In the immortal words of Alyssa Edwards and Tatianna, shut up and drive… in, that is.
Live drag shows have been on pause for months thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, but that changed this past summer when Voss Events brought queens to the drive-in with the live experience Drive ’N Drag, starring some of the most popular girls from RuPaul’s Drag Race.
The live tour was a resounding success with queens serving it across America. Now Voss Events is crossing the international boundary by bringing the queens of Canada’s Drag Race to the outdoor stage with Canada’s Drag Race: Live at the Drive-In!
The sickening event will be hosted by RuPaul’s Drag Race finalist and Canada’s Drag Race judge Brooke Lynn Hytes. It stars your favorite Canadian squirrel friends Lemon, Ilona Verley, BOA, Kiara, Tynomi Banks, Anastarzia Anaquway, Juice Boxx, and the competition’s top three: Rita Baga and Scarlett BoBo, along with Season 1 winner Priyanka. They will perform live on stage, their gag-worthy routines broadcast on the theater’s giant screens. Sound from the stage will be pumped through every car via FM transmitters.
“It feels amazing to be able to perform on stage in front of a live audience in my home country,” Brooke Lynn said in a statement. “I’m so excited to be reunited with this amazing cast and to be able to spread a little joy to my fellow Canadians.”
Brandon Voss, the show’s producer, explains: “Our Werq the World tour typically plays inside large theaters and arenas, but we’ve moved the show outside to continue providing much-needed entertainment during these crazy times. A pandemic won’t keep our queens from ruling the stage. The drag show must go on!”
The outdoor concert series premieres September 18 in Calgary before hitting up Saskatoon, Montreal, and ending in Toronto on October 4. Multiple shows will run all weekend long from 4–11pm. And in case your orange TicTacs don’t hold you over, there will be gourmet food trucks featuring tasty treats, along with exclusive merch for sale from your favorite queens.