Thursday, March 18, 2010

Miss Thing!

I am officially proclaiming Miss Thing as the best drag event in all of Portland!  Our second show last Wednesday was so incredible even I was surprised!  Thank you to everyone who came out to the show, all our performers, and everyone else involved in making this idea become a reality!

The theme was Broadway Babes and we got so many different dimensions of the stage musical!  The show kicks off every month with Heklina and all the judges performing.  I tore up the stage with my band of cardboard guitar toting hippies to "Jesus Christ Superstar" and we were given hilarious renditions of "My Favorite Things" by Heklina and "Little Girls" from Annie by Jeffrey Darling.  Poison Waters wowed us all with a super sexy number (that tragically I can't remember the name of) and Raya Light gave us classic scary Raya complete with decapitated heads!  There definitely was a little something for everyone!

But we were all put to shame when last months Miss Thing winner Ecstasy Inferno (who returned to us as a guest judge) took to the stage!  Ecstasy put together an incredibly choreographed sequence from Cabaret combining Willkommen and Don't Tell Mama that was almost broadway quality, complete with leading man and four super sexy backup girls!  If Ecstasy's performance last month might have been the best thing I had seen since moving to Portland, this performance definitely was!  I just heard that Ecstasy has agreed to return to us for a special intermission performance at our upcoming Miss Thing - Ladies of the 80's night, so can't wait to see what she will bring us next!

Finally our contestants took to the stage!  We had a crazy time with contestants this time around with 3 of our girls (Saturn, Onyx Valentine, and Vivica Valentine) all having to drop out at the last minute for various reasons.  But our three remaining girls were fabulous!  Vegas Platinum served us classic glamour with "And I'm Telling You" from Dreamgirls.  Bulimianne Rhapsody brought us Cats in a hilarious number complete with 2 almost naked dancers that had the judges drooling.  However her attention to costume detailing (complete with little pink kitty asshole) is what had the judges really falling over in their seats!  And finally Sally Ingus Wilder (who had never performed in drag before that night) took to the stage with a version of "Big Spender" rewritten as "Big Boner".  There was judggling, balloon swallowing, and all sorts of dirty innuendo worked into the number.  To top it all off the song was sung live by the incredible Allison May off stage, while Sally lipsynced the number!

Once all the contestants had performed it was time for the judges to deliberate and determine a winner.  While we went backstage the fabulous burlesque sensation Sadie LaGuerre gave a rousing performance that sadly I only got to see the last 20 seconds of.  But I was told it was fabulous!

Finally the moment was here and we announced the second Miss Thing winner was our first time performer, Sally Ingus Wilder!  She will be joining us again next month as one of our guest judges and I can't wait to see what she will bring to the stage!

Next month's contest will be on Wednesday, April 14th and the theme is "Ladies of the 80's".  So far confirmed for the show we have Bulimianne Rhapsody, Alexis Campbell Starr, and Vegas Platinum as well as a whole list of other divas I am waiting to hear back from!  So make sure to get your tickets in advance because with the success of our last show it is possible we will completely sell out the venue this time around!

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