Week-long fundraiser begins with ‘Falsettos’ performance

Saturday's musical followed by more mid-week and weekend events

Coco Peru

CHARLOTTE — The Queen City Theatre Company and Campus Pride will present their first annual Queen’s Fab Fest beginning tomorrow night with a performance of the award-winning Broadway musical, “Falsettos.”

The musical comedy’s themes of life, love, sex and loss abound as the characters renegotiate the definitions of family and what it means to care for and about someone. The story revolves around Marvin, his ex-wife Trina, his psychiatrist Mendel, his son Jason and his gay lover Whizzer Brown. We also meet Marvin’s lesbian neighbors, Dr. Charlotte, an internist and Cordelia, a kosher caterer.

The musical is the first in a week-long series of events raising funds and awareness for Campus Pride, the Charlotte-based national organization serving LGBT college students. Other events in the Queen’s Fab Fest include a June 27 performance with drag queen Miss Coco Peru, a June 28 performance with drag queen Pandora Boxx, a June 29 “Twisted Broadway” cabaret and a June 30 “Wizard of Oz” sing-a-long with Campus Pride Executive Director Shane Windmeyer’s drag alter-ego Buff Faye.

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VIP priority reserved tickets and general admission tickets are available and are on sale now for as low as $15. A special bundle package for all five performances is available for $100; patrons who purchase the package get reserved seating. Attendees at the events will have the chance to enter into a drawing for a pair of premium tickets to Madonna’s Charlotte concert in November. All events start at 8 p.m. at Duke Energy Theatre, 345 N. College St.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit queencitytheatre.com.

more: Find more community events in our Q Events Calendar…

Lainey Millen and O’Neale Atkinson contributed.

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