15th annual Drag Show to benefit scholarship fund

March 31, 2022
Poster for March 2022 Drag Show
Alternate poster for 2022 Drag Show

The Gay Straight Alliance at Fitchburg State University will present the highly anticipated 15th annual benefit drag show at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 31, an event designed to entertain, enlighten, and share a great cultural experience with the community.

The “Gayest Showman” Annual Drag 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 Drag Show is an important part of the fabric of LGBTQ life at Fitchburg State and her surrounding communities,” said Associate Director of Student Development Shane Franzen, who has supervised the development of the show since its inception on campus. “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, and an honor to watch them grow and flourish as active citizens of the LGBTQ+ community and to share who they are to all.”

This year’s program will feature dancing and cabaret-style performances by 12 stage performers including Leominster's own Lady Sabrina, along with Mizery, Miss Kris, Karisma, Onyx, Ivy League, Vita Summers, Destiny, G Licious G, newcomers Abby Cummings and Jada Pinket Fox, with Raquel Blake to be the Mistress of Ceremonies. DJ Scotty P will spin the tunes for the show. There will also be a guest appearance by the Fitchburg State Performance team, who will grace the stage as the show's opener. The highly anticipated Drag Race, involving students from the university, will crown a Drag Queen and, for the first time, a Drag King.

Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for the public. Tickets can be purchased at the information desk in Hammond Hall, 160 Pearl St., or online.