on Saturday, Feb. 11, joined by Angell Morana and Twinklet. Showtime is 8 p.m. and tickets cost $20, available at www.eventbrite.ca.