Drag Show to raises scholarship funds
The Gay Straight Alliance at Fitchburg State University will present the twelfth annual drag show Thursday, March 30, at 7 p.m., an event designed to entertain and enlighten the community.
The “Willy Wonka and Her Drag Factory” show will be held at the Athletics and Recreation Center, 130 North St., Fitchburg. Proceeds from the show will support the newly created LGBTQ Student Scholarship at Fitchburg State.
This year’s program will feature dancing and cabaret-style performances by 10 stage performers including Rainbow Frite, Lady Sabrina, Mizery, Miss Kris, Vita Summers, Ivy League, Destiny, Roxy Brooks, and Willmuh D, with Raquel Blake to be the hostess for the evening. DJ Scotty P will spin the tunes for the show.
Tickets are $5 for Fitchburg State students and $10 for the public. Tickets can be purchased at the information desk in Hammond Hall, 160 Pearl St., or online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/12th-annual-drag-show-tickets-31998860453. Tickets will also be available at the door.
Associate Director of Student Development Shane Franzen has supervised the development of the show since its inception on campus.
“This drag show is an important part of the fabric of GLBTQ Life at Fitchburg State and her surrounding communities,” Franzen said. “It shows that Fitchburg State does not discriminate based on sexual orientation, color, race, or identity. It solidifies the openness of the faculty, staff, community, but most importantly, the students. With the changing climate of the country, it is now more important than ever to show off our culture. The Students of GSA work tirelessly for hours upon hours and for many months putting the show together. It is a privilege to be their advisor. However, it is an honor to watch them grow and flourish as active citizens of the GLBTQ Community and to share who they are to all.”