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    Provincetown’s Cabaret & Drag Shows before they leave!

    September 5, 2023

    Provincetown’s nightlife remains lively after Labor Day, with many cabaret and drag shows continuing to entertain audiences. There is still time to enjoy some of Provincetown’s top shows before the summer season 2023 ends.  The Crown & Anchor, Pilgrim House and Post Office Cabaret continue to host performances by talented local and visiting artists.  Summer’s sold out shows are in their final weeks and there is a wide variety of outstanding performances to enjoy as warm days turn to cool nights. Keep in mind that is based on information available so ptownie recommends checking local event listings and websites for the most up-to-date information.


    Varla Jean Merman’s  STAND BY YOUR DRAG
    Crown & Anchor
    Thru September 9, 2023

    Varla Jean Merman’s STAND BY YOUR DRAG with Musical Director Gerald Goode, Written by Jeffery Roberson, Jacques Lamarre, and Ricky Graham and Directed by Michael Schiralli.

    It’s been a year since Varla Jean Merman’s earth-shaking, knee-breaking “Tic-Taccident” found her flat on her back with her legs in the air. Since that time, our daffy diva has worked hard to get back on her feet, on the stage, and in your pants. Now with drag bans, anti-LGBTQ+ legislation and a skyrocketing bar tab, America is conspiring to knock Varla off her lucite heels AGAIN! Join this show-biz survivor as she takes a stand for life, liberty and the pursuit of non-skid breath mints.


    Tina Burner: “5, 6, Several 8’s”
    Crown & Anchor
    Thru September 12, 2023

    Rupaul’s Drag Race and National Miss Comedy Queen TINA BURNER brings you an all new comedic show stopper. ‘5,6,Several 8’s’ is a combination of live singing, live orchestrations, signature mixes, stand-up comedy and costume reveals. Not your typical cliche Broadway show, ‘5,6,Several 8’s’ is more than just ONE Singular sensation. From the mess that Broadway is today to flipping the script with roles that should have always been played by drag queens, ‘5,6,Several 8’s’ is sure to kick ball change into your heart! Music arranged and orchestrated by Blake Allen.


    ELTON UNDRESSED: TODD ALSUP SINGS ELTON JOHN
    Crown & Anchor
    Thru September 15, 2023

    Flamboyant. Outrageous. Decadent. ELTON UNDRESSED: TODD ALSUP SINGS ELTON JOHN and his music are many things. But what’s behind the costumes and the larger than life persona? NY singer/pianist Todd Alsup will take you on a “stripped down” journey through the soulful songbook of the Rocket Man, highlighting what makes these enduring hit songs so unusual and special. Join us for an intimate experience that gets closer to the heart and soul of Elton’s timeless music. Bring your glasses!


    Qya Cristál’s Intergalactic Disco
    Crown & Anchor
    Thru September 15, 2023

    The sensational Qya Cristál’s “Intergalactic Disco” is an electrifying show delivering an unforgettable experience that fuses the beloved disco classics with modern pop hits in a dazzling disco style. Get ready to groove, as Qya Cristál brings together the best of both worlds, creating an irresistible fusion of past and present, guaranteed to keep the dance floor pulsating with energy and her incredible vocals at Crown & Anchor!


    Paige Turner Drag Me to the 80’s
    Post Office Cabaret
    Thru September 16, 2023

    Get ready for PAIGE TURNER’s totally awesome new show: DRAG ME TO THE 80’s!
    You’ll just want to have fun as Paige performs her All-Live sung mix tape of bodacious 80’s hits, rad parodies, and gnarly videos! Featuring totally tubular artists like CYNDI LAUPER, MADONNA, THE GO-GOs, TV theme songs and more ! So take a chill pill, grab your leg warmers, crimp that hair, and get ready for this ultimate 80s party! Paige Turner’s DRAG ME TO THE 80s! This summer in Provincetown at the Post Office Café and Cabaret! We’re gonna party hardy! Dressing up in your totally awesome 80’s look is definitely encouraged!


    Miss Conception is TOONED OUT
    Pilgrim House
    Thru September 16, 2023

    Miss Conception is TOONED OUT! Relive your childhood as MISS CONCEPTION takes you back to the most iconic cartoons in history! Miss Conception will perform THE SIMPSONS, RAINBOW BRITE, SCOOBY-DOO, THE FLINTSTONES, HE-MAN/SHE-RA, INSPECTOR GADGET, JESSICA RABBIT, TOY STORY, and many more! With tons of COSTUME CHANGES before your eyes and ALL-LIVE VOCALS, come and see why this Drag Queen sells out shows around the world!


    Dina Martina Sub-Standards
    Crown & Anchor
    Thru September 16, 2023

    The riotously funny Dina Martina barrels back to The Crown & Anchor for her 19th summer in Provincetown, bringing a sidesplitting show that’s absolutely packed with bizarre stories, questionable songs, unnecessary videos and unattractive costumes.


    Helltown Burlesque
    Crown & Anchor
    Thru September 16, 2023

    The Crown & Anchor is proud to present newest Helltown’s Burlesque show featuring Spookey and a rotating cast of Provincetown’s best performers. We invite you on a Vaudeville journey with a sexy, modern twist. With singing to dancing, drag and even circus acrobatics, this Burlesque Revue serves all genders, all bodies, and anyone looking for just the right amount of tease.


    Miss Richfield 1981: BAD ADVICE
    Pilgrim House
    Thru September 16, 2023

    Miss Richfield 1981: BAD ADVICE “Good advice is always annoying”, says Miss Richfield. “But bad advice never is!” So join Miss R as she unpacks a healthy heap of advice that promises to leave you entertained & maybe just a little annoyed!


    João Santos with Unholy
    Crown & Anchor
    Thru September 17, 2023

    After a successful run of “Insomnia” in 2022, João Santos is back at the Crown & Anchor to take you to the world of UNHOLY, a trip through the Seven Deadly Sins guided by music and dance. UNHOLY will take you through each sin, putting a spin on it with mash-ups inspired by some of your favorite sinners; from Madonna to Johnny Cash, SZA, Olivia Newton-John, Dua Lipa to Radiohead and Fosse – & those are just delicious cherries on top of this (cake) night of debauchery you’re invited to. Brad Landers has choreographed the piece, and is joined by husband and dancer Evan Montgomery to illustrate a nighttime story that’ll stay with you.


    DIVA!
    Crown & Anchor
    Thru September 19, 2023

    Are you ready to Diva?  In this all out, sequin soaked, All-live-singing Diva! Drag Tribute Mega Watts Delta Miles, Roxy Pops and Qya Cristal are ready to take you through a journey to claim (or reclaim!) your inner Diva. With hit songs from Beyonce, Gaga, Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner and so much More you will be “on your feet” at the end of this sizzling hot show. Join us at the Crown every week and prepare to leave feeling like the queen you are because baby, this is what it means to be DIVA!


    FREEDOM: THE GEORGE MICHAEL EXPERIENCE WITH TODD ALSUP
    Crown & Anchor
    Thru September 20, 2023

    Back for a second season after a triumphant 15-week sold out run at the Crown last summer! FREEDOM is an electrifying and immersive musical event celebrating the life and iconic songs of one of pop music’s brightest and sexiest starts.  Conceived and performed by New York pop singer/songwriter Todd Alsup, this upbeat “club music cabaret” traces George Michael’s trailblazing history, weaving historical multimedia clips and 20 of his most unforgettable hits.


    YOLI MAYOR In “GUAVA”
    Crown & Anchor
    Thru September 20, 2023

    Star of America’s Got Talent and American Idol, Yoli Mayor in Guava! You don’t want to miss this incredible Cuban American soul singer as she brings out the Island in Provincetown.


    Broadway on The Beach
    Crown & Anchor
    Thru September 20, 2023

    Broadway on the Beach comes to the shores of Provincetown in this dazzling night under the stars. Every Wednesday, join Provincetown’s Bawdy Broadway Babe Delta Miles and Delicious Dynamite singer/pianist Jon Richardson as they deliver everything BROADWAY from the toe-tapping classics to the heart wrenching ballads. With a rotating weekly lineup of special guests, each week brings a surprise to Provincetown’s ONLY outdoor performance venue. So “come on along and listen to the lullaby of Broadway” because it’s “summertime” in the “greatest city in the world”! It’s Broadway on The Beach, ‘Only at the Crown’!


    Cry Baby with Hilarie Tamar
    Crown & Anchor
    Thru September 21, 2023

    Making her Cabaret debut in Cry Baby with Hilarie Tamar belts out all your favorite hits by legendary female musicians Janis Joplin, Ann and Nancy Wilson of Heart, Stevie Nicks and Florence Welch of Florence + the machine. Hilarie will take you on a roller coaster of emotions through personal anecdotes and her unique interpretations of hits by powerful women. Prepare to laugh and cry as you’re transported to the 70s with custom costumes made by Project Runway’s Jonathan Joseph Peters and her handmade set. She’s been your barista, your cocktail waitress … now get to know her as Cry Baby!


    MACK’NIFIQUE: WNDRLND
    Crown & Anchor
    Thru September 21, 2023

    From the kaleidoscope mind of Mackenzie, Provincetown’s MACK’NIFIQUE is back for a second titillating season! Join Mackenzie and her dolls, Spookey, Duchess of Sandwich and introducing Lilly Rose Valore for WNDRLND! This queer, body-positive, neo-burlesque spin on a classic fable will take you on a trip down the (rabbit) hole and fill you with magic like never before! Don’t be late for this very important date!


    ILLUSIONS: We are Having a Ball!
    Post Office Cabaret
    Thru September 29, 2023

    ILLUSIONS: We are Having a Ball! Provincetown`s longest running drag review! Illusions is on the move! You can find us at the Post Office Cabaret at 2023 is the year of new day and time with accepting they old and classic…..


    Schartt$ Creek 2.Ew!
    Post Office Cabaret
    Thru September 29, 2023

    Schartt$ Creek 2.Ew! the Rose family is back in Ptown by popular demand! Last summer’s hit show “Schartt$ Creek” returns to the Post Office Cabaret with an alternate ending imagined by playwright Jamie Morris who also plays Moira. “This time we end with a splashy wedding!,” says Morris. Which characters will be getting married remains to be revealed, but Morris teased that Moira will be presiding over the nuptials as she dusts off her iconic grand, golden look from David’s wedding.


    The Anita Cocktail`s Variety Hour
    Post Office Cabaret
    Thru October 28, 2023

    The Anita Cocktail Variety Hour is thrilled to be their THIRD SEASON. Hostess and Emcee Anita Cocktail and drag cast members Abby Cummings and Raquel Blake as they welcome guest entertainers from all over the country, performing everything from Spot-On celebrity impersonations, hysterical comedy, Pop Divas, Burlesque and Live Singing.  A great way to celebrate a Birthday, anniversary or even a divorce, a night with Anita and the girls is the way to go!


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